Hacker defence: Get medieval - expert

Worried about hackers? Maybe you should build a moat...

IT managers were told to adopt the techniques of medieval warfare to deal with the growing threat of cyber attack at a meeting of British businesses and information security professionals Wednesday.

Managing director of security company Mi2j D.K.Matai said that viewing e-commerce in terms of the next industrial revolution was inappropriate and that in fact it's better to think of the digital age in terms of feudal turmoil.

"Protecting e-risk is best seen in terms of the medieval period because you require a range of defences, moats, ramparts, portcullises, watch towers and alarms, guard dogs and blood hounds. Similarly you need a bespoke security architecture that can continually adapt to the rising threat of hackers."

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