Our managed services company stopped by to talk to us about their security services. Some were a duplication of services I already provide. Other things I’m embarrassed to say never occurred to me. (It was all pretty expensive. I can’t wait to see this quote. It should be worth a good laugh.) The meeting started me thinking about things I should be doing and things I could be doing.
Are there tasks you would do if you had extra time in your day? They don’t have to be security-related even though I’m suggesting things below.
Do you review logs checking for odd logins?
Do you check your backups every night or rely on emailed logs?
Do you review your firewall logs?
Do you run a cleaning job on printers each month?
Back when computers were huge and monitors were green & black there were tasks I had to complete every day – like changing a backup tape every day or checking my ridiculously small storage to make sure some user hadn’t depleted it all. Now each day is unique – something I love. Even when I plan my day, a help-desk call can turn things on a dime. But, a there simple preventative steps I should be taking but don’t because of time constraints?