IT’s Dirty Little Secret: Security Reporting

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How can an IT organization overcome these issues and improve security reporting? It starts with improving workflows within the organization — clarifying the roles and responsibilities for reporting within the team, creating specific, standardized processes, and aligning on metrics for success. Only then does it make sense to implement technology. Rather than a rip and replace of existing solutions, the ideal approach is to find a single, vendor-agnostic tool that can look across all security and management offerings in a dispersed IT environment and deliver a single, accurate snapshot of activity, vulnerabilities, necessary patches, compliance, and whatever other reporting requirements an organization needs. Only then will IT’s dirty little secret of reporting troubles be transformed into a helpful — and often necessary — advantage and value add to the entire organization.

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can do their job when operational but, unfortunately, are rendered useless when they are not installed, become outdated, or are not actively running or configured properly.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