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There is no silver bullet solution when it comes to cybersecurity. New vulnerabilities are discovered every day and IT staff must win the cybersecurity battle every time, whereas attackers only need to win once to gain a foothold in an environment. So where do you focus your efforts to ensure your organization is staying protected? This blog will look at your cybersecurity defense in depth strategy.

Defense in depth is a well-known strategy amongst cybersecurity practitioners. This strategy utilizes layers of security controls to ensure that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems are maintained. Your organization will likely already have several layers of security controls in place, but you may still be wondering which controls are the most effective or would provide the best return on investment. Let’s look at the key elements of a cybersecurity defense in depth strategy.

Source: LMG Security

Date: March 9th, 2022

Link: https://www.lmgsecurity.com/cybersecurity-defense-in-depth-strategy/

Discussion

  1. Make sure students understand the concept of “Defense in Depth”: layers of security controls to ensure that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems are maintained.
  2. “Whether your organization realizes it or not, you already have a fleet of security sensors deployed: your staff! ” They are indeed the first line of defense, but also the most likely to cause a problem. Why is this?

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