VPNs have been a cornerstone of secure networking for the last 20+ year. They provide employees and third parties with secure remote access to corporate networks and services. However, as technology evolves, most VPNs lack the ability to enforce the narrow, granular permissions that enterprises require.
Back in 2010, John Kindervag, the then-principal analyst at Forrester, coined the term Zero Trust. The idea behind this edgy-sounding concept was that when it comes to network security, nothing can be trusted and everything — and everyone — should be verified.
For a certain kind of secure communication, Server Message Block (SMB) is no longer suited for the task. Windows machines use SMB to pass files around a network. Printers, mail servers, and high-priority internal network segments use SMB to provide access to remote users. Although SMB is convenient for Windows and other networks, it’s also convenient for attackers.
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.
Cyber-attacks targeting the SWIFT inter-bank transfer system have blighted the financial services industry worldwide over the past two years. Now yet another major attack has been foiled after Malaysia’s central bank blocked an attempted fraudulent transfer of funds via SWIFT.
Knowing what's changing in the tech world is a crucial way to drive your own IT department and compete in business. For example, over the past year, quite a few CISOs and other execs have had to brush up on their knowledge of trends like cloud service delivery and container virtualization.