Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA) is a concept that aims to transform isolated security data silos into a cohesive ecosystem of tools and controls to protect the modern enterprise. The strategy focuses on integrating various security tools by consolidating data sources and using high-quality enrichment and data normalization to enable more effective collaboration and correlation.
Implementing a CSMA offers several benefits, including:
Collectively, these improvements bolster security within modern enterprises, where computing resources are widely distributed, yet security tools often remain isolated and disconnected. The conceptual architecture of the CSMA is represented in Figure 1 below sourced from a 2022 Gartner® report titled – The Future of Security Architecture: Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA).