CSOs Still Clinging to Firewalls
Via CSO Online.
Although attracting support worldwide, American businesses aren’t necessarily buying into the Jericho Forum’s urging to rely less on hardened perimeter security -- firewalls and intrusion detection -- in favor of tougher internal security.
The forum, which is made up of CSOs from some of the largest international corporations, says it sees growing adoption of its once-radical idea that businesses should reduce dependence on firewalls as a way to defend against Internet threats. Nearly half -- 45% -- of those polled by the forum say they are implementing network security that complies with forum recommendations.
Forty-eighty percent say they agree strongly that such a security realignment actually improves their companies’ ability to do business, according to a survey of forum members. About half the members responded to the survey, 64% European and 29% American.