The magical “human security layer”

Monday, 20 August 2007, 1:20 PM EST

As anyone who has spoken to a security professional probably knows, “Layered Security” is a must, since no single safeguard can be expected to cover all potential types of threats. There are a lot of ways to build layers into an environment. But a sensible thing to do is pick layers that use different approaches and have overlapping coverage.

For example, to prevent insider threats from being successful, you might use a deterrent safeguard such as “login banners” that warn of the employee’s responsibilities to adhere to an acceptable use policy, where violations may result in dismissal.

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