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Want stronger cybersecurity? Start by improving east-west traffic detection

When it comes to stopping cyber attackers, most information security teams primarily concern themselves with north-south traffic. This traffic moves between an internal network and the broader internet, and it is where most security tools, including firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention tools, tend to focus their efforts. This line of thinking is understandable — to …

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There’s a Hole in Your Threat Detection Strategy—It’s Called East/West Traffic

One of the most popular targets for attackers, cybercriminals, and other bad actors is east/west network traffic. This is network traffic that originates from one internal host or network segment, and whose destination is another internal host or network segment. North/south traffic, on the other hand, moves from an internal network out to the Internet. …

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