Fighting Ransomware with Network Segmentation as a Path to Resiliency

Recent cybersecurity events involving the use of ransomware (WannaCry and similar variants) represent the latest examples highlighting the need for organizations to not only take an initial hit, but survive, adapt, and endure. In other words, be resilient.

All too often, our community is a witness to any number of similar events where an initial breach leads to catastrophic effects across the enterprise. We need to do better; the methodologies and tools to do so are readily available.

Organization can achieve network resiliency and survivability through a strategy embracing network segmentation in general, and micro-segmentation in particular. In a world where it is simply unrealistic to expect CIOs, CTOs and organization security teams to know about and cover everything on their networks, they must strive to protect what they do know about and control access across organizations which are increasingly amorphous, porous and dynamic.

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