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Published: 16 Oct 2012

Soul Searching Before you shower your network with trendy tools, you should reflect on your internal processes and infrastructure. Hi, my name is Scott, and I was in a bad security relationship. There, I said it. Whenever I felt insecure, I'd buy my beloved enterprise a sexy new piece of hardware. Things would seem better...for a while. Then, along would come another threat and out would come my checkbook. I amassed a closet full of gizmos before learning an expensive lesson: Money can't buy you love, and, for us security practitioners, it doesn't always buy peace of mind. Until you get to the heart of a problem, all the bells and whistles in the world won't solve your woes. For a while now I've been in recovery. No 12-step program for me--I ran a low-cost discovery scan. Using Nmap and Nessus, I probed the enterprise, searching for weaknesses. While I wanted to know what was visible from the outside, I found something interesting as an insider looking out: The scan uncovered inconsistent configurations; servers from one department were configured ... Access >>>

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