Demystifying security tools: Should I use commercial or freeware?

by Sang Han
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute tools

Security practices within corporations of all sizes tend to be at insufficient priority levels due to numerous reasons. Besides the somewhat excusable reasons such as insufficient funding and unavailable personnel, a growing trend of ignorance is spreading across network administrators leaving them unprepared against hacker attacks. As security concepts are becoming more advanced, so are the tools used to detect, prevent, and repair security breaches. As a result, I notice many network administrators are unaware of what to look for, what tools to use to help identify issues, and whether or not to use freeware, commercial, or the combination of both.