Protect Your Business from Cyberattacks Before It’s Too Late

Jeffrey Wagner
April 16, 2018
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If you are running a business, it behooves you to delineate a cyber-security plan. Remember, a robust cyber-security plan involves the definition of business risks. Also, the likelihood of unintentional or hostile intrusion is nearly assured, irrespective of the scale of your company.

You Need a Plan

The rules of access to information, deletion, and change authorizations, contribute to strengthening the security of information. Companies must also unconditionally accept a paradigm shift from cybersecurity to cyber resilience and strategic benefits. Remember, viruses, spam, and phishing are the top 3 attack vectors.

The challenges you face are the protection of sensitive and personal data, rights related to data and their ownership, and the need for qualified personnel, such as data scientists, to analyze the data. But in the end, what is behind these complicated terms? The ability to automatically respond to detected threats within data, and to trust data accuracy are two keys to developing a security solution.

Have you chosen protection software that can be used in the cloud? This subject is a vast area that continues to grow, and this area continues to multiply its technologies and clashes between defenders and attackers are becoming more and more common. Therefore, different methods, including risk analysis, must be adapted.

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Why Protection is Needed

Cybersecurity is a term often used and associated with the computer field. A tsunami of data has led to the modernization of technologies to meet security challenges. Let’s take a look at a typical day: you wake up thanks to your smartphone; you turn on the light thanks to the electric network, whose consumption is regulated by a computer system; breakfast is obtained thanks to online shopping; you take a quick look at the weather information thanks to the digital TV; you stop at a ticket machine to use the subway with a computerized magnetic pass; you arrive at work and use an elevator governed by an automated system; etc.

Cybersecurity is essential because of the many ways in which technology controls our modern lives. Regarding cybersecurity, data is both an opportunity and a threat for businesses. Industries that implement functional safety principles, and those that must apply the principles of safety, have specific definitions of cybersecurity, derived from the policy of computer aggression resistance.

Stay Ahead of It

Remember, traditional tools do not have the bandwidth required to support large volumes of data. You may also wonder: “How does a business protect itself in cyberspace, even if it is not physically there?” Also, some Trojans use “backdoors” to allow cybercriminals to control infected computers remotely. Therefore, predictive security is a vital tool you must employ to protect your business.

According to research on common cyber threats, companies are not on an equal footing regarding their ability to detect ransomware, malware, devices that are compromised and used for ID theft, and ill-intentioned employees. Traditionally, cybersecurity technologies and tools used to undermine data and prevent cyberattacks have been more responsive than proactive. Nowadays, however, businesses have to deal with the theft of data, hacking, ransomware, violations of the confidentiality of email accounts, spam, etc.

It is clear that the situation concerning computer security is only getting worse. Remember, the purpose of cybersecurity is to detect, prevent, and manage the occurrence of malicious or involuntary actions presenting risks for the functions performed by the business.

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