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Security is like weight; it can be more effective if you put it in the right places. In a Pinewood Derby you can set a weight anywhere on your car, but it will affect your speed depending on where put the weight. In your technology organization, by having visibility into Shadow IT, cloud risk assessment, and a true footprint of your applications, you can identify and put the right amount of security in the right places to secure and accelerate your business.
Zero Trust and Cloud Security Tips
Visibility in real-time is key when it comes to cloud security. With so many apps, services and other endpoints moving to the cloud, it can be challenging to have a 360 view of everything that is going on. To respond to threats as they come up, you need to ensure you have a bird’s eye view of your entire cloud ecosystem.
Use behavior analysis to detect compromised accounts and data exfiltration. By establishing a baseline for normal, it is easier to pick up anomalies. Since one tactic threat actors use to breach systems is through account compromise, it can be difficult to just use identity verification as a stand-alone defense. It should be coupled with behavior analysis that detects when someone is accessing data out of the norm.
Say goodbye to your traditional VPN with the workforce moving to completely remote or hybrid models, legacy remote access VPN can’t protect you like it once did. Shifting to ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access) solutions offer more secure alternatives.
Pinewood Derby Tip
Weights should be centered in your car and placed as far to the rear as possible so that the Center of Mass (or balancing point), is 1” to 1 1⁄4” in front of the rear axle.
Hold your index finger out (or use a pencil) and place your car on it to determine the Center of Mass. (Do this over a desk, so you don’t drop your car on the floor!) The car should balance right in front of the rear axle. Then drill holes (or mount) weights behind the rear axle to achieve this balancing point.
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