2 Ways Reduce the Likelihood of Getting Attacked

2 Ways Reduce the Likelihood of Getting Attacked

2 ways to make your security infrastructure better than 99% of companies: Start with a zero-trust architecture:

Assume that the attackers are going to inevitably break-in. Design a system with zero-trust architecture.

To do that, you must:

  • make it as hard for the attacker to exfiltrate the data as possible.
  • apply the necessary onion-level security such that if they break into one layer, they have yet another layer to break into. Know your attack surfaces:

You need to look at how you appear to hackers from outside.

Today, with a click of a mouse, attackers can scan the entire Internet and find open ports from companies that are easy to break into.

They do that by looking for indicators of poor cyber security hygiene.

So you must clean up those poor hygiene indicators by making sure:

  • you don’t have any week/expired SSL certificates
  • you understand your attack surface
  • you don’t have any open ports

By doing so, there's a higher likelihood that attackers will shift their attention to another target that might be easier to get in.

What do you do to make it harder for hackers to break into your company?
What other advice do you have to build a resilient security system?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments.


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