5 Building Blocks for a Solid Cybersecurity Foundation

5 Building Blocks for a Solid Cybersecurity Foundation

The cybersecurity sector is constantly growing and is already a part of the strategy of many organizations. This article will give you complete information on How to Build a Solid Cybersecurity Foundation.

What is the current state of cybersecurity?

Technology has evolved and innovated making our lives easier and our jobs more productive. Today, technology is controlling critical aspects of our society such as financial markets, electricity networks, air routes, hospitals, etc.

In addition, we increasingly rely on smart devices (telephones, cars, televisions, and refrigerators). This overwhelming pace of innovation and adoption of technology, in times of digital transformation and therefore increased the complexity of systems, requires global awareness of the security, fraud, and privacy risks that are increasing even more rapidly.

These risks of which senior management must be aware must be continuously measured and monitored, forming part of the organization’s strategy and establishing a culture of cybersecurity.

Here we will learn about the main 5 building blocks for a solid cybersecurity foundation.

#1. SIEM (Security Information and Event Management):

Many abnormal attitudes, tendencies, and patterns are not in the ordinary. This is achieved by SIEM (Security Information and Event Management).

What the SIEM system does is centralize the storage and interpretation of records, so that it offers almost real-time analysis to the digital security team which can thus act much faster.

For its part, the SIEM system is collecting data in a central database to track trends and achieve patterns of behavior that can serve to detect others that are not common.

This system, of course, also provides central reports. From the union of both the acronyms, we are trying, SIEM, that can unite in a single system all the virtues of its two origins.

Undoubtedly, what is achieved by working with SIEM is not only better management of the working time of the security team and a greater facility to carry out their tasks but it also shortens the times of action, something fundamental for a company in case of threat urgent.

Learn more about Managed SIEM here.

#2. EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response):

The traditional protection systems which we all know as antivirus have until now pretty well-controlled viruses that have historically infected millions of computers. These types of viruses are executable files that aim to contaminate as many computers as possible so that they can be controlled and used for illicit purposes.

Unfortunately, cybercriminals have managed to find different ways to get control of computers, mobile devices, and web servers as they have a great ability to recycle their methods.

The EDR (Endpoint Detection & Response) technology promises to be the missing piece to complete that shield against the computer crime we need.

EDR produces a specific list for each client since their executables are analyzed and their behavior is ensured that they do not change. So if one of them gets out of the mold, an alert is activated.

EDR serves to detect new threats and avoid the need to block all malware by working specifically. EDR platforms monitor all executable programs by performing more thorough control.

Learn more about Managed EDR here.

#3. Patch Management:

Patch Management is also one of the parts of a Cybersecurity Foundation. Many large companies want to reduce the vulnerability of their systems. Mostly they make use of a security patch. As cybercriminals intensify their attacks, it is essential to maintain the pace for defense against these attacks.

A security patch is a cybersecurity solution for an organization and although no application is perfect, they are highly effective, even years after a program has been launched.

Its application depends not on the business sector but on the type of vulnerability that is had within the organization.

Types of patches according to their codes:

Patches to binary files: They constitute an update of the executable file of a program.

Patches to the source code: Includes a text file that details modifications to be made in the source code of the program in question.

Benefits of Patch Management:

  • Designed to work in On-Premise and Cloud environments.
  • Highly scalable.
  • Easy to install.
  • Fully automated and highly customizable.

Learn more about Managed Patch Management.

#4. Vulnerability Management:

Vulnerability Management is also one of the essential blocks for a solid Cybersecurity Foundation.

Vulnerability management is a continuous IT process consisting of the identification, evaluation, and correction of vulnerabilities in the information systems and applications of an organization.

Faced with sophisticated IT environments and the growing list of possible problems in the database and network security, IT departments with budgetary constraints find it impossible to deal with all known vulnerabilities at present.

Due to the high number of distributed update reviews and the difficulty in quantifying the value of security repairs for business managers, mitigating the weakness of critical networks and applications is a constant challenge.

Without a vulnerability management process that helps to prioritize correction tasks, companies can neglect to take the necessary measures to prevent harmful network attacks. In addition, vulnerability management not only helps the company to proactively solve urgent security problems but also contributes to compliance with industry standards.

Learn more about Real-Time Vulnerability Management. 

#5. Experienced Team:

An experienced team recognizes the high level of experience, specialization, professional quality, and demonstrated and accredited training of its cybersecurity solutions.

Our experienced team offers cutting-edge technology to offer various services such as secure web browsing and protecting its clients’ access to services and applications hosted in the cloud.

We prevent the accidental download of malware that can cause information leaks or interrupt the activity in the company or organization. More than half of cybersecurity clashes registered are related to this type of attack which causes high economic damage and losses the esteem of the institution or company.

In addition to offering secure navigation services and protection of cloud services, we provide a comprehensive security service from its network that manages all the companies’ environments to reduce the exposure of their resources to an attack and the risk of suffering a security incident.

If your organization lacks the resources required to build a solid Cybersecurity Foundation, do not hesitate to contact us. We are very well experienced and will help you to put the right solutions in the right place and manage them suitably.

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Are You Overlooking This Vital Patch Management Process?

Are You Overlooking This Vital Patch Management Process?

Are You Overlooking This Vital Patch Management Process?

Patch Management is a seemingly simple task that is often overlooked. And has been one of the causes of the biggest breaches in cybersecurity history. IT operations workers that apply the patches are often pulled many different directions, so patch management isn’t always a priority.

While the patch management process seems simple, the actual implementation is overwhelming. There are often many open vulnerabilities and patching them all just seems too complicated.

So, many companies just skip the patch management process and only focus on critical needs.

Sometimes even understand what is the most critical to patch seems difficult.

Enterprises typically have thousands of different pieces of software, ranging from mobile apps on phones to legacy systems of record running in on-premises data centers – and everything in between.

Furthermore, such software is typically a mix of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) packages, open source software, and custom-built applications. Vulnerabilities crop up in all of these on a regular basis.

Given this never-ending stream of available patches combined with perennially limited security staff, prioritization is essential. A recent Ponemon study underscored this point. “65% of respondents say they find it difficult to prioritize what needs to be patched first,” explains the ServiceNow-commissioned study Today’s State of Vulnerability Response: Patch Work Demands Attention. “To accurately prioritize vulnerabilities, you need to know both the severity—as measured by Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVVS) scores, for example—and the types of business systems affected.”

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2018/04/16/to-patch-or-not-to-patch-surprisingly-that-is-the-question/#cd948f658fe9

Importance of Patch Management 

“To prevent data breaches, security teams need to patch more quickly,” the study says. “However, the survey shows that they are being held back by manual processes and disconnected systems that compromise their ability to patch in a timely manner.”

If patch management is not a priority at your organization, consider Responsive Patch Management from Cybriant. 

An often-missed piece of the patch management process is understanding your inventory. Our Responsive Patch Management solution will scan your systems, check for missing and available patches against our comprehensive vulnerability database, download and deploy missing patches and service packs, and generate reports to effectively manage the patch management process of the enterprise.

Our Responsive Patch Management Process

By utilizing industry-leading patch management software and our dedicated experts, your patch management process will always be a priority.

Our patch management process includes:

Step 1: Automatic System Discovery

You can choose the systems that are required to be managed and we take it from there. The agent will perform a vulnerability assessment scan and patch deployment.

Step 2: Online Vulnerability Database

A vital feature of our patch management process is our vulnerability database. This hosts the latest vulnerabilities that have been published after a thorough analysis. When we find a patch that matches a vulnerability on your system, we download the patch from this database. This provides the information required for patch scanning and installation.

Step 3: Vulnerability Assessment Scan

We scan all the systems for missing Windows patches in the operating systems as well as applications. It reports the level of vulnerability after the scan. Missing Windows patches are identified from the local vulnerability database.

Step 4: Approval of Patches

Most often, patches are deployed in a sandbox environment before they are introduced to your entire network. This extra set makes the patch management process error-free and stable. Our team can ensure that the patches tested are directly approved for deployment.

Step 5: Patch Deployment

When approval has been finalized, we will deploy the necessary patches. The status of the patch deployment is updated back to you. The installation process can also be scheduled for a specific time.

Step 6: Patch Reports

Reports are available for system vulnerability level, missing Windows patches, application Windows patches, and task status. These reports can be exported to PDF or CSV formats.

Step 7: Severity-Based Patch Management

Our team will work with you to determine and configure severity levels for missing patches, eliminating the need to evaluate system health and vulnerability status based on a common list of missing patches. This helps deploy patches based on severity and ensures accuracy on identifying missing patches.

Step 8: Automated Patch Management

An important piece of the patch management process is automating patches for computers on your network. We can automatically install software, patches, and services packs in regular desktop activities. This includes:

  • Scanning computers periodically to identify missing patches
  • Identifying and downloading the missing patches from the vendors’ websites
  • Downloading required patches and creating tasks related to patch deployment
  • Downloading required patches automatically and installing them on to specific computers

This process can be specified for a targeted set of client systems. You can choose to have different levels of automation for different sets of client systems. The process of deploying patches automatically depends on the level of automation you choose. This helps ensure that all computers remain up to date with the latest patch releases from OS and application software vendors.

If the patch management process is important to you, but you don’t have the necessary resources on staff to manage it, consider our Responsive Patch Management Service.

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Patching the Meltdown Patch

Patching the Meltdown Patch

meltdown errorAccording to meltdownattack.com, these hardware vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs. This might include your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, your personal photos, emails, instant messages and even business-critical documents.

It turns out the patch that Microsoft created for Meltdown could be worse than the original Meltdown vulnerability. Ulf Frisk, a Swedish penetration tester, warns in his blog:

“Did you think Meltdown was bad? Unprivileged applications being able to read kernel memory at speeds possibly as high as megabytes per second was not a good thing.

Meet the Windows 7 Meltdown patch from January. It stopped Meltdown but opened up a vulnerability way worse … It allowed any process to read the complete memory contents at gigabytes per second, oh – it was possible to write to arbitrary memory as well.

How is this possible?
In short – the User/Supervisor permission bit was set to User in the PML4 self-referencing entry. This made the page tables available to user mode code in every process. The page tables should normally only be accessible by the kernel itself.”

Read more at https://blog.frizk.net/

Last week, Microsoft released an out-of-cycle security patch to address the problems created for the original patch.

Meltdown Patch: CVE-2018-1038 | Windows Kernel Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows kernel fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application to take control of an affected system.

The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows kernel handles objects in memory.

More on the update from Microsoft: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-1038#ID0EWIAC

Patch Management Policy

Patching is a common issue that we discuss, in fact, it’s one of the top 5 common cyber threats. Did you know:

  • 45% of companies are not using a dedicated patch management solution to distribute and manage software updates.
  • 72% of decision-makers do not deploy a patch within 24 hours after it is released to the public.
  • Failure to patch caused the infamous Equifax breach, releasing the data of 143 million people.

In a recent interview, Chris Goetti, director of product management at Ivanti, says the vulnerability created by the Microsoft patch is pretty significant and something that needs to be addressed with haste, if possible.

“When Microsoft issued a fix for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, they made a mistake and ended up opening up read and write access in RAM so anybody could access anything in memory and write to it,” he says. “It is a significant vulnerability and leaves those systems pretty much exposed” without the update.

If you don’t have time to test the new patch, a best practice may be to roll back to the March update and wait for Microsoft’s next update on  April 11.

“We are close to the April update,” Goetti says. “Our guidance is to either apply the new update or roll back the March update,” for Windows 7 x64-bit systems and Windows Server 2008 x64-bit systems, he says.

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How to Address Common Network Security Threats

How to Address Common Network Security Threats

Top 5 most common network security threats. Be sure your organization has a plan to protect and/or prevent each of these malicious types of network security threats. 

Hacking is easy. And profitable. An average phishing attack could potentially cost a mid-sized organization $1.6 million. Phishing is just one of the many ways that an organization can be attacked or breached.

Network security threats come in many different forms, but they all pose a serious threat to the safety and security of networked systems. While information security threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, there are a number of steps that organizations can take to protect their networks from these dangers

Let’s talk about the top 5 most common security threats.

Common Network Security Threats #1: Social Engineering

Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. Wikipedia

While we typically think of email as the main source of social engineering, hackers can gain your trust through phone, email, snail mail, or direct contact. The intention is to gain access to a system that would be too difficult for them to hack into.

Phishing or Spear phishing may be the top techniques used by social engineers to get your confidential information. Cybriant partner, KnowBe4, has compiled a list of top 10 techniques that the bad guys typically use. The list includes:

  1. Pretexting
  2. Phishing
  3. Water-holing
  4. Diversion theft
  5. Spear phishing
  6. Baiting
  7. Quid Pro Quo
  8. Tailgating
  9. Honeytrap
  10. Rogue

See the KnowBe4 article, “What is Social Engineering” for a more detailed look into those techniques.

Common Network Security Threats – Social Engineering Stats:

  • 1 in 131 emails contains malware.
  • 4,000+ ransomware attacks occur daily.
  • The number of Phishing Attacks increased 65% last year.
  • phishing attack costs a mid-sized company $1.6 million.
  • 47% of attacks in 2017 caused by phishing.

Common Network Security Threats #2: Technical Vulnerabilities

A vulnerability is a weakness of an asset or control that could potentially be exploited by one or more threats. An asset is any tangible or intangible thing or characteristic that has value to an organization, a control is an administrative, managerial, technical, or legal method that can be used to modify or manage risk, and a threat is any potential event that could harm an organization or system. Source: ISO 27001

Many organizations confuse Vulnerability Management and Vulnerability Scanning. Performing only a single vulnerability scan each year or quarter puts organizations at risk of not uncovering new vulnerabilities. The time between each scan is all an attacker needs to compromise a network. With continuous scanning, our security experts automatically have visibility to assess where each asset is secure or exposed.

Today, security professionals find themselves chasing the “threat of the week,” often to no avail. Racing ahead without context and prioritization results in reactive firefighting and pursuit of the wrong issues. Performing the security basics well demands insight and focus.

Fortunately, vulnerability remediation doesn’t always have to be performed overnight, although the highest risk issues should be addressed quickly.

According to a comprehensive assessment of global data breach statistics, 99.9 percent of the exploited vulnerabilities were compromised more than a year after the common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE) was published.

In other words, if organizations would patch their vulnerabilities in less than a year, they could improve their chances of preventing an exploit-initiated data breach by as much as 99.9 percent.

Excerpt from “The Modern Approach to Vulnerability Scanning

Common Network Security Threats – Technical Vulnerabilities Stats:

  • More than 90% of exploited vulnerabilities in 2015 were more than one-year-old and nearly 20% were published more than 10 years ago.
  • 8,000 vulnerabilities a year were disclosed over the past decade.
  • 85% of successful hacks used the top 10 exploits.

 Common Network Security Threats #3: Poor Patch Management

Patch management is a strategy for managing patches or upgrades for software applications and technologies. A patch management plan can help a business or organization handle these changes efficiently. Techopedia

A poor patch management plan can put a company at risk of hackers finding ways through their systems via vulnerabilities. [See Equifax]

A proper patch management plan will help your organization find missing security patches, support multiple systems and platforms, and handle increased compliance restraints.

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Common Network Security Threats – Poor Patch Management Stats:

  • 45% of companies are not using a dedicated patch management solution to distribute and manage software updates.
  • 72% of decision-makers do not deploy a patch within 24 hours after it is released to the public.
  • Failure to patch caused the infamous Equifax breach, releasing the data of 143 million people.

Common Network Security Threats #4: Compromised Endpoints

Compromised endpoints are a common computer security threat that has become much more common in the mobile era that we live in today. BYOD means that employees are connecting their own devices to a corporate network. While this helps an employee’s productivity, it may cause problems for an organization’s network since corporate policy may not be enforced on the device.

This threat is very closely related to common network security threats – social engineering. That is because many compromised endpoints are caused by social engineering including phishing attacks that cause an end user to download malicious software onto their devices.

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Common Network Security Threats Compromised Endpoints Stats:

  • In Q1 of 2017 alone, mobile ransomware attacks increased by 253%.
  • 66% of security professionals doubt their organizations can prevent a breach of employees’ devices.
  • Most mobile attacks occur on businesses in the US. Businesses average 54 mobile malware infections.

Common Network Security Threats #5: Advanced Persistent Threats

An advanced persistent threat is a set of stealthy and continuous computer hacking processes, often orchestrated by a person or persons targeting a specific entity. An APT usually targets either private organizations, states or both for business or political motives. APT processes require a high degree of covertness over a long period of time.

The “advanced” process signifies sophisticated techniques using malware to exploit vulnerabilities in systems. The “persistent” process suggests that an external command and control system is continuously monitoring and extracting data from a specific target. The “threat” process indicates human involvement in orchestrating the attack.

APT usually refers to a group, such as a government, with both the capability and the intent to target, persistently and effectively, a specific entity. The term is commonly used to refer to cyber threats, in particular, that of Internet-enabled espionage using a variety of intelligence gathering techniques to access sensitive information,but applies equally to other threats such as that of traditional espionage or attacks.

Other recognized attack vectors include infected media, supply chain compromise, and social engineering. The purpose of these attacks is to place a custom malicious code on one or multiple computers for specific tasks and to remain undetected for the longest possible period. Knowing the attacker artifacts, such as file names, can help a professional make a network-wide search to gather all affected systems.[4] Individuals, such as an individual hacker, are not usually referred to as an APT, as they rarely have the resources to be both advanced and persistent even if they are intent on gaining access to, or attacking, a specific target.


Common Network Security Threats Advanced Persistent Threats Stats: 

  • 81% of data breach victims do not have a system in place to self-detect data breaches.
  • Many companies rely on notifications from third parties to let them know about a data breach on their network, increasing the time to detection from 14.5 days to 154 days.

According to the FBI, business email compromise (BEC) alone cost businesses worldwide over $5 billion from 2013 to 2016. Here’s the disconnect: phishing skirts technology by targeting human beings. That’s why it’s critical to educate employees to recognize and report all manner of phishing attacks.

Gartner argues that the biggest threats are not the ones that risk causing the most damage to you, but simply the vulnerabilities in your organization’s environment that are being actively exploited “in the wild.”

According to its research, the primary method of compromise for most threats is the exploitation of known but unmitigated vulnerabilities, not zero-day threats or new exploits. This is largely a matter of cost: threat actors will continue to primarily use the most cost-effective and reliable exploits instead of new ones because they too have limited time and resources.

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How to Address Common Network Security Threats

While each common network security threat has its own individual process for prevention (or elimination), some of the threats are closely related.

For example, organizations typically categorize vulnerability management and patch management in the same sentence. That’s because if you find a vulnerability, you want to patch it immediately, but those are different services.

Similarly, social engineering can cause compromised endpoints. But, your organization should have a way to maintain one and alleviate the other.

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Common Network Security Threats and Cybriant

  1. Reducing your threat landscape: We targeted the top 5 common cyber breach vectors mentioned above and bundled services that will reduce your risk of loss due to breach.
  2. Building a solid security foundation: Our services are based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework which consists of standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk.
  3. Simplify compliance: Each service Cybriant offers will help you operationally comply with any cybersecurity regulatory requirements
  4. Speeding time to business value: We have the expertise, data, processes, etc. to make your security tools work at peak efficiency.  More info at cybriant.com/services

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How to Identify Security Threats to a Network

Keeping track of the security posture of your network is critical in today’s digital age. Networks are constantly vulnerable to malicious actors who use a variety of techniques to infiltrate networks and steal sensitive data. It is essential that you understand how to identify the common security threats that may be present on your network.

The first step in understanding these threats is to understand the type of network traffic that is present in the system. Unusual or unexpected amounts of traffic can indicate a potential security risk. This could be the result of malware, or someone attempting to gain access to your network without authorization. It is important to monitor all traffic and investigate any suspicious activity.

Another way to identify potential risks is by monitoring changes in data or files on your system. Any modification of sensitive data or configuration settings that are not authorized should be investigated further. This can indicate the presence of an intruder attempting to gain access to your system.

Finally, it is important to monitor for unauthorized access attempts. If someone is trying to gain access to your network without authorization, you need to take immediate action to block them from gaining access. It is also important to ensure that all user accounts have strong passwords and follow best practices for security authentication.


Four Types of Network Security Risk

When assessing the security of a network, it is important to understand the four main types of risk. These include malicious software, unauthorized access attempts, data leakage, and changes in the system configuration.

Malicious software such as viruses and malware threaten networks by compromising system integrity or stealing data. Unauthorized access attempts involve someone trying to gain access to the system without authorization. Data leakage occurs when data is unintentionally leaked outside of the network, often through email or unencrypted documents. Finally, changes in system configuration involve someone changing settings or permissions on the system, which can give them access to sensitive information.

It is important to understand these types of risks so that they can be monitored and prevented from impacting your network. By understanding the risks, you can implement strategies to mitigate them and keep your data safe.

One of the most important steps in reducing potential security threats is patch management. Regularly updating software on your system ensures that any critical vulnerabilities have been addressed and reduces the risk of malicious software or unauthorized access attempts. Additionally, it is important to regularly monitor network traffic and verify that the system configuration has not been changed without authorization. This helps to ensure that any data leakage is detected quickly and addressed appropriately.

List of Network Security Risks

  1. Malicious Software: This type of risk includes viruses, worms, and other malware that can compromise your system integrity or steal sensitive data.
  2. Unauthorized Access Attempts: This involves someone trying to gain access to the system without authorization.
  3. Data Leakage: This occurs when sensitive data is unintentionally leaked outside the network.
  4. Changes in System Configuration: This involves someone changing settings or permissions on the system, which could give them access to sensitive information.

Having a secure network posture is essential for protecting your systems and data from potential threats.

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State of the (Cybersecurity) Union

State of the (Cybersecurity) Union

The state of the cybersecurity union today is that all businesses – large or small – should assume the worst and prepare for cybersecurity attacks. It may be impossible to prepare for every potential attack, but you can create a foundation of security throughout your entire organization. Workforces are expanding and using more connected devices, which makes it even more difficult to maintain a human defense firewall.

According to a recent EY survey, many companies may not be prepared as they would like to be. In fact:

  • 87% of respondents say they need up to 50% more cybersecurity budget
  • 48% do not have a Security Operation Center, even though they are becoming increasingly common.
  • 17% of boards have sufficient cybersecurity knowledge for effective oversight of cyber risks.
  • 12% feel it is very likely they would detect a sophisticated cyber attack.
  • 57% do not have, or only have an informal threat intelligence program.
  • 89% say their cybersecurity function does not fully meet their organization’s needs.

Let’s talk about your threat surface

Phishing: You know that nation-states and terrorist groups are constantly out to get us. But, have you considered a poor decision made by an employee that thought a phishing email was an actual email?  We discussed recently that insider threats are the top threat to organizations. 1 in 131 emails contains malware and over 4,000 ransomware attacks occur daily.

Poor Patch Management: You might have heard about the infamous Equifax breach of 2017. That could have been prevented with a simple patch. 45% of companies are not using a dedicated patch management solution to distribute and manage software updates.

Vulnerabilities: 85% of successful hacks use the top 10 known exploits (meaning the companies did nothing about known vulnerabilities in their system). 8,000 vulnerabilities a year were disclosed over the past decade. It’s tough for an IT department to keep up with all of those. Gartner argues that the biggest threats are not the ones that risk causing the most damage to you, but simply the vulnerabilities in your organization’s environment that are being actively exploited “in the wild.

Mobile Cyber Attacks: In Q1 of 2017 alone, mobile ransomware attacks increased by  253%. And 66% of security professionals doubt their organization can prevent a breach of employees’ devices. For hackers, phishing is easy. And profitable. The average phishing attack costs a mid-sized company $1.6 million.

No Security Monitoring: Do you know the threats that are coming into your network? 81% of data breach victims do not have a system in place to self-detect data breaches. Another issue may be that you have a tool in place to detect security incidents, but do you have the expertise on staff to know how to detect and remediate those incidents?

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