Technical controls

Technical controls are those implemented by the IT team to reduce risk to the business. These could include the following:

  • Firewall rules: Firewalls prevent unauthorized access to the network by IP address, application, or protocol. These are covered in-depth later in this book.
  • Antivirus/antimalware: This is the most common threat to the business and we must ensure that all servers and desktops are protected and up to date.
  • Screen savers: These log computers off when they are idle, preventing access.
  • Screen filters: These prevent people walking past from reading the data on your screen.
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)/Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS): The intrusion detection system monitors the network for any changes ...

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