Security Controls : Separating the essentials

Updated: Mar 16

What you need to know about cybersecurity in 2020



Security is built based on the concept of defense in depth. When one control is bypassed the next one in line should be there to intercept the attack. Here are a few essential and advanced security controls. As they say, if everything is a priority, nothing is a priority.

However, if your organization has successfully implemented all of these controls you must be sleeping well at night.

  • Device Discovery System

  • Software Whitelisting System

  • Software Application Inventory

  • Privileged Account Management System  

  • System Configuration Baselines & Images

  • Network URL Filtering System

  • Anti-Spam Gateway

  • Domain Filtering System

  • Endpoint Protection System

  • Host Based Firewall

  • Application Aware Firewall

  • Backup / Recovery 

  • Network Based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS)

  • System Configuration Enforcement System

  • Data Inventory / Classification System

  • Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS)

  • Identity & Access Management System

  • Incident Management Plans

  • Data Loss Prevention

  • Network Security