Most people don’t give much thought towards cyber-security beyond the basic firewall on our computer. The more judicious might run a full scan occasionally, or look through and uninstall programs they don’t recognize. Overall, cyber-security is taken for granted until it fails. OneLogin wants to change that.
OneLogin is a corporate cyber-security service based in San Francisco that aims to raise awareness about how vulnerable corporate data can be. They offer a variety of services that best suits the customer, and flexible in terms of scale and coverage. They also aim to make cyber security simpler, and allow everyone to understand the real benefits of a solid security system.
They recently released an article (found here) on their blog that used Game of Thrones to outline major holes in most companies’ approach to cyber-security. The article specifically points out zombie accounts, a lack of awareness, and need for baseline knowledge in every employee. Zombie accounts are accounts left active by ex-employees. These accounts allow a basic level of access to data, especially if the employee leaves for a rival. It’s important that companies make sure to sweep periodically for these accounts, or as the Night’s watch does, burn the bodies. OneLogin has also found a staggering portion of board members and CEO’s who don’t consider cyber-security a priority. It’s important to keep cyber security in mind, so the appropriate resources are allocated. The last point is also the most important. Companies can have top notch security teams and systems, but every employee needs to have a baseline level of knowledge to make data truly secure. A security team and system only cover so much ground. Every employee needs to have the knowledge to avoid basic scams, keep passwords secure, and avoid sharing crucial information.
OneLogic is not the first, or the last to explain complex topics with popular culture. Nonetheless, the article is clear and concise. The article covers major points and uses comparisons that casual viewers can understand. Most importantly, it demystifies cyber-security and shows the value and the importance of cyber-security.
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