The 11 Essentials of Enterprise Security

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Service: Vulnerability management tools

Description: Vulnerability management is a critical process of identifying, classifying, and fixing vulnerabilities. It only takes a single vulnerability to launch an attack, and most large enterprises have hundreds of thousands of vulnerabilities on their network.

Importance: These solutions allow enterprises to find vulnerabilities and prioritize vulnerabilities. Some will also identify multi-step attack vectors such as APTs.

Best practices / advice: Network context is essential. Just because a vulnerability is rated medium by the vendor, doesn't mean that you can ignore it. Remediate based on risk to your network to reduce the attack surface as fast as possible.

Source: The experts at Skybox Security whose vulnerability management solution allows organizations to detect and manage all aspects of security vulnerability.

The job of an enterprise's chief security officer (CSO) is a difficult one. Devising a strategy that ensures the company's network and data are secure can be a daunting challenge. With high profile breaches like Target and Adobe making headlines recently, enterprise security has finally been brought into the public spotlight. This newfound awareness has put the pressure on enterprises to assure their customers that they are taking every measure possible to boost their security.

This leaves executives asking, where do I start? With so many different considerations to take into account, there is no single solution that will meet all the security needs of a given organization.

Here are the 11 essentials for keeping your enterprise secure.

 

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

 
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