Five Best Practices for IT Security

This whitepaper provides five practical tips to get you on your way to preventing your organization from making simple mistakes. Of course, every organization's mitigating controls five-best-practices-thumb.jpgare highly contextual, so adopting all five may not be right for you - but if you allow these to serve as a beacon, you will be much more informed about information security and better equipped to make decisions on time and resource management.

This plan will help you to integrate security into your information management and application lifecycle and each is a short-term investment for a long-term gain - the best of both worlds as security is fast becoming a non-negotiable business requirement that your customers are demanding. Learn key best practices including:

  • How to make a self-assessment: Use a threat model to assess the situation
  • Believe the Application Security Hype: The application hype is real and the headlines prove it
  • Ask yourself the tough questions: Do you have any processes or methods in place?
  • Create an internal "Red Team," of Ethical Hackers: Dedicate a team to "think like an attacker"
  • Educate your teams: Get management buy in, enforce policies, and report on findings