8 pitfalls that undermine security program success

Don’t let these easy-to-overlook mistakes trip up your security strategy.

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Some of the biggest breaches have come down to small mistakes.

Hackers used a compromised password to access the company network via a virtual private network in the May 2021 Colonial Pipeline attack. A widely known vulnerability that hadn’t yet been patched was the entry point for the 2017 Equifax attack. And a bitcoin scam on Twitter started with spear phishing attacks on Twitter employees.

Of course, there’s no such thing as a perfect security program, but such events show that cybersecurity teams can’t afford to overlook anything.

Here, security leaders warn of eight easy-to-overlook pitfalls that can undermine an otherwise successful security strategy:

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