• 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 Security Advisor
Morey J. Haber is the Chief Security Advisor at BeyondTrust. As the Chief Security Advisor, Morey is the lead identity and technical evangelist at BeyondTrust. He has more than 25 years of IT industry experience and has authored four books: Privileged Attack Vectors, Asset Attack Vectors, Identity Attack Vectors, and Cloud Attack Vectors. Morey has previously served as BeyondTrust’s Chief Security Officer, Chief Technology, and Vice President of Product Management during his nearly 12 year tenure. In 2020, Morey was elected to the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) Executive Advisory Board, assisting the corporate community with identity security best practices. He originally joined BeyondTrust in 2012 as a part of the acquisition of eEye Digital Security, where he served as a Product Owner and Solutions Engineer, since 2004. Prior to eEye, he was Beta Development Manager for Computer Associates, Inc. He began his career as Reliability and Maintainability Engineer for a government contractor building flight and training simulators. Morey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.