According to the 2016 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach study, malicious insiders continue to represent the most prevalent, costly and effective attack vector, while 76% of businesses remain unprotected from these insider threats.1 At the same time, the exponential growth of IoT, corporate and BYOD devices has further reduced visibility, yet security resources have not been increased accordingly.
Businesses today embrace the idea of anywhere, anytime connectivity, but have largely ignored the need for secure network access control (NAC). Many employ a laid-back NAC “connect now, secure later” philosophy. Others simply choose the same vendor for security that they use for network infrastructure. Both of these approaches give the illusion of security—even compliance—but in reality, leave extensive security gaps.