Reducing "Human Factor" Mistakes

Wednesday, 6 August 2003, 10:19 AM EST

Nowadays companies and organizations face the problem where massive attempts at illegal intrusions hit their network on a daily basis. Whether successful or not, they still pose a significant threat to the proper functionality and continuity of the institution's processes. The majority of these institutions tend to think that any future security related implementations would cost too much effort and resources and place a burden on the budget. On the other hand, the constant media reports of large and well-known corporations broken into really discourage them.

In spite of the latest technological improvements, it's still us, those interacting and configuring these devices/programs; it's our staff members, the ones unknowingly contributing to the dissemination of malicious code, to the exposure of sensitive or classified business information.

This paper by Dancho Danchev will try to summarize various mistakes done by System Administrators, Company Executives and of course the end users, and will also provide you with useful strategies that will definitely help you reduce or completely eliminate the mistakes.

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