3.1. Understanding Infrastructure Security

As the name implies, an infrastructure is the basis for all the work occurring in your organization. Infrastructure security deals with the most basic aspect of how information flows and how work occurs in your network and systems. When discussing infrastructures, keep in mind that this includes servers, networks, network devices, workstations, and the processes in place to facilitate work.

To evaluate the security of your infrastructure, you must examine the hardware and its characteristics as well as the software and its characteristics. Each time you add a device, change configurations, or switch technologies, you're potentially altering the fundamental security capabilities of your network. Just ...

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