Not long ago, enterprise security was all about securing the perimeter, encrypting data and installing the firewalls. Nonetheless, if you are living by the same rules in today’s business environment, you are headed for a security disaster.
Flexibility and business agility offered by increased use of digital technologies (cloud, big data, mobile, IoT and artificial intelligence) has come with a caveat—increased security complexities. Growing interconnected systems, mobile devices and open platforms has increased data touch points both within and outside the firewall. With data assets spending a lot of time in transit, the risk of vulnerability to virus, ransomware, identity theft and unauthorized exposure to data has increased manifold.