Cyber Step Zero

Post-breach strategies will always be needed, but don’t ignore pre-breach front-door security efforts in favor of focusing mainly on post-breach interventions.

When a big breach hits the news, the first step always noted is, “the malware was planted”. Can we agree this is not really the first step? The step prior – the one where a hacker used valid credentials and gained silent entry allowing them nearly undetectable access – that’s the true foothold event. At KnectIQ we call that step “CyberStepZero”.

We know a very determined hacker is likely to succeed, but KnectIQ makes it exceedingly more difficult. According to a 2019 Forbes article, 74% of data breaches start with privileged credential abuse. This means three of every four are silent-entry breaches that go undetected for months because the method of entry was valid credentials. By prioritizing CyberStepZero and taking steps to enhance your “front-door” network security, you can direct more post-breach intervention resources to the 26% of breaches that gained entry some other way.

Take that protective step in the right direction with KnectIQ. Prioritize CyberStepZero and get KnectIQ to protect your devices, networks and systems. With KnectIQ, you can keep hackers out, even if they have valid credentials. Can your security solution claim that?

Contact KnectIQ today to learn more.