In this podcast, recorded at Infosecurity Europe 2014, Wolfgang Kandek, CTO at Qualys, talks about the Top 4 Critical Security Controls to fend off attacks.
The Council on CyberSecurity has found that 85% of cyber attack techniques can be prevented by implementing the Top 4 controls. In order to verify whether your Windows PCs are implementing the Top 4 security controls, you can sign up for your free account here. The controls are:
1. Application Whitelisting – Only allow approved software to run.
2. Application Patching – Keep apps, plug-ins and other software up to date.
3. OS Patching – Keep operating systems current with the latest fixes.
4. Minimize Administrative Privileges – Prevent malicious software from making silent changes.