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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Elements of enterprise security

The IT security of an enterprise has multiple dimensions, ranging from protecting data, to preventing denial of service attacks, to defending against ransomware attacks and the spread of viruses and worms. All these dimensions need to be taken care of while creating a security architecture for the enterprise. Security is like a complex problem that can be handled if broken into its constituent elements. To this end of breaking the security problem into its elements, we will describe a layered model of the IT assets and what needs to be protected.

The following figure shows a layered model of the enterprise IT assets:

Figure 1: A layered approach to security

The ultimate goal of the organization is to protect ...

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