9 Ways to Secure Your Company and Stay on Budget
These days, the question is not, "Will we be hacked?" but "When will we be hacked?" or even "How long ago were we hacked?" The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that 781 recorded data breaches occurred in 2015, and the business sector represented about 40 percent of them. You know you must be vigilant and constantly implement and adapt your security posture to minimize risk and automate response. And, in many cases, you must do it all on a budget with insufficient resources. "No matter how large or small your organization is, there are some key best practices that can enhance the resiliency of your infrastructure and help you maximize your resources," says Jayson Street, an InfoSec ranger at Pwnie Express, a provider of real-time threat detection for wireless and wired devices. "Imagine what you could do if your employees were fully trained on how to avoid threats, always used VPNs and actively changed their passwords? The training of people encompasses the first phase of the guidelines below, paving the way for the natural progression to phase two: strategic enablement of threat detection and visibility to effectively evaluate and mitigate risk. This must include physical visibility into who and what type of device has access to your company's data. This knowledge is essential in implementing an effective layered security approach and stopping attackers before they get through the door." Here are nine ways to better secure your network without breaking your budget, courtesy of Jayson Street.