DevOps is at a difficult transition point. Once the sole domain of startups looking to “move fast and break things”, the DevOps philosophy is now being taken up by large incumbents and Fortune 500 companies – and failing.
Think of the last time you logged into your network. Let’s assume that you used a traditional VPN, with a traditional IAM scheme underneath. This isn’t a bad assumption, because 25% of all internet traffic goes over a VPN.
A new report from IBM shows that the total number of breached records dropped about 25% last year, an amount representing 2.5 billion files. Unfortunately this did not mean that information security professionals suddenly discovered how to stop cyberattacks altogether. Most of the drop comes from files that have been encrypted, rather than outright stolen.
We’ve already spoken extensively about the need for enterprises to occasionally offer access to their data to nearly anyone who asks for it.