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Security Think Tank: Defend application layer with good security hygiene

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Oct 29, 2018 11:09 PM 5+ mon ago

Security Think Tank: Defend application layer with good security hygiene

As soon as you allow an application through your firewall, there is a possibility of a layer attack on it. Of course, we have to let applications through firewalls to do business - to allow remote users to access email and to do myriad other things.

Countless times I have seen Hollywood representations of "hacking a firewall", which is very misleading for people who are coaxed into thinking that is what hackers do. In fact, they are simply finding a way through a firewall that an organisation has opened.

Organisations can buy more firewalls or take the defence-in-depth approach, but as soon as they open something up to the internet, they have burned a hole right through it.

Technically, the means of protecting or minimising the risk from application layer attacks needs to be proportionate, of course, and may vary. ...

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