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Bad security hygiene still a major risk for enterprise IT networks

A new report[pdf] by Ixia analyses the 2018 cyber threat landscape. According to the report the 5 main security issues last year were:

  1. Most product vulnerabilities were the result of software design flaws including well-documented and easily avoidable issues like SQL injection and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities
  2. The human factor is the weakest link in cyber security and threat actors are actively looking to take advantage of this through phishing and other social engineering attacks.
  3. Cyber hygiene levels hit an all-time low, with organizations failing to keep their systems safe through proper patch management.
  4. Disclosures of newly uncovered vulnerabilities benefited vendors but also threat actors.
  5. Cryptojacking hit record highs as attackers distributed nearly autonomous malware to hijack the processing resources of systems in order to mine cryptocurrency.

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