The worst security flaws in businesses technology today happen because of people getting their technology priorities wrong. Obviously we want technology to work. We want to be able to get to the information that we want when we want it! Disaster happens, however, when businesses value the accessibility to information more than securing their information. Accessibility at all costs, can cost you dearly!
Accessibility at all costs is the mindset that leads businesses to leave their servers vulnerable due to open RDP ports. Accessibility at all costs is the mindset that multi-factor authentication is too much trouble. Sure, it would be a lot easier to get into your house if you left your door unlocked, but you wouldn’t do that. Yet businesses often make the decision – and it is a decision — to leave their technology doors unlocked because it’s easier or less expensive. It isn’t less expensive when you are asked to pay a $100,000 ransom to get your data back or you face a lawsuit for exposing private client information.
Make sure that you are following best-practice security recommendations appropriate for your industry and business size. It may cost a little more, but you should be able to sleep a lot better!