IT’s Dirty Little Secret: Security Reporting

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In some organizations, one of the biggest hindrances to IT security reporting is not technology, but the people and processes that support it. For example, duplicative functions across multiple organizational layers can create the IT equivalent of the bystander effect, where everyone thinks another person is in charge and no one steps up to own the reporting function or address emerging issues, thus leaving the entire company at potential risk. This kind of poor organizational structure can also lead to no standardized processes or supporting technology, further compounding an already complex issue.

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can do their job when operational but, unfortunately, are rendered useless when they are not installed, become outdated, or are not actively running or configured properly.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