Alert (AA22-137A): Weak Security Controls and Practices Routinely Exploited for Initial Access

Alert (AA22-137A)

Weak Security Controls and Practices Routinely Exploited for Initial Access

CISA Alert Published May 17, 2022:

Summary

Cyber actors routinely exploit poor security configurations (either misconfigured or left unsecured), weak controls, and other poor cyber hygiene practices to gain initial access or as part of other tactics to compromise a victim’s system. This joint Cybersecurity Advisory identifies commonly exploited controls and practices and includes best practices to mitigate the issues. This advisory was coauthored by the cybersecurity authorities of the United States,[1],[2],[3] Canada,[4] New Zealand,[5],[6] the Netherlands,[7] and the United Kingdom.[8]

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Or read the full alert online at https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/alerts/aa22-137a

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