Security Checklist: Preparing for a Cyber Attack

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In order to stay informed, IT staff should participate in security focused events, subscribe to mailing lists, and talk to their peers. Organizations should ensure that they have the latest patch versions. They should constantly scan for threats and plug vulnerabilities in a timely manner.  Beyond the IT department, basic security training is important for all staff. For example, all employees should understand password requirements and complexities.

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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