Why Security Policies, Social Engineering and Password Management All Matter
It might seem passé or unglamorous, but sweating the details when it comes to the finer points of your security policy can be just as important as the technical tools you implement to defend your corporate data. Furthermore, investments in training non-IT employees to detect and and avoid social engineering are also worth the time and effort as even the best IT solution can be circumvented by the human factor. We spoke with Mikela Lea of CDW to get her insights on policies, social engineering and password management in the modern age. Visit our CDW Managing Risk SummIT landing page to view more articles and videos from the event.
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- Mikela Lea, Principal Field Solution Architect, CDW
- Many breaches happen due to a lack of security policies, which provide controls and processes for managing risk.
- Security awareness training and education needs to be personal and continuous.
- Teaching users to leverage pass phrases will allow them to craft passwords that are effective but still easy to memorize.