SDP training course in the works

The CSA recently completed its first annual “State of Software-Defined Perimeter” Survey gauging market awareness and adoption of this modern security architecture – summarized in this infographic.

The survey indicates it is still early for SDP market adoption and awareness, with only 24% of respondents claiming that they are very familiar or have fairly in-depth knowledge of SDP. The majority of respondents are less knowledgeable, with 29% being “somewhat” conversant in SDP, 35% having heard of it, and 11% knowing nothing about it.

A majority of organizations recognize the need to change their approach to a Zero Trust Architecture– 70% of respondents noted that they have a high or medium need to change their approach to user access control by better securing user authentication and authorization.

In terms of adoption, a majority of organizations see themselves using SDP as a VPN replacement (64%) or a NAC alternative (55%) – both of which are common first projects for SDP.

Today’s conventional security products are designed to allow access to servers/services prior to authenticating the users or their devices. This practice leads to the enormous responsibility and expense to figure out who the bad actors are and to ensure that systems and servers are securely configured; an equally expensive and difficult task.

A training course on SDP long overdue is in the works. The course will show how SDP can be implemented by leveraging the open source SDP work performed by Waverley Labs.

Watch this blog for news about the launch of the SDP training course and other resources.

Also, the CSA’s SDP Working Group recently published the SDP Architecture Guide  and other resources such as version 2.0 of the SDP specification, and additional guidance noted in the architecture document will follow.

Let us work with you implement Panther SDP™ and give you back control from being hacked by outsiders. Or do it yourself with the open source.

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