According to a joint research carried out by Kaspersky Lab and Outpost24, unpatched known vulnerabilities continue to be a popular means of carrying out attacks against businesses by cybercriminals, PC World has reported. The research highlights how unsophisticated attacks on corporate networks can have an effect without resorting to expensive zero-day exploits, said Outpost24 chief security officer, Martin Jartelius. “Whether it’s exploiting poor security practices, misconfigured security devices, or staff that lack security training, companies should understand that it is possible to gain control of most parts of the organisation, even though no new attacks or methods are used,” he said. “It is therefore essential to shift the approach to security from stand-alone tools to integrated solutions as part of business processes,” Jartelius added.
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