Read the Dot-Com Ashes to Build Better Biz
Here's some advice. Before you embark on an e-commerce project or an upgrade to your e-mail system or corporate Web portal, wait a few weeks.Heres some advice. Before you embark on an e-commerce project or an upgrade to your e-mail system or corporate Web portal, wait a few weeks. By then, we will have finished our eWeek Labs Special Series on enterprise security, which will be a great document to have in hand as you go about making sure the bad guys cant get into corporate networks. This week, West Coast Technical Director Timothy Dyck delves into prevention. After all, the best security system is the one that keeps the bad guys out. As Tims article points out, you can do yourself a lot of good by keeping just the elements you really need rather than all defaults, help files and standard folders, which are easy prey for hackers. Developing and implementing a solid data security model takes lots of planning, knowledgeable developers andeven in a rocky economic climatemoney. But, as weve said all along, if youre not going to take the required steps to operate a secure system, you and your company should never venture into the digital world.
While security policies are a first step, you also have to make sure that the products you install to implement those policies perform as advertised. This is where our Labs comes into play. For example, take a look at this weeks review by Francis Chu on Lancopes StealthWatch intrusion-detection appliance. StealthWatch is a strong, enterprise-level appliance, and at $40,000, isnt inexpensive. But it is a whole lot cheaper than the harm of a companywide data security breakdown. Certainly in the current climate of the war on terrorism, companies have to commit to making these types of investments.