The proliferation of cloud computing, mobile device use, and the Internet of Things has dissolved traditional network boundaries. Today, the network perimeter has evolved as workloads have moved to the cloud while non-managed, mobile devices have become the norm rather than the exception. The location of applications, users, and their devices are no longer static. Data is no longer confined to the corporate data center.
The global pandemic further accelerated a trend toward remote work that was already underway, even in federal, state, and local agencies that previously resisted it. But as agencies continue to offer telework options to employees, they must also rethink their security stack to better mitigate the cybersecurity risks that remote work catalyzes. Traditional, perimeter-based approaches to security will no longer work in a cloud-first environment where data can, and is, accessed from just about anywhere.
While there’s no real way to prevent them all, understanding vulnerabilities, common types of cyberattacks and how to prevent them can help college and university leaders prioritize their security strategies to help keep institutional data and students safe.
We are pleased to share that Netskope has been selected by the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) as one of 49 vendors to participate in its Zero Trust Lab. The Zero Trust Lab is a state-of-the-art physical and virtual test environment that will provide federal agencies with the opportunity to build, test, and evaluate new Zero Trust Architectures in a simulated environment.
Software supply chain attacks have been on the rise lately. With the current pervasiveness of third-party and open source libraries, which presumably developers cannot control as strongly as the code they create, vulnerabilities in these software dependencies are causing serious security risks to applications. Supply chain attacks abuse the inherent trust that users have with a software provider.