Most security breaches aren’t a consequence of inadequate security controls but are a direct result of human failure. So why do humans make mistakes? What triggers our behavior, and why are we so susceptible to manipulation? Understanding these triggers will greatly help organizations change their approach to information security.
Enterprises globally must harden existing firewall configurations; this is a non-negotiable activity. Over time firewall configurations experience a “drift” between what the business requires and what’s become obsolete.
Instead of focusing on preventing breaches, cybersecurity professionals should focus on improving security hygiene and resilience. More important than building up walls, organizations should prioritize minimizing costs, downtime and disruption in the case of an eventual cyberattack.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has provided three resources to school communities to prevent potential violence, including tip reporting software called iWatchTexas, an alert system and school safety education.