IT’s Dirty Little Secret: Security Reporting

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Though many of the issues already raised suggest that existing tools are to blame, it is not fair to put them at fault. In fact, most solutions today do an impeccable job at what they were developed to do — patching, deployment, network virus detection, intrusion detection, and so on. But because reporting is not their first and foremost purpose in the IT ecosystem, many of their reporting features are inadequate, incomplete and lack the robust level of depth and breadth necessary for today’s compliance and audit reporting.

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can do their job when operational but, unfortunately, are rendered useless when they are not installed, become outdated, or are not actively running or configured properly.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