This city in North America, a hub for financial services, is in the midst of their digital transformation to the cloud. With apps and data moving to the cloud, users could access sensitive data from any device, anywhere. The incumbent firewall vendor pushed hard for the city to deploy more firewall appliances, with VPN agents and Firewall-as-a-Service to enable mobility.
This Global 2000 company had racks of the latest boxes from the leading next-gen firewall vendor for its corporate locations. As the enterprise moved applications to the cloud, the firewall vendor recommended more boxes at the perimeter. Plus the fancy firewall-as-a-service for mobile users on the go. Plus a couple of "cloud security" products from companies the vendor had acquired.
It is common knowledge that the Hippocratic oath of medicine taken by all healthcare professionals includes a form of the statement "foremost, do no harm." Or, in latin, "primum non nocere."It is just too bad that cyber security professionals do not adhere to such an oath.