In a cybersecurity landscape that's evolving at an unprecedented pace, the concept of lateral movement has become a focal point of concern. This process enables attackers to traverse a network after gaining initial entry, often culminating in data breaches and other cyber incidents. Traditional security measures, particularly perimeter-based defenses like VPNs, are increasingly proving inadequate. These conventional methods may gate access to a network but offer little control over activities within, making them susceptible to lateral movement attacks.
In a world of constant cyber threats, it’s no wonder companies seek the most secure remote access tools to ensure that only the right people have access to the right infrastructure. Yet even the best-intentioned security team can go about implementing remote access in ways that ultimately leave them vulnerable to infiltration. There are two big mistakes that companies make when it comes to controlling infrastructure access: Thinking that a VPN is sufficient. Using an access management solution that relies on a single root of trust, providing an easy target for potential attackers. In this blog we will explore what each of these mistakes entails, and how to move past them by implementing zero trust technology with multiple independent roots of trust.
In the dynamic landscape of modern IT infrastructure, managing access control can often feel like an uphill battle. With an ever-growing array of systems, platforms, and clouds, the process of onboarding and offboarding can become a convoluted maze of VPNs, SSH keys, and IAM roles. Fortunately, solutions like BastionZero are designed to address these circumstances, offering a centralized, security-focused platform that streamlines these processes while fortifying your infrastructure.