If you are responsible for securing a network, you should know that monitoring reliable IT security news is now critical to mitigating threats on your precious goods. Prioritizing that news landscape and rolling out a timely response is also critical to a solid recipe for security. While it is not realistic to expect security architects to have that kind of response time, if you are ignoring IT security news, you might need those backups you have been diligently maintaining or worse. Building a solid incoming information pipeline requires an analysis of the IT security news landscape. The most fundamental elements of this landscape includes threat advisories & guidelines, updates to best-practices and standardization recommendations, and changing legal requirements if they apply to your organizational assets. Threat analysis reports and newly released Common Vulnerability Exposure details (CVEs) are critical secondary elements that relay more detailed information about vulnerabilities affecting specific software. …
If you are studying for CompTia Security+ you are welcome to download and use these following notes which I built while studying for the exam. If you notice any problems with the notes, please let me know!