Entries by Dave Burton

Reduce Attack Surface

As the transition to hybrid cloud models progresses, it is easy for organizations to overlook the extent to which this change magnifies the size of their attack surface. To effectively reduce attack surface in hybrid cloud environments, a micro-segmentation solution must apply policies consistently across disparate data center and cloud environments and a mix of operating systems and deployment models.

Lateral Movement Security

While IT security teams often devote significant attention to perimeter protection, east-west traffic is outgrowing north-south traffic in both volume and strategic importance due to changes in data center scaling approaches, new big data analysis needs, and growing use of cloud services with a less defined perimeter. It’s more important than ever for IT security teams to develop their capabilities to prevent lateral movement in these types of environments. Read more about lateral movement security.