In this post: Learn how to strengthen the weakest point of your cloud security measures: the human factor.
No matter the software you have installed, the technology you own, or the protocols you have in place, cloud security breaches will usually happen at the weakest link in the chain. Unfortunately, the most common weakest link happens to be immune to complete standardization.
That weakest link? Your company’s human factor.
Social Engineering and Your Greatest Mistake
We often see vendors and engineers approach security from a strictly software or technological standpoint. They either assume that all human users will naturally adhere to standard security protocols, or worse, discount them entirely. Again, as high-tech as your software or firewalls may be, they do not ultimately shelter your company from human forgetfulness, apathy, or even good characteristics like empathy.
Take, for instance, the 2012 complete hacking and takeover of Mat Honan’s Twitter account. Yes it’s an older story, but one that echoes the problems that distraught users face everywhere. After gaining control of Honan’s @Gizmodo Twitter account, the hackers accomplished a “remote deletion of several extremely important devices and
Evaluate Your Current Security Solution
When you sign up for a security assessment from ADAPTURE, you receive a complimentary Executive Threat Report. This report will identify areas of vulnerability or validate your existing solution.