The third layer of a secure, layered security position has three components: firewalls with intrusion prevention systems, virtual private networks and web security and filtering. More technical that the previous steps to total security, these three systems are outlined below.
Once you've developed your IT policies and procedures, you need to get all of your personnel on board. Even the strongest security position will fail without employee awareness. 85% of security breaches originate from either accidental or intentional behaviour on the part of employees, and attacks like ransomware take advantage of user's misplaced trust and/or ignorance.
Last week we outlined the seven-layer approach to security recommended by Horn IT Solutions. Today, we'll discuss the first layer in more detail. The foundation of any good security approach isn't at the software or hardware level, rather, it is the IT policies and guidelines that govern every decision your organization makes about security position.
Most businesses have taken at least the most basic security measures to protect their information systems. Firewalls, anti-virus programs and spam filters are part of most company information technology profiles, but in an age of malware, ransomware and constant malicious innovation, they aren't enough to completely protect your data.