When Defenses Fail

If you are doing things correctly, you’ve got a solid firewall protecting your network, enterprise-grade endpoint protection on each computer and (hopefully) some reliable content filtering in place to keep your employees (and your business!) safe.  But there could be one very import piece missing here – – how do you know when these defenses fail?  “Fail?” you say? “They shouldn’t ever fail!”  Unfortunately, that’s just not the case.  The old sports adage about offense and defense holds true in IT, too – – Defense has to be right 100% of the time and Offense only has to be right once to win.  So, eventually, defense will always lose.  And statistics show it is most frequently not even faulty technology at the root of the breach, it is the human factor.  So, it’s not a matter of “if”, it’s a matter of  “when”.  With the increase of attacks lately on Microsoft 365, you’re not guaranteed security there, either.

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