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4 reasons firewalls and VPNs are exposing organizations to breaches

April 30, 2024


Firewalls and VPNs are exposing organizations to breaches. It may seem counterintuitive due to the fact that the two have been go-to security tools for decades—but therein lies the problem. They were designed for a time when work was done much differently than it is today. In the era of yesterday, users and apps resided on premises (whether at the main office or a branch site), and security efforts focused on establishing a perimeter around the network that connected them. In other words, a hub-and-spoke network was defended by a castle-and-moat security model.30

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