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  • Barracuda hack highlights importance of defense-in-depth

    The database break-in at Barracuda Networks highlights that no firm is immune to attack, but the email and web security vendor also may have overlooked some basic security tenets that made it more attractive to hackers, according to company executives and industry experts. The attack against Barracuda occurred on Saturday night when the company's web application firewall (WAF) was offline for maintenance. The incident provides takeaways for other organizations, namely highlighting the danger of alone relying on web application firewalls to protect sites, experts said. If operational, Barracuda's WAF most likely would have stopped the attack, since one of its functions is to block SQL injection, Jason Reed, principal consultant at SystemExperts, told

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