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Bringing the network perimeter back from the dead

Posted on September 11, 2007 in Articles | by

With apologies to Samuel Clemens, the rumors of the perimeter’s death have been greatly exaggerated. I recently attended a conference organized by one of the major industry think tanks. Throughout the convention, several analysts pounded home the message, “The perimeter is dead. Abandon your border firewalls and spend your time hardening systems.” This isn’t an isolated opinion either. During the past year, a number of security professionals from consulting firms and client organizations have espoused the same viewpoint. Frankly, it’s bad advice.

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Published in SearchSecurity on 09/11/07

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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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