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Thoughts on cybersecurity mesh architecture (CSMA)? Is it just a new buzzword or a genuine step up from Zero Trust and SASE?

The idea has a lot of merit. If you can consider your security strategy to be  puzzle pieces fitting together, rather than overlapping silos, there is much to be gained. Between better analytics, using "best in class" products specifically for their niche, and having the freedom to plug in solutions from various vendors, the idea seems really appealing on paper. I think it remains to be seen how the implementation will work, but much as we pushed for open APIs from vendors, having the ability to integrate your tools together to leverage them in a way that suits your use case the best, will be a market differentiator for a lot of products. 

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The idea has a lot of merit. If you can consider your security strategy to be  puzzle pieces fitting together, rather than overlapping silos, there is much to be gained. Between better analytics, using "best in class" products specifically for their niche, and having the freedom to plug in solutions from various vendors, the idea seems really appealing on paper. I think it remains to be seen how the implementation will work, but much as we pushed for open APIs from vendors, having the ability to integrate your tools together to leverage them in a way that suits your use case the best, will be a market differentiator for a lot of products. 
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Anonymous Author
It all has its place. I am for knowing your assets, understanding your risks, then using defense in depth strategies to apply protections based on asset's value.
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