"The network perimeter has disappeared as ubiquitous computing and extranet access have surged. The model of hardened perimeters and wide-open interiors is no longer adequate."
This is what I have been saying for a long time. The old model of securing the network or even hardening the servers and leaving the database wide open is not an option in today’s world. The data is what runs businesses and provides profit and jobs, it has to be protected. Access to the database needs to be controlled and the database itself has to be hardened. Patches for all of the bugs are also needed but we are talking about multi-layer security. It is quite heartening to hear Mary Ann agree with my sentiments.