A new report released today by Akamai Technologies calls out the increasing number of ransomware attacks but finds a prime method of recovering from them isn’t being used often enough.
The report, entitled The biggest obstacles to segmentation, according to the report, are a lack of expertise in how to implement them or a fear of poor network performance. That’s curious, since segmentation is far from a new concept, so the reticence shows a lot of folklore rather than any basis in facts. Other reasons cited for slow adoption are shown in the accompanying chart.
There is a double standard when it comes to microsegments, according to the report. For example, 5% of public sector respondents report having no segmentation — even though 93% recognize its importance. That was the lowest adoption rate among the various organization types.
Microsegments are just one aspect of implementing a zero-trust architecture. Others include role-based access and continuous authentication. The goal here is to protect all workloads and applications, no matter where they’re located, and to provide this protection at a granular level and contemporaneously when users access particular data.
The report also found ransomware attacks among the surveyed population has doubled since a similar survey was done two years ago, with U.S.-based companies still the biggest targets.
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