How do non technical people perceive computers

My only issue with the infographic is that from an uneducated perspective, I'd think that the multi-layer security is more cut and dry than it really is. Ideally, you would apply each of these more than one time.  If you think: you have your main firewall protecting your network and a software firewall on each machine. You have antimalware software on the OS, antimalware solution at the gateway, and an additional software like Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes will also block certain malicious web pages but in addition to that, you have content management at the gateway. You have a spam blocker at the gateway but many mail clients and mail servers filter some spam for you, too. Don't forget that if you have a cloud-based security solution, spam may be block through them as well. You have end user training but you also have security warnings and email updates warning users of phishing attempts and scams in the wild at that point in time. You encrypt information via https, but you may encrypt e-mail, your hard drives, portable media, and VPN communication. In some cases, you may even throw obscurity into the mix (which shouldn't be relied upon, though, that doesn't mean it can't be utilized). Password complexity requirements can be implemented but so can 2-factor and biometric authentication. Even though you lock the building every night, you also have a lock restricting access for anyone to reach the servers, the ability to lock the chassis on the servers, locks for the front panels to protect the hard drives, locks on the server rack, and security cameras to boot.

I guess what I'm trying to get at is that being as secure as possible doesn't mean implementing each solution one time, at one level, in one context; it's more about applying these categories at varying scopes and contexts.

Edited May 8, 2015 at 19:40 UTC

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