What is Cybersecurity? A familiar term to all…well, we can define Cybersecurity as an application of technology that protects and controls systems, programs, hardware and data from any threats. The need to protect unauthorized access to any computer systems is looming large and staring in every company’s face. So we need to target and lessen the menace of cyber-attacks and protect our companies from possible exploitation.
Cybersecurity should be applied to areas like application, Disaster, Network, and Information. Preventing data or code from hijacked at the application level is described as Application security.
These may or may not warrant attention, but still, these should be nipped in the bud. The next in line is Disaster security. It is the planning that solves critical events that affect the company’s activities. The events include natural disasters like earthquakes, cyber-attack, and even servers and router failures.
A few catastrophes can be averted if the server room has authorized entry, a fire alarm, flood, and temperature sensor. Back up should be done regularly so that a replicate of the data is available in case of uneventful happenings.
A strategic activity designed to safeguard a business’s data and the network’s usability and integrity is Network Security. It prevents various threats from emerging and transmitting on your system, thus harming both hardware and software technologies.
The process or methodology which protects the print, electronic, or any form of sensitive and confidential data from unauthorized access and misuse is often referred to as Information Security. It addresses the three P’s faced by many organizations these days – Protection, Preservation, and data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
The threats take many forms like Malware, Ransomware, Social Engineering, and Phishing to discuss a few.
- Trojan horses and spyware are some of the many Malwares created to impair computer, server, and client network.
- On the other hand, Ransomware is a malware from crypto-virology in which the victim’s files are encrypted and then held up for ransom.
- Manipulating people to give up their confidential information like password, bank information etc. is Social Engineering.
- A sophisticated form of cyber-attack is Phishing. The Email recipient is tricked into believing that the mail is needed by them and then led to click or download an attachment, thereby allowing attackers to access their personal information or sensitive data like credit card numbers, login information, etc.
It looks like Cyber-attacks are here to stay. Hackers continuously challenge cybersecurity.
They come up with new forms of attacks each day. New Technologies attract new avenues of attacks. Small or medium-sized companies can find it very hard and challenging to keep up with these challenges and protect themselves against potential vulnerabilities.
At ISITA, we can offer you the solution you are looking out for, safeguard your data, and create a fort around your client’s sensitive information. An appointment with our experts can unlock several possibilities for the security that you need. Get in touch with us!