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Solaris 8 Security by Edgar Danielyan

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Low-Cost But Effective Security Measures

It is a common perception that security comes at a cost. This is true if you buy the most expensive firewall without much thought. But there are many low-cost security measures that do not require cash expenses and nevertheless increase your chances of surviving. The following is a list of such measures (in no particular order):

  • Define and enforce a good password policy. Change all passwords periodically. Use the free security tools to test your passwords. If possible, use random-password generators.

  • Subscribe and read free security bulletins, advisories, and vendor security notifications. See whether your systems are vulnerable to any of the reported problems. Install the free patches and maintenance ...

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