5 security practices hackers say make their lives harder
Hackers believe no password is safe from a determined attacker, but they agree that five key security measures can make it a lot harder to penetrate enterprise networks.
At the Black Hat USA 2016 conference in Las Vegas earlier this month, Thycotic, a specialist in privileged account management (PAM) solutions, surveyed more than 250 attendees who self-identified as hackers (respondents remained anonymous). Here are the measures:
- Limit admin access to systems
- Protect privileged account passwords
- Extend IT security awareness training
- Limit unknown applications
- Protect user passwords with security best practices
Most security professionals believe that man is the weakest link in the security of an organization.
“As there have emerged more sophisticated social engineering and phishing attacks in recent years, enterprises should seriously consider expanding their IT security awareness program does not go beyond the merely online testing or seeking confirmation of the IT- security policy, “writes Thycotic. “Especially as personal mobile devices are increasingly being used for business purposes, to train employees in safe (surfing) behaviors become a necessity.”
Full article with detailed explanation for each point at CIO Magazine: