How to secure your IT infrastructure without complete and efficient monitoring?
The IT security is becoming a very important topic for the companies.
The many attempts and/or successful intrusions, the significant breakdowns of Internet providers or even the hostage-taking of a Californian hospital’s computer system show how weak an IT infrastructure could be, despite the solutions deployed: firewall, antivirus software, recurrence…
But why protecting a system that much if it is not well monitored?
The biggest issue for the IT monitoring is to take ALL the elements in charge. It cannot concern only the servers or the switches. The whole infrastructure has to be followed, including the firewalls, the Wi-Fi access points, routers, etc.
Let’s look the COP21 as an example. The IT monitoring was crucial. It ensured a highest availability level for the most secured elements, contributing to the success of this global event.
More than 2.000 elements from all types were monitored in record time to guarantee to be alerted instantly to any incident. If all the elements had not been monitored, this extremely high level of availability would not have been reach. Thanks to this exhaustiveness, every delegation could enjoy a safe and reliable environment during the event.
Imagine what would have happened if the secure Wi-Fi connection of a delegation fall in the middle of the negotiations, without any means to quickly investigate the root cause of the breakdown?
The IT monitoring is really fundamental for every secure environment. Whatever the effort made to secure the connection, everything would have been reduce to nothing if the real question would not have been asked at the beginning of the project: how to efficiently monitor all those elements? The business expectations would not have been reached without this investment in monitoring. It’s the heart of the process.
Secure the IT infrastructure has to be an unavoidable goal, secure efficiently by monitoring all the elements has to be an absolute priority.