Top Five Network Security Tips for 2013

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Gartner has stated that most firewall breaches are due to misconfiguration, not from flaws with the firewall itself – 95 percent of the breaches, to be exact. Ensuring that security devices are properly configured is of great significance (and it's listed twice among the top 20 critical controls identified by SANS for endpoints and network devices). Implementing the proper security tools and policies is important when it comes to defending your network; therefore, if your devices are out of date, missing critical patches or improperly configured, then your network may be exposed. You could have the tightest firewall rules and a “locked down” network, but if a router is running an old operating system that has known flaws, you have a security gap that can be exploited.

With the continued rise of data breaches and cyber attacks, AlgoSec, a leading provider of network security policy management, offers a top five list of information security resolutions organizations should strive to attain this year.

The common theme across these resolutions is to step back from what is being done today, examine the organization’s technologies, processes and culture and ultimately take a proactive approach to addressing security.

 

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

 
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