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The increased use of information technology in our everyday life and business has led to cyber-attacks becoming more sophisticated and large-scale. For organizations to thrive in this era of technology, they must develop robust security strategies to detect and mitigate attacks. Defence in depth is a strategy in which companies use multiple layers of security measures to safeguard assets. A well-implemented defence in depth can help organizations prevent and mitigate ongoing attacks.

Defence in depth uses various cutting-edge security tools to safeguard a business’s endpoints, data, applications, and networks. The objective is to prevent cyber threats, but a robust defence-in-depth approach also thwarts ongoing attacks and prevents further damage.

How organizations can implement defence in depth

The image above shows the various layers of security that organizations must implement. Below we describe ideas that companies should consider for each layer.

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