The annual Blackhat/Defcon cyber security conferences took place last week in Las Vegas, NV. There were more vendors than ever, however the underlying theme of the conference remained the same...understanding/defending/preventing targetted cyber intrusions (a.k.a. APT).
Vendors certainly have their place when it comes to the cyber war against protecting your information, but it is important to understand that there is no silver bullet. Below you will find a very informative (arguably conclusive) list of mitigations (most of which don't require additional hardware/software) to defend against targeted cyber intrustions.