Not All Network Assets are Created Equal – Nor Should their Security be.

Diem Shin
December 7, 2021 • 2 min read

In an increasingly digitized world, applying the same security protocols equally across all assets is not realistic.  A number of recent attacks across public and private sectors serve as a wakeup call for organizations to realize that existing defenses designed to protect the perimeter of the network cannot keep pace with future attacks.

In any organization, there will be some data, systems, and applications that are more critical than others. These are assets whose loss during a security breach would cripple your organization. The critical assets vary across the different sectors. For hospital organizations, it might be the Electronic Medical Record system, which contains a digital version of all the information essential to the hospital staff to care for their patients. A financial-services organization has sensitive customer information including credit card and bank account information that needs to be protected from cyber adversaries. A higher education organization has research data and intellectual property that need protection in keeping with strict federal and DoD standards.

By prioritizing assets and determining which ones are deemed critical, organizations can apply more stringent security protocols for them. The extra layer of protection also serves as an obstacle for hackers seeking a quick hit.

Vanson Bourne, an independent market research agency for the technology sector, recently interviewed 250 information technology, IT security, legal and risk/fraud/compliance professionals across a variety of sectors, including banking, insurance and financial services, healthcare and life sciences, energy, oil/gas and utilities, K-12 education and higher education, about how their organizations protect network and critical IT assets.

Join us on December 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET for the webinar, “Defending Against Extinction Level Events,” when Bronwyn Vermaat, Research Manager, Vanson Bourne, and Tom Badders, Senior Product Manager, Telos Corporation, will discuss the findings of the Vanson Bourne research study. 

In this lively discussion, you’ll learn about:

  • Repercussions for organizations following attacks on critical IT assets
  • The increase in successful cyber attacks in the past two years, particularly attackers reaching critical IT assets
  • Segmenting and protecting critical IT assets to better protect against cyber attacks
  • The effectiveness of tools in protecting segmented assets

Register here.

Diem Shin
Product Marketing Manager
Diem Shin joined Telos in 2021, and serves as product marketing manager for Telos Ghost.
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