Impact of security misconfiguration?
Misconfiguration of security appliances are the Biggest Security Risk
Attackers know that business information security is generally behind the curve with its approach to the office network, and they take advantage of the lack of security experience surrounding new environments. This leads to ransomware, cryptocurrency mining and data exfiltration attacks targeting office’s important environments, to name a few.
But what are they attacking specifically, and what can you do about it?
You may be thinking, ‘But what about ransomware and cryptomining and exploits?’ These and many other attack types are primarily possible when one of the three misconfigurations below are present.
You can forget about all the worst-case, overly complex attacks: Misconfigurations are the greatest risk and should be your number one concern.
Why do Misconfigurations Happen?
Generally speaking, there are three primary categories of common misconfigurations that attackers are likely to target:
• Misconfiguration of the native network environment
• Not securing equally across multi-branchs environments (i.e., different brands of security services providers)
• Not securing equally to on-premises data centers
Attackers know that business information security is generally behind the curve with its approach to the cloud, and they take advantage of the lack of security experience surrounding new cloud environments