Security: Fifteen Quick Fixes for Your Network

A security expert outlines 15 simple steps for making a quick-impact difference in protecting your network.

If protecting your organization from cyberattack is your responsibility, you probably have heard of the 20 baseline security controls that the Consensus Audit Guidelines (CAG) project defines and recommends.

Speaking at the Gartner Information Security Summit 2009 in London, SANS instructor Stephen Armstrong outlined 15 "quick wins" based on these controls: simple steps you can take to make an immediate difference to your security.

Here are the 20 controls, and Armstrong's quick wins and other advice: