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The Other Side of the Network

 

“It sounds sort of scary,” says Sam Srinivas, referring to the new approach to cyber risk management he’s helped develop at Google. “But it’s even more secure.” Hit by a wave of phishing attacks around 2009, the internet giant decided that, rather than merely bolster its firewalls and construct new virtual private networks (VPN), it would hatch a new way of protecting its employees, clients, and assets. The idea was radical: eliminate the long-held belief that the essence of cybersecurity is to protect the “perimeter” of the company — the border around its actual physical location and intranets. Read more at CFO.com.