You weren’t hacked because you lacked space-age network defenses. Nor because cyber-gurus picked on you. It’s far simpler than that

August 18, 2020

Three little words: Patches, passwords, policies

The continued inability of organizations to patch security vulnerabilities in a timely manner, combined with guessable passwords and the spread of automated hacking tools, is making it pretty easy for miscreants, professionals, and thrill-seekers to break into corporate networks.

This is according to the penetration-testing crew at Positive Technologies, which pored over the results of its 2019 client audits and found that 71 per cent of the time – 20 out of 28 pentest contracts – its red team was able to get into their target using tools and tricks available to script kiddies and newbies.

Complete article at The Register

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