Network security tools and devices exist to help your organization protect not only its sensitive information, but also its overall performance (look here for more info).
If your organization’s security tools are only reactive, you risk having critical information exposed or compromised while waiting for IT to catch the attack. As a matter of fact, a lack of response from your security team is often the first indication that an attack is taking place.
But there are several ways you can build proactive security tools that can help you avoid many of the mistakes you may be making. Here are some of them:
You can automate security tools with the help of an API. For example, you can build your own tool that will detect suspicious activity and alert you when it happens. If you don’t have the resources, you can use a service such as SentinelOne to protect you from malware threats. You can even use a third-party app like Avast or AVG. There are numerous online resources that will show you how to build an app with the right parameters and get it running. You can use an existing tool for reporting threats to your service provider. For example, Microsoft Security Essentials (aka Windows Defender) lets you use an existing tool to monitor and clean malware on your Windows PC.
Consider a virtual machine or virtual machine-like environment
If you can get your hands on a virtual machine, it’s a great way to work on your Windows 10 OS. If you’re planning on using Windows 10 as your primary PC, you should take advantage of virtual machines. They offer the convenience of using your laptop or desktop computer, and you can install a Linux distribution on it. You can also do things like install Ubuntu in virtual machines on your desktop PC, as well.