How Sun Tzu’s Wisdom Can Rewrite the Rules of Cybersecurity


These millennia-old words of ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu — to whom The Art of War is attributed — are still very relevant today. The best defense is to avoid an attack in the first place. With the right architecture and approach, it’s possible to shield your environment from the cybersecurity arms race so that when the attacker strikes, you simply aren’t there.

Practice Attack Avoidance

Attack avoidance is one of the three critical aspects of enterprise security, along with prevention, which ensures that networks and systems are hardened against attacks, and detection, which identifies anomalies and provides a means to respond to attacks. Attack avoidance is often overlooked or subsumed in the larger zero-trust conversation but addressing it in the first stage of risk management brings immense benefit.