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A new report by Illumio found that organizations using Zero Trust segmentation thwart five major cyberattacks annually and save more than $20 million in outage costs.
In the past two years, digital transformation has drastically expanded the attack surface. Where IT used to be a walled-in, on-premises technology environment, a modern IT architecture now consists of on-premises, public, and multicloud. This increase in connectivity and growing hybrid complexity has led to a dramatic increase in the number of vulnerable endpoints (e.g. laptops) and a larger attack surface. In fact, in the last two years alone, 76% of organizations have been victims of a ransomware attack and 66% have experienced at least one software supply chain attack.
Most surprisingly, the report found that 47% of security leaders do so Not believe they are being violated – despite increasingly sophisticated and frequent attacks and increasing Zero Trust acceptance rates (although “assuming violation” is a core principle of Zero Trust).
Additionally, the report uncovered that 81% of organizations agree that Zero Trust segmentation plays a critical role in accelerating broader Zero Trust efforts. According to ESG, organizations classified as using advanced segmentation were 2.1x more likely to have avoided a critical failure during an attack in the last 24 months. These organizations are also strengthening their competitive advantages with 14 additional cloud and digital transformation projects planned over the next 12 months.
In short, the report is the latest to show that zero trust, and in particular zero trust segmentation, are modern strategies to reduce risk and increase cyber resilience as the threat landscape continues to grow and evolve.
Illumio commissioned ESG to conduct a 1,000-person global study on the current state of Zero Trust strategies and the impact of Zero Trust Segmentation (ZTS), a rapidly evolving category of technology and a modern approach to preventing it Spread security breaches across hybrid IT (from cloud to data center).
Read Illumio’s full report.
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