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Why thinking like a criminal is good for security

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jan 14, 2016.

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    Focusing too much on protecting only the crown jewels of the enterprise might leave gaps in security for criminals who are seeking other valuable assets. The hackneyed expression, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” serves as a reminder that what the enterprise values is often different from what a criminal values.

    Defending a network and the critical assets of an enterprise is a lot like safeguarding a home. There are layers of security in homes just as there are in the enterprise. From the windows to the doors to the locks and alarm systems, home owners know the vulnerabilities and put protections in to keep criminals out.

    Ryan Stolte, CTO, Bay Dynamics said, “The big idea is that people are very specifically and deliberately attacking organizations.” The intent of those attacks, however, is not always the crown jewels. In order to defend the expanding network and everything that connects to it, “You need to put yourself in the shoes of bad guys."

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