target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Mar 2023 - Document type: IDC Perspective - Doc  Document number: # AP49185423

IDC Perspective: Is Defense in Depth Dead?

By:  Christian Fam Loading


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This IDC Perspective details the fundamental concepts behind defense in depth and how it has drastically evolved to cater to our current environment. The document also touches on the core components of zero trust and its common use cases and technological benefits.

No matter how you look at it, we are living in a hyperconnected world in which unknown and evolving threats run rampant, haunting organizations from every angle. In addition, the shift toward perimeterless digital workplaces expands attack surfaces, inviting attackers to exploit gaps and vulnerabilities. Digital transformation (DX) initiatives are at an all-time high, yet businesses often overlook the risks associated with such accelerated change. So, what is the best strategy? Can organizations continue to rely on the traditional layered defense-in-depth strategy that has long been the gold standard, or is there something more relevant today that organizations can leverage upon in our modern digital era?


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