If you've addressed the previous two recommendations, then automation can really amp up your security and operations. In the State of Network Security 2012 survey, more than half of the respondents cited time-consuming, manual and error-prone processes (including poor change management) as the greatest challenges of managing network security devices. Manually discovering all of the firewalls and rules impacted by a potential change, as well as understanding any potential change in risk or compliance levels, is time-consuming, tedious and oftentimes error-prone. Automation can be used to ensure accuracy, reduce risk and significantly reduce the time to process changes - and ultimately allow IT to more quickly respond to changing business requirements.
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.