Matt White, senior manager in KPMG's cyber security team, comments on new research which reveals that there is a wide gap between perception and reality of perimeter security effectiveness
"With trends such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), mobile computing and smart devices the traditional model of perimeter security is no longer suitable for most networks. Instead, we are seeing each user having their own perimeter that network administrators cannot secure with usual methods of firewalls and anti-virus.
"Until security technology catches up with consumers, the reliance on the basics such as user access management (locking down who has access to what and how it's accessed on different devices) must become greater."
Nahidur Rahman, KPMG Press Office
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