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By Louella Fernandes – The massive shift to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges with the traditional network security perimeter model. The use of personal and corporate devices to access the network via public networks and third-party clouds is introducing an expanded attack surface. Many organisations are turning to a zero trust security model to mitigate the risk, through advanced authentication and continuous monitoring.
The expanded threat landscape
For years, security professionals have been battling to evolve and strengthen corporate cyber defences as fast as adversaries discover ways to circumvent them. This has worked – up to a point, however, recent rapid changes to working practices, coupled with an increasingly sophisticated cyberthreat landscape, mean conventional cyber security models are no longer effective.