How to Navigate the Common Pitfalls of Security Policy Management

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Don't Forget Security Basics

With the advanced threats and well publicized breaches of today, it's natural for the media and analyst community to disproportionately cover the latest shiny toys. You know, those cloud-based, crowd-sourced, next-generation, advanced kill'em all flux-capacitor powered solutions. But you can greatly improve your security posture by not forgetting – and even emphasizing – the security basics that are often overlooked, such as:

  • Updating to the latest antivirus
  • Identifying and patching vulnerabilities
  • Hardening systems
  • Solid processes for configuring policies across firewalls and routers
  • Removing administrator privileges from endpoints
  • Security awareness programs
  • And the list goes on…

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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