Organizational Security And What It Means

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Organizations today are facing issues in physical and personnel security, network and system security, and payroll process security. This raises a need for a primary cyber and physical threats and vulnerabilities assessment. Evaluation of the organization’s existing threats and vulnerabilities, identification and correction security measures, and implementation of recommended changes to the company’s security management policies will help to improve any organizational physical and network security. Assessment and correction of threats and vulnerabilities in physical and personnel security including facilities, identity management, and physical access control, will ensure physical infrastructure protection, and personnel and information systems safety against numerous internal and external physical threats such as natural disaster, corporate espionage, and visitors‘ malicious intent. Network and system security faces numerous threats from existing vulnerabilities uncovered in user remote and physical access, LAN and WAN security, intrusion detection and logging, user security, and identity management and authentication mechanism. The protection of interconnected information systems while granting secure operating freedom is essential to business success.  If these issues are not addressed properly, they can potentially compromise any system, and open the door to the possibility of fraud. If the proper security culture and awareness are accomplished, people, processes, and technology can collectively …

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Operating System Protection

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The idea of hardening an Operating System (OS) is something that has been deliberated over a number of years. At the core of OS security resides what is known as protection rings and these rings address protection in the area of applications, device drivers, and at the center is the kernel. Each ring provides a layer of privilege; the kernel has the highest level of privilege and this privilege decreases as the rings expand outward. The physical act of hardening is to protect the system from intruders, malware, and advanced persistent threats. Each of these vulnerabilities presents distinctive challenges, but at the end of the day hardening an operating system is instrumental to security. The technical aspect of security must be complimented by policies and procedures that clearly define the security methodology of a company. The truth is that security is predicated upon a number of activities and should one of these predicates fail, then the security risk increases. This article will make a close examination of both the complications and solutions as well as provide various avenues to take in order to provide a reasonable measure of security. Operating System Protection In order to provide a factual history concerning …

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Information Security Kit Free Offer

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