Cybersecurity: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You


Jul 24, 2013

Andrew Ginter, director of industrial security at Waterfall Security Solutions, wrote the article "13 Ways Through a Firewall: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You."

In it he talks about how firewalls are a staple of industrial cybersecurity programs, but no one really knows how secure they are. Ginter says that any time a firewall deployment is considered, relevant firewall vulnerabilities should be identified, and both compensating measures and alternatives should be evaluated. He also concludes that unidirectional security gateways are a comparatively new alternative that all security practitioners should become familiar with.

The article lists Ginter's 13 ways a firewall can be compromissed. Here are his first five ways:

  1. Phishing
  2. Social engineering
  3. Compromise a domain controller
  4. Attack exposed servers
  5. Attack exposed clients

Read the full article to learn about all 13 ways through a firewall in detail.

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