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SureCloud’s Luke Potter explains that keeping your network safe and secure requires regular and thorough testing and checks.

Security information and event management solutions help to decipher threat data and provide information to help mitigate the risk of attacks, but they should only represent a component of a business’s security controls. These controls must be checked and tested regularly to ensure the network has no weaknesses.

As well as penetration testing and vulnerability scanning, there are six areas where essential checks are required to mitigate the risk of data security breaches:-

  • Firewall configurations
  • Network segregation
  • Username enumeration and strong password setting
  • Web applications
  • Admin privileges
  • Patch management

Read the detailed article in Information Age entitled Six network security checks to mitigate the risk of data security breaches

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