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CISA Updates List of Cybersecurity Bad Practices to Eradicate

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has updated its list of cybersecurity bad practices that must be eradicated.

Cyber threat actors often conduct highly sophisticated attacks to gain access to internal networks and sensitive data, but oftentimes sophisticated tactics, techniques and procedures are not required. The Bad Practices Catalog was created in July 2021 to raise awareness of some of the most egregious errors that are made in cybersecurity that leave the door wide open to hackers.

There have been many lists published on cybersecurity best practices to follow, and while it is vital that those practices are followed, it is critical that these bad practices are eradicated, especially at organizations that support critical infrastructure or national critical functions (NCFs). These bad practices significantly increase risk to the critical infrastructure relied upon for national security, economic stability, and life, health, and safety of the public.

When the Bad Practices Catalog was first published...

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