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Source: TechRepublic

Completely eliminating security breaches may be an impossible task — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do everything possible to thwart attackers. Michael Kassner shares 10 easy-to-implement measures that will help protect your organization from security threats.

Security breach: A situation where an individual intentionally exceeds or misuses network, system, or data access in a manner that negatively affects the security of the organization’s data, systems, or operations.

1: Change default passwords

2: Don’t reuse passwords

3: Disable user accounts when an employee leaves

4: Examine security logs

5: Do regular network scans

6: Monitor outbound network traffic

7: Patch and update regularly

8: Implement a security plan

9: Raise user awareness about information

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10: Get upper management to buy in

Final thoughts

Completely eliminating security breaches may indeed be an impossible task. But I get concerned when that conclusion drives the attitude of “Why even try, then?” The 10 methods above are simple to implement and will go a long way toward making it more difficult for a security breach to occur.

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