CYBER SECURITY LOW HANGING FRUIT – WHY DOES IT STILL EXIST?

July 27, 2015 | Filed Under: Security

Security 101 tells us:

  1. Don’t write down your passwords
  2. Don’t share passwords
  3. Don’t use easy passwords
  4. Change default credentials
  5. Know who has access to what

So, why doesn’t your outsourced security service provider follow the basics?  What about internally in your organization?  You realize that if one account is compromised that the credentials are the same everywhere, right?

Mandiant, a premiere incident response company (the people you call after you get hacked) states that 100% of breaches begin with compromised credentials.  Why are we not taking care of the basics here?