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CISOs have to focus!

“Focus on projects that reduce the most amount of risk and have the largest business impact,” said Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst Neil MacDonald, during the 2018 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in National Harbor, MD.

MacDonald shared Gartner’s top 10 list for security teams to explore in 2018 to help CISOs to get started with their most important projects to focus on. Often the CISOs are struggling to narrow down the endless list of potential security project. Enterprise adoption is at less than 50% which means there’s a high security risk for most large companies.

The first project to focus on, due to MacDonalds list, is privileged account management. That means the company has to do its best to make it harder for attackers to access privileged accounts and allow security teams to monitor unusual behaviours.

Advice of MacDonald: “At a minimum, CISOs should institute mandatory multifactor authentication (MFA) for all administrators. It is also recommended that CISOs use MFA for third-party access, such as contractors.”

If you would like to learn more about how multifactor authentication could help you make account management safe, get in touch with us: https://www.securenvoy.com/company/contact.shtm

The full Gartner-article can be found here: https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/gartner-top-10-security-projects-for-2018/

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