Same old story. Motivated to cause disruption or by a potential financial gain, attackers follow a tried and true attack path typically starting at the endpoint with phishing. Industry research shows 80% of successful security attacks involve compromised privileged access. In the case of Twitter’s high-profile breach, an insider threat adds another familiar element to the story.
With a dramatic increase of remote workers comes an expanded attack surface. Workers today are distracted while juggling work and family responsibilities, and there is increased stress related to a global pandemic and an uncertain economic future. There's not a better time to review the priorities of your security program to ensure policies and practices reflect new realities.
Questions every security leader asking right now: how are we identifying what our most critical systems, tools, data and infrastructure are and who has access? Who is considered a privileged user (this includes business users) and what steps are we taking to manage, monitor and protect that access?
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The Twitter attack highlights the dangers of unsecured privileged access to critical resources and how quickly any credential or identity can become privileged under certain conditions.
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