Understanding Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
In this article, we will take a comprehensive look at software-defined networking (SDN). You’ll learn what it is, how it works, and what its benefits and disadvantages are. You’ll also learn how SDN compares to and works with other types of networks and get answers to common questions.
A Beginner’s Guide to Microsegmentation
In this article, we’ll review the basics of microsegmentation and discuss it in context with other network security models and practices, including Zero Trust, software-defined networking, and network segmentation. You’ll learn about the benefits of microsegmentation, how it works, challenges for implementation, and best practices.
What Is Attack Surface and How to Reduce It
Data breaches are a perpetual risk for modern organizations — and the wider your attack surface, the higher your organization’s risk of a breach. In this article, we will take a high-level look at what your attack surface is, what vectors and endpoints may be at risk, and how to analyze your attack surface.
Understanding Data Loss Prevention: What is it, and is it effective?
Data loss prevention (DLP) can save organizations millions of dollars on data breaches every year. In this article, we will take a big-picture look at data loss prevention and discover how DLP tools and processes strengthen an enterprise’s security posture.
OK, so what is an SD-WAN? Software-defined Wide Area Network
In this article, we’ll review what SD-WAN is, its history and development, as well as the key benefits and limitations of SD-WAN deployment. You’ll learn the difference between SD-WAN and WAN, VPNs, MPLS, and SDN and how the different services and solutions compare.
Understanding Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs)
In this article, we’ll take a high-level look at what a CASB is, what it does, and how it works. You’ll learn the key pillars of CASBs and how they address the growing threat of Shadow IT in cloud-based organizations. By the end of this article, you’ll understand the differences between CASB, SASE, and IAM, as well as the main challenges to implementing a CASB solution.
Understanding Lateral Movement and How to Prevent It
Lateral movement is when an attacker gains initial access to one part of a network and then attempts to move deeper into the rest of the network — typically via remote desktop tools or remote administration tools (RATs).
You Can't Have Zero Trust Without Identity and Access Management
In a recent podcast, Gartner described the starting point for Zero Trust: Identity and Access.
Understanding Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Role-based access control (RBAC) boosts security, compliance & employee cheer. Learn about role & access discovery, plus a 6 step approach to implementation.
Zero Trust Explained: The Ultimate Guide to Zero Trust Security
What is Zero Trust? In this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn the history, principles, and models for implementing Zero Trust security in a modern network.
Being Better: Solving Today’s Infrastructure Security Challenges with Better’s CISO
Modern infrastructure challenges range from new regulations to secrets management. See how Better’s CISO is tackling these challenges.
Embracing the New Mindset of Cloud-Native Security
What is a “mindset of cloud-native security”? 🤔 That’s a great question. That’s why Justin McCarthy, CTO and co-founder of strongDM, recently sat down with Mike Vizard at Container Journal and a panel of technology experts to discuss just that—and how to implement it without creating friction.