There are many ways that a bad actor can infiltrate your IT infrastructure and begin sifting through your data. These vulnerable entry points are known as risk vectors and include insecure endpoints, unsupported mobile devices, unpatched systems, and more.
You've worked hard all year to prioritize your organization's resources to tackle the riskiest vulnerabilities in your cybersecurity program. But when you bring your progress to the board of directors, excited to demonstrate your success, your reports about patched network configurations, DNS configurations, botnet sinkholes, and more are met with blank stares.
Work from home practices introduce significant cyber risk to any organization. Worryingly, BitSight research discovered that remote office networks are 7.5 times more likely to have at least five distinct malware families on them than a corporate network.
As remote workforces become the norm, this should ring alarm bells for security leaders. When an employee uses a corporate device on a home network, malware can propagate to the corporate network. This is especially problematic given user behavior and the dynamics of home networks. In 52% of cases, corporate-issued devices are used by family members or trusted friends. These assets also share the same network as potentially insecure IoT devices such as alarm systems, smart TVs, refrigerators, and more.
These days, we often hear the word “quarantine” in everyday conversations--but quarantining takes on a different meaning when it comes to protecting your network.
Often, when we discuss quarantining from a cyber security perspective we’re referring to network segmentation cyber security. But what is network segmentation, and is it the right approach for your organization? The answer to the first part is easy. The second is a bit more complicated.
To protect your organization against cyber security risks, it’s important to have a cyber risk management program in place. But does your organization’s program take into consideration its entire attack surface – including the cloud?
Cyber risk management should be a priority for any organization. And while there are many measures your business can take to reduce cybersecurity risk across the enterprise, how do you discover and remediate unknown risks that may be lurking in the networks of third parties?
The recent rise in ransomware attacks and business-halting data breaches has made it clear that your organization must prioritize cyber security performance. But ad hoc security controls and defensive measures are not the answer. Instead, you need a strategic, risk-based approach with a cyber security road map as your guide.