7. External Hacking
Ah yes. Good old fashioned external hacking seems almost quaint given the rapid extension of modern threats and attack vectors. But given the emphasis on these recent developments, it can be easy to take your eye off the ball regarding garden-variety hackers. Five percent of surveyed IT professionals said external hacking is the most likely threat facing their network security over the next 12 months.
For the most part, the strategy here is about keeping security suites properly configured and up-to-date. Not very exciting, we know. But it’s still something that requires your ongoing attention in the never-ending quest to keep your customer’s information safe.