Why Read This
You are part of an extended enterprise — a new extended ecosystem of customers, clouds, service providers, partners, supply chains, and empowered users. The business expects you, the security professional, to somehow magically secure this ever-expanding universe despite budget restrictions and compliance pressures. This new reality will force security professionals to realign strategies in new and more efficient ways and discard many legacy world views. This is particularly true of network security. We can no longer control the perimeter, control the number of users that must access the network, or lock down the devices that connect to the network. We must take a fundamentally new approach to network and device security — we must take a data-centric approach, so that no matter where the data is, security travels with it.