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Implementing intrinsic and workload security

April 21, 2021

Implementing intrinsic and workload security
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The security ecosystem is broken. At most companies, security is siloed and reactive, and integrating solutions is an afterthought. It’s time to get your organization on the same page and speaking the same language.
In this episode of B2B Tech Talk, Travis King chats with Taylor Groff, a senior partner development specialist with VMware, about:
  • Why intrinsic security is important for security teams
  • Current challenges around security
  • Steps companies can take to change their approach to security
  • Why companies should prioritize workload security

What is intrinsic security?

Intrinsic security is a fundamental shift in approaching the security of an enterprise or business. It’s a strategy for leveraging your infrastructure and control points in real time across any application, any cloud or any device.

Challenges in security

  1. Security is siloed - Different teams are using different tools. The outcome of wildly different tools is no one speaks the same language.
  2. Security is threat-centric - Adversaries are constantly coming up with new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and take our data. Security teams are forced on their heels in a reactive position.
  3. Security is bolted on - The nature of the work involves layering on more and more tools, creating more complexity and the potential for more misconfigurations. In fact, 70-80% of breaches can be traced back to the misconfiguration of a tool.

Steps to change your approach to security

  1. Unify your teams - Use tools that integrate well with each other. For instance, VMware has great security solutions that integrate well with each other like NSX for network security, CloudHealth Secure State for cloud security and Carbon Black for endpoint security.
  2. Think of each solution as a camera angle - When you get data and insights from different pieces of your organization filtering back to a centralized location, you receive full context and can see where the gaps in security might be.
  3. Change the bolted-on approach - Build your infrastructure using integrations to secure as you go.
  4. Get a cloud-native security solution - A solution that looks past the known threats that have been seen before and leverages behavioral analytics to pick out applications that might be suspicious or malicious.
  5. Adopt a VPN tool - A tool that verifies the user is who they say they are through two-factor authentication or a similar verification tool.

What is workload security?

VMware released a new tool called Carbon Black Workload Security. It’s an advanced protection, purpose-built platform for securing modern workloads.
It combines vulnerability reporting and foundational workload hardening with industry-leading prevention, detection and response capabilities to protect workloads running in a virtualized private or hybrid cloud environment.
It’s difficult for security teams to understand how to prioritize vulnerabilities. Carbon Black prioritizes for them.
Email the Ingram Micro VMware team at vmware_md_team@ingrammicro.com.
Learn more about intrinsic security and workload security.