Protecting the Data Center from Cyberattacks
This paper introduces a new approach to traditional data center cybersecurity, known as cyberhardening, which shrinks attack surfaces and denies malware the uniformity to propagate. By hardening software binaries, data center security teams can eliminate an entire class of cyberattacks.
Specifically, this paper addresses:
- The scope, costs and causes of vulnerabilities: how virtualization, smart connected devices, and an increasingly complex supply chain weaken defenses
- The mismatch of perimeter/detection security and newer exploit types
- Weaknesses in operational technology and information technology infrastructures
- How to protect your data center from the inside out by “cyberhardening” software
- The benefits of RunSafe Security’s Alkemist, which uses Runtime Application Self-Protection to prevent exploits from executing by hardening and randomizing software binaries.