Best advice for responding to today's biggest cyber threats

Posted: Wed, 04/06/2022 - 6:00am

If you are like me, you follow world events and news such as Okta being breached by a group of teenagers to see if you need to change your defenses. This may not be a time to roll out new technologies or major changes to your network, as this will introduce other types of risk. Instead, consider taking these steps in response to current events.

Block traffic selectively

Blocking traffic from Russia and Belarus may help you limit noise from your log files, and if you run a customer-facing website, from trolls and spam comments, but blocking their location will not slow a dedicated attacker. They will merely hop on another VPN and come in from another location. If you do want to reduce traffic, review your business needs and limit to those countries and locations that you do business with.

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