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Data Center Changes Push Cyber Risk to Network's Edge
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7/12/2019 | 6:23:23 PM
We keep getting in our own way
Concerns about whether these more intelligent systems might become an attack vector for the enterprise has had an impact on how the intelligence is deployed. "For example, we offer a feature where we monitor the health of the of the UPS system," he says. "We've got customers who say, 'Nope we are not going to let you even connect to the network.' So your system has to be self-contained and self-optimizing."

 

Interesting, you have to ask yourself, is it in our best interest to add devices on the network that we are unfamiliar with, or is it our own lack of understanding or inability to expand our knowledge base or unwillingness to learn more. At the end of the day, even with all of the technology, we have amassed, we have to be willing to constantly learn because the threats and capabilities are constantly changing.

We have to look into ML (Machine Learning), NGFW (Next-Generation Firewalls) and NGIPS to assist us in identifying problems at the edge, distribution, and core (remember, the weakest link is the easiest to compromise).

Quote - "the price of Freedom is forever vigilance".

Todd


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