• Perform regular vulnerability assessments; just like locking your car door and making sure all the windows are closed when you leave your home. • Keep the devices secure and change default passwords just like major regulatory compliance initiatives dictate; PCI DSS for example. • All critical vulnerabilities should be fixed, regardless of the device.Finally, if you need help securing your environment, ask an expert. People hire alarm companies all the time to secure their offices and homes. Businesses should consider hiring security experts to protect their systems and data in just the same way. Could your business operate without your computers? Probably not. Vulnerabilities that can be exploited can take down a business just as badly as a physical theft of equipment and we all already pay for alarm systems today. Vulnerability assessment, mitigation, and protection only make sense to secure our dependency on these electronic systems.
Morey J. Haber, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at BeyondTrust
Morey J. Haber is Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at BeyondTrust. He has more than 25 years of IT industry experience and has authored four Apress books: Privileged Attack Vectors (2 Editions), Asset Attack Vectors, and Identity Attack Vectors. In 2018, Bomgar acquired BeyondTrust and retained the BeyondTrust name. He originally joined BeyondTrust in 2012 as a part of the eEye Digital Security acquisition. Morey currently oversees BeyondTrust strategy for privileged access management and remote access solutions. In 2004, he joined eEye as Director of Security Engineering and was responsible for strategic business discussions and vulnerability management architectures in Fortune 500 clients. Prior to eEye, he was Development Manager for Computer Associates, Inc. (CA), responsible for new product beta cycles and named customer accounts. He began his career as Reliability and Maintainability Engineer for a government contractor building flight and training simulators. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.