Not a day goes by without some new security threat emerging. As soon as one line of defense goes up, some hacker finds a new exploit. The sophistication of organised crime keeps lock-step with the computer industry’s security efforts. And its not just cyber-criminals and “script-kiddies” we need to worry about, internal security breaches are just as common as external attacks. Cyber-security is a must for all organisations these days.
The only practical way to approach information security is through a defense-in-depth strategy, where multiple layers of security are deployed throughout the entire organisation. A robust strategy is a combination of policy, personnel management and technology. Fortunately, there are very good technologies to help the process. With the right advice, configuration and management, these technologies can keep an organisation guarded against most cyber threats.
Businesses that adopt defense-in-depth practices and technologies give themselves a competitive advantage by lowering the risk of costly security breaches.