Worm wars

Wednesday, 14 July 2004, 4:49 PM EST

Christofer Hoff is taking no chances when it comes to protecting his organization against worms and viruses. As the director of enterprise security services at Western Corporate Federal Credit Union (WesCorp), Hoff has put in place a multilayered architecture designed to set as many barriers as possible between the bad guys and his data.

Apart from the usual firewall and antivirus tools, the San Dimas, Calif.-based company, which has $25 billion in assets, has also segmented its networks and deployed an array of intrusion detection and prevention tools, client security products and threat-modeling software. Such defense in depth is precisely what's needed to keep marauding malware at bay these days, say security practitioners such as Hoff.

By Jaikumar Vijayan at Computerworld.

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