IT Employment

General discussion

Locked

Network Security: Policy vs Judgement

By McKayTech ·
I'm a participant in a situation where we are trying to decide how to respond to perceived network security threats.

I'm interested in hearing whether it is more common to put faith in a policy or in the judgement of the individual who perceives the threat.

This was brought into focus by a situation in which a network administrator, acting alone, decided to block an IP based on some observations from the firewall log. Unfortunately, that IP belonged to a customer who was, at the moment, working with another member of the team in trying to resolve some connectivity problems.

Do any of you have a policy on how to respond (e.g. would approval be required before blocking a particular IP) or do you depend on each individual to use good judgement and balance security versus useability in each circumstance?

paul

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Related Discussions

Related Forums