If you ever doubted that security risk management was critical for businesses and enterprise, then your opinion might be changed after reading the information contained in the recent Verizon report. The latest study was published to coincide with Infosec – an annual security conference in London.
With an increasing number of critical systems being placed within virtual environments, security is now understandably a prime concern. Systems can be attacked, and valuable information and assets can be compromised. Vulnerability management systems are designed to address these issues. Vulnerability assessment is the process of identifying how vulnerable an infrastructure is to known vulnerabilities—the number one threat to all networks today. The threats/risks found in the vulnerability assessment are then ranked and prioritized to expose the current security position, and to facilitate the re-mediation process.
Whether you’re an end user or an IT administrator, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is becoming a reality in many workplaces these days. Advances in technology have now made this possible. There’s no doubting that BOYD can deliver rewards and have positive impacts on productivity. However, these rewards can also involve risk. Although BYOD may be convenient for your employees, businesses will also need to consider its potential impact on corporate security models and data.