IT’s Dirty Little Secret: Security Reporting

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Because of the challenges with the quality and quantity of reporting data, IT organizations are often left feeling unsure of what information to trust. Which data is accurate? How do you know which tool is providing the best insight? Where is action required? No vendor can claim complete trustworthiness as a product feature, but it is critical for organizations to quickly identify which tool regularly gives them the best — that is, the most accurate and reliable — information so they can cut through the clutter of several systems.

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can do their job when operational but, unfortunately, are rendered useless when they are not installed, become outdated, or are not actively running or configured properly.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