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A Cuckoo in the Nest? When speed and innovation compromise security

Blog posted by Undisclosed CSO, 09 October 2017.

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AXELOS' 'Cyber Stories from the Frontline' brings to life the reality of cyber-crime for organizations today - and from the perspective of those who have first-hand experience:

Have you ever worked on a project where deadlines have taken precedence over good practice and opened up your IT systems to unnecessary risk?

This is exactly what happened to one CSO in our real-life 'Cyber Stories from the Frontline' series of cyber security stories.

How can the facts of this true story be both a warning and a guide to other organizations?

In the last of our series, A Cuckoo in the Nest, we explore:

  • How someone logging into your system might not be person you think it is
  • Why weaknesses in best practice – such as sharing log-in details – can expose your organization to hackers
  • Striking the balance between positive contractor relations and letting third parties have unfettered access to sensitive data
  • How to maintain good practice when timings mean you’re tempted to cut corners
  • How to spot changes in behaviour that are warning signs of security issues
  • The need for regular and refreshed cyber security training to minimize risk.

To find out what you can learn from this Cyber Story from the Frontline, download the full story, A Cuckoo in the Nest.

Read more Cyber Stories from the Frontline

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