Data center networks are getting faster, larger, and ever more difficult to protect.
The amount of data traveling on them is outgrowing what humans can monitor manually. This is while growth in the number of qualified security professionals isn’t keeping up with demand.
It’s bad enough when attackers use a brand-new attack vector to break in. It’s doubly painful when they use a known approach, and the security team doesn’t pick up on it because it’s swamped.
The attackers’ arsenal is getting more powerful. Availability of open source AI tools means they can deploy more sophisticated and damaging attacks faster than ever before.
Meanwhile, breaches are getting increasingly costly for the victims. For a smaller company, a high-profile loss of sensitive data or a ransomware attack that wipes out customer files can be a business-ending event.