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However you define greatness, Optiv is in your corner. We manage cyber risk so you can secure your full potential.
Reducing Your Personal Attack Surface
Many of us are consumers of technology, I would consider myself in the upper echelon of this group. I own multiple laptops, desktops, servers, cloud-based workstations, tablets, mobile devices, smart fashionware and social media accounts, to name a few. But, with this enthusiasm and love for the newest gadget or tool to stay connected comes a new risk – one that organizations have been fighting for years, and the consumer is starting to face. This is the risk of your personal attack surface.
An attack surface is the area where an unauthorized user can enter or extract data from the environment. This could be a targeted attack by an individual or a group, or a random attack where the adversary is hoping to get lucky and find some information they can use to their benefit.
It would be great if we all could operate in stealth mode and have no attack surface for malicious actors to exploit, but, unfortunately, it is impossible to completely eliminate the chance of an attack. The good news is there are some ways to reduce your personal attack surface, making your information much harder to exploit.
The above is a short list of the ways individuals can reduce their device’s attack surface. I encourage you to share your experiences where you realized your attack surface was unnecessarily large and what you did to reduce it. I look forward to reading your comments below.
July 13, 2021
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