Darimana Hacker Mengetahui Jika Sistem Keamanan IT Perusahaan Lemah?

How do hackers know if a company’s IT security system is weak?

A system that is hacked is definitely a system that has weak security. In fact, there are many vulnerabilities that hackers can use as “entrance points” into weak IT security systems. Through which way?

Open Wireless Network

Wireless routers without a secure password are very vulnerable to being infiltrated by hackers. They can easily intercept data sent over unsecured networks thereby compromising sensitive information. To mitigate this risk, ensure all wireless networks are protected with unique passwords.

Insecure email system

Email systems that are outdated or lack encryption make corporate communications vulnerable to interception. Replace your email system with a modern and secure email platform to protect sensitive data from cyber threats.

Mobile devices are not secure

More and more companies are implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. Even though this policy is in line with the development of an increasingly flexible digital world, of course this policy is not without flaws. One of the weaknesses is that it is difficult for companies to control who accesses the device and what data goes in and out of the device.

Failure to implement security measures on mobile devices poses significant risks to your network. Lost or infected devices can provide unauthorized access to sensitive information, resulting in severe data breaches. Implementing a password and mobile device management solution is an important step to improve security.

Anti-malware software not updated

Regular maintenance and updates are important so that anti-malware software remains effective in carrying out its duties. Hackers will easily break into your network system by exploiting outdated security software. For this reason, make sure your anti-malware solution is properly configured and maintained.

Weak firewall or not installed at all

Relying solely on a basic modem or router firewall does not provide adequate protection for a corporate network. Implement a strong firewall at network entry and exit points to prevent unauthorized access and data breaches.

Human error

Employees who are careless or lack insight can accidentally fall into social engineering or phishing schemes, and without knowing it, leak sensitive data to the public.

Employee training and awareness programs are critical to mitigating the risk of human error causing a data breach. Educating staff about cyber security best practices helps create a culture of security within your organization.

Insider threats

In the same vein, employees with malicious intent and access to critical systems can leak sensitive information. From this leaked information, cyber criminals gain unauthorized access to the company’s IT system or network.

To guard against data leaks due to malicious behavior by employees or former employees, companies must ensure privilege and identity access management is implemented. Every employee who is dismissed must have their access rights revoked.

Bad data encryption

Failure to encrypt data makes a network vulnerable to interception and manipulation by malicious actors. Implementing strong encryption measures helps protect sensitive data both while it is stored and while it is being transferred.

Zero-day vulnerabilities

Zero-day vulnerabilities are vulnerabilities in a system or device that have been exposed but have not been patched. These vulnerabilities can be exploited by hackers before companies can fix them. Implementing threat intelligence and proactive response is critical to mitigating the risks posed by Zero-day attacks.

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