Security Checklist: Preparing for a Cyber Attack

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Once you have identified the threats facing your organization, put the right technology and best practices in place to prevent them — put up firewalls, upgrade code and don’t forget about PCI certification. PCI is evolving and requirements will probably become stricter in the future. PCI certification can mitigate the risks to systems that store or transmit credit card data.

Several low-cost best practice solutions can help you to substantially mitigate long-term data loss and exposure. These include:

  • Staff training
  • Virus/malware updates
  • System patching
  • Open source detection tools: IDS/IPS
  • File integrity monitors
  • Application penetration testing
  • Source code review
  • Incident response planning and training

Recent reports have found that cyber attacks against U.S. corporations are on the rise, along with an increase in international threats, especially from China, and emerging threats to small businesses. Today, it’s not a matter of if an organization will be the victim of a cyber attack, but when.

If you knew you were going to be attacked, what would you do differently to prepare your infrastructure? Bill Wheeler, global director of security & compliance practice at Zensar, outlines the most important steps you should take when protecting your organization.

 

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

 
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