Cybersecurity Common Sense is Not Always Common Practice

Posted by IMEC on Sep 14, 2020 2:12:03 PM

This is an original post by Christian Espinosa, CEO/Founder of Alpine Security.

cybersecuritycommonsenseCommon sense is not always common practice, especially with cybersecurity. Most of the breaches we see today are not because some super cool artificial intelligence firewall failed or because of a brand new zero day exploit. The data breaches are typically because:

  • Somebody clicked on a phishing email
  • A door was left unlocked
  • somebody put a thumb drive in the computer
  • A vulnerability wasn’t patched

These are all things that we assume are common sense but we neglect to focus on or to actually make sure that they are common practice.

We need to do a better job focusing on the basics in cybersecurity. Assumptions that we have the “basics covered” are erroneous. Examples of basics:

  • Top 6 CIS Controls
  • User Awareness Training
  • Breach Prevention Audit

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Topics: compliance, cybersecurity, DoD Contractors, defense manufacturing

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