7 Security Mindsets to Protect Your Vital Business Assets

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Create a Baseline

Create a baseline for your network so you know what's normal.

After building layered security into your network, you'll also need to establish a baseline to measure against so you know when something is potentially wrong.

There are several tools that can help monitor the amounts of traffic traveling over certain ports. Who's talking to those assets? When, why, and how much? This baseline will give you a yardstick to measure future traffic against.

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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