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IT and network security lessons from Game of Thrones

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The epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones chronicles the struggles of the family houses of Lannister, Stark, Baratheon and Targaryen to secure absolute leadership of the Seven Kingdoms.

Underpinning the political plotting and military manouvers to win the Iron Throne are a series of security leaks, breaches and flaws which prove pivotal to families’ successes – and failures.  Despite the fact that communications in Westeros are done by messengers on horseback and ravens, rather than email, mobile and IM, there are still serious security lessons that can be learned.

InformationAge has published an article by Clavister CEO, Jim Carlsson which looks at the key security issues highlighted in the TV series, from weak defences through to protecting against new, unknown attacks, and shows how companies can build better defences.

As is often said in the series:  “Winter is coming.”  It’s a warning to be prepared for harsh times.  Similarly, it isn’t a case of ‘if’ an organisation will be targeted by hackers but ‘when’ – and organisations should be prepared, and remain vigilant in looking out for new threats.

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