News Insights: China behind another hack as U.S. cybersecurity issues mount

Cybersecurity company Mandiant said Pulse Secure, a program that businesses often use to let workers remotely connect to their offices, had been compromised.

News Insights:

According to Gary Kinghorn, Marketing Director at Tempered Networks:

“The VPN is dead, or should be. It’s a gateway to a network that when breached provides extensive access to the rest of the organization. There are better approaches that can eliminate these vulnerabilities that include end-to-end encryption, cryptographically-verified identities of remote users and accessible devices, and shutting down the spread of threats that do penetrate the network perimeter with microsegmentation. It’s taking a long time for mainframes to die, so we’ll probably see the same with VPN’s.”