Preventing security breaches from inside your private network

Staff Writer on

Too often, network security relies on placing firewalls in front of public network access points and calling it a day. The assumptions are 1) being on a private network is synonymous with being on campus 2) campus users are implicitly trustworthy and 3) external threats are mitigated by the perimeter firewall.

Unfortunately, these assumptions don't hold true. With the explosion in mobility, being on the private network can mean being anywhere and too often we hear of security breaches stemming from within. As for that perimeter firewall, with open ports for every partner, contractor and remote user ...

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