Threat Credit Unions Face – And How To Combat ThemWhen you break down the large threats that credit unions face, several consistent themes emerge:
- Phishing will be one of the first points of entry to compromise any system or data
- Denial of service attacks will continue to threaten to knock companies offline, especially when they have internet-facing or mobile applications
- Data Sharing and Privacy will have increased scrutiny, disclosure laws will become more draconian, and disclosure must happen more often and quicker
- Remove access to privileges and paths to the data where the people don’t need it. You can do this with privileged access management, network segmentation, and general user role maintenance.
- Patch everything where you can. Most attacks happen when a vulnerability is more than one year old. If you at least get this far, you can remove a large number of paths to entry where data can leak.
- Find your data and start by protecting the major repositories of data first. Build outward as you find other copies of your data. Don’t forget sometimes the best path is to delete the data where it doesn’t belong.