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The Security Perimeter Is Dead. Long Live the New Endpoint Perimeter.

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The network no longer provides an air gap against external threats, but network access for devices can take up the slack. The fall of the enterprise perimeter is like the falling of a wall. It has created a new security landscape in which each endpoint, no matter from where it connects, has become its own perimeter — a weakness that can give adversaries access to the entire network.

Here you can read about the best practices to implement in the enterprise to handle threats both inside and outside the physical enterprise perimeter, allowing organizations to provide remote branches and “traveling” endpoints the same security as their corporate headquarters.

Published in Darkreading.com

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In search of network security and simplicity

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In this new article Ofer Amitai, CEO & co-founder of Portnox, outlines the seven most important capabilities that agencies should focus on when choosing a NAC solution.

After all, we live today in the world of devices.  In almost every enterprise, devices outnumber employees. Everything is connected these days — IP phones, the conference room smart TV, the AC systems, the lighting infrastructure and coffee machines. IP addresses rule.

The people in charge of network security must now plan for a new set of threats. For each organization that plan looks a bit different, but it should always surround the “crown jewels” with the appropriate security techniques. For government agencies, these jewels would include personally identifiable information on citizens and employees, national security-related information, financial data and mission-critical systems.  IT managers must make sure that IoT, bring-your-own and managed devices are not posing a risk to the agency’s assets.

Published in GCN.com.

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IoT Security at Black Hat 2018: The Insecurity of Things

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Portnox CEO, Ofer Amitai, attended Black Hat 2018 and came back with some great insights. “It was astonishing to find out that companies manufacturing medical devices such as implants, insulin therapy devices and pacemakers, completely ignore current IoT security research, while designing their devices and machines. Legal measures are being taken care of, so this practice will no longer go unnoticed. Manufacturers will have to take responsibility for securing these devices or face the consequences.
Hopefully, we are at the beginning of a new security revolution for IoT devices, leading eventually to a healthier and device-secured world”.

Published in IoT Agenda.

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Internet of Threats – Managing Risk and Governing it

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June 2018 was an important month in moving the conversation forward on IoT security legislation in the United States.

Portnox’s CEO, Ofer Amitai, shares his insights on this topic, looking at the progress in IoT security regulations, explaining why government agencies and organizations need to get involved and enforce IoT security laws.

The implications for consumers and manufacturers are noteworthy as well. IoT devices are found everywhere and are extremely easy to hack thus placing corporate and personal data at risk.

“There are so many vulnerabilities in IoT, and hacking IoT devices is so easy that we must proactively seek solutions rather than wait for disasters or emergency situations to force reactive responses.”

Published in IoT Agenda.

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Securing Your Network Before Summer Travel

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While summer vacations offer employees a chance to unwind, they have the opposite effect on the IT staff. When employees take company devices or check work emails while traveling, they may be putting the company network at risk, and IT teams need to be prepared. Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai, looks at how company devices are susceptible to an increase in security vulnerabilities during summer travel and why IT teams must do the upfront work to keep these devices secure.  

Published in Business.com.

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Tips to Find the Right Risk Management Tools for Your Organization

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When choosing which specific risk management tools to use, there are a few key factors to address. Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder, Ofer Amitai, shares a few tips to follow.

“It is extremely difficult to protect against threats that are not recognized by your risk management tools and not assessed as potential threats,” said Amitai. “Once detection is possible, protection is a viable option.”

Published in IT Business Edge.

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Is Blockchain The Answer to IoT Security?

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Blockchain is considered one of the most promising technologies for the future and it could- and should- be the answer to device-to-device communication and authentication for IoT devices. Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai, shares his insights on Blockchain and IoT, looking at how blockchain technology can play a huge role in achieving increased security, reliability and trust in IoT networks in the future.

Published in IoT Agenda.

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How Can IT Safely Embrace Digital Transformation?

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The digital transformation of business gives employees flexibility and choice, which can increase productivity, enterprise revenues and job satisfaction. Moreover, it allows companies to expand to more cities and countries, growing their direct markets, but at the same time, it opens up a whole new batch of cyber threats. Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder, Ofer Amitai, looks at how IT should safely embrace the benefits of digital transformation and explains why CIOs and CISOs need to implement strategies that meet the ever-changing needs of the company and allow for flexibility, scalability and agility of the mobile and digitally transforming enterprise.

Published in Business.com.

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Top 5 Security Issues That Organizations Face Today

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Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder, Ofer Amitai, and several top industry experts discuss what new regulations concerning data and technology mean for organizations and what IT leaders can and should do to ensure their organizations comply with industry and government regulations.

“Sandboxing IoT devices into a separate area of the network, limiting their — and by association, hackers’ — access to sensitive data and credentials,” says Amitai.

Published in CIO.com.

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