Defense In Depth

What is Defense in Depth?  It can be defined as the use of multiple computer security techniques to help mitigate the risk of one Defense In Depthcomponent of the defense being compromised or circumvented.

Securing your enterprise properly can seem like an insurmountable task to many. Frequently, information networks are protected by a single firewall in hopes that it will minimize the risk of any incoming threats.  What happens though if that firewall fails?  Furthermore, what happens when an attack is formed against your web applications which the firewall makes readily available?  In order to truly protect your information assets, multiple security controls must be added to every layer of your system architecture.  Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Endpoint Protection, Honeypots, DMZs, and WAFs are frequently used to bolt-on layered security.   Traditionally speaking, web applications and services need to be protected during the software development process. Applying software security during the development process can be time-consuming, costly and counterproductive towards feature/functionality creation.  In many organizations, as much as 25% of a developer’s time can be spent on researching and applying code level cyber security controls.  Furthermore, frequent security flaws are missed during this process that leads to an overall increase in risk.  What alternatives are there?

Previously, manual labor was the only process available and anyone would have turned their cyber security nose to the idea of “bolt-on” security.  In recent months, Shadow-Soft developed a revolutionary solution to this very complex problem ensuring that security can be applied automatically in a safe and repeatable manner.  Deployed in minutes through a simple agent, SecurePaaS automatically injects cyber security controls into a running JVM ensuring the environment is completely locked down. SecurePaaS also persists these security controls down the services chain all the way to the data store, protecting downstream calls from often overlooked vulnerabilities.  This type of automation allows developers to focus more on application functionality while effectively adding multiple layers of security.  Interested in learning more about how you can safely protect your organization?  Contact us today!

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