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Why should Cybersecurity be a concern during the World Cup in Qatar?

Why should Cybersecurity be a concern during the World Cup in Qatar?

Why should Cybersecurity
be a concern during the

World Cup in Qatar?

Every four years, fans from all over the world gather to cheer on their soccer teams at the World Cup. And this year, eyes will be on Qatar, which for almost a month will be the scene of disputes (on the field) between 32 nations classified for the tournament. And ensuring cybersecurity during this period will be a key task not only for the organization of the event, but also for the countries involved in the dispute. But what does cybersecurity have to do with the World Cup, you might ask?

With the rise of cyber threats, the holding of major events such as the Olympics and World Cups are a means for agents to carry out their malicious actions. And with reference to recent major events, there is no doubt that attackers will use the World Cup period to target parties involved in the event, including media companies involved in covering the event, sponsors and partners. It is worth remembering that not even the fans are left out of the attackers’ targets.

In the last World Cup held in Russia alone, more than 25 million attack attempts were detected and neutralized by the event's security services.

The Sport Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (Sports-ISAO), a body that promotes cybersecurity in the sports sector, has already warned that some World Cup-related attacks are already underway.

These attacks involve techniques such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), ransomware, malware, social engineering, data theft and breach, phishing and disinformation campaigns, and insider threats. In some cases, it is worth remembering, malicious agents carry out their actions supported by governments. For example, a fan may receive a message with a malicious link offering free access to World Cup match streamings. By clicking on the link, the user’s device can be compromised and attackers able to steal identities and sensitive data.

The purpose of these attacks is to disrupt live broadcasts, steal or leak sensitive data, or to negatively impact the infrastructure created to support the World Cup. In this way, it is possible to obtain financial advantages, increase the visibility of criminal groups and advance their ideological objectives.

But how can these stakeholders prepare to face the challenges associated with cybersecurity during the World Cup?

It is important to emphasize that we are currently experiencing an eternal cat and mouse race between malicious attackers and those responsible for Information Security in organizations. This means that whenever cybersecurity officers develop strategies to protect organizations from cyberattacks, attackers will develop ways to bypass them. And one of the most important steps in the strategy to combat cyber attacks is to develop an effective security plan.

This security plan must include the implementation of cybersecurity tools and solutions. These solutions involve aspects of prevention and detection, as well as response and remediation. For those not sure where to start, implementing identity protection solutions such as PAM and Multiple Factor Authentication (MFA) is a good starting point. Regarding MFA, it is a quick and efficient solution to reduce cybersecurity risks.

It must be remembered that there is no cybersecurity solution that cannot be bypass and that can eliminate security risks. Thus, another aspect that must be taken into account is effective cyber awareness combined with a strong cybersecurity culture. With the increasing sophistication of attacks, this is the best proactive defense to combat threats that could jeopardize major events like the World Cup. According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report 2022: 

82% of data breaches involved the human aspect.

Building cyber awareness involves a robust training program to develop end users’ ability to distinguish, for example, a legitimate email message from a phishing scam. In addition, it is necessary to train administrators of implemented cybersecurity solutions to operate them and use all of their functionalities. In this way, it is possible to reduce the risk of both the user and the company being victims of cyber attacks. In addition to being able to enjoy all the World Cup games in Qatar in peace.

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Top 7 Types of Phishing Attacks and How to Prevent Them

Top 7 Types of Phishing Attacks and How to Prevent Them

Top 7 Types of Phishing Attacks and How to Prevent Them

Social engineering, in the context of information security, consists of practices performed by hackers to manipulate users to take actions that go against their interests, exploiting their vulnerability and lack of knowledge for their benefit.

One of the main types of social engineering is a phishing attack, which has been growing every day. According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigation 2022 report, 20% of data leaks in the surveyed period involved phishing.

These numbers warn us about the need of knowing the different types of phishing and how to avoid this threat – topics covered in this article. To facilitate your understanding, we divided our text into topics. They are as follows: 

  • What Is Phishing?
  • How Phishing Works
  • Top 7 Types of Phishing Attacks
  • Common Phishing Signs
  • Best Practices for Preventing Phishing Attacks
  • senhasegura GO Endpoint Manager: The Solution to Protect Against Phishing Attacks
  • About senhasegura
  • Conclusion

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What Is Phishing?

Phishing is a very common type of social engineering in which hackers impersonate legitimate entities or trusted people to manipulate their victims and ask them to perform certain actions, such as providing sensitive information or clicking on malicious links.

Social engineering attacks such as phishing are present in almost all cybersecurity incidents and often involve other threats, such as network attacks, code injection, and malware. 

How Phishing Works

Typically, cybercriminals use means such as social media to gather data from their victims, such as names, roles, interests, and email addresses. 

Then, this information is used to create a false message on behalf of a trusted entity, such as banks, the victim’s workplace, or the victim’s university.

In the messages, the user is asked to download malicious attachments or click on links to malicious websites in order to collect confidential information, which may include usernames, passwords, and bank details.

Some attackers use inappropriate fonts, logos, and layouts in phishing emails, making it easier to identify them as such, but cybercriminals are increasingly getting better at this, making their messages look authentic.

Top 7 Types of Phishing Attacks

Here are the top 7 types of phishing used by cybercriminals to manipulate their victims:

Deceptive Phishing

Deceptive Phishing is the most common among types of phishing. In it, attackers impersonate a legitimate entity to access their victims’ personal data or login credentials, using messages with threats and a sense of urgency to manipulate them.

Here are some common techniques used in Deceptive Phishing:

  • Use of legitimate links in emails, including contact information of the organization they are impersonating;
  • Combination of malicious and non-malicious codes to cheat Exchange Online Protection (EOP). It is possible, for example, to replicate the CSS and JavaScript of a tech company’s login page to steal users’ account credentials;
  • Use of abbreviated URLs to deceive Secure Email Gateways (SEGs) and “time bombing” to redirect users to a phishing landing page;
  • Change of an HTML attribute in brand logos to prevent email filters from detecting the theft of the company’s symbols;
  • Emails with minimal content, often in image form, to avoid detection.

Spear Phishing

Spear Phishing is also among the types of phishing that use email, but this model is more targeted. In practice, hackers use open-source intelligence (OSINT) to gather publicly available company data. 

Then, they focus on specific users, using this information to make the victims believe the message is from someone within the organization, thus facilitating the accomplishment of their requests.

To identify Spear Phishing, one needs to be aware of unusual insider requests, shared drive links, and documents that require a user login ID and password.

Whaling

Whaling is also among the types of phishing that use OSINT. Known as Whale Phishing, Whale Fraud, or CEO Fraud, this type of attack consists of identifying the name of the organization’s CEO through social media or corporate website and sending a message posing as them and making requests to victims.

To identify this type of attack, one must pay attention to abnormal requests made by leaders who have never sent this type of message before, for example. Moreover, it is important to verify the message has not been sent to or via a personal email. 

Vishing

Vishing is voice phishing, which happens when a cybercriminal contacts their victims by phone to awaken their sense of urgency and make them respond to their requests.

To identify Vishing, it is valid to check if the phone number used is from an unusual or blocked location, if the time of the call coincides with a stressful event, such as a tax filing season, and if the personal data requested is unusual.

Smishing

Smishing is an evolution of Vishing, which is characterized by sending texts asking the user to take a certain action to change a delivery, such as clicking on a link that installs malware on their device.

One can spot it by going to the service website and checking the status of the delivery or by comparing the area code with their contact list.

Pharming

Pharming is among the most difficult types of phishing to identify. It consists of hijacking a Domain Name Server (DNS) and directing the user who enters the website address to a malicious domain.

To protect yourself against this type of attack, you need to look for websites that are HTTPS, not HTTP, and be aware of indications that the website is false, such as strange fonts, spelling errors, or incompatible colors.

Angler Phishing

Angler Phishing is a type of attack in which malicious users send notifications or messages in a social media app to convince their victims to perform certain actions.

In such cases, it is advisable to be careful about notifications that may have been added to a post with malicious links, direct messages from people who hardly use the app, and links to websites shared in direct messages.

Common Phishing Signs

Keeping an eye for signs is a way to protect yourself from the action of malicious attackers who use different types of phishing to manipulate their victims. The following are the main indications of this threat:

Emails Exploring a Sense of Urgency

Messages that stimulate immediate action through threats or another way of awakening a sense of urgency should be faced with suspicion. After all, in this context, the goal of hackers is to ensure their victims respond to their requests in a hurry, before they can even notice inconsistencies in the email received.

Inadequate Tone

An important feature of phishing is that messages can use inadequate language and tone. Therefore, if you receive a message from a friend with an overly formal tone, suspect.

Unusual Requests

Emails with unusual requests often consist of phishing attacks. In practice, the victim may receive a message asking them to perform an action normally performed by the IT department, for example.

Spelling and Grammar Mistakes

In general, organizations often set up spellchecking of their emails. Thus, it is important to pay attention to spelling and grammatical mistakes that may indicate a phishing attack.

Incompatible Web Addresses

Another way to detect phishing attacks is by comparing the sender’s address with previous communication, which may point to incompatibility.

To do this, simply hover over the link in an email before clicking on it to see its true destination.

Unexpected Requests

Often, cybercriminals use fake login pages associated with emails that appear to be legitimate. On these pages, they can request financial information, which should in no way be provided by users without them checking the website that allegedly sent the email.

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Best Practices for Preventing Phishing Attacks

Here are some best practices to prevent different types of phishing:

Train Your Employees

Educating your employees is the first step you should take to prevent phishing attacks, after all, unprepared people are an easy target for malicious agents. Nevertheless, the training offered must go beyond the traditional approach and include recent and sophisticated threats.

Use Email Filters

Usually associated with spam, email filters go beyond this capability and indicate threats related to phishing attacks. In practice, using an email filter can prevent the user from receiving a large number of phishing emails.

Ensure Protection Against Malicious Websites

Knowing that organizations are filtering emails to prevent phishing, cybercriminals have been attacking website codes. 

So, you must install website alerts in browsers so that they point out possible risks to end users.

Limit Internet Access

Another way to reduce the risks associated with malicious websites is to create access control lists, which deny the connection to certain websites and applications to everyone who tries.

Require the Use of Multi-factor Authentication

One of the main goals of cybercriminals is to steal users’ credentials, a risk that can be reduced by using multi-factor authentication (MFA). 

In practice, this mechanism requires the user to use two or more items to authenticate themselves by combining something they know (such as a password), something they have (such as a token), and something associated with who they are (such as fingerprint or facial recognition).

Remove Fake Websites

You can count on solutions that monitor and eliminate counterfeit versions of your website. This way, you can prevent your employees and customers from clicking on malicious links.

Back Up Regularly

It is very common for phishing attacks to be associated with malware, including ransomware, which can impact the productivity of your business if you do not have a data backup program.

senhasegura GO Endpoint Manager: The Solution to Protect Against Phishing Attacks

One of the most effective solutions to prevent different types of phishing is senhasegura GO Endpoint Manager, which allows you to protect computers remotely connected to Windows and Linux endpoints. 

This tool:

  • Allows you to control lists of authorized, notified, and blocked actions for each user, reducing threats related to the installation of malicious software and privilege abuse;
  • Ensures compliance with regulations such as PCI, ISO, SOX, GDPR, and NIST;
  • Enables provisioning and revocation of access for privileged local users, without having to install any agent on the target device;
  • Records all requests for the use of administrative credentials in session logs; and
  • Allows the segregation of access to confidential information, isolating critical environments and correlating environments.

About senhasegura

senhasegura guarantees the digital sovereignty of organizations. This is because it acts by avoiding the traceability of actions and loss of information on devices, networks, servers, and databases.

Our services are also useful to bring our customers into compliance with audit criteria and strict standards such as PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley, ISO 27001, and HIPAA.

Conclusion

In this article, you saw what phishing is, how this cyberattack works, what the different types of phishing are, and how to identify them. We have also shown the features of senhasegura GO Endpoint Manager and how it contributes to avoiding this threat.  

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No wonder the jargon “data is the new oil”: when properly handled, data is a powerful tool for decision-making, providing crucial information so that companies can act quickly and assertively in this new context. 

However, this digitalization process is accompanied by new business risks, especially those related to cybersecurity. By considering these new threats, organizational leaders have increasingly associated cybersecurity risks with business risks.

Implementing proper cybersecurity management requires companies to develop the policies and processes necessary to ensure the protection of this data. These policies and processes range from defining Information Security in the organization to the roles and responsibilities of those involved.

To define, guide, and verify the implementation of these cybersecurity policies and processes, some standards have been created by the market. One of the most recognized standards by the industry is ISO 27001, developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). One of the main goals of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard is to help companies manage and protect their information assets so that they are secure. The standard enables the implementation of a robust approach to managing Information Security and building cyber resilience.

For this, the ISO 27001 standard provides for the implementation of an Information Security Management System, or ISMS. The ISMS proposed by ISO 27001 encompasses the application of processes and controls for the proper management of Information Security. According to ISO 27001, ISMS is part of the organization’s management system and is based on business risk management. This includes the creation, implementation, and maintenance of the appropriate business processes for effective Information Security.

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The implementation of ISO 27001 assists a company in ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data in accordance with defined policies and processes. However, for the ISMS to be effective and efficient, it must be continuously evaluated and reviewed by the respective responsible parties. For this, ISO 27001 provides for the implementation of a continuous improvement cycle of the ISMS processes. This improvement cycle, also called the PDCA cycle, consists of the following steps:

  • Plan, which includes the development of the objectives, policies, processes, and procedures of the ISMS;
  • Do, which addresses the steps necessary for the implementation of the objectives, policies, processes, and procedures established in the previous step;
  • Check, which aims to evaluate and measure the performance of the ISMS;
  • Act, which allows the application of corrective actions according to the measured items.

Other benefits achieved with the implementation of the ISO 27001 standard are:

  • Protection of a company’s business and reputation with customers, suppliers, partners, and employees;
  • Reduced operating costs and increased efficiency;
  • Protection of information, including sensitive data;
  • Reduction of cybersecurity and business risks;
  • Increased confidence level;
  • Avoidance of regulatory fines, especially those related to data protection laws, such as GDPR, LGPD, and CCPA;

We at senhasegura take security very seriously in the process of developing our Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions. In this process, the products of our Integrated PAM Platform periodically undergo rigorous assessments, as well as audits and certifications with the strictest cybersecurity standards, including ISO/IEC 27001:2013. Obtaining this certification ensures the confidentiality and integrity of data throughout our organization, including processes and products.

It also demonstrates our commitment and ability to ensure the security of customer data, senhasegura’s security operations, product capabilities, and best development practices. In this way, we can address the needs of our customers through the products we develop, helping businesses to ensure the digital sovereignty of our customers over data and, above all, the reduction of cyber risks and business continuity.

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Granting administrator access to a user who does not even have time to explain why they need this permission is not an efficient way to solve a company’s problems but rather to harm its security. 

This is because sensitive data can fall into the wrong hands through a cyber invasion, in addition to the organization’s own collaborator posing a threat due to the possibility of human, accidental, or purposeful errors. 

In this context, it is recommended to apply the Principle of Least Privilege, which grants these users only the necessary permissions to perform their tasks. 

In this article, we explain in detail this concept and its importance, among other information on the subject. To facilitate your reading, we divided our text into topics, which are:

  • What is the Principle of Least Privilege?
  • Why is the Principle of Least Privilege Important?
  • 10 Benefits of the Least Access Principle
  • How to Implement the Principle of Least Privilege
  • Principle of Least Privilege: Example
  • Challenges of the Principle of Least Privilege
  • Need-to-Know Principle and Principle of Least Privilege: What Is the Relationship?
  • Zero Trust and the Principle of Least Privilege: What Is the Relationship?
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  • About senhasegura
  • Conclusion

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What is the Principle of Least Privilege?

Also known as Least Access Principle, the Principle of Least Privilege (POLP) refers to a concept of cybersecurity according to which users should receive only the necessary permissions to read, write, and execute files indispensable to their operations.

In practice, the Principle of Least Privilege integrates the security policy of companies and restricts access to applications, systems, and processes only to privileged users.

Depending on the system, it is possible to base these privileges on the roles of professionals within organizations. 

 

Why is the Principle of Least Privilege Important?

First, the Principle of Least Privilege is critical to reducing the attack surface, preventing the action of malicious users. This is extremely important, since privileged credentials are among the main targets of attackers.

That is, by limiting superuser and administrator access through the Least Access Principle, one can protect a company from intrusions. Moreover, it helps prevent the spread of malicious software, such as malware.

However, it is essential to be aware of the need to apply the Principle of Least Privilege to endpoints. This helps prevent hackers from using elevated privileges to increase their access and move laterally across the IT framework.

The need to keep companies in compliance with strict auditing standards also explains why the Principle of Least Privilege is important. 

 

10 Benefits of the Least Access Principle

The main benefits of the Least Privilege are:

  • Elevation of privileges when necessary
  • Restriction of access to applications
  • Restriction of access to system settings
  • Control of the data used
  • Smallest attack surface
  • Reduction of human failures
  • Malware containment
  • Enhanced data security
  • Protection against common attacks
  • Compliance with audit criteria

Here are more details on these benefits:

 

Elevation of Privileges When Necessary

It is necessary to apply the Least Access Principle (POLP) whenever one needs to elevate the privileges of an employee to a particular application for a specific time to operate. 

 

Restriction of Access to Applications

Another purpose of the Principle of Least Privilege is to prevent an administrator from changing the settings of equipment by installing applications and exposing the organization’s network to cyber threats.

 

Restriction of Access to System Settings

The  Principle of Least Privilege also has the function of reducing administrative privileges by restricting access to system settings. 

Thus, a user may have administrative privileges without being able, for example, to change firewall settings, since the control of the environment is intended for the administrator. 

 

Control of the Data Used

Through the Principle of Least Privilege, one can record and store detailed information about each access granted and obtain greater control of the company’s data. 

 

Smallest Attack Surface

If a malicious agent breaks into a user account with limited permissions, their attack will compromise only the resources accessed by that user. In contrast, if the hacked account is an administrator, the hack will impact the entire network.

This means that, in order to reduce the attack surface used by hackers to harm a business, it is recommended to keep the minimum number of administrator accounts.

 

Reduction of Human Failures

In addition to hacking, applying the Principle of Least Privilege in your organization helps prevent problems caused by human errors. After all, users with access to resources that go beyond what is necessary to perform their tasks can, unintentionally or even purposely, delete or reconfigure something.

 

Malware Containment

The  Principle of Least Privilege helps prevent your network from getting infected by malware. This is because an administrator with many accesses can spread malware to multiple systems, while it is possible to count its dissemination on networks where Least Privilege applies.

However, it is not enough to restrict users’ access, as the same must be done in relation to applications in order to prevent this type of attack on your network.

 

Enhanced Data Security

You may remember when Edward Snowden leaked millions of classified NSA (National Security Agency) files to the media due to his privileged access. The incident has caused many problems, which could be avoided if his permissions were limited to the scope of his work.

Applying the Least Access Principle is an efficient way to limit the number of users with access to sensitive data, reducing the possibility of internal leaks and strengthening digital security. 

Moreover, in the event of a violation, the restrictions imposed by the Principle of Least Privilege allow for easier tracking of the cause.

 

Protection Against Common Attacks

Applications with high privileges are often targeted by hackers, who insert malicious instructions into SQL statements to control critical systems. However, this type of attack can be avoided through the Principle of Least Privilege (POLP), which impacts the possibility of elevating permissions. 

 

Compliance with Audit Criteria

Applying the Least Access Principle allows organizations to operate in accordance with the most stringent audit requirements, making it possible to avoid threats and reduce the downtime and losses generated by a potential attack.

 

How to Implement the Principle of Least Privilege

Some practices are recommended when the goal is to apply the Principle of Least Privilege. Some of them are:

  • Conduct an audit of the accounts;
  • Establish the Least Privilege into new accounts;
  • Elevate privileges for a limited time;
  • Ensure that elevations of privileges are appropriate;
  • Track all user actions on the network; and
  • Conduct periodic audits.

Check out these items in more detail below:

Conduct an Audit of the Accounts;

The first step in implementing the Least Access Principle is to audit all existing privileges in accounts, programs, and processes, ensuring that users are only granted the necessary permissions to perform their activities.

 

Establish the Least Privilege Into New Accounts

Next, it is important to keep in mind that new accounts must be created in compliance with the Principle of Least Privilege, regardless of whether they are used by company managers or IT staff.

After all, if any of these users require a higher level of access afterward, it may be granted temporarily.

 

Elevate Privileges for a Limited Time

The privileges granted must be temporary whenever a user needs to raise the level of access for a specific project. In such cases, to ensure even greater security, it is possible to use single-use credentials.

 

Ensure that Elevations of Privileges Are Appropriate

Before applying the Principle of Least Privilege to accounts that already exist, you should assess which roles require elevated access and whether users actually rely on this elevation of privileges to perform their operations.

This assessment should be carried out periodically, including new tasks that may require privileged access. 

 

Track All User Actions On the Network

To apply the Principle of Least Privilege, it is also important to monitor and track all user actions on your network.

This monitoring will allow you to detect over-privileged users, track suspicious activity, and identify evidence of an intrusion before it causes incalculable damage.

 

Conduct Periodic Audits

To ensure that permissions are always at the appropriate level, periodic audits are required. 

Keep in mind that performing this type of maintenance is much easier than starting to implement the Principle of Least Privilege policy from the beginning, saving you time and ensuring more security for your company. 

 

Principle of Least Privilege: Example

Here are some cases where the use of POLP is indispensable:

  • Social Media

We advise the conscious and responsible use of social media through the application of the Principle of Least Privilege. In other words: to offer only the information necessary to make use of these media and not to share sensitive data with other user profiles.

In addition, it is important to configure privacy and security options in order to restrict users’ access to your publications.


  • Mobile Devices

Many applications request unnecessary permissions to perform their functions, such as telephone, location, and contacts, and can even be used to steal the banking details of the victims.

Therefore, it is also essential to apply the Principle of Least Privilege in this case in order to avoid damage caused by malicious apps.


  • Health System

A receptionist of a health insurance plan should not have access to the clinical and confidential data of patients. This is because, without the Principle of Least Privilege, if a malicious user invades your computer, they will have access to these files.


  • Manufacturing Companies

A manufacturing company should also grant its employees only the level of access needed to perform their tasks, rather than giving access to your entire ICS. This is because remote access to industrial resources and interconnectivity generate security vulnerabilities for the organization.


  • Retail

The retail sector usually has a high turnover of employees, which can be a problem if there is no control over the levels of access granted. For this reason, companies in the segment must apply the Principle of Least Privilege to ensure that only the right people have access to their data and resources.


  • Financial Services

Professionals working in financial services deal with millions of customer files daily. To reduce risks, it is appropriate to apply the least access principle (POLP) in that context. 


  • Outsourced Activities

Many corporations outsource services such as CRM systems, HR, and databases. When they need technical support, it is advisable to apply the Principle of Least Privilege, ensuring that outsourced professionals have access only to the system they need to repair, which reduces risks to the company.

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Challenges of the Principle of Least Privilege

The main feature of the Least Access Principle is the possibility of granting users only the necessary permissions to perform their tasks, and the major challenges related are the minimum access and the access expiration. Check it out:


  • Minimum Access

Often, the administrator is not sure if the user really needs a high level of access before providing it and grants this permission anyway to reduce inconvenience to the user and not needing to contact technical support.

Nevertheless, it is advisable not to provide privileged access without being 100% sure it is necessary. If the access provided is not required, this is unlikely to be reported to technical support, increasing the attack surface. In contrast, if the user does not receive the access they need, they may request this permission. 


  • Access Expiration

Another challenge related to privileged access is that often a user’s roles are changed over time, without removing previous privileges. As a result, many employees accumulate unnecessary privileges to perform their activities.

To avoid this problem, it is recommended to set a deadline for the access expiration, which ensures that it expires if it is not renewed. 

 

Need-to-Know Principle and Principle of Least Privilege: What Is the Relationship?

Used by governments and large organizations to protect state and industrial secrets, the Need-to-Know Principle is a concept that advocates restricting information access only to people who need it to perform their tasks, regardless of the corporation’s level of security or the authorization of superiors.

When we talk about digital security, its application involves the use of mandatory access control (MAC) and discretionary access control (DAC) solutions.

The Principle of Least Privilege, in turn, refers to the need to direct just the accesses each user of a network or system needs to perform their functions. 

 

Zero Trust and the Principle of Least Privilege: What Is the Relationship?

Under the Zero Trust-based security concept, organizations should not rely on anything that is within or outside their boundaries. Therefore, any access requests must be checked and evaluated before being granted.

To limit which systems a user can access, this security model uses features such as auditing, credential protection, and multifactor authentication (MFA).

Moreover, it is recommended to apply the Principle of Least Privilege as a strategy to limit the level of access of users only to the necessary permissions.

 

How to Keep Your Data Protected Using Passwords

The cyber universe requires many security measures to mitigate risks, and POLP is one of the most effective. However, there are other ways to protect an organization’s resources and data, and one of them is to choose secure passwords. 

Here’s what you should take into account to set a password:

  • Use long and complex passwords. This prevents hackers from using techniques to guess them. However, just using complex passwords may not be enough to avoid the action of malicious attackers.
  • Many devices are configured with default passwords. Change them immediately.
  • Avoid reusing your passwords on different accounts. In addition, constantly check if you have ever been a victim of data leaks through senhasegura Hunter. In that case, change your passwords immediately.
  • Set up your passwords to be changed frequently. The ideal is at least every three months.
  • Do not write down, store in an easily accessible place, or share your passwords with others, thus avoiding unauthorized access.
  • Consider password management solutions, or even privileged access management (PAM), to manage the use of systems and devices.
  • Use multifactor authentication (MFA) mechanisms to add a layer of security to your accounts.
  • Set up means of retrieving access, such as including phone numbers or emails.
  • Passwords are one of the oldest security mechanisms in the computing world and are also one of the main attack vectors by hackers. And in the “new normal” era, with increasing threats resulting from the covid-19 pandemic, it is vital that users be alert and properly protect their digital identities. In this way, we can avoid cyberattacks that can cause considerable damage not only to people, but also to businesses. Remember: security starts with you!

 

About senhasegura

We, from senhasegura, are part of the MT4 Tecnologia group, created in 2001, to promote cybersecurity.

We are present in 54 countries, providing our clients with control over privileged actions and data. In this way, we avoid the action of malicious users and data leaks. 

We understand that digital sovereignty is a right of all and this goal can only be achieved with applied technology. 

Therefore, we follow the life cycle of privileged access management, before, during, and after access, by using machine automation. Among our commitments, the following stand out:

  • To ensure more efficiency and productivity for businesses, as we avoid interruptions due to expiration;
  • To perform automatic audits on the use of privileges;
  • To automatically audit privileged changes to detect abuses;
  • To ensure customer satisfaction;
  • To perform successful deployments;
  • To provide advanced PAM capabilities;
  • To reduce risks;
  • To also bring companies into compliance with audit criteria and standards such as PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley, ISO 27001, and HIPAA.

 

Conclusion

By reading this article, you saw that:

  • The Principle of Least Privilege is a security policy, where each user of a system must receive only the necessary permissions to complete their activities;
  • This allows to reduce the attack surface and avoid the action of malicious attackers;
  • It also brings other benefits, such as avoiding the proliferation of malware and human failures, that may generate risks;
  • To implement the Least Access Principle in an organization, it is necessary to audit existing accounts, ensure that elevation of privileges is granted for a limited period, and track all actions of users on the network, among other good practices;
  • As examples of situations in which the Principle of Least Privilege should be applied, we highlight social networks and health systems, among others;
  • The main challenges related to the adoption of the Principle of Least Privilege refer to minimum access and access expiration;
  • The Principle of Least Privilege can be associated with the Need-to-Know Principle and the Zero Trust-based security model.
  • In addition to using the Principle of Least Privilege, keeping an organization’s data secure involves other measures, such as the adoption of strong and unique passwords.

 

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How to Prevent DDoS Attacks in Your Company?

There are several methods by which malicious agents attack websites and destabilize network services and resources. One of the most widely used techniques is the DDoS attack, which means distributed denial-of-service.

Through this attack, a website ends up becoming inoperable and overloaded with malicious traffic. However, DDoS attacks can also be made against all types of network resources, such as virtual applications, data centers, enterprise servers, and APIs.

Traffic overload can cause a variety of problems for your company, from bottlenecks in accessing important data to the unavailability of all digital tools in the corporation. Therefore, it is important to be attentive and know how to prevent DDoS attacks

There are several ways to prevent DDoS attacks on your company servers. In this text, we will explain in more detail what DDoS attacks are and how they can affect your business. Moreover, we will show you how to prevent DDoS attacks on your company. 

To make our article clearer, we divided our content into topics. These are:

    • What Are DDoS Attacks?
    • How Can DDoS Attacks Affect Your Business?
    • How to Prevent DDoS Attacks?
    • About senhasegura
    • Conclusion

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What Are DDoS Attacks?

Before specifying what DDoS attacks are and how to avoid them, we must understand what DoS (denial-of-service) attacks are in general.

A DoS attack is a way of rendering a network resource unusable. The attack is usually carried out with a traffic overload, directing a series of superfluous requests to render the website unusable.

Through these malicious requests, the system ends up being overloaded and unable to process legitimate requests.

In the DDoS attack, the traffic maliciously directed to the resource comes from several sources. By multiplying the source of the attack, the method makes it impossible to avoid overloading by blocking a single source.

DDoS attacks are often used as a criminal mechanism. By making the system unusable, hackers can blackmail large organizations, so it is important to know how to prevent DDoS attacks

There are numerous techniques for performing a DDoS attack. The simplest way to do this type of attack is through a specialized tool, such as Slowloris or Stacheldraht. This type of tool is included in several types of malware and can carry out an attack without the knowledge of the system administrator.

The best way to understand an attack like this is through the following metaphor: imagine a group of people crowding into a shop entrance, preventing access to legitimate consumers. In this way, the store itself becomes inaccessible.

How Can DDoS Attacks Affect Your Business?

DDoS attacks are intended to make legitimate use of websites and web resources in general unavailable. Thus, the attacker is able to disrupt the activity of the attacked organization.

The main targets of these attacks are online services that we use frequently and contain sensitive data, such as internet banking, media, educational tools, medical management systems, e-commerce, etc.

The motivations behind attackers vary. Different groups have different reasons for carrying out DDoS attacks.

Attacks are sometimes carried out as a form of political activism. When government agencies are the victims, the agents generally seek to cause some type of economic or social instability.

In the case of massive attacks organized by large groups, DDoS can be used as a distraction tactic, directing the attention of authorities and technical teams to smaller attacks.

In other cases, the motivations may be strictly financial. For example, a malicious competitor could order a DDoS attack to make its service more attractive to consumers.

Or, more directly, the attacker can use the DDoS attack to extort a company and gain illicit profits.

In these cases, the malicious agent produces an attack to disable some digital service and charges a ransom to return the system to normality. These are the attacks known as RDDoS (ransom distributed denial-of-service).

Another tactic is to just threaten the organization with an attack. To convince the company to pay the ransom, the attacker can make an attack demonstration, a “sneak peek”, proving its disruptive capacity and thus increasing their chances of profiting from the fear and panic produced, especially in people who do not even imagine how to prevent DDoS attacks

Unfortunately, the company does not always have an adequate protection system. Furthermore, contacting law enforcement authorities can be a time-consuming solution and cause even more trouble with invaders.

Most of the time, hackers are not even tracked because they use cryptocurrency wallets to receive ransoms.

Besides, there is a whole lot of calculation to be done in the event of ransomware attacks. In fact, the answer to the simple question “should I or should I not pay the ransom?” may be more complicated than you think. 

The consequences of a DDoS attack can be disastrous. The instability of internal systems, for example, can make the production process more expensive or even totally hindered. On the other hand, the unavailability of websites accessed by the public can make it impossible to attract customers and make sales.

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How to Prevent DDoS Attacks?

However, the development of DDoS attacks has also given rise to a number of defense techniques.

In fact, there is a way to know how to prevent DDoS attacks. Defenses against these attacks involve a combination of detection technologies, traffic classification, and response tools.

Basically, the goal is to block traffic identified as malicious and only allow traffic classified as legitimate.

About senhasegura

We, from senhasegura, are a company specializing in digital security. Through our services, we seek to give companies sovereignty over their actions and privileged information.

Our job is to fight corporate cyberattacks and data theft by protecting one company from others who track the actions of network administrators, databases, and internal servers through an integrated PAM solution

We also work to comply with demanding audit requirements and other standards, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Conclusion

By reading this article, you saw that:

  • A DDoS attack consists of distributed denial-of-service;
  • These DDoS attacks can be made against websites and all types of network resources;
  • The attack is usually performed with a traffic overload;
  • In the DDoS attack, the traffic maliciously directed to the resource comes from several sources;
  • There are numerous techniques for performing a DDoS attack and the attackers’ motivations are also varied;
  • DDoS attacks allow attackers to disrupt an organization’s operations. Hence the importance of knowing how to prevent DDoS attacks;
  • To prevent DDoS attacks, it is necessary to combine detection technologies, traffic classification, and response tools.

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Gartner and PAM: What Does One of the Most Important Consulting Companies in the World Say About this Cybersecurity Solution?

All of us have already heard of digital transformation at some point. This phenomenon affects companies of all verticals and sizes and has been gaining prominence in the market. 

Digital transformation increasingly requires organizational leaders to adapt their strategies to meet new and more demanding business requirements. This includes aspects such as customer experience, agility, and improvement of their business processes.

Thus, meeting these new market demands has become much more than a trend, it is a business imperative. 

These actions include the implementation of technology solutions in organizations to optimize their operations, reduce costs, and thus deliver the best experience to their clients.

To meet the new requirements arising from the digital transformation process, market suppliers, including IT, have developed solutions to be implemented by companies. 

With so many options available, it is often difficult for organizational teams to choose the best solutions that meet their needs and can fill the gaps created by these new market demands.

However, the good news for those who are in charge of a company is that Gartner presents the main technological trends that impact business, including PAM, as explained in more detail below. To facilitate your reading, we divided our text into topics:

  • Gartner: What Is It?
  • Why Should You Use Security Strategies Supported by Gartner?
  • Gartner’s Magic Quadrant: What Is Its Importance to the Market?
  • Gartner and PAM: What Does the Consulting Company Say About this Solution?
  • About senhasegura
  • Conclusion

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Gartner: What Is It?

Gartner is a company recognized for providing unbiased, high-quality consulting and research services in many markets, as well as providing valuable information and insights to the entire technology community. 

In addition to being part of the S&P 500, an index of the top 500 publicly traded companies in the United States, Gartner provides research and analysis of solutions in areas such as finances, legal, compliance, and Information Technology.

Through its more than 15,000 employees, Gartner also contributes to determining the IT standards in place and market trends that will become a reality in the future. Its reach is global, being located in more than 100 countries.

Gartner provides strategic market research and tools for IT leaders to build their strategies and help make decisions.

More than 15,000 companies are listed as Gartner customers worldwide. To get an idea of its relevance to the market, 73% of the companies that make up the Fortune Global 500 – the annual ranking of the 500 largest companies prepared by Fortune magazine – are Gartner clients and use its services in their business strategies.

 

Why Should You Use Security Strategies Supported by Gartner?

When organizational and security leaders do not use the proper tools to choose security solutions suggested by Gartner, such as PAM, the institution is subject to not implementing the appropriate tools to solve its business problems. Or even worse: companies may even implement these solutions and not fully take advantage of all the functionality offered by these technologies.

This is because, in many cases, the solutions chosen may not be aligned with the organization’s strategy and needs. By not adapting their operations to the changes required by phenomena such as digital transformation, organizations can suffer from drops in performance, productivity, agility, and effectiveness in the execution of their business strategies.

When this occurs, companies are subject to greater business and cybersecurity risks. Furthermore, they are subject to not obtaining a greater competitive advantage over their competitors in the market, which can affect their operations’ continuity.

To support their strategy and help organizations of all sizes choose which solutions to deploy in their infrastructure, it is highly indicated for IT leaders use tools developed by Gartner, such as Magic Quadrant reports.

 

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant: What Is Its Importance to the Market?

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant uses a uniform set of assessment criteria with results represented in a graphical form showing the competitive positioning of different vendors of digital products and services in different markets. 

This representation makes it easier to see how these vendors meet different market requirements and work according to Gartner’s market vision.

Gartner uses a qualitative data analysis methodology to indicate trends in different markets, such as PAM. This analysis includes the direction and maturity of different markets, in addition to their respective players. The analyses developed by the company are tailored for specific technology industries, and are updated every one or two years.

The Magic Quadrant for PAM allows security leaders to assess different vendors and their market positioning, as well as their vision and performance according to Gartner‘s market vision.

This is done through the two axes of the quadrant: one axis representing the vendor’s market awareness, called Completeness of Vision, and the other that reflects the Ability to Execute its market view.

The graph with the two axes is divided into four quadrants, which indicate the capabilities of different vendors in relation to the Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision aspects.

The different quadrants of the Magic Quadrant are: Niche Players, Visionaries, Challengers, and Leaders.

The Magic Quadrant is the first step in understanding what these vendors and their associated technology do. This tool helps a company understand visions, strategic roadmaps, and all their ability to operate according to your specific needs.

Gartner and PAM: What Does the Consulting Company Say About this Solution?

Speaking specifically about the Privileged Access Management (PAM) market, Gartner launched the Magic Quadrant report with 14 vendors in 2018. However, each year this number has been decreasing: in 2020, 12 vendors were listed, and the last report, released in July 2021, brought only 10 PAM technology vendors. 

According to the Gartner analyst, the “air is thinner”, that is, the PAM market is even more competitive than in previous years. 

Gartner’s Magic Quadrants are important because they influence the buying decisions of organizations of all sizes and verticals. Large companies often turn to its reports to support their strategies and choose which IT vendors they will hire.

By using information from Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report, organizational and security leaders are able to better understand the dynamics of the different markets covered by Gartner and the importance of resources such as PAM

Also, those using Gartner-developed reports can quickly obtain information about the different vendors centrally. It is also possible to know the strengths and weaknesses of the solutions assessed in the reports, allowing them to assertively choose the best tools to meet their business requirements.

Thus, by using the solutions suggested by Gartner, including PAM, organizations are able to increase their operational efficiency, improving the experience of their customers, partners, and employees, reducing risks, and ensuring the continuity of their operations.

 

About senhasegura

We, from senhasegura, promote digital sovereignty, which we consider a right of citizens, institutions, and society as a whole. Therefore, the focus of our work is to avoid data theft and ensure the traceability of administrator actions on networks, servers, databases, and a multitude of devices.

With this, we help our customers achieve compliance with audit requirements and the most demanding standards, including Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, and HIPAA. 

 

Conclusion

In this article, you saw that:

  • Digital transformation requires the adaptation of organizational strategies to ensure agility and improve customer experience and business processes;
  • Gartner is a company that provides unbiased consulting and research services to the technology community;
  • Gartner presents the main technological trends that impact businesses, such as PAM;
  • When solutions recommended by Gartner, such as PAM, are not implemented, a company may face commercial and cybersecurity risks more strongly;
  • The same occurs when deploying these solutions without fully taking advantage of their capabilities;
  • Gartner’s Magic Quadrant shows the competitive positioning of different vendors of digital products and services in different markets;
  • This tool helps you understand organizations’ visions, strategic roadmaps, and all their ability to operate;
  • According to a Gartner‘s analyst, the PAM market is more competitive than in previous years;
  • By using PAM, as suggested by Gartner, organizations can increase their operational efficiency, improve the experience of their customers, and ensure business continuity, among other benefits.

 

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