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. According to Scarlett Cybersecurity, who provides cybersecurity services, action needs to be taken quickly in order to mitigate further damages and prevent future cyber attacks.
“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.