Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lock the door

The report of the week

Vacations are already here and it is time to leave home to enjoy a well-deserved rest, away from the routine and work. BBut, if you are a regular reader of our blog (and if not, you should also know), this time of the year is the favourite one for criminals to take our personal stuff, weather cybernetic or not. So, if you have readed us, we know that you have made sure to leave everything closed and locked tight so that no one can take advantage of your days off. However, ¿What is use locked the door if the bolt is broken?

After knowing the data collected in the Tripwire report, we are sure that there are many users who are asking themselves about it. Some security solutions no longer build trust for users and that can be a very important problem. Especially if the data corroborate this mistrust.

3 out of 4 Tripwire surveyed don’t believe that buy any toolkit available on the market can protect all them organizations. The study found out too that almost half of the participants (46%) who purchased security tools had failed to meet the needs of companies.

They appear new technologies and information on the security market all time, but it’s obviously that a lot of them don’t know the business necessities” said Tim Erlin, vice president from product and strategy on Tripwire. “To focus on fundamentals that have manifested for work may not make headlines, but it make sanse”

He added “often, the best business is make sure that the fundamental security controls are on own place. The fundamentals to found and patching vulnerabilities, make sure that the systems are configured in a safe way and monitoring your systems for change contribute greatly to maintaining a strong security posture. "

The result suggest too that the larger the company, the less confidence have the workers on the security tool fully protecting. On companies with less of 1.000 employers just only 32%  of them would feel safe if they had invested in all the available security tools. This response decreases to 19% if we talk about companies with between 1,000 and 5,000 workers and even less when we talk about companies with more than 5,000 workers (15%).

The recents events have show that the basic controls of security can effectively protect organizations, even without the help from some of the last tools of the market. The scale of attacks such as Heartbleed, WannaCry and now Petya have been due to organizations using outdated and unpatched systems rather than a lack of appropriate defensive tool.

“These high-profile attacks have highlighted that give attention to basic security hygiene and guarantee the fundamentals controls can fight effectively against attacks of this type, "concludes the study.

Locked a house with a broken bolt is like putting a banner on the ceiling aimed at cybercriminals in which it says "please come in and steal my stuff" However, as the Tripwire study rightly suggests, the recent attacks that have set off alarms all over the world have occurred because those responsible did not careabout to buy a new lock, and not because of the researchers' demerit. Today we want to break a pitch in their favor, because when they do it bad we said, but when they do it good we should do it as well.

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