As I watch the drama on the news unfold it is striking to me how similar the tactics for defending against a spreading virus are to cyber defense.
Washing your hands equates almost exactly to cyber hygiene tactics like patching.
Social distancing is nothing more than putting barriers up to prevent the spread of attacks, which is called network segmentation in the cyber world.
What do we do in the cyber world when a system is infected? We quarantine it and try to determine what else could have been infected. Unfortunately for the physical world, there is no automated way to make sure people are practicing proper hygiene, maintaining proper distancing, and isolating infected and vulnerable people. Fortunately, this is not the case for cyber warriors, where RedSeal automates all these arduous tasks.
With RedSeal’s cyber terrain analytics platform and professional services, government agencies improve their resilience to security events by understanding what’s on their networks, how it’s all connected, and the associated risk. RedSeal verifies that network devices are securely configured; validates network segmentation policies; and continuously monitors compliance with policies and regulations. RedSeal continually checks to see if a network’s segmentation is working as designed, ranks end point vulnerabilities in order of risk, and adds knowledge of your network to determine how accessible the vulnerability is to untrusted networks and what it will expose if compromised.
So, when a breach does occur, the RedSeal can tell you exactly what is exposed to an attack and deliver the information needed to contain it.
If only the real world had this capability, I might be able to eat at my favorite restaurant tonight.
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