Weaknesses introduced due to Covid-19 and work-from-home
Today we had an article featured online in the magazine “Advokatbladet”, which in English is translated into “Lawyer Magazine”.
We discuss how multi-factor authentication promises great returns for information security vs. the impact on usability. Cyber criminals are using leaked credentials from other sites, to try re-use the credentials to see if they work at a target organization. Multi-factor authentication effectively helps stop many of these attacks. The article discusses the topic in depth, how the economy of leaked credentials is fueled, and how it’s being applied in large scale attacks against our organizations. Finally we discuss tips on how to further protect ourselves against this type of attack.
The article then pivots into how to secure the internal networks, secure control of the digital facade of the company, and tips on best practice security, like network segmentation and more. Considering the adversaries are down to 19 minutes from compromise to pivoting into more machines, we definitely need to ramp up our defenses further.
The article is in Norwegian and can be found here: https://www.advokatbladet.no/mange-svakheter-i-firmaenes-it-sikkerhet/151946
Google Translate link for non-Norwegian speaking readers: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=no&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.advokatbladet.no%2Fmange-svakheter-i-firmaenes-it-sikkerhet%2F151946