What is cybersecurity? According to CISCO, cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. Cybersecurity is a huge player in protecting your data from both threats and damages done by hackers and/or cybercriminals. Take your time to further invest in cybersecurity for a better network defense, and trust me, you will not regret it one single bit.
Due to a lot of technological advances, breaching networks to gain access to a lot of sensitive data has been made easier with tools that have been created as the days passed by. Additionally, hackers have also been improving which makes maintaining some form of security that is reliable more difficult compared to the olden days.
Types of Malware
A computer virus is a subgroup of malware. It is malicious software or code that alters a computer’s operations. They are often attached to files or documents that can be supported by macros for the execution of its code. They are normally dormant unless a file containing the virus is executed by the user.
Nowadays, there are 7 common external threats to networks, namely: Viruses, Worms, Trojan horses, Spyware, Adware, Zero-day attacks, Threat actor attacks, Denial of service attacks, data interception, and theft, and Identity theft.
Network Defense: Creating a Noise-canceling Cybersecurity Framework
Keep a security-focused approach to development
Needless to say, the main purpose of cybersecurity is security. Who would have guessed, huh? Some networks aren’t built with security as their priority. Development, Security, and Operations, DevSecOps for short, has been coined to emphasize the importance of establishing a secure foundation or network defense into a DevOps initiative. Back then, security was isolated at the final stages of development. Naturally, what wasn’t a problem back then has now become a problem of today.
No matter how good your DevOps is, if your security practice is outdated, it wouldn’t take long for attackers to breach your operations.
Make use of Layered Security
Having multi-layered security—also known as multi-level security or defense in depth (DiD)—can help block attacks done by outside parties. To have a successful cybersecurity approach, one must have multiple layers of protection throughout the things that they wish to keep safe—be it their computers, programs, network, and data. Layering your security would not only help improve your network defense but also helps in troubleshooting certain problems in case something goes wrong.
Engage in Real-time Threat Monitoring
There are multiple tools available on the market now that could help you monitor your networks in real-time. Real-time threat monitoring provides you with early detection of attackers that are trying to steal data from your company or business.
Train your Workforce
Take some time to educate your employees about the different present-day cybersecurity threats. Never rely on tools alone! Your employee’s lack of awareness and negligence might lead to the downfall of your company. A vigilant workforce can significantly reduce cybersecurity noise and help create a strong network defense. Don’t neglect training, make it a priority.
Find yourself a strategic partner
Strategic partners are like the finishing touches on a piece of cake. They provide you with different information about what measures have worked for other agencies and what threats said agencies have experienced. Knowing how attacks are done on other companies can help you prepare for similar attacks. Additionally, it’s never a bad thing to hire other companies to further improve your cybersecurity. A lot of big companies are doing this for them to be able to focus and maximize their productivity.