Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Building Cyber Awareness: What I Would Do First


Cyber security experts are often asked what strides an organization should take in order to measurably reduce their exposure to cyber threat actors, and their relentless cyber-attacks. Deploying the right security technologies obviously makes good sense. However, no matter how much security technology you deploy, it will never completely replace good common sense. Most cyber-attacks that result in data theft involve the human element, and the dreaded 'click;' that is, the act of an employee being fooled by a phishing E-mail and clicking a link or attachment that installs malicious software without detection. Reducing this single liability would serve to improve anyone's defensive posture. This article discusses how to solve this problem.