Common Cybersecurity Gaps

Man using tablet pc beside servers in data centerIn cyber security, many things go into protecting your cyber infrastructure. From your firewalls to education, everything plays a part in making sure your information is secure. However, in many cases, there are still ways for hackers and malicious actors to get in. There are multiple issues that many insurance companies see.

According to Corvus Insurance, the three biggest security gaps include the following:

  • Email authentication: Email continues to be the biggest way in. Without ways to authenticate emails, hackers are using social engineering and phishing to trick people into granting access to the files.
  • Endpoint Servers: These servers are no longer updated and in the eyes of hackers a perfect way to import malicious software because no one checks these servers regularly or at all. Many people won’t notice these until it's too late. The Emotet virus is an example of this endpoint malware.
  • Open Port: This is an issue that’s come up recently. Open ports like public wi-fi or even the Cloud aren’t the most malicious way in. Hosting servers on such networks leave it open to hackers and malware, yet people still host servers on less secure networks.

To be able to counter malicious attackers, everyone needs to play a role in identifying weakness and stopping the hacks before they get off the ground. Consult your IT department about the best ways to train and plan for these exposures.

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