The 11 Essentials of Enterprise Security

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Importance: Enterprises are an increasingly attractive target for cyber thieves, with the organization's data and Web servers offering ample opportunity for a payday. The primary threat right now for enterprises is phishing, which involves duping employees into revealing credentials for accounts where sensitive information is kept. These stolen credentials are then used to hijack data, resources and money. One of the most malicious attacks of this type occurs when a cyber criminals obtain data they need to initiate a wire transfer or payroll payment in the name of the business.

To combat this issue, employees should be trained not to fall for phishing attacks and firms should have appropriate security solutions that block malware. Cyber criminals are constantly improving the look-and-feel of deceptive emails, but the combination of training and technology can be an organization's first defense.

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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