Cybersecurity threats are constantly increasing, and it is quite difficult to understand all the potential cybersecurity threats which are recently growing. To keep our systems secure we need to make sure that our online presence is safe. Cyber attacks can be handled only when they are thoroughly understood. To protect your system from various data breaches and cyber threats you need to maintain your systems with high integrity. The following are some of the common types of attacks which are seen in today’s word.
Just a few years back phishing was in its infancy, but now it has become one of most significant risks to systems. Lack of awareness is one of the main reasons for this threat. One cannot say that people who have limited experience with computers are more prone to such threats, but phishing can attack people from all walks of life. There has even been a case where the CEO of FACC AG was convinced to transfer about £39 million from the company.
Scammers are experts in digital impersonation and these attacks often rely on the trust which business hols with its colleagues. To avoid such threats, you need to make sure not to open any suspicious emails.
Most of thinking that robots are only used for science fiction movies and AI is something which is to come after so many decades but the development in such technologies are growing at a very fast scale and before you could know these bots would have taken up the world. Hackers use bots to scan your computer to check for any weak points in various software updates, access points through which they can hack into your system and even scan for any important credit card information.
Attackers love using malware to get a hold of your computers and once they do that they can wreak it and bring all sorts of havoc by taking the help of your system. They will be able to monitor from your system, send confidential from your computer to any system. Make sure that you are not tricked into downloading any suspicious file or open any attachment which might look harmful.
Denial of Service:
Denial of service is when you flood a website with traffic so that the users will not be able to access the site. Attackers flood a website by creating an overwhelming amount of traffic so that the website shuts down and the users will be unable to access the site. When denial of service attacks is made by many computers at the same time, it is called as the DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack). The DDoS attack can be much harder to trace as the attacker will be using many computers from all over the world which makes it harder to find the source of the computer.
We are in the world where we use electronic systems for almost every transaction. There are many electronic systems, and all of them deal with data. Data is something which is considered valuable, and people are often quite sensitive to how their personal information is being handled. Due to the value of data and its impact it has on people, there is a massive demand for data security.
What is data security?
Data security is the process of securing the data and protecting it from unauthorised and corrupted access. Not all data might be sensitive, but others might be private and valuable. When unauthorised access to such data is enabled, it may create problems as it can be used by people who should not be using it. Data security is the measure which is taken to prevent the loss of data through these unauthorised accesses. There are many ways to protect data, and some of them include strong user authentication, encryption, data erasure, backup etc.
The following are some of the reasons why we need to protect data:
Data is an asset:
Anyone who is running a business would understand how data can be considered as an asset. Information about the products or the services they provide is very important. Marketing and financial plans of the company cannot be shared with anyone as competitors may use it, and this could bring your business down. Client information is also quite sensitive, and businesses make sure that they keep such data very safe and confidential.
To maintain business reputation:
All business provides services and products to their clients. When a client is buying a product using their credit card from your company they trust you and provide sensitive information to you. It is up to the companies and business to keep such information safe and secure. Even an unintentional leak of data can cause considerable damage to the reputation of the business. Companies need to take precautions and educate their employees not to share any sensitive information as security breaches in more than just money at stake; it takes down the reputation of the company along with it.
Preventive security measures:
If you happen to have a business, you need to make sure that you are regularly backing up your data. You can either store it in a physical storage device or use a could server. You need to take backups as you will be able to access data from an earlier time and it is also one of the best ways to retrieve data if you had lost your current data.
Data recovery is when you have to reclaim your data due to the damaged storage. Regular data backups can help in the process of data recovery. If your business has a data security strategy, then data recovery must be a part of it.
Firewalls help you to monitor and control the network traffic. You can restrict access and prevent the spread of malware to your systems.