Create a System of Systems to Protect Endpoints
“I think the industry is finally waking up to the idea that endpoint security and network security are not two separate things,” said Rick Howard (@racebannon99), CSO of Palo Alto Networks, in our conversation at the 2015 Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas.
What’s happening, said Howard, is that your endpoints are now actually talking to your systems, such as your IPS, creating a correlated system of systems.
Instead of panicking about an unknown device with no security controls on it, said Howard, have a system of systems that protects you at multiple layers up to the endpoint. Such a layered environment would require the bad guys to have to jump through many hoops just to get to the endpoint.