Cybercriminals look for the spots you miss
It’s not that organizations don’t see the value of security hygiene. Rather, they don’t see where the lack of security hygiene is causing problems: in their networks, applications, endpoints, etc. Limited visibility into risk exposure is the primary reason that poor security hygiene persists.
What you can’t see, you won’t clean.
The most damaging cyberattacks are often the result of security holes that might have been easily patched or closed, but were overlooked or undetected: an old legacy application, an unsecured partner portal, etc. The statement that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure holds true here, but what happens when you’re prevented from seeing the problem in the first place?
If you want to improve your security hygiene, start by improving visibility into your organization’s threat surface. Real-time, reliable data that reports across all your different systems, locations, applications, operating systems, endpoints, etc. is one of the most important weapons you have in the fight against cyberattacks. By enhancing that data with contextual insights and advanced analytics, organizations can quickly pinpoint where and how to focus their security hygiene efforts for maximum effectiveness.