Just as we learned thirty years ago, access control alone is not a sufficient defense, by itself. Or, to put it another way, it’s déjà vu all over again! Just as the access control provided by those first firewalls in the 1980s was not enough to secure the perimeter, micro-segmentation based on access control alone does not adequately solve the problem of lateral movement inside the multi-cloud.
Petya and its “X” variants such as NotPetya, Nyetya, Petrwrap and GoldenEye have become a contagion. Represented in global daily headlines, they appear to be involved in an evolutionary process, starting as a primitive, network worm and ransomware and transforming into something of far greater destructive, possibly deceptive, power. While NATO investigates a state actor behind these attacks, NotPetya has already claimed over 2000 victims and £100m in cost to companies like Reckitt Benckiser.
Micro-segmentation has become a de facto standard and requirement to manage highly virtualized data centers and cloud computing environments. According to a recent article by Jon Oltsik, ESG senior principal analyst and founder of the firm’s cybersecurity service, ESG research has uncovered that in 2017, “68%of enterprise organizations use some type of software-based micro-segmentation technology.”*
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