Bad enough that cybercrooks are coming after your data. Why make it easy for them? Yet that’s exactly what many businesses do thanks to a phenomenon that Gill Langston, Head Security Nerd at SolarWinds MSP, calls “settings drift.”
“People will go in and say, ‘I’m troubleshooting this server. I’m going to turn off behavioral detection for a while,’” he explains. Then they forget to turn it back on.
“When I’ve had discussions with people who did have an infection or something, it’s almost always because they forgot something or something was misconfigured and that was the pathway in,” Langston says.
The solution? More thorough “cyber hygiene” plus automated security tools that can find settings problems before hackers do.
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