7 Security Mindsets to Protect Your Vital Business Assets

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Make It Difficult

Make it harder to exploit your network.

Most security breaches don't occur because someone has discovered a way to take advantage of a network vulnerability. Instead, most unwelcome visitors enter the data center through legitimate methods, like simply typing in an active username and password. Take the time to educate your employees on hacking tactics like social engineering, because being able to spot and avoid these scams means fewer unwanted visitors.

It's critical to do these three things consistently with your staff:

  1. Preach rock solid login security with great passwords.
  2. Lock down application logins as much as possible to prevent brute force logins.
  3. Reinforce the importance of not being casual with login information.

Network security isn't just about devices or hardware. While it's easy to think that one tool will solve your security burden, the reality is that cyber criminals are determined to get into your network, steal data or disrupt performance.

By constantly evolving their methods, hackers often find new vulnerabilities to exploit. For that reason, the tool that works today will likely be much less effective tomorrow. And beyond that, every network is different. What might make sense for one might not make sense for another.

To help businesses learn to adopt lasting mindsets to keep their networks safe, David Lissberger, chief executive officer at Sentinel IPS, outlined seven strategies businesses must adopt as guiding principles when designing and building a network's architecture.

David Lissberger is chief executive officer at Sentinel IPS, a managed service that relieves the burden of network security for businesses with its threat management system based on active threat intelligence.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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