Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are under attack from cyber criminals. In 2019 healthcare was one of the most targeted industries. In the first half of 2019 alone, there were 168 attacks that breached more than 30 million health care records. And according to IBM research, the average cost of a breach at a healthcare facility was $3.92 million. And as hospitals continue to go digital, these stats are on track to get even worse.
We all know Zero Trust is the new norm.
The term, along with the model it defines, went from relative obscurity to having “household-name” status (well, if the people in your household work in cyber security, that is) in the span of a few years. And that’s because it truly has changed security as we know it.
Do VPNs make you more or less secure?
This is a question many companies found themselves asking in 2019.
Original network protocols are starting to age out of usefulness. HTTP is being replaced by HTTPS, people are trying to replace DNS with DNSSEC, and TLS just got its first update in 8 years. Now it's time to update SMB. It's time for Safe-T Secure File Access.
Six years ago, we started Safe-T to bring consistency and simplicity to secure access. We knew, back in the early days of the digital transformation, that attackers would use this new opportunity to make their way inside corporate networks at any given chance. That led to the development of our unique Secure Access Solution to help businesses reduce their attack surface and protect from external and insider threats.
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.
Although organizations realize the need to upgrade their approach to user access control. The deployment of existing technologies is holding back the introduction of Software Defined Perimeter (SDP). A recent report carried out by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) on the “State of Software Defined Perimeter” states that the main barrier to adopting SDP is the existing in-place security technologies.
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.
The foundations that support our systems are built with connectivity and not security as an essential feature. TCP connects before it authenticates. Security policy and user access based on IP lack context and allow architectures that exhibit overly permissive access. Most likely, this will result in a brittle security posture.