Third Step in Reducing the Cost to Implement a Security Plan

Step 3: Paint with Better Brushes

In my previous blogs Step 1 and Step 2 were outlined.

Now that we have covered some of the core issues, it is time to flush out the details. The only real way to do this is to read, and not just a little. Information is your friend here. No technology, product, solution, or approach can totally replace an informed professional with security knowledge. This is why most products focus on finding threats and alerting the operator. This is also where the dollars vs hours balance is focused. The more you understand about the threats to your network, the better you can not only manage the threats but also select the tools with which to do so. It is CRITICAL that you do not underestimate the importance of this step. Continue reading “Third Step in Reducing the Cost to Implement a Security Plan”

Three Steps to Reduce the High Cost of Implementing an Information Security Plan

This is the first blog of a three-part series. I’m in Support at AlienVault and spend my share of time on the forums. I have seen a few posts regarding the cost of implementing security processes and procedures on a network. This is a valid question to consider, as the prospect of creating a security policy and implementing it on a network can be daunting for a beginner. In the following post, are a handful of ideas that hopefully will assist you in developing and implementing your plan. I will also stick to basic theory as my choice of products to use is obviously somewhat biased. 😉 This is the first installment in a blog series intended to share what I’ve learned working on the AlienVault Forums. Continue reading “Three Steps to Reduce the High Cost of Implementing an Information Security Plan”

Should You Take Your Eyes Off the Cloud?

Questions you should ask before considering “Cloud Computing” applications.

More and more, it seems, business and IT managers are being told that “Cloud Computing” is the wave of the future. We are being bombarded with salesman who want to explain this “new technology” to us, and show us why putting our applications in the cloud is a great way to improve services and cut cost. There are many critical considerations which are often not being discussed. It often boils down to asking the right questions. Do you know what to ask?

We’ll take a relatively non-technical look at some questions that should help you make a better decision. Continue reading “Should You Take Your Eyes Off the Cloud?”