How do you feel about your corporate network?
Do you trust your network to manage your data, make decisions about your personal information, or make decisions on behalf of your company?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should probably not be too confident in your corporate networks.
A recent study published by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has provided some answers.
The study examined the security, privacy, and effectiveness of network security measures and found that the networks are largely insecure.
In fact, the authors found that “no single network security measure, if implemented correctly, could be considered secure.”
Network security measures that fail to address these issues include “system isolation,” “restrictive data collection,” and “privacy controls.”
The NASEM researchers analyzed more than a million network traffic for the last two years.
They found that network security is only one of many security issues.
Another critical security issue is the fact that network operators often lack the ability to properly identify and isolate malicious or unauthorized activity on their networks.
In their study, the NASEM authors found the following: The security of corporate networks is often poorly understood or inadequately managed.
Many networks are not well secured.