New York Times Attacks Show Need For New Security Defenses

Friday, February 01, 2013

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The recent attacks against the New York Times allegedly carried out by the Chinese military highlight the importance of layered security to protect sensitive systems and data.

"Innovative and clever" attacks such as the one against the New York Times is why security experts recommend organizations deploy layered security mechanisms and not just rely on one single mode of protection, Kurt Hagerman, the director of information security at FireHost, told SecurityWeek. The best defense for Web applications and software is an intelligent security model, which incorporates numerous layers of protection, including DDoS mitigation, IP Reputation Filtering, web application protection, virtual and hardware based firewalling, and IDS/IPS, Hagerman said.

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