Posted by: Greg Ness | July 19, 2017

“Security Process Creep” Erodes Protection at Large Organizations

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A recent interview with a security architect at a Fortune 100 firm with a network of hundreds of thousands of corporate and partner users brought out the explosion of complexity as networks scale and encompass remote users and partners:

When a certain level of scale is attained, incremental growth can cause exponential increases in complexity and required management processes. That point of scale will vary from company to company, often based on the nature of the security and networking solutions they are using.

Yet it gets worse as you bring in hybrid clouds:

As networks embrace partners and clouds, process creep erodes security further by requiring more procedures to maintain an existing and increasingly obsolete security posture. The net effect is a security paradox: more security processes can translate into weakened protection.

You can read the rest of the story at my Vidder blog on security creep at a F100 enterprise.

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