How to build your multi-layered cybersecurity posture

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Published: 7th February 2024

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In an era of escalating cyber threats, safeguarding an organisation demands a sophisticated and multi-faceted strategy. Recognising the need for a robust defence, we advocate a comprehensive, multi-layered cybersecurity approach to ensure the security and resilience of businesses in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

To help illustrate this multi-layered approach, we have developed the animation below. This animation simplifies the intricacies of each layer, providing a visual guide to the comprehensive cybersecurity strategy we advocate.

End User Protection

The foundational layer of defence, End User Protection, is constructed from the behaviour of your staff, individual devices, and authentication protocols. Components include Security Awareness Training and Testing, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Email Malware Filtering, Spoofing Protection, and Access Management. This layer empowers employees with the knowledge and tools to defend against social engineering attacks, unauthorised access, malware, and identity spoofing.

Cloud and Application Security

Moving to the operational hub where data is stored and applications are hosted, the second layer focuses on Cloud and Application Security. Components include Cloud Security and Visibility, and Security Information & Event Management (SIEM). This layer defends against both external threats and internal vulnerabilities, providing real-time incident detection, consolidation, and response capabilities.

Network Security

The third layer, Network Security, serves as the bridge over which data is transferred, connecting end users with applications. Components include Network Detection and Response (NDR), Security Infrastructure Testing, and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). Network security ensures continuous vigilance against potential intrusion and vulnerabilities within the network, acting as the walls of your digital fortress.

Together, these layers create a formidable defence against cyber threats, with each layer complementing the others to form a unified and resilient security infrastructure for your business.

At Red Helix, we manage this all for our clients, advising on how to get the most out of what they have and what else is necessary to thwart future cyber-attacks. Don’t hesitate to reach out and find out more about how this may be relevant to your business.