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How to manage Information Security?

Admit it! These days all the organizations big or small are constantly struggling to find the effective mechanism to avoid security rift. In fact, they are cribbing for an effective mechanism to install information security so their data can be secure from virus attacks and hackers.  Hence, following blog post is my endeavor to high light some best possible solutions that I have learned through my experience.

However, here I would like to make it lucid clear, that there is no single way to hack the system. In fact, a system can be hacked through numerous technical ways including, networks, servers and computers. Though, the job of System Engineer is crucial in managing the information security and safe guard of the network. Still, do bear in mind no system can be 100% hacker proof. Recent security rift with web giants like Yahoo and LinkedIn vouches the aforementioned statement to the hilt.

Now question arises what is the best mechanism is available today when nothing can be vouched for fool proof security. Well, beneath mentioned are few methods which are substantially helpful in reducing the vulnerabilities of network:

First and foremost, keep the system clean and up to date. This action requires latest bug fixing and security patches from the established operating system vendors, like Microsoft, Apple, and Red Hat etc. However, you can also opt for enterprise patch management suites that can help in detecting any type of vulnerability in your existing infrastructure and can trigger applicable patch notification instantly.

Moreover, make sure you are following appropriate mechanism while deploying security on servers. The list of best possible security options includes, file based security, host based security, ip based security. Aforementioned are system level security options. Stay tuned for my upcoming blogs to get the insights view of aforementioned security technologies. Moreover, I will also talk about the basic configuration to deploy the robust security mechanism.

Moreover, I would also suggest for each and every organization, regardless how big or small, follow some lucrative practices like the usage of role based access control list (RBAC). In the information security terms RBAC is a quite effective mechanism to curb down the unauthorized access to network. However, it is only useful for the enterprises which have the capacity of sizable number of workstations and can implement mandatory access control or discretionary access control.   In addition, technologies like WAN encryption, strict directory server security, and regular backups have all it takes to save you against the rainy day.

WAN encryption is not a tool or product, but certainly it is among one of the most effective information security practices in order to secure the network from hackers. Under the encryption mode, data is transmitted in the form of algorithm over the network. Moreover, encryption in a comprehensive mechanism to protect the data of files stored on computers.

Moreover, creating awareness through information security workshops can be quite fruitful exercise for the corporate in order to make their network hacker proof.

However, last but certainly not least adopt comprehensive security measures in order to maintain your system threat proof. Moreover, the infrastructure monitoring plays crucial role as it can detect the abnormal behavior in most of the cases and can trigger the alarm to concern person. Such type of proactive approach helps to reducing the potential damage. I will address fewer issues in depth like what enhanced proactive monitoring can be placed on network and systems side so the system can be secured in my upcoming post.

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