In Part one of this series Anatomy of an Attack we will look at the prevention management or the pre-attack phase. This phase we will discuss things you can do to prevent an attack. I would always prefer to be on the offensive when it comes to security instead of reacting to problem.
McAfee researchers have identified four phases of every malicious attack. Over the next few weeks, we will share tips for protecting your business regardless of the phase of attack you may find yourself responding to.
Before we begin discussing the phases of attack, here are some things to consider when architecting your attack prevention strategy:
Many of us forget that the mobile phone or tablet you are using contains data you use for your business everyday. Making sure you mobile security isn’t over looked is important to protecting business. In today’s market a hacked or stolen smart phone could put your business at risk. Also it is a good idea to discuss what type of access someone will have with those devices when on your network.
In part 2 of this series we will look at the ways you receive that initial contact. We will look at ways to identify these potential threats to keep you and your business safe. If you have questions or comments before then please post them here.