Configuration drift occurs when unrecorded or unplanned changes are made to a system, application or network. As a system drifts over time, away from the original intended state, the severity of the matter increases.
When I’m not fighting the good fight against the dangerous world of cyber crime, you’ll often find me out on the field coaching youth soccer. In my experience as a coach, if you ask any group of kids new to the game of soccer “who wants to be a striker?” pretty much every hand will go up.
Virgin Media, a telephone, TV and internet service provider in the UK, has publicly apologized after a database containing the personal details of 900,000 customers was left unsecured and accessed without permission due to improper configuration for over 10 months.
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a nonprofit organization responsible for developing the CIS Controls® and CIS Benchmarks™, the globally recognized standard and best practices for securing IT systems and data against the most persistent cyber attacks.
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