Limiting the impact of cyberattacks
Constantly evolving threats in the online security community make cyberattacks nearly inevitable, according to the Financial Times. However, there are still a number of proactive steps companies can take to limit the damage associated with network breaches.
Sony has become the poster child for big-name companies falling victim to hackers, and the experience endured by the organization is providing a cautionary tale for colleagues.
According to eWeek, more than 100 million user accounts were disrupted across Sony's online entertainment networks. Just this week, some of the information gathered from these attacks was likely abused again by hackers attempting to compromise the company's PlayStation Network. Once again, the technology giant made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Unfortunately, companies have been slow to improve perimeter defense strategies when designing online security protocol, according to the Financial Times. Many departments still lack a strong password manager solution, and as a result, network intruders are gaining access through administrator passwords and wreaking havoc.
IT administrators must also shift their focus to mobile devices, according to the news source. As more employees access corporate resources on their personal smartphones and tablets, companies need to find solutions for bringing that data back under the watch of internal security teams.