Source: TechRepublicCompletely 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
10: Get upper management to buy in
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.