Layered Security

Layered Security, or Defense in Depth, combines multiple layers of security which focus on prevention, detection and response. Think about your bank – you can’t just walk into the safe and take your money. They have locked doors, human guards, and special access controls.

Each one of the layers listed to the left protects you against different types of threats. As cyber criminals get more sophisticated, your defenses need to as well – your traditional antivirus just isn’t enough to protect you anymore.

Basic Layers

Access Management

Identity and access management is the security discipline that enables individuals to access the right resources at the right times for the right reasons.

Patch Management

Ensuring that patches or upgrades for software applications and technologies across the enterprise are done efficiently


A product designed to block unauthorized access while permitting outward communication


Software designed to detect and destroy computer viruses, typically those transferred via downloaded files.

Recommended Layers

Security Information + Event Management

Combining security information management and security event management, the SIEM provides real-time analysis of security alerts generated on the network.

24/7 Security Operations Center

A centralized unit where staff monitors the network using data processing technology to deal with organizational security issues.

Endpoint Detection + Response

Provides continuous monitoring of all endpoints on the network and response to advanced threats (also called advanced threat detection).


Ransomware + malware detection using deception technology which sits inside the fence on your actual network, detecting and stopping malicious activity.