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Old Threats Never Die by Gunter Ollmann on 29/08/07

With year-on-year increases in vulnerabilities, malware and new threat vectors, businesses must deal with an expanding barrage of attacks. As threats mount, businesses place greater pressure on alerting and protection technologies designed to identify and block threats before they cause damage. Under pressure, protection performance and defense robustness can visibly weaken.

In the physical world, when pressures mount, civil engineers consider their options. As the water level rises behind a concrete dam, engineers select a course of action whether it is strengthening the dam with additional material, making the dam taller or opening the spillways in order to reduce mounting pressure. In many cases, the time, energy and expense of building physical improvements factors heavily in determining a course of action.

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