The Cybersecurity 202: Kushner’s WhatsApp habit raises security concerns
White House security officials are also likely to do a far better job monitoring devices, and email and chat tools, for suspicious activity than individuals, they said.
And the danger of possible breaches is far higher if you’re a top government official dealing with sensitive issues that major hacking groups, including foreign intelligence services, want access to – like, say, if you’re negotiating Middle East peace.
“If you’re sitting in a sensitive position in government, you’re definitely a target,” Tony Cole, chief technology officer at Attivo Networks and a former FireEye, Symantec and McAfee executive, told me. “That’s why it’s critically important to stick to government systems. If you don’t, you’re putting everyone at risk.”
Free Active Directory Assessment
Get Visibility Into Privilege And Service Account Exposure
For a limited time, Attivo Networks is providing free Active Directory Security Assessments to demonstrate how ADAssessor provides unprecedented and continuous visibility to AD vulnerabilities.
Try Our Endpoint Detection Net (EDN) for Free
FAST AND EASY
Free use offer of our Award-winning security solution to prevent attackers from lateral movement, credential theft, and privilege escalation, fast and easy.
ADSecure 90-Day Free Trial
GET PROTECTION AGAINST UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO ACTIVE DIRECTORY
- Hide and deny access to AD objects
- Get alerted on unauthorized queries
- Attack details easily viewable in dashboard
- Your data remains on-premise