17 October 2015
I had some unpleasant discussions this week about the importance of basic security. In my opinion most of the companies could raise their level of security by about 50 to 60 percent by just getting the basics right. The best Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) technology is useless once the attacker is on your network. Then it is important to hinder the attacker in searching the network for the credentials of the domain administrators.
Warwick Ashford’s post ‘Cyber security innovation is crucial, says security evangelist’, published on Tuesday on ComputerWeekly.com saved my day:
“Basic cyber hygiene is typically lacking, and just by getting the basics up to scratch companies could reduce 90% of their cyber risk”
This report gives you great arguments for adjusting the budgets in favor for the basics. I hope you enjoy reading it.
Have a good weekend.