Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 72 - Page 68

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locations , the better solution will be to adopt a Zero Trust architecture to unify access across cloud and onprem apps that will effectively adapt to the complexity of the modern environment , embrace hybrid workplace and protect their people , devices , apps and data wherever they ’ re located .
Lawrence Morrison , VP of Middle East and Africa at Zscaler and accelerate their time to market depending on their industry .
How do traditional networks and security stacks cope with cloud adoption ?
Our journey at Zscaler , supporting over 150 global data centres and processing over 250 billion secured transactions per day , has proven that traditional hubs and spoke networks are architected to protect users only when they are on the network connecting to applications in the self-managed data centre . This means all traffic is sent through a security stack comprising various products before heading out to the Internet or data centre .
What in your opinion is the biggest risk an organisation will face with reluctance in utilising the Zero Trust approach and expanding their cloud adoption solutions ?
The most common use case is user experience being traded off to maintain security in a hub and spoke network . This means users will often bypass any security inspection and connect straight to the Internet when they ’ re off the corporate network and this heavily increases the risk of cyberthreats .
Also , the increasing use of VPN technology preand post-Covid has become a threat vector for organisations as it connects users to random networks which increases the risk of lateral movement and attacks from infected devices or bad actors .
What should organisations consider when adopting a Zero Trust approach and defining what cloud strategy to use ?
Now that users are often working remotely and applications are increasingly residing in various
When I speak to CISOs and CIOs , there are three notable steps I break down when it comes to adopting
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