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Organizations Warned of Top 10 Cybersecurity Misconfigurations Seen by CISA, NSA

06
Oct
2023
Organizations Warned of Top 10 Cybersecurity Misconfigurations Seen by CISA, NSA

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Impacting many organizations, including those that have achieved a mature security posture, these misconfigurations illustrate a trend of systemic weaknesses and underline the importance of adopting secure-by-design principles during the software development process, CISA and the NSA note.

The ten most common network misconfigurations, the two agencies say, include default software configurations, improper separation of privileges, lack of network segmentation, insufficient network monitoring, poor patch management, bypass of access controls, poor credential hygiene, improper multi-factor authentication (MFA) methods, insufficient access control lists (ACLs) on network shares, and unrestricted code execution.

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