The two most important ways to defend against security threats

Patching and security training programs will thwart attacks more effectively than anything else. You're already doing them. Here's how to do them better.

An average of 5,000 to 7,000 new computer security threats are announced each year. That’s as many as 19 every day. The rate at which new threats appear make it difficult to decide which ones require your attention. It might surprise you that, while your competitors waste money on high-tech, expensive, and sometimes exotic defenses, you can get far more value by concentrating on just two things you already do.  You can spend less money and nothing you do otherwise will provide a better defense.

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Source: CSO

Topics: Social Engineering, security exploitation, Speaking Engagements, vendor patch, unpatched software, Microsoft Visual C++, security awareness training, KnowBe4, malware, Sun/Oracle Java, zero day exploits, Adobe Acrobat, Kevin Mitnick

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