Implementing a log management system is a good way to keep your cyber security high-level, but it’s mostly done to analyze an attack after it’s happened. That is not when it’s best employed and just by looking at the 10 steps it consists of will you will know why.
Log management is usually – and with good reason – implemented in order to analyze network security events for detecting intrusions and forensic purposes. That is – to see what happened only AFTER a cyber attack has taken place. Granted, it is pretty hard to detect cyber attacks, but we’ve moved away from the traditional cyber security requirements onto auditing and compliance as the reason behind employing cybersecurity measures, together with slowly accepting the importance of logging systems and application management. The purpose of introducing logging into an IT network notwithstanding, the process itself has 10 distinct steps we have prepared here for you to get acquainted with in order to help you protect your company from cybersecurity predators. So, let’s get to it!
Identifying the underlying causes for potential cyber security attacks can prove to be of crucial importance for defending a company IT network no matter how secure it is considered to be. By creating a defense line that focuses on the basics first and foremost will help not only treat the symptoms of a cyber attack, but prevent it from ever happening. Take a look at the infographic to see the 12 resident guilty parties when it comes to root cause exploits that can destroy your company’s cyber security. read more
Cyber security is a fast-paced field unlike any other. With 15 potential leaks in a company security network every day, anywhere between 5.000 and 7.000 new software threats emerging on a yearly basis and tens of millions of unique malware programs attacking IT networks a year, the job is only becoming harder and harder. Moreover, a simple misstep from the people responsible for maintaining the appropriate security levels could compromise company assets, hurt revenues, destroy company reputation and cost people jobs. That is precisely why it’s paramount to know how to fight back and which moves you should make.
The world of cyber security is hard to defend because of its very complex constitution. For the user, the multiplex nature of an IT network is its greatest advantage, but for the cyber security officer, it’s its greatest risk. With so many threat factors to pay attention to and prepare defense mechanisms for, detecting a cyber attack is quite challenging. Here are 5 things that make it hard to do.
One of the most important things to do when experiencing a cyber attack is to detect and respond to it as soon as possible so as not to allow the attacker too much time inside your IT network. The less time they spend rummaging around and endangering the structure and all the data stored, the less damage to the company’s finances and reputation will be inflicted. Here is how to respond to cyber attacks quickly with SPEED!
Cyber security has become such a widespread concern for organizations of all types and sizes that it requires dealing with in a systematic manner. The high-profile nature of certain cyber attacks – Facebook, Google, British Airways, Equifax, Anthem, Home Depot, Yahoo, Sony, and Uber, to name a few – hides the fact that while the form, size, and intent of attacks tend to vary, the threat looms over private, public, and not-for-profit organizations alike in every corner of the world. Colleges and universities have fallen prey to costly ransomware attacks, havoc has been wreaked on banks in Italy, Canada, and Bangladesh, and Russian hackers hijacked the 2016 federal election through a simple phishing scam. Such attacks are alarmingly easy to design and deploy. Phishing, for example, requires only a single distracted click on a link in an email or text. Once the automated malware has gained a foothold, IT networks can be crippled in a matter of minutes. And that is just one of the many dangers lurking out there in cyber space.
With the number of cyber threats, as well as successfully performed attacks, rising on a daily basis, businesses, regardless of their size, need to be more vigilant, prepared and quick to respond. Actually, small businesses have more at stake here since suffering a cyber attack for the majority of them means closing their doors.
Nowadays, practically a day doesn’t go by that we haven’t been reluctantly informed of another breach in data security. Sensitive information belonging to millions of users is constantly at risk and it seems like even the big players like Facebook and Google (and by extension, the little guys) haven’t been able to keep security on a satisfactory level. In turn, we – the users – have been informed of said security breaches after quite some time has passed and kindly asked to change our login information. Which begs the question, is it so difficult to detect a cyber attack? And why exactly?
Not only have women been in the cyber security field for a century now – many of them playing a crucial role in laying the groundwork for the infrastructure and industry itself – but they also bring versatile high-level knowledge to the table just by entering the industry. Even though they are often stepped over when it comes to giving credit, there are quite a few women who were ahead of their time and whose influence we can sense even today. Let’s see who they are!