Securing an enterprise network is an ever-growing task due to twin increases in network complexity and hacker sophistication. The good news: The security industry is doing a fantastic job of creating new tools to help IT leaders with deploying counter‑measures. The bad news: these tools need to be managed, monitored and maintained to stay ahead of cyber criminals.
So, how does your own security arsenal measure up? Is there a tool you’re missing that you could easily add? Is your network as secure as it really needs to be? Consider the following vital tools, many of which you may have in place – and others may deserve your immediate consideration.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of IT security tools, and your enterprise may have more specialized needs. For a thorough check-up to reveal your current security strengths and vulnerabilities, consider engaging a provider of managed network security services and leverage external security experts to evaluate your environment regularly to ensure that your security posture is not slipping.
Tony Spurlin is the Vice President and Chief Security Officer for Windstream where he is responsible for the enterprise information risk and security portfolio including: strategy, information risk, security architecture, identity/access management, security engineering and operations. He is a recognized industry leader, with notable success in creating, transforming and executing strategic information risk and security strategies. Tony is a strategic and tactical leader with global experience building and motivating teams to foster engagement and cross collaboration in driving processes and technology to solve complex business problems. He has over 25 years of information security, regulatory compliance and risk management experience working with organizations from leadership and advisory positions in various sectors including retail, healthcare, business services, telecommunications, government and banking.
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