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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

9/27/2016
At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
10/3/2016 | 12:11:30 PM
Re: Perimeters and patch hygiene
Attacks often come from insiders, including disgruntled employees and contractors. It does no good to have great locks on the doors if your attacker has all the keys.
danielcawrey
danielcawrey
9/27/2016 | 5:32:13 PM
Re: Perimeters and patch hygiene
Virtualization adds vectors. While the movement of networking over to software is necessary, it is going to cause some pain. This is all part of new technology implementations: often times vulnerabilities are missed. 
Kelsey Ziser
Kelsey Ziser
9/27/2016 | 3:14:29 PM
Perimeters and patch hygiene
Really interesting to hear from Ray about how most attacks are coming from within and the idea of defending only the perimeter is obsolete. I like the idea of patch hygiene as well - it's not enough to have the tools to combat threats, you have to be very proactive and quick to deploy those fixes, too.
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