Everyday Security

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Lena's picture

Meryl Evans has written a rather long story on everyday security. She
discusses barriers in the way of organisations getting their security
right and some solutions to these problems. I think the most important
thing from this article are the ten cost-effective security measures
Meryl talks about. These are:

  • Firewalls with an Intrusion Prevention System
  • Secure email filtering gateways
  • Antivirus software
  • Spyware and malware protection
  • Not allowing end users to run as local administrator
  • Requiring strong passwords with uppercase, lowercase, numeric and symbolic characters
  • Train employees to recognize "social engineering" attacks
  • An inventory of all IT assets
  • Total disk encryption on all laptops, PDAs and smart phones
  • Patch, patch, patch

Read the rest of Meryl's article about security