An organization's network contains a wealth of information that can help identify threats. However, collecting, reviewing, and responding to this information is a monumental challenge for most. There are many threat management solutions available, but it’s important to remember that one size does not fit all.
Criminal hackers aren’t nearly as focused on your business' administrative accounts as they are individual employee accounts. Why? Because admin accounts rarely have direct access to highly valuable information like social security numbers, protected health information, etc.
Corporate Identities - that is, usernames and passwords - continue to be one of the main points of attack against businesses. For a reason! Many points of authentication are internet-facing humans who generally do a poor job of choosing passwords and can be easily manipulated into giving out their credentials.
Establishing a strong culture of security in any organization can be tough. I should know. I am a cybersecurity engineer, performing HIPAA-required security risk analyses for healthcare organizations of all sizes. Through the years, I have learned the organizations that take cybersecurity culture seriously continuously remind patients of their information privacy rights, have two-factor authentication on protected systems, give security badges that open secure doors and areas, and much more. Unfortunately, even these smart and commendable tactics are not enough to ward off a breach (and the HIPAA fines that could follow). Through my experience, the ONLY way to create a culture of security is to incorporate these three factors:
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