Cybersecurity Mesh

By: Bank of Baroda
Fri Dec 18, 2020
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A Cybersecurity Mesh involves designing and implementing an IT security infrastructure that does not focus on building a single ‘perimeter’ around all devices or nodes of an IT network, but instead establishes smaller, individual perimeters around each access point.

Cybersecurity mesh is a distributed architectural approach to scalable, flexible and reliable cybersecurity control. Cybersecurity mesh essentially allows for the security perimeter to be defined around the identity of a person or thing.

With the cybersecurity mesh, one can get to any digital security asset – regardless of its location. The advantage of this technology is that it permits individuals to put the security divider around people instead of the whole organization.

The abrupt ascent in remote workforces and cloud technology has influenced the security of company assets outside the organization’s edge. Because of the assistance of the cybersecurity mesh, the security border goes beyond and covers people working remotely.

The global cyber security market size was estimated at USD 156.45 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 326.36 billion by 2027 growing at a compound annual growth rate of 10.0%.

Some key players operating in the cyber security market include IBM, Symantec Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc., Checkpoint Software Technologies Ltd. Fortinet Inc. and Palo Alto Networks Inc.

Key factors that are driving the market growth include the vulnerable data on web and computer, loophole in new technologies such as IOT and big data, along with deployment of the cyber solutions across industries such as retail, financial institutions and IT sector.

The last few years has witnessed a dramatic expansion in the number and complexity of devices and processes connected to the internet – collectively known as the Internet of Things (IoT). With a proliferation of devices and activity on the internet, the number of potential access points for hackers to steal data has increased too. As the security of an IT system is only as strong as its weakest link, this situation has resulted in a new approach to IT security.

Credits : Akhil Handa

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