Preventative controls

Preventative controls are in place to deter any attack; this could be having a security guard with a large dog walking around the perimeter of your company. This would make someone trying to break in think twice:

  • Disable user accounts: When someone leaves a company, the first thing that happens is that their account is disabled, as we don't want to lose information that they have access to, and then we change the password so that they cannot access it. We may disable an account while people are on secondment or maternity leave.
  • Operating system hardening: This makes a computer's operating system more secure. It often requires numerous actions such as configuring system and network components properly, turning off features ...

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