The 11 Essentials of Enterprise Security

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Best practices / advice: Lancope recently released the results of a very telling Ponemon survey entitled "Cyber Security Incident Response: Are we as prepared as we think?" The findings confirm that many organizations aren't prepared to respond to security incidents. Here are several recommendations to help beef up incident response preparedness:

  • Make it a priority to build an incident response team consisting of experienced, full-time members
  • Assess the readiness of incident response team members on an ongoing basis
  • Create clearly defined rules of engagement for your incident response team
  • Have meaningful operational metrics to gauge the overall effectiveness of incident response
  • Translate the results of these measures into user-friendly business communications
  • Involve multi-disciplinary areas of the organization in the incident response process
  • Invest in technologies that support the collection of information to identify potential threats
  • Consider sharing threat indicators with third-party organizations to foster collaboration

Source: The security experts at Lancope, whose behavioral-based security monitoring platform – StealthWatch provides the network visibility and security intelligence needed to defend enterprises against today's top threats.

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.


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