The security industry is unpredictable. After being in the space for almost 10 years, the experts at Industrial Defender have seen their share of changes and lessons learned. Whether you are updating company systems, training employees or maintaining networks, sustaining security is of critical importance to any organization.
Jacob Kitchel recently shared his tips and advice about working in security with David Spark of the State of Security Blog. In Jacob’s role as senior manager of security and compliance, he understands the serious implications of inept security. He explains that to ensure the best security, you have to go back to the basics:
“Taking care of the basics first, and ensuring sufficient logging, has allowed me to help customers ‘right the ship’ and gain perspective on what exactly is happening in their environments.”
Jacob also highlights that even if you are not a security pro, tracking, recording and monitoring all information that occurs in your organization’s networks will help sustain a secure environment. Jacob advises companies to:
“Squeeze every bit of information out of your environment. Log and record every event that you have disk space for. Then buy more disk space and log some more. You may not be a security wizard or have one employed in your organization, but when something goes wrong and you have to hire professionals to figure it out, extensive event logging will allow the pros to more easily figure out the pieces.”
These are just a few tips and best practices when it comes to securing your organization. To learn more, please read the State of Security Blog’s full article here: 20 of the Best IT Security Lessons Ever Learned.
Now tell us: what’s your best advice on security?