networksecurity - Securing your computer system, especially...

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Securing your computer system, especially when all of your computers can reach the internet, is extremely important. But what is more important is having a plan that will you to be organized in your fight against intrusion and security breaches. No matter how big or small your company, having an IDS policy in place will assist in the preventing and notify personnel of security breaches. An IDS stands for Intrusion Detection System and it is a collaboration of hardware, software and personnel as the first line of defense when an intrusion occurs. An easy way to understand this is in four steps; Prevention, Intrusion Monitoring, Intrusion Detection and Response. The first step of an IDS policy is prevention. Since prevention is where most companies pour their dollars into, there is a whole system devoted to prevention. This system is called Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). Some consider this an extension of an IDS policy and since I believe more fire power to an existing policy is better, I will include the IPS in an IDS policy. Prevention includes, but is not limited to, firewalls, antivirus
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