What is a Security Stack?

A security stack encompasses multiple layers of cybersecurity tools, products and solutions that organizations deploy to defend against cyber threats. They are integrated across multiple network layers and throughout the technology environment, including on-premises, clouds, and endpoint devices.

A properly managed security stack will change over time as new technologies and new threats become prevalent. A security stack is similar to home security in that it protects against different intrusion points, and various methods to gain access. For example, each intrusion point and access method in a home requires different protection systems and procedures.

  • Door intrusions - door locks and deadbolts
  • Window intrusions - glass breakage sensors
  • Open door and windows – open and close sensors
  • Inside and outside cameras

Security stacks consider all network infrastructure intrusion points and methods and bring together the software, processes, and policies that guard against cyber threats.

Protection layers that the security stack defends:

  • Digital resource security (servers, databases, etc.)
  • Data security
  • Endpoint security
  • Application security
  • Network security
  • Perimeter security
  • User security

There are four main intrusion attack vectors cyber criminals use to gain access to corporate and customer data.

  • Malware exploits
  • User credentials
  • Unpatched Systems
  • Social Engineering

To secure digital infrastructure from these attack vectors, a security stack can include the following, and more:

  • Endpoint security
  • Zero Trust Networking Access (ZTNA)
  • VPN
  • DNS filtering
  • Email security
  • Firewall
  • Data backup/recovery
  • Data encryption
  • Identity and access control
  • Privileged access management
  • Security awareness training
  • Deception technology
  • Vulnerability scanning and pen testing
  • SOAR
  • SIEM

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