BrandPost: Managing Risk Would be Easier if It Weren’t for People

Businesses are as much at risk from human error as from threat actors. Typos, configuration errors, and other human errors can lead to disaster on the same scale as any modern cyberthreat. Great technology defenses can only get you so far with managing risk.

It is generally agreed upon that Zero Trust principles are a more effective approach to securing your organization than defense in depth (though they aren’t mutually exclusive). This approach entails defining exactly what user or application has access to what resource, using a validation identity control, and continually validating that the behavior is acceptable. Nearly every organization has a progressive plan for deploying elements that achieve this depending on where they are on their adoption path. However, the technology side of the equation is discrete and primarily solvable. The challenge lies with the keyboard to monitor interface — the human.

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