Sunday, October 06, 2013

Security concerns? Do this before you start buying products

Before buying any security product, you should configure the OS properly and by doing this, most of the security concerns are handled.

Configuring the OS would include the following:
  1. Complex passwords
  2. Disabling default accounts
  3. Closing inbound ports
  4. Sacrificing management for the sake of security. use agents instead of poll. That will allow you to close the
  5. Consider outbound firewall
  6. Making users run their day-to-day programs using user privilege and limiting admin privilege use to minimum
  7. Disabling unused services
  8. Limiting the installed software
  9. Control on browser capabilities and tightening its policy
  10. Good audit policy
  11. Encrypting media and drives 

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