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Security Best Practices That Stand the Test of Time

December 4, 2018

The common wisdom says that hackers are eternally one step ahead of security. Nevertheless, a few best practices from way back when still work. Network security professional a few decades ago spent a lot of time monitoring bare metal servers. Now they’re monitoring hosted, cloud infrastructure, but many of the same principles still apply, according to post at Threat Stack. Likewise the concept of “least privilege,” which dates back to 1975 – in essence “every program and every user of the system should operate using the least set of privileges necessary to complete the job.” Patching identified vulnerabilities is a no-brainer, but a surprising number of companies let it slide. Your organization’s approach to patching should be automated, standardized, and resilient enough to withstand automatic software updates.

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