The perimeter is dead.
For those enterprises that by then hadn’t gotten the memo, the stampede to work-from-home caused by the coronavirus pandemic was a wake-up call. Hybrid cloud, remote access, and edge computing are just some of the trends breaking down the old bunker mentality. There’s no longer a clear line of demarcation between internal and external threats.
“There’s no perimeter anymore, because we’re all outside of it,” Chase Cunningham, VP and principal analyst at Forrester Research, said.
In a perimeter-less environment, the new approach is zero trust, which also happens to add the benefit of a new level of independence from vendors, Marcus Chung, CEO of the cybersecurity consultancy BoldCloud, told us.