Five Recommendations for Protection Against Advanced Hacking Attacks

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Institute solid and sound hiring policies to protect against insider threats.

Organizations can’t ignore societal factors when it comes to cybersecurity. Economic issues coupled with the transient nature of today’s work force leaves organizations at risk from rogue employees. These employees have the capability of inflicting financial, IP, brand and reputational damage. Employee network access should not be a one-size-fits-all solution. Ensure that user permissions are limited to the needs of a person’s job. And as always, regularly review audit and access logs, and stiffen penalties for employees found in violation of policy to include termination.

In today’s information security landscape, it is not a question of “if,” but a question of “when” your network will be breached. Many breaches happen because people are not following policy. As a result, some of the most severe incidents have been detected by simplistic methods. Also, when it comes to significant breaches, the role of insiders should not be downplayed. For example, Vodafone was recently compromised when someone with knowledge of the organization accessed and stole its customer lists, including payment information.

Organizations must have a strategy in place to lessen the likelihood that their systems and data are breached by anticipating and preparing for these threats. Ken Silva, senior vice president for cyber strategy of ManTech's Mission, Cyber and Technology Solutions group, offers five recommendations for protection against advanced hacking attacks.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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