Security risks for 2016 look a whole lot like those for 2015 and, if we are honest, 2005.
Alright, so nothing really new, but what are the biggest vulnerabilities and threats facing US businesses?
The top attack surfaces are going to be mobile devices (smartphones & tablets), cloud services, unpatched vulnerabilities and poor security risk management. Unpatched vulnerabilities has been the top target of malicious actors since the beginning of computer hacking. With the OPM breach and the details surrounding it, it provides malicious third parties the impetus to continue pushing in that direction.
Securing data in the Cloud can be problematic, before the added complexity of managing the data on a mobile device. However, mobile platforms (phones, tablets, etc.) are becoming the access point of choice for the enterprise and so this issue needs to be addressed swiftly.
What should a companies’ leadership do to prepare for or thwart a cyber security attack and data breach?
Defense-In-Depth. That should be a phrase that all enterprise leadership should understand. [Read more…]