From its inception, the internet has undergone numerous changes and advancements, transforming the way we communicate, learn, and do business. However, one aspect that has remained relatively unchanged is the Local Area Network (LAN), the private IP space that runs behind the scenes of our digital world. That is, until now. With the introduction of cloud technology and the convergence of non-traditional networked devices, the LAN is undergoing a significant migration that is redefining its role in the ever-evolving cyber landscape. This transformation has given rise to the concept of LAN 2.0, ushering in a new era of connectivity and security. In this white paper, we will explore the components of LAN 2.0, the factors driving its evolution, and the potential security concerns that come with this new frontier. From the increasing integration of Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the pressing need for collaboration and best practices, let’s delve into the captivating world of LAN 2.0.