The musings of an IT Consultant

Nov 5 2013   9:47PM GMT

The need for regular Security reviews

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So with all the news about security, I wanted to make a quick mention on some of the things we all should be doing on a regular basis.

It’s quite easy to fall into a false sense of security and assume your network is secure. Administrators can patch and backup regularly, and even put in the latest greatest equipment to secure their network. But don’t assume you’re safe.

Usually, the bad guys out there are 10 steps ahead of you waiting to take advantage of your false sense of security to breach your network. How do you stay ahead of them? Make sure you conduct regular security audits and make sure you don’t just install the latest greatest security hardware and software, but you also analyze and examine the logs these technologies produce.

After all, you can have all the information in the world, but if you don’t analyze it and produce meaningful data from it, you’re still just as vulnerable! If this doesn’t sit in your wheelhouse, I encourage you to reach out to a reputable security firm who can provide this type of expertise to you to help you out!

-RP

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