In a rush to stay ahead of a heavy workload, your IT admins could be taking more shortcuts than you’d expect. And perhaps no aspect of IT suffers more from cutting corners than security. Here are five facts about cyber security that your IT staff probably don't want executives and employees to know.
Despite the cause, the insider threat can be controlled. But only if an organization takes the necessary steps to educate its staff, and implement appropriate technology to deal with the latest risks.
Ponemon highlights a number of items that are absolutely excellent to focus on as a security program. However, nowhere on their list did they make room for truly preventative measures like securing privileged credentials.
A distinction has to be made when it comes to how far perimeter security products go toward overall IT security. All they really do is keep out noise. In other words, perimeter security only prevents the low-skilled attacks looking for easy targets.
We’ll likely never eliminate all security threats, but with a sound, layered cyber security approach we can reduce their impact. And when it comes to mitigating the risks of negligent insiders, organizations need to move beyond basic IT security training and look for ways to limit the damage.
The fact is, many of the organizations that are so fixated on perimeter security give implicit trust to anyone who walks through their doors. During my career in cyber security, I’ve seen pervasive administrative access granted to most anyone for anything. This in turn gave rise to the Terry Childs and Edward Snowden incidents...