What Is Cyber Hygiene?

What Is Cyber Hygiene?

The hackers succeed because they know your attack surface better than you do. - Rob Joyce.

For example, a lot of times, companies spin up a QA server and then forget about it, which then becomes an easy target for hackers to break into the company.

Companies need to maintain a good cyber hygiene by taking care of the basics.

  • Do you know your attack surfaces?
  • Are you keeping your externally observable software up-to-date?
  • Are you using proper configuration for your web servers, encryptions, and SSL certificates?

An example of a bad cyber hygiene is a website that shows Copyright 2010 in 2022.

It tells the hackers that you probably don’t have a sophisticated protection system in place, making you an easy target.


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