Stop 70% of hacks with Patches : Passwords : Policies

Research by a company specialising in penetration testing shows that in 2019, more than 70% of the hacks were not the result of really complex targetting, but were due to simple precautions not being in place. The article from the Register goes into much more detail but essentially it comes down to:

  • Patches – implement patches and system/application updates as soon as they are released
  • Passwords – create secure and random passwords (much easier if you use of a good password manager)
  • Policies – limit access by times, devices, and block the use of public Wi-Fi without a VPN

Your IT team should be on top of all this, but if you would like to talk anything through, you can always book a free 20-minute insight call.