Have You Disabled Java in Your Browser?

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When a company is faced with possible data intrusion, it is necessary to look at all the steps that can be taken to prevent and react to the attack. One of the first steps to prevent an attack from happening in the first place is to install, and utilize, anti-malware software. This software will help identify any suspicious activity and block it before any harm is done. Of course, there are other methods along the same lines of installing anti-malware security software, like setting up a physical firewall to monitor inbound and outbound internet connections in order to catch the attack before it can get near the data.

However, the anti-malware software, and even the firewalls, cannot strengthen all the weaknesses that can plague a data system. For example, companies that use browsers on their systems should be cautious when doing anything that does not involve the data directly. This usually means that some sort of guideline needs to be put into place for employees to tell them not to do miscellaneous tasks like playing games or shopping online on those computers. Moreover, Java itself should be completely disabled. Java has a long history of vulnerabilities that have caused more than its share of harm, and it tends to be difficult for the anti-malware software to sandbox. This means that disabling Java to begin with will be a step in proactively protecting the data!

ENTRUST can help make sure IT Consulting rules like this are followed after implemention of policy.  We’ll build blocks in the system so users don’t do unsafe computer practices.  Call ENTRUST of San Antonio for a free site survey and client assessment.