Over the last few years, the rapid shift to remote work and use of smart devices has dramatically changed how organisations and employees use information technology. Many staff are now highly mobile and work from multiple locations including home or public networks. The change has ushered in a range of security threats as criminals look to leverage personally identifiable information and gain financially from unsuspecting targets.
Consequently, traditional IT security practices are no longer enough. We must strengthen protection directly at the endpoint – the servers, laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets we use – and not focus merely on the network.
Before our working practices changed – and more businesses adopted remote working and cloud service – organisations often managed cyber threats using a perimeter firewall with one or more secure internal networks. Beyond that, they would use a ‘demilitarised zone’ (DMZ) network to house internet-facing services such as email or web servers. This provided extra security and separation from internal systems holding confidential information.
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