Configuration errors – a scourge of mankind. Prior to COVID-19, MNOs already faced serious challenges with cyber security and fraud prevention. With the coronavirus, data breaches and misconfigurations have increased, and not only due to the disruption of changing work practices, such as working from home. The shortage of security personnel and minimized budgets are taking their toll. Of course, the lack of automation and visibility across various tools and systems are not easing the problem.
Maintaining security requires “configuration hardening”, i.e. creating secure and compliant configuration settings and finding suitable tools to automate the monitoring, configuration and assessment of the firewall body of rules.
So, the question is: how can MNOs do more with less? How can they mobilise resources and break the wave of data breaches during these challenging times?