For that last 15 years there has been one inexorable fact about cybersecurity that remains a constant. The size and scope of the attack surface that needs to be defended keeps expanding. Fifteen years ago, the issue was securing PCs accessing servers on a network. Today there are now millions of mobile computing devices accessing sensitive data using a variety of wired and wireless networks that all need to be secured. To make matters even more challenging, servers are now running both on-premises and in public clouds. The applications running in those environments are also becoming more complex thanks to the rise of microservices based on containers that will soon span hybrid cloud computing environments. Add in pending wave of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and it is abundantly clear managing cybersecurity is not for the faint of heart.'It is abundantly clear managing cybersecurity is not for the faint of heart.' ~@mvizardClick To Tweet
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.