Defense in Depth

What is Defense in Depth (DiD)? In the context of information security, Defense in Depth (DiD) is a strategy that utilizes a series of security approaches and controls. These security protocols are typically layered across the entire computer and system network to safeguard the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of the network and data. We must acknowledge that there is no single definitive solution to mitigate against all cyber threats. However, using various security approaches provides a sense of comprehensive protection against a wide variety of prevalent and emerging threats. DiD also helps incorporate redundancy in case one mechanism fails. Simply … Read more

Denial of Service

What is a Denial of Service? A Denial of Service (DoS) attack is a malicious activity meant to shut down a system or a network, making it inaccessible to intended users. Hackers launch DoS attacks by flooding target systems with traffic or sending information that causes a network to crash. In both situations, the DoS attack deprives legitimate users, such as employees, members, and account holders, of the system resources or services. A DoS attack is analogous to a group of idlers crowding a shop’s entry door, making it hard for legitimate customers to enter, thus disrupting operations. Key Takeaways … Read more