One of the big misconceptions about cyber security is that organisations can maximise protection by focusing their attention—and investments—predominantly on protecting the headquarters environment and physical network. In today’s era of remote workers, mobility and workplace transformation, executives who embrace this centralised approach may be undermining or missing imminent risks at their network perimeters.
The concept of focusing protection on headquarters has been a viable security strategy for many years. It stems from a model whereby we’ve treated the business as our kingdom, and the headquarters as our castle. The better you could fortify the castle, the better you could protect your kingdom from those who would do you harm.