The company’s founders occasionally forget about implementing important fundamentals of security and start running after shining technology. The security budgets are limited, so they need to be sure about covering highest breach areas before moving onto other things.
IBM reported that more than a billion personal data was stolen and leaked in 2014 alone, which made it the highest recorded number in the last 18 years. So companies should have best strategies and practices fro enterprise security. Criminals are always a step ahead of the existing security systems. It would be hard to keep important data protected from theft unless security systems continue to evolve.
So how do we ensure to have the best security systems? It all has to do with having a solid foundation, which starts with these basic practices.
Firewalls are the first line of defense for any enterprise. It basically controls the flow of the data and decides the direction of flow of data. The firewall keeps harmful files from breaching the network and compromising the assets.
The traditional process for implementing firewalls is at the external perimeter of the network, but to include internal firewalls is the popular strategy. This is one of the best practices of companies by making it the second line of defense to keep unwanted and suspicious traffic away.
Routers are mainly used to control the flow of the network traffic. But routers do have security features too. Modern routers are full of security features like IDS/IPS functionality, quality service and traffic management tools and strong VPN data encryption features. But very few people use IPS features and firewall functions in their routers. To have improved security posture companies need to use all the security features of routers.
This is the most obvious feature of all. If companies aren’t using WPA2 wireless security, then they need to start using it. Many methods of wireless security are insecure and can be compromised in minutes. If companies have wireless WPA2 installed, then it will difficult to breach to criminals.
It is highly common to receive emails from the suspicious sources. The email is the main target for the criminals. An 86 percent emails in the world are spam. Even if the latest filters are able to remove most of the spam emails, companies should keep updating the current protocols. If no of spam emails are large, then it only means the company is at greater risk of getting malware.
Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report stated that the attacks against web applications in the recent years have increased at an alarming rate, with over 51 percent of the victims. Simple URL filtering is no longer sufficient, s attacks are becoming more frequent and complex. The features that need to consider for web security systems are AV Scanning, IP reputation, Malware Scanning, and data leakage prevention function. A web security should have the ability to correctly scan the web traffic.
While world is approaching to more and more cyber theft and crimes, these standard tools based foundation of enterprise security can protect your company from such attacks.
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