Cybersecurity misconfigurations have become a major vulnerability for organizations. To avoid such risks, organizations should conduct regular assessments and audits, implement the least privilege principle, automate configuration management, keep updated with security best practices, train employees, implement multi-factor authentication, regularly update systems, use security configuration checklists, continuously monitor systems and conduct red team exercises. These steps ensure a proactive approach to cybersecurity, reducing the risk of configuration errors and strengthening defenses against digital threats.
The recent cyber attack on Change Healthcare disrupted healthcare operations and impacted around a third of US patient records. The American Hospital Association, UnitedHealth Group