Closing security holes with application scanners

Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 12:15 AM EST

Good fences make good neighbors. Strong parameter security makes criminals look harder. Collectively, we have succeeded somewhat with our fences and now must continue the incremental gains on our PCs and other endpoints. If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, application scanners may provide a ton of security cures.

The basics can never be abandoned in our security struggles, but our parameters and immediate layers should be well secured. Firewalls, intrusion detection, anti-virus, lock downs, network access controls, SIM/SEM—all of these represent hardened layers to attackers yelling, "Show me the money."

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