7 Security Mindsets to Protect Your Vital Business Assets

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Be Proactive

Act on what your data tells you.

Layered security creates a lot of data, and the more data you have, the more difficult it is to act on it. Prioritizing your important assets can help you sift through the data, but in today's world, it's not enough to act only when you see something is wrong.

The data you are collecting becomes even more valuable when you can use it to be proactive about threat protection. Use this data to stop individuals before they do anything by placing reputation information into your firewall or your IPS, or having that information in your SIEM.

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.


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