Application/end-user security recommendations

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Application/End-User Security RecommendationsOne most essential component of information security is preventive security. There are severalother different mechanisms like corrective and detective controls which only detect an attackwhile it happening or they aid the IT system to get back up after a successful attack. It would bemore appropriate to avert an attack instead of making attempts to recuperate from one.Preventive controls are available in two kinds; as security best practices for hardening a networkagainst any malicious attacks or security tools (Intrusion Prevention System and antivirussoftware). Hardening is basically the process a network administrator utilizes to safely configuresoftware and services, minimize exposures, and implement all the necessary security measures[1].It is essential to have a comprehensive understanding on the dire need for variousphysical security measures in an IT setting. Despite the existence of dozens of security threatslike common physical disasters, this proposal shall focus on human-related threats like sabotage,theft and vandalism. The core rules with respect to IT systems are keeping track of all physicalaccess on critical systems, denying people the ability to indirectly attack the IT systems andforbidding unauthorized personnel access to Information Technology systems [2].Managing prevalent system vulnerabilities is another important security initiative to curbmalicious attacks on an IT system. Its process

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