"Despite what you might believe, the majority of cyber attacks are not zero-day attacks. They are attacks against misconfigured systems or applications. This is happening every day. The harsh reality is that systems that use default passwords, aren’t patched, or are misconfigured, get compromised quickly. Good 'cyberhygiene' is the most effective method to prevent most of these attacks," says Tim Brown, VP of security at SolarWinds MSP, in a recent guest blog for Passportal.
In the piece Tim goes on to explain exactly what we mean by good cyber hygiene, as well as looking at some of the key questions that companies need to be asking themselves to ensure they're getting it right.
"The challenge with good hygiene is that it’s the dull side of security; it’s the 'boring' and repetitive things you have to keep doing in order to keep a business running," Tim concludes. "While it may lack excitement, if you do it wrong, chances are you’re going to get hit."
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