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Cybersecurity 101: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know? According to cybersecurity statistics, a cyber threat occurs every 39 seconds.  

So, are you looking for ways to improve the security of your digital ecosystem? Boost your enterprise immunity against dreadful cybersecurity attacks to mitigate security risks and prevent financial losses.

Read through this blog to understand the significance and different types of cybersecurity and the steps you can take to secure your organization from cyberattacks.

What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is an integral part of information security that creates robust guardrails and encompasses security techniques to safeguard and protect your enterprise's intranet, computers, and network systems and data against unauthorized access to ensure the integrity and security of confidential data and information.

How Enterprises Safeguard Themselves from Cyberattacks | Types of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity can take different forms. Below discussed are some of the most common cyberattacks:

Critical Infrastructure Security

Critical infrastructure security is a concept of preparedness to protect systems, networks, and assets with programs, protocols, and technologies to ensure national security, economic stability, and public health and safety.

Application Security

Application security involves best practices for developing, enhancing, and testing security features to prevent organizational software. Organizations are shielded with these practices and functions against security vulnerabilities such as cyberattacks and data breaches against unauthorized access and modification.

Network Security

Network security is the collection of strategies, processes, and technologies aimed to act against the illegal intrusion of a company's networks.

Cloud Security

Cloud computing security, popularly known as cloud computing security, has a diversified range of security measures, such as policies, technologies, applications, etc., to protect cloud-based platforms, services, and data against unauthorized access.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things (IoT) security refers to ensuring security to internet-connected devices, appliances, and automobiles that transmit and receive data via the Internet.

What is a Cyberattack - Understanding the Term

A cyberattack is a malicious attack on computers, networks, data, and programs to gain unauthorized access and information to misuse the acquired data.t

Five Most Common Cybersecurity Threats

Malware

Cybercriminals and hackers develop malware (malicious software) to access unauthorized data illegally. Spyware, ransomware, worms, Trojans, and viruses are different kinds of malware that pry into your systems without authorization, steal confidential data, and harm your systems.

Phishing

Perpetrators use phishing to steal sensitive information such as passwords, Credit card numbers, Bank account details, etc. They disguise themselves as official representatives of the banks or companies and send messages through email, text, or social networks.

Man in the Middle Attacks

Man-in-the-middle attack is another cyberattack form where an attacker secretly intrudes between two parties without their knowledge to eavesdrop or impersonate. They rely on public Wi-Fi networks or weak encryption wireless access points to execute these attacks.

Denial-of-service Attacks

Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks computer systems or other interconnected devices, making them unusable for the end users, thus forcing a permanent shutdown. The perpetrators overwhelm the targeted systems with requests until the systems cannot respond.

Password Attacks

A password attack leverages software to gain unauthorized access to password-protected accounts by exploiting a vulnerable user authorization.

Top 3 Cybersecurity Tips and Best Practices to Leverage Business Intelligence

If you are looking for proven techniques to prevent your organization from cyberattacks, follow these best practices to protect your data and information

Stricter Cybersecurity Compliance

It is vital to ensure that users avoid using the same password for multiple accounts and implement stringent measures to prevent Man-in-the-middle attacks. 

According to Gartner, by 2023, 65% of people will have their personal information protected by contemporary privacy laws, up from 10% in 2020. Governments must plan security awareness training to protect their citizen's data and information.

Rise of Threat Detection, Prevention, and Response Tools

The rise of threat detection and response tools is a boon to organizations that prioritize cybersecurity. These AI-driven technologies detect suspicious threats well in advance and notify the organization promptly. Examples include - Security information and event management (SIEM), security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR), and endpoint detection and response (EDR).

Enhance enterprise data security

Organizations committed to protecting their privacy and security must start documenting information management processes in a data management policy. The policy should outline - how data gets collected, processed, and stored, the list of people who can access data, and information about storage and deletion. 

As suggested by Gartner, you can follow these four data cybersecurity techniques to incorporate the same policies within your enterprise:

  • Encryption
  • Masking
  • Erasure 
  • Resilience

Conclusion

Becoming cyber-resilient is one of the must-take measures for all enterprises, per their business strategy and policies. You can seamlessly increase your resilience against cyber threats under the expert eye of an experienced cybersecurity partner.

So, connect with us today to explore and figure out how our cybersecurity services can shape an efficient, adaptable, and resilient environment for your enterprise in the face of evolving digital threats.


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