April 4, 2018
The 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) revealed that 51 percent of breaches involved the use of malware. Of these breaches, 66 percent were initiated via phishing campaigns that used malware infected email attachments. As discussed in Part 1: Configuration Is the Biggest Security Threat, there are five steps that businesses need to take to mitigate configuration security risks. These steps include endpoint protection, strong passwords, a restricted number of login attempts, alternative authentication, and limited access to critical systems. Upon completing these steps the next task will be to ensure that all devices, communications, logging, and vulnerability responses are properly configured to create a secure network for your vital business data.