The employee end user remains the most powerful cyber security risk in an IT system. No matter what defenses are integrated into a network, people are not 100 percent compliant like a piece of software code. Even if they are not intentionally trying to compromise a system, people can unwittingly open up a door and let in problems. That’s why IT security has to keep a constant eye and attention on the end user as as a cyber security risk.
The question of whether a business will be hit with cyber security issues is no longer in play. Given the frequency and capability of hacks, the question is now a matter of when. However, in most cases the event is unlikely to be a direct external hit. In fact, many events will occur because the business or organization overlooked a particular risk through a lack of awareness, sloppiness, or internal IT policy violation. Here are four of the most overlooked cyber security issues:
Audit First, Plan Later
Like any business building widgets, you need to know your inventory. Do a count of servers, and detail your existing hardware specifications: