Cybersecurity is a vital aspect of any organization’s operations, especially in the digital age. However, many organizations make common mistakes that expose them to cyberattacks and compromise their data and systems. To help organizations improve their cybersecurity posture, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have released a joint advisory that identifies the top 10 cybersecurity misconfigurations and provides recommendations on how to fix them.

The top 10 cybersecurity misconfigurations are:

By avoiding these common cybersecurity misconfigurations, organizations can enhance their security posture and reduce their exposure to cyberattacks. The NSA and CISA advisory provides more details on each misconfiguration and offers guidance on how to remediate them.

We andvise organizations to adopt a zero trust approach to cybersecurity, which is a framework that assumes no trust for any entity on a network, whether internal or external, and verifies every request before granting access. A zero trust approach can help organizations prevent unauthorized access, protect data, and improve visibility.

The NSA and CISA advisory is part of a series of joint advisories that aim to provide actionable information on current cyber threats and mitigation strategies. The previous advisories covered topics such as ransomware, VPN vulnerabilities, cloud security, DNS tunneling, email compromise, web shell malware, Iranian cyber threats, Russian cyber threats, Chinese cyber threats, and North Korean cyber threats.