Be it criminal hackers or rogue employees, the bad guys always seem to be ahead of the curve. This explains the continuing struggles businesses have with security breaches. Miscreants want people to believe that what they do is mysterious art that only those with the utmost computer abilities can do it, but that’s not usually the case.
Here are what I believe to be the top 12 reasons why skilled attackers will always have the upper hand:
Unauthorized actions against your network by those who have malicious intentions are a problem but they should not be the core issue for your business. Chasing down the bad guys during and after an incident is exciting, but it’s your choices leading up to the event that need the real attention. Know how the bad guys think but, more importantly, study the research coming out each year from Verizon, Trustwave, etc., perform your own security risk assessments and be prepared. Doing so will show you precisely where you need to focus your efforts to keep these criminals off your network. If you get everything mostly under control, the bad guys won’t stand a chance.
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