Nine Security Tips That Go Outside the Box (IBM Security Intelligence)


The great challenge of security is that you are not only battling Murphy’s Law — the universal tendency of things to go wrong — but also shrewd and malicious attackers who are looking for an edge. Rather than constantly changing strategies to match these evolving threats, many security pros could benefit from finding a few simple methods that can stand the test of time and help prevent a breach.

InfoWorld recently published a report titled, “18 Surprising Tips for Security Pros.” Many of the recommendations included are often ignored as old-fashioned or simplistic, but they can go a long way toward thwarting the efforts of cybercriminals trying to break into your network. Here are nine of the security tips the report named as the most effective for solidifying your defenses against those malicious actors.