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Messaging Security: Defense in Depth (and Breadth)

by Dan Sullivan

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'...Clearly, when the subject of security turns to messaging security, you must think in terms of breadth as well as depth. The first step in a defense in depth and breadth approach is to prioritize information assets. Which applications, if they were unavailable, would severely disrupt operations? What data, if disclosed, would compromise competitive advantages or leave the organization liable for violating regulations? At the same time, consider threats to maintaining an appropriate work environment. Having a clear understanding of what is to be protected, you can apply countermeasures to protect those assets. Technology alone will not mitigate security risks welldefined and implemented policies and procedures are required, too...'
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