How to Navigate the Common Pitfalls of Security Policy Management

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Validate and Reconcile

Assuming all of your security policy changes are in place, you need to be able to verify that they were actually implemented or see, at a glance, what kept them from being implemented. On the flip side, you also need to be able to quickly identify any out-of-process changes or "cowboy changes" that were snuck in without going through the proper approval process. Relying on manually documented processes will not capture all your out-of-process or dropped changes. Reining in the cowboys will also make it much easier to find potentially risky changes.

It comes as no surprise to security practitioners that managing security is becoming more and more demanding. Organizations are facing more threats, greater complexity and increased demand for both security and application connectivity. While many companies are deploying the latest and greatest technologies to fight back against cyber attacks, they often neglect their security policy management basics.

In his years of interactions with companies across pretty much every geography and industry vertical, Nimmy Reichenberg, vice president of strategy at AlgoSec, has found that going back to the basics is key when managing an effective security policy and a crucial first step in making your organization more responsive, agile, compliant and secure. In this slideshow, Reichenberg has identified seven common pitfalls organizations face and tips for how to deal with them.

 

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

 
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