IT’s Dirty Little Secret: Security Reporting

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There is often another hurdle that must be addressed: the accuracy of that data. Most often, this occurs in the form of false positives, or worse, false negatives. As organizations increasingly load up on different security and operations technology and tools, the conflicting information they provide can also create a major challenge because administrators are left responding to disparate pieces of information that can point them in several different — and not always accurate — directions.

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can do their job when operational but, unfortunately, are rendered useless when they are not installed, become outdated, or are not actively running or configured properly.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.

 

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

 
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