Take a look at our article in the Cloud Computing Journal this week providing insights into what an OS “attack surface” is and how to minimize security risks. Think of it this way: If you live in a zombie-infested town, the last thing you want is a door with a loose hinge.
At Aporeto, where we are building Trust-Centric Security, we believe that users should not have to deal with multiple layers of complex techniques to reduce the surface of attack of ill-suited interfaces to acceptable levels. Because there is a probability that your system will have a cataclysmic security event, it is rational to adopt simplicity as a vital software design principle to minimize the risks. After all, with zombies as in software, doors and windows are a threat to your life.