Countering Cyber Security Attacks

It is a cry of every person, organization, and even countries that long-lasting solution for cybersecurity is found.  Every day, reports of a growing number of cases concerning breach in cybersecurity are reported, and the risk increases daily due to the increasing number of interconnected devices being added to the internet.  Your information and data are not hundred percent secure in your computer, majorly because, you are exposed to the outside world and you never know who is trying to access your information.

What is cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the processes and practices that work together to ensure integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and availability of information.  It is majorly defending against people who want to illegally access, either devices or information and data.  It is protecting your information, data, and infrastructure from illegal access. It also encompasses recovering from failures of the system and unlawful access from attacks by hackers. Cybersecurity has layers of protection from computers, programs, data, and networks. For cybersecurity to success in an organization, there should be complementation between people, processes, and technology involved to assist in defending any cyber-attack.

Training

You need to get to know everything about cybersecurity for you to be able to counter any threat that comes on your way. Knowledge about cybersecurity is required for you to win this war. There will always be a cyber-attack even when strong controls are implemented, therefore, because attackers are always looking for weak places and links; it is possible to prevent these attacks by doing necessary security precautions activities.

Users of the system need to be trained on current cybersecurity precaution measures like the use of strong passwords. Also, users should be advised not to open any attachment that comes from unknown people, and they should treat it as spam. Backing up data after some time is a necessity. In a big organization, there should be people tasked to brief the employees of trending risks, news about cybersecurity, and also necessary controls to counter those current threats.

Compliance and regulatory policies

Europe union’s General Data Protection Regulatory(GDPR) body is tasked to make sure that all organizations meet the privacy and security mandates that GDPR and all other agencies have set so that to counter cybercrimes.

These bodies have lowered the risk that the Internet of things has brought. They make sure that they have a reduced risk of exposing the organization and other institutions by coming up with rules and regulations that must be met to counter cybersecurity challenges.

In case of any successful breach of cyber-attack, an organization should have a well-respected framework to assist and guide on how to go about it. It should be understandable on how to identify, detect, and respond to attacks. It should also guide on how to protect systems and respond to any threat that comes. A great framework can guide on how to recover from successful attacks.

Hiring cybersecurity professionals

Your organization will be more secure from cyber threats if you get a professional cybersecurity person who is well vast with his work. He will assist you in making your systems and devices are protected from challenges concerning cybersecurity. It gives you an advantage over the others because you will be well updated with any risks or concerns and necessary measures and control will be guided by a professional.  You may think it is not worth it, but it is worth everything you have, because, when malware strikes, you may lose everything that you have. It may be costly, but you will get rip benefits at the end.

Security tools

You need to get security tools that will be able to detect and counter any cyber threat that may come from the internet of things. Protection should start from Endpoint devices like computer, printers, routers, and many other devices. There are excellent antiviruses that shield computers from internet attacks. You also need to have firewalls, email solutions, malware protection, and practice DNS filtering.

Oliviah Nelson

Oliviah Nelson is an avid cybersecurity author who dives deep into technical and engineering issues in the cyber world.The author of books and articles about technology and security, Oliviah Nelson is a well respected authority.
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