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Building an Enterprise Security Program in 5 Simple Steps

By

Louie Pitlo

|

March 9, 2017

The utilisation of the technology could reduce the effort, time and money associated with security policy implementation. As an aspect of the evaluation, facilities with points of access and tools like AiroPeek or AirMagnet must be employed to effectively configure access points. If the firm commands support software that is centralised such as Cisco Works or Airwave, then settings for configuration could be viewed with the use of a single console which is affixed with the wired aspect of a given network. This determines the mechanisms for security which would be employed in actuality that could abide by the rules set by security policies. For instance, policies related to security could state that points of access may be disabled from the physical console port. However, while in the process of testing, there is a need to identify the points of access especially when enabling the ports. This is an evident non-conformance to the policies related to security that will allow the hacker to reset the points of access to their default settings with zero security that is enabled. Likewise, the firmware version of every point of access must be determined if still updated. 

Firmware Versions that are old or outdated could not be able to execute the latest patches associated with the fixing of the vulnerabilities related to encryption (1) Investigation of the structural installations of the points of access. This refers to the examination of the points of access and searches for those which do not have control on physical security (2) Identification of troubled points of access. A problem exists whenever an employee installs in the office his personal access points. This installation actually violates security policies which result to the vulnerability of hackers to the overall firm (3) Performance of penetration tests that would examine the further threat of hackers to the entire network or system (4) Analysis of gaps related to security. From the information obtained after the assessment, the security posture of the company is understood. This refers to the determination of issues related to policy architecture of the network and support of operations that could weaken the security of the system and that will allow access to unauthorised agents to break through the entire network and (5) Recommendation of improvements. The presence of weaknesses and threats throughout the entire network could be countered by means of further research and innovation Policies must be updated to make them robust.

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