7 Security Mindsets to Protect Your Vital Business Assets

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Prepare for the Worst

Adopt the "assume breach" mentality.

Planning for network security should start from the assumption that you're going to be breached. Thinking your business isn't important enough or is too small to hack is one of a few security attitudes you need to change. Even if you're a small organization, you have assets that may be important to somebody. Prepare for the worst by focusing on visibility across your network, putting in reliable backups and implementing a solid disaster recovery plan.

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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