Don’t Turn It Off – You Might Forget to Turn It Back On
It is often tempting to disable antivirus applications or firewalls in order to get some application to work, or to perform some network-related tests. While there are times that doing so is unavoidable, it should generally be avoided.
Many security solutions now come with options to disable the protection for a limited period of time-which might range from hours to a day. Make use of these options to eliminate the risk of exposure due to forgetfulness.
In spite of the tremendous sums of money that organizations spend each year to defend themselves against hackers and malware, successful security incursions continue to occur with dismaying frequency. In the race to acquire the most sophisticated security tools, many forget that the first line of defense is really the user.
Our Paul Mah has come up with a list of six simple ways that employees can enhance the security of their workstations. Be sure to check out Paul's full post on the subject at his blog.