As humans, we’re all prone to make mistakes; the average person will make 773,618 decisions over a lifetime – and come to regret 143,262 of them. To combat this, we have begun to leverage technology to help minimize mistakes. Technology still cannot prevent every possible mistake as we see with the number phishing victims caused unsafe online habits.
The evolution of “bring your own device” to “bring your own identity” is a significant rising trend. A perfect example is the mobile devices that now support both personal and professional lives. Compromising to one side will more than likely impact the other. Previously, CISO’s and other major executive leaders could create a boundary for endpoint devices. Nowadays, a person’s digital identity can’t as easily be segmented which calls for a rebuilt approach.
- Utilize distinct and longer password for every different service used.
- Leverage software defined network segmentation to restrict untrusted devices from accessing trusted areas.
- Implement protective controls for web proxies and email.
- Verify that you have defined your organizational policies to encompass restrictions for the use of personal data and identity on organizational devices
Through the combined use of technology and these top initiatives, you will be able to minimize the possibility of making mistakes.