It’s clear today that security is at a crossroads, and we are losing the cybersecurity war. VMware’s SVP of Security Products Tom Corn explained to me recently, “There are no objective measures we can credibly point to which suggest we are – in any way – succeeding as we battle to protect systems and data.”
One of the biggest problems, he points out, is that Cyberwarfare is an asymmetric battle: an attacker fires a thousand bullets and only one needs to get thru. Defenders need to stop all 1,000. So what are we doing to address this challenge?
We don’t appear to have an issue with how much we spend, or that there is a lack of security innovation. We are spending at record levels, and security innovation is at an all time high.
At the heart of the issue is an architectural gap – between the applications and data we are trying to protect, and the infrastructure from which we are trying to protect them. Virtualization could be the key to solving this problem — enabling security to be architected-in, rather than bolted on. Micro-segmentation with network virtualization has opened the door for a wave of innovation — enabling us to see and control the infrastructure through the lens of the application. But this is only the beginning.
At VMworld 2016, in Session SEC9990-S, VMware SVP of Security Products will discuss the state of the art — as well as the future of security — through virtualization. Tom will discuss how organizations are transforming the security strategy today, and will demonstrate some new technology directions that extend “least privilege” policy from the network, to compute and data, and from the private cloud, to the public cloud and next gen apps. Get a glimpse of the future; a more secure future – through virtualization.