Hi infosec professionals,
Based on this article, a few days ago "Twilio became aware of unauthorized access to information related to a limited number of Twilio customer accounts through a sophisticated social engineering attack designed to steal employee credentials".
What could be done better to prevent this from happening in the future? Which tools, techniques and solutions could help to a...
IDM Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 10, 2022
In case of sophisticated social engineering attack designed to steal employee credentials there is a need to pay attention regarding education of employee first and if not already in place apply Zero Trust approach by implementing OTP and using it as mandatory for all employees. Any technical solution is not good enough to avoid willing leak of employee credentials by themself.
Hi security professionals,
Can you please clarify the definition of the Zero Trust vs Least Privileged model? How are they different?
In which cases you'd use each of them? Please share an example.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
Consultant at Astra Graphia Information Technology
Jul 12, 2022
Least Privilege is about giving the least privilege (role and privilege) as required by the user, while Zero Trust completely eliminates trust at a whole level, whether internal or external.
Zero Trust sample is MFA, where you would need to validate your access credentials (e.g., through biometrics).
Least privilege access is used to provide access needed to perform a role or action, which is good, while Zero trust completely assumes every attempt as a possible compromise and treats it as such.
If something with the least privilege access tries to access any resource in an environment where Zero Trust is implemented, Zero trust will still take precedence.
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