With just a year to go until GDPR takes effect, there are concerns that around half of businesses may not meet the new data protection standards in time. While the majority of IT security professionals are aware of GDPR, a recent poll found just under half are preparing for its arrival.
Recently I was in a meeting discussing a customer that had been particularly slow to adopt our solution and someone said to me “Isn’t that your job?” and for a moment I felt personally culpable for the failure of a speedy time-to-value for customer X.
Once again retailers are ramping up operations in time for the infamous Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Given the recent huge scale DDoS attacks powered by IOT devices under the control of the Mirai botnet retailers are taking many precautions to keep the transactions flowing during the sales. Unfortunately, just as the retailers are getting prepared so are the attackers, ready to seize any opportunity to steal user’s data or hold retailers to ransom.
The challenge of finding the right balance between giving too many admin rights vs. too little admin rights is often talked about from the end user perspective, however the same challenge applies to those managing the IT department itself and this is a part of the journey that is often overlooked.
In a previous blog I discussed why it is important to focus on the endpoint first when it comes to security. This generated some really interesting discussions with people arguing the case for product X and Y or asking “what about detection on the endpoint?”
2015 has often been referred to as the year of the breach, with high profile attacks affecting global organizations in huge numbers. It was the year data breaches got personal with high profile attacks compromising almost every aspect of user’s lives.
There are many reasons why it’s a good idea to run without admin rights, but for a recent webinar by Avecto, I narrowed it down to my top 5 reasons why it’s important to do so.