Security threats: Unwrapping 2011
by Tomer Teller - Security Evangelist, Check Point - Thursday, 7 July 2011.
Simultaneously, they need to define a solid and well-structured security policy to enforce the protections. This policy needs to be aligned with the business objectives, and clearly understood by the employees of the organization. In addition, I would encourage enterprises to take a fresh look at how they expose their data assets in order to reevaluate how to best protect them.

After securing and shutting this ‘main door’ to potential attackers, organizations must work on securing and closing their perennial ‘back door’ – the users themselves. Human error is the one security problem that technologies alone can’t fix and for which there’s no patch. It is up to organizations to actively engage, train and educate their employees, in order to turn them into real, security-aware corporate gatekeepers.

Only a trained, security-aware workforce, combined with a solid, in-depth security system and a well-defined security policy can defeat today’s hackers. Hopefully business at large can adapt and learns these lessons, avoiding further data breaches in the coming months.

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