Essentially, cybersecurity involves the protection of systems, networks and programs from technological attacks. The cyber-attackers usually launch these attacks in an aim to access, change or destroy sensitive business information. As a result, a business could experience massive losses in terms of customer satisfaction, revenue and more. A well-functioning cybersecurity approach will have multiple layers of protections across an entire business network. That’s cybersecurity in less than 70 words. Curious to know more about the types of cybersecurity threats or implementing a cybersecurity system? Continue reading and/or contact us and we’ll help evaluate your business’s current cybersecurity setup.
Types of cybersecurity threats
Everyday, new cybersecurity threats are introduced to businesses and individuals. Therefore, it is important that businesses and individuals are well-educated and/or have a proper cybersecurity framework that they can trust and rely on. If you’re interested in implementing such framework, give us a call at 1300 39 65 65.
The types of cybersecurity threats can vary from phishing to ransomware to malware. This is a few of the types of cybersecurity threats posed to your business.
|Malware||Software that is designed to disrupt, damage or gain unauthorised access to a system.|
|Phishing||A form of fraud in which an attackers masks themselves as a reputable entity or person in email or other communication channels.|
|Man-in-the-middle attack||An attack where the attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communications between two parties who believe they are directly communicating with each other.|
|Denial-of-service attack||An attack where the hacker seeks to make a machine or network unavailable to its intended users by temporarily disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet.|
|SQL Injection||An attack on data-driven applications, in which malicious SQL statements are inserted into an entry field for execution.|
Implementing a cybersecurity system
In order for a business to implement a well-structured cybersecurity plan, they must either have a deep understanding of cybersecurity protocols or outsource their cybersecurity to a managed service provider which has specialties in cybersecurity. At Inteck IT, we ensure all our clients networks are equipped with the most secure systems to ensure little to no breaches occur. Our cybersecurity systems feature state-of-the-art malware protection; threat intelligence and predictive analytics; security assessments and data protection.
It is important that businesses adopt a few general practices in order to repel cyber threats. These practices cover people, processes and technology.
All employees must know basic security practices
Most major security threats simply prey on people who are uneducated in terms of malware, ransomware and other types of cyber threats. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary that all employees are trained to ensure they don’t introduce hazards to your network. A few simple practices that all employees should follow are:
- Refrain from opening skeptical emails from unknown senders.
- Do not use foreign flash drives or other types of devices on the business’s system.
- Only visit trusted websites and do not click on any spam advertisements.
Network scans should be done more frequently
The majority of industry standards only require businesses to scan their network systems one per year. This is ridiculously infrequent and leaves un-monitored assets vulnerable. As a result, a cyberattack could result in a network breach, and the potential downfall of your business.
Inteck IT applies threat intelligence and predictive analytics along with state-of-the-art malware protection to ensure your business’s network is constantly monitored.
A business’s technology should always be up-to-date
If your technology is left out-of-date, it can become a target from cyberhackers due to the possible vulnerabilities which lie within the tech. Technology is essential to giving businesses and individuals the IT security applications needed to protect themselves from these cyberhackers. It is therefore important that all technology is consistently kept up-to-date. There are three main assets which have top priority in terms of updates. These are endpoint devices such as workstations, computers and mobile devices; networks; and the cloud.
Inteck IT utilises up-to-date cutting-edge firewall technology, DNS filtering, malware protection, predictive analytics and more security solutions. Therefore, ensuring that our clients are constantly protected from any vulnerabilities which are found in outdated technology. If you’d like to find out more about our technology, call us at 1300 39 65 65.