Why is it that the security industry talks about network security, but data breaches? It’s clear that something needs to change, and according to Paul German, CEO, Certes Networks, the change is simple. For too long now, organisations have been focusing on protecting their network, when in fact they should have been protecting their data. Paul outlines three reasons why the security industry has been protecting the wrong thing and what they can do to secure their data.
The latest US Department of Defense ‘Red Disk’ data security leak is yet another indicator of how current cybersecurity thinking is entirely out of sync with the broader changes in IT that have taken place over the last 20 years. The explosion of IT systems, networks, users, clouds, and devices has caused the size of the typical enterprise’s attack surface to expand exponentially. Any user or device can be the weakest link and become the steppingstone to a major data breach.