What is most important when it comes to security setups and why?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Tyrizian, Jun 24, 2014.

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What do you think is most important when it comes to security setups and why?

  1. 1. Antivirus

    27.8%
  2. 2. Firewall

    25.0%
  3. 3. Anti-Executable

    16.7%
  4. 4. Sandboxing

    20.8%
  5. 5. Policy Based

    15.3%
  6. 6. HIPS

    13.9%
  7. 7. Behavioral Blocking

    9.7%
  8. 8. Web Filtering

    13.9%
  9. 9. Anti-Exploit

    12.5%
  10. 10. All the above

    16.7%
  11. 11. Other

    44.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. wolfrun

    wolfrun Registered Member

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    For me sandboxing with Sandboxie. Why?....because it works for me. Also backup imaging with Marcium. Lastly A/V with or added malware protection.
     
  2. Page42

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    Sandboxing to keep me out of trouble and backups to return me to where I was should something fail.
     
  3. Creer

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    Anti-Executable/Policy Based/Sandboxing/HIPS... because prevention is better than the cure.
     
  4. safeguy

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    A couple of years back, I was interested in optimizing my security setup. AE, HIPS, Sandboxes, etc - I have it all stacked on top one another to cover any possible scenario.

    I now prefer to simplify. A security setup that is stable, simple and non-complex; one that does not require constant monitoring and tinkering has gradually become the most important factor for me.

    I don't want to be bothered over updating security apps and configs. I would rather practice safe computing habits and make sure the OS and the browser are up-to-date (of which are mostly automatic nowadays).
     
  5. Overkill

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    Tough question, but I voted other and all of the above because #1 a layered security config is the best thing to have to stay secure and #2 Backing up important things is mandatory incase all else fails :)
     
  6. Keatah

    Keatah Registered Member

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    Absolutely correct! I'd rather cover 95% of the scenarios with minimal tools and utilities than cover 99% with a stack of tools crushing itself under its own weight.
     
  7. guest

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    Sandboxing + Anti-exe

    one isolate everything while the other block everything not whitelisted by yourself. if on top of that you add a kind of rollback system ; infecting you will be an hard task.
     
  8. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    For me = Other, because I believe having a good backup plan more important than any security tools.
     
  9. guest

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    unless you are the unlucky one getting a Bioskit :p
     
  10. Krusty

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    Ah, yeah there are always exceptions to almost every rule.

    That said, I never said not to use other security tools. ;)
     
  11. Osaban

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    I couldn't agree more. The odd thing is that in ten years of security awareness here at Wilders and having restored literally dozens of backup images with XP, Vista, Win 8, Win 8.1, and now Win 10, the reason to restore was always related to conflicts, configurations mistakes, corruption of system files, bad upgrades. I never ever had to restore because of malware. It seems to me that the greatest enemy of Windows is Windows itself...
     
  12. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I voted other, because as some others have posted too, I believe the user is the most important factor in security. If you are careful about what launch and keep your system updated, then in my experience the chance of getting infected is near zero. It's much better to not launch a questionable file, than to blindly launch it and hope that your security software will block it if it is harmful.
     
  13. clubhouse1

    clubhouse1 Registered Member

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    Backup! The biggest danger to my setup is me, tweaking!....I haven't come across a unexpected malware for years.
     
  14. ArchiveX

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    So, do I. :thumb:
     
  15. abels

    abels Registered Member

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    It depend on the experience of each user to show what is the most important. IMO, backup is the must-have plan and the antivirus is the most important after backup.
     
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