What Can The Philosophy of Unix Teach Us About Security?


In some sense, I see security philosophy gradually going the way of the Unix philosophy. More specifically, within the areas of security operations and incident response, I believe that this transition has been underway for quite some time. What do I mean by this?  Allow me to elaborate.

Whether the security team is in-house at a large enterprise or part of a managed services offering, the trend seems to be the same. Security teams have given up on building their workflow around a small number of “silver bullets” that claim to solve most of their problems. Instead, most security teams have started to go about it the other way. They build the workflow that works for their particular organization, based on their priorities and objectives. Then they turn their attention to finding solutions that address particular needs within the workflow.

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