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Cisco: Here Are 3 Things that Drive Security for the Intuitive Network

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Cisco: Here Are 3 Things that Drive Security for the Intuitive Network
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We recently announced the Network Intuitive architecture, a new era of networking that removes complexity and enables automation, assurance, and security. With built-in security, you get dynamic protection that enables your business to evolve at the breakneck pace the market demands. Recent events highlight the criticality of securing the digital network against today’s AND tomorrow’s threats.

Wannacry accentuates how quickly attackers can move laterally once inside the network perimeter, and how damaging the attacks can be. For example, some healthcare providers’ patient care systems were encrypted, which impacted their ability to deliver services. And this attack was not even intentionally targeting critical infrastructure. But WannaCry was not the first ransomware attack, and there are certainly more to come. Criminals have a strong economic motivation and frankly, it’s just too easy.

In late June a South Korean firm reportedly paid a one million dollar ransom, the largest reported ransomware payout to date, to recover systems and data that were encrypted. It impacted not only the business but also that of its customers. As ransomware attackers get more sophisticated, they will become more targeted, and more judicious in the price of the ransom.  When they are able to ascertain the value of an asset, then they are able to extract maximum value for it.

Read the entire article here, Here Are 3 Things that Drive Security for the Intuitive Network

via the fine folks at Cisco Systems.

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