There is no silver bullet or panacea available to perfect the "art" of network security engineering; rather, it requires a methodology and a process to be successful. Various authorities, including Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute, agree that the software process model dramatically improves productivity, effectiveness, and overall return on investment. Advancements in software engineering development have come about mainly as a result of the introduction of the software process model, or software lifecycle. Network security engineers, following in the wake of software engineers, are scrambling to find their own silver bullet to provide solutions in the network security world. Much like software engineers of old, who mistakenly felt that reusable software and object-oriented design were universal solutions, security engineers are now using firewalls, PKI, biometrics, and intrusion detection as universal remedies. TDI can offer your organization its expertise so that it becomes readily apparent that network security engineering ultimately requires a process to be effective and complete. Without this process, typically applied network security solutions are simply patches on the armor of a secure network and not a true defense. TDI can help you understand the difference and implement a process to address the gap.
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