“Attacker sophistication just keeps improving … How do you make it difficult for them?”
With this question looming over General Manager of Infrastructure, Operations, and Security, Kerry Peirse, Cathay Pacific determined to implement a Zero Trust security strategy and redouble its focus on segmentation to prevent the lateral movement of attackers and malware.
Kerry and team sought to make life difficult for attackers with a micro-segmentation solution that makes life easier for the organization. This led Cathay to Illumio Core and Illumio Edge for end-to-end Zero Trust and micro-segmentation.
Time is of the essence in matters of lateral movement protection and PCI compliance, and Illumio’s simpler approach to micro-segmentation put Cathay on a fast track to success: “Our overall implementation time was less than three months, which is very fast. If you try and do that on a network-based level, you're talking 12, 18 months.”
Hear their story in this video with Kerry Peirse, General Manager of Infrastructure, Operations, and Security. Kerry recounts:
- Cathay’s requirements for segmenting their critical systems and protecting vast troves of customer data.
- How Illumio proved indispensable while chasing down an attack.
- The added value to the organization that goes above and beyond any product capability.
To learn more about Cathay's story from Head of Infrastructure Engineering, YC Chan, read on here.