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Network security doesn’t have to be expensive, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Yes, there are lots of excellent products, service and consultants ready to help improve your network security, and yet that shouldn’t be the first place an organization goes to prepare against hackers, insider threats, data loss and malware. Fancy new technologies won’t help if you’re not focusing on the roots of good cybersecurity. Let’s talk about some of the most important questions that people rarely ask about cybersecurity, perhaps because they seem so simplistic.

We all know that it doesn’t matter how good a home security system is if someone leaves the garage door open overnight — and a pricey car alarm doesn’t help if the keys and clicker are left in the ignition, and the car window’s open.

Here are four questions that reflect a foundation of security management. Your answers may help set the foundation of a solid security posture.