If you Set and Forget, you will Regret

Information Security Buzz

Overworked system administrators and their equally harried managers everywhere would love to hear from vendors that some SILVER BULLET security technology will keep them safe from all harm merely by plugging it in (and paying the vendor, of course).

From the Peanuts Treasury by Charles Schulz:

[Lucy has being going around getting people to sign a document absolving her from all blame.]

Lucy: “Just sign it… that’s right… thank you. No matter what happens any place or any time in the world, this absolves me from all blame!”

Charlie Brown: “That must be a nice document to have.”

Yes – it must be nice. But that document does not exist here in the real world, I’m afraid. You can, of course, buy security monitoring tools but a security monitoring capability? That is something you grow and mature.

In other words, if you set and forget, you will regret. To get the most value from your security monitoring tools investment, you must be prepared to watch, tune and update them.

Read the full Information Security Buzz blog by EventTracker CEO, A.N. Ananth here.