Cyber security risks have become a constant for big and small businesses, individuals and companies, the private and government sector alike. And let’s face it – the risks are high. The more you are involved in the scary world on online connecting and doing business, the more exposed you are to the threats that reside within the dark world that can sometimes be the World Wide Web. Moreover, we are often not even aware of the danger and how close we came to be a victim of all kinds of malware, let alone the damage malware can cause and how to defend from it. In that sense, we have prepared a short list of security risks that pack quite a punch, but were overlooked in 2018.
Mobile security is – or at least should be – at the top of every company’s worry list these days – and for good reason: Nearly all employees now routinely access corporate data from smartphones and that means keeping sensitive info out of the wrong hands is an increasingly complicated business. Therefore, the stakes are higher than ever with the average cost of a corporate data breach being at nearly $4 million, according to a 2018 report by the Ponemon Institute. That’s 6.4% more than the estimated cost just one year earlier. However, while it’s easy to focus on the sensational subject of malware, the truth is that mobile malware infections are incredibly uncommon in the real world. And yet, we can expect mobile security threats to become more serious in 2019. Here is what we can expect.
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!
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.
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!
Cyber security is becoming an increasingly important topic for businesses everywhere. With cyber attacks happening on a daily basis, it is of the utmost importance to be on constant alert and have a comprehensive cyber security strategy in place. In other words – a unified approach to keeping the company assets safe in cyberspace. But how do women fit into the industry? We give you 3 reasons cyber security needs women.
Cyber security is not a growing concern, but a constant one if you care about preserving your business in cyberspace. Cyber attacks cannot be considered isolated events anymore – they are now long-term campaigns by attackers who are honing their skills and using a sophisticated combination of social engineering and technical skills to infiltrate your IT network. Not only that, cyber thievery has been made into an entire industry with its own economy which is why cyber security cannot be planned and executed in isolation from other processes in the company. To protect your business, you need to have a detailed and elaborate cyber security strategy – one that is covering all the bases: all the vulnerabilities, all the types of attacks and all the relevant defence measures. You can read more about who needs a cyber security strategy and why in one of our previous blog posts, but for now let’s see what is driving the cyber security economy and making doing business difficult for you.
Making the headlines more and more often, cyber attacks have become part of our everyday existence. Equifax, Verizon, Shadow Brokers, WannaCry, NotPetya, Locky, Bad Rabbit – they are no longer funny names for scary new cyber threats no one knows quite enough about, but cautionary tales about companies failing to monitor and protect their networks as well as users neglecting basic security hygiene.
But first, how to know your company is in grave danger out there?
Cyber attacks long ago stopped being the stuff of elaborate Sci-Fi movie plots so much so that they cannot even be called isolated events anymore. In 2018, cyber attacks are long-term campaigns by attackers who are honing their mad skills every single day and using a sophisticated combination of social engineering and technical skills to infiltrate your IT network and gain access to your confidential personal and business assets. (Read why your business needs cyber security in one of our other blog posts.) Moreover, as their prowess improves, the number of cyber attack prevention instruments decreases. One anti-malware program won’t protect you and your business from nefarious actions, no matter how good. Now you need an entire cyber security strategy in place.
Malware – short from malicious software – is a constant threat nowadays to your personal and professional self. It attacks your computer or IT system with the intent to harm the target by corrupting your files, slowing down processes and ultimately crashing everything thus rendering you unable to use your device freely or at all. Not only that, but there are also types of malware that are meant to steal sensitive information about you, your business or both, and discredit you in front of clients or business partners – at best – or stopping all operational processes – at worst. (To see the 7 devastating effects cyber attacks can have on your business, take a look at our infographic.) If you are wondering what is what and how to protect yourself and your business against malware, stick with us!