Ho hum. Another new year, time for some more New Year’s resolutions. Did you keep the ones you made last year? Meant to but somehow did not get around to it? This time how about making it easy on yourself?
Here are some New Year’s resolutions for IT security that you can keep easily — by doing nothing at all!
5) Give out administrator privileges freely to most users. Less hassle for you. They don’t need to bother asking you install software or access some files.
4) Don’t bother inventorying hardware or software. It changes all the time. It’s hard to maintain a list, and what’s the point anyway?
3) Allow unfettered mobile device usage in the network. You know they are going to bring their own phone and tablet anyway. It’s better this way. Maybe they’ll get more work done now.
2) Use default configurations everywhere. It’s far easier to manage. Factory default resets are needed anyway and then you can find the default password on google.
And our favorite:
1) Ignore logs of every kind — audit logs, security logs, application logs. They just fill up disk space anyway.