IT’s Dirty Little Secret: Security Reporting

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How many security and IT operations tools does your organization deploy? The answer is likely in the double digits. As a result, there is a lot of information available at any IT staffer’s fingertips. But this could provide a false sense of security: When it comes to these solutions’ reporting, they are often incomplete and do not always present the reality. From PC lifecycle tools to antivirus, to patching systems and everything in between, the quality of data makes it near impossible to make sense of it in a meaningful way.

Organizations of all sizes spend time and money installing solutions to help protect their networks and keep their IT environment protected. Many of these solutions can do their job when operational but, unfortunately, are rendered useless when they are not installed, become outdated, or are not actively running or configured properly. One of the biggest challenges for every organization is to evaluate their security posture as these solutions are lacking sufficient self-health validation reporting, which causes an unclear picture of your entire security posture.

According to Hilik Kotler, executive vice president of product development at Promisec, inaccurate reporting is widespread yet often not talked or written about. However, this “dirty little secret” of reporting errors could have grave consequences if left unaddressed. What are the most headache-inducing reporting issues and how can IT address them? Click through to find out.


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