Security Archives - DashTech https://www.dashtech.org/security/ Technology Innovation & More Tue, 22 Nov 2022 04:16:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://www.dashtech.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/favicon.png Security Archives - DashTech https://www.dashtech.org/security/ 32 32 206325574 Protect Your Web Applications From Hacking with WAAP https://www.dashtech.org/protect-your-web-applications-from-hacking-with-waap/ https://www.dashtech.org/protect-your-web-applications-from-hacking-with-waap/#respond Tue, 22 Nov 2022 04:16:13 +0000 https://www.dashtech.org/?p=20321 Over the weekend, FTX noticed some unauthorized crypto wallet transactions. The hacking of one of the largest FTX cryptocurrency exchanges was the final blow to the organization. Only hours later, they announced that they were filing for bankruptcy after threat actors stole over $477 million in crypto funds. This is just one of the many […]

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Over the weekend, FTX noticed some unauthorized crypto wallet transactions.

The hacking of one of the largest FTX cryptocurrency exchanges was the final blow to the organization.

Only hours later, they announced that they were filing for bankruptcy after threat actors stole over $477 million in crypto funds.

This is just one of the many examples of high-profile victims whose web application has been targeted by cybercriminals, and whose case led to disastrous financial damage or a harmed reputation beyond repair.

Whether it’s the result of internal or external hacking activity, companies have a difficult time getting back on their feet following such incidents.

Many companies nowadays hold massive amounts of their user’s funds that can be stolen or sensitive data that can be leaked.

The high cost of repairing the infrastructure following the attack, strengthening the security, and falling behind with work within the organization are just some of the factors that make or break a business following the incident.

This is especially true for smaller companies that have even fewer funds to allocate toward cybersecurity.

How can organizations protect their web applications from cybercrime, what are some top threats to be wary of, what is WAAP and does it help protect web apps, and why can hackers bypass many traditional tools?

It’s time to find out.

Top Threats For Website Applications

According to the OWASP Top 10 document that lists top risks for web applications, common threats include:

  • Broken access control
  • Cryptographic failures
  • Injection
  • Insecure design
  • Security misconfiguration
  • Vulnerable and outdated components
  • Identification and authentication failures
  • Software and data integrity failures
  • Security logging and monitoring failures
  • Server-side request forgery

As a result of these vulnerabilities existing within the web application, the business is open to a possible data breach, unauthorized access to user accounts that allow criminals deeper movement in the network, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and more.

Those are the top 10 weaknesses most likely to be exploited by hackers. However, there are more issues that businesses should be prepared for — including zero-day threats, and unknown weaknesses that put the business at risk.

How can businesses protect their website applications?

Website Protection Solutions

The security tools available for website protection nowadays include:

  • Having Web Application Firewalls (WAF)
  • Employing zero trust methodology
  • Enforcing strong passwords
  • Managing security often
  • Using Web Application and API protection (WAAP)

WAF guards websites by filtering potentially malicious HTTP traffic and allowing legitimate traffic — blocking it or letting it through based on the pre-set rules.

Zero trust methodology is based on the principle known as “trust but verify”. In practice, it could mean adding more steps that the person has to pass when logging into their account, or restriction of access based on their role in the company.

Weak credentials that are reused and easy to crack cause as many as 80% of data breaches. A majority of attacks can be avoided with the use of stronger passwords.

Just having the tools that guard a company is not enough. They also have to be regularly managed with software that can scan, test, analyze the data, and follow up with an actionable report that highlights critical risks. It has to be improved at all times.

But what about WAAP?

What Is WAAP?

WAAP is a cybersecurity solution made for web applications. This cloud-based service has been imagined as a way of protecting complex cloud infrastructures and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that are prone to vulnerabilities and hacking exploits.

Components such as API are interesting to cybercriminals because they’re available via the public internet, and they can use it to get the sensitive information of app users.

To offer thorough app security, WAAP combines the functions of multiple security tools such as DDoS protection, Next Generation WAF, Runtime Application Self Protection, Malicious bot protection, and API protection.

That is, it covers application layer protection, guards the assets in real-time using artificial intelligence, and it can both isolate and stop the attack before it does damage to the app.

Also, it adds more robust inspection, continual learning about the organization to use that data while improving security, analysis of encrypted traffic that contains sensitive information, and detailed analytics of its findings.

In a nutshell, the WAAP solution from a reputable vendor offers application and data protection without sacrificing functionality.

Where Do Traditional Tools Fall Short?

Well-known solutions such as WAF can protect the company from certain attacks, but they are limited in an environment that can change in minutes or that is vulnerable because of insider threats.

For instance, WAF also requires more manual work from already overworked IT teams. The settings have to be changed and adjusted based on the latest findings. That is not practical for applications that are continually shifting.

Another way that WAF falls short is the adoption of a cloud environment that urges companies to have solutions that cater specifically to cloud-based infrastructures.

What’s more, businesses also feature complex multi-cloud structures that combine components from multiple vendors and that are difficult to track and defend — even with solutions crafted for such architectures.

Although WAF can offer basic protection, that is also the software that hasn’t changed or improved significantly over the years of use and internet changes.

As a result, more and more companies turn to solutions that are designed for today’s websites, that can protect the application against attacks that are growing in frequency and sophistication.

Final Thoughts

Thorough and robust protection of the website application is essential for any business that has an online presence — especially if they offer their services through them.

Multiple layers of security should include the right tools that can discover and block hacking threats, policies that are based on the principles such as zero trust, management tools, and strong passwords.

It’s also important to have a tool such as WAAP that is made to protect the modern-day web application and keep up with their hectic changes.

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The Dangers of Public WiFi Networks https://www.dashtech.org/the-dangers-of-public-wifi-networks/ https://www.dashtech.org/the-dangers-of-public-wifi-networks/#respond Thu, 17 Nov 2022 03:21:14 +0000 https://www.dashtech.org/?p=20199 As technology advances, our lives get easier and more convenient. For example, with advancements in WiFi technology, we are now able to access the internet from just about anywhere. This is a great convenience for most of us, but public WiFi networks have a dark side. Cybercriminals use these networks to steal your personal information […]

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As technology advances, our lives get easier and more convenient. For example, with advancements in WiFi technology, we are now able to access the internet from just about anywhere. This is a great convenience for most of us, but public WiFi networks have a dark side.

Cybercriminals use these networks to steal your personal information without you even knowing it. This blog post will discuss the dangers of using public WiFi networks and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim. Stay safe out there!

Hackers Can Eavesdrop

If you use an unsecured public WiFi network, you’re at risk of being watched and monitored. Hackers can use special devices and software kits to intercept your transmissions. This way, they can see everything you send and receive on your computer. This includes everything from emails to your credit card details.

Some of the most common ways they do this are through malware injected into your computer or device. The malware gives the attacker access to all the information on your device and can even activate the microphone. Another method involves man-in-the-middle attacks, which allow an attacker to intercept communications between two people. Typically, this kind of attack exploits real-time data transfers and transactions.

Hackers can also get your passwords through public WiFi networks. To prevent this, you can protect your passwords with two-factor authentication. This means that you must enter a code from your mobile phone before logging in to the website. Using two-factor authentication makes sure that no one can use your password to steal your personal information.

Honeypot Attacks

Honeypot attacks on public WiFi networks are a growing problem. These devices simulate a real network with fake traffic and data. The network should never be connected to the main network, and users must use different credentials. Honeypots should also be tested regularly, ideally by an expert. This article will show you how to set up and protect a honeypot network.

Honeypots can be effective at protecting networks against hackers and other intruders. But implementing a honeypot is not without its legal risks. The first step in implementing a honeypot is to decide what purpose you want to serve. For example, it could be to defend, observe, or prosecute. Each of these purposes has unique legal considerations, but all three involve the same primary concern: privacy.

Rogue Access Points Disguise Themselves as Legitimate Connections

Rogue access points are devices that masquerade as legitimate connections on public WiFi networks. Hackers use them to steal data from users who connect to them. These devices can be detected by sniffer software and server software that monitors the wireless network for changes. You should also take precautions to protect yourself against these rogue access points.

If you are unsure about whether a connection is rogue, check the authentication process. Trustworthy networks will require users to provide personal information and agree to their terms and conditions before they can connect. However, if they ask for immediate login credentials, this may be a red flag. Another way to identify rogue connections is to use a packet sniffer, which system administrators use to monitor network traffic and identify bottlenecks.

Stealing Your Data

Once a hacker has access to your device, they can steal your personal data. This includes your passwords, financial information, and even your identity. Hackers can also use your device to commit cybercrimes. For example, they could use it to send spam emails or launch denial-of-service attacks.

To protect yourself from data theft, you should use a VPN. This will encrypt your traffic and prevent hackers from snooping on your activity. You should also avoid using public WiFi networks to access sensitive data. If you must use public WiFi, make sure to connect to a VPN first. Lastly, conduct a free people search on yourself regularly to see if your personal information has been compromised.

Identity Theft

Identity theft is a type of fraud that involves using someone else’s personal information to steal their identity. For example, this can be done by stealing their social security number, driver’s license, or passport. Hackers can also obtain this information through phishing attacks or by buying it from data brokers.

Identity theft can have a devastating impact on the victim. It can ruin their credit, cost them money, and even lead to arrest. To protect yourself from identity theft, you should never give out your personal information to someone you don’t know. You should also shred any documents that contain your personal information. And if you receive any suspicious emails or calls, do not hesitate to report them to the authorities.

What Can You Do?

There are several things you can do to protect yourself from honeypot attacks.

  • First, use a VPN to encrypt your traffic and prevent hackers from snooping on your activity.
  • Second, conduct a free people search on yourself regularly to see if your personal information has been compromised.
  • Third, take precautions to protect yourself against rogue access points.
  • Fourth, never give out your personal information to someone you don’t know.
  • Fifth, shred any documents that contain your personal information.
  • Lastly, if you receive any suspicious emails or calls, do not hesitate to report them to the authorities.

Conclusion

Cybercrime is a growing problem worldwide. While there are many steps you can take to protect yourself, no one is completely safe from cybercriminals. The best way to protect yourself is to stay informed and be vigilant about threats.

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Tokenization: general information, tips, hints, and options. https://www.dashtech.org/tokenization-general-information-tips-hints-and-options/ https://www.dashtech.org/tokenization-general-information-tips-hints-and-options/#respond Thu, 17 Nov 2022 03:13:42 +0000 https://www.dashtech.org/?p=20193 As businesses increasingly rely on digital data, the need for improved data security grows. And it is payment tokenization service providers that offer a secure way to store, manage, and process sensitive payment information nowadays. Tokenization can help reduce the risk of data breaches, minimize PCI compliance scope, and improve the security of online transactions. But let’s […]

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As businesses increasingly rely on digital data, the need for improved data security grows. And it is payment tokenization service providers that offer a secure way to store, manage, and process sensitive payment information nowadays. Tokenization can help reduce the risk of data breaches, minimize PCI compliance scope, and improve the security of online transactions.

But let’s start from the basics. What does tokenization mean in general? As we have already said, tokenization is a process that can help to improve data security and reduce audit scope. Tokenization replaces sensitive data with randomly generated numbers, or tokens, that have no intrinsic value. This process can help to protect businesses against fraud and data breaches. When used in conjunction with other security measures, tokenization can be an effective way to improve data security and reduce audit scope.

In the simplest of terms, a token is like a replacement key for your house. If the original house key is lost, you can use the token to get into your house. If a hacker steals your token, it does not give them access to your data. Tokenization is used to protect data at rest and in transit. Tokenization protects your data from unauthorized access by replacing sensitive data with a token that has no value or use outside of the application it was generated for. This token is referred to as a surrogate or representation of the original data. The tokenization process is typically transparent to your application. You do not need to change any code or assets in order to use it. You can use tokenization with files and data stored on your local device, on a cloud storage account, or even data that is already encrypted. Note: Tokenization does not protect your data from a security breach of an application that uses tokenization. Tokenization can only protect your data if the attacker does not have access to the encryption keys. 

But how is tokenization different from encryption, then? Well, encryption (probably a more shared term) is a process that protects data, but it is not reversible. If the key is lost, then the data must be destroyed. At the same time, tokenization is a reversible process and, therefore, can be used to enable data sharing without exposing sensitive data. It means it is suitable for sufficient business tasks, credit card payment operations, etc., still being safe and reliable.

So, both methods are designed to make it more difficult for unauthorized users to gain access to sensitive information. The main difference between the two is their purpose. Encryption encrypts data to make it unreadable. Tokenization protects sensitive data by replacing it with a substitute value or token, which is stored in an encrypted format. Because the token has no value to an unauthorized party, it can be stored in an unencrypted format.

Among other basic benefits of tokenization are increased data security, increased agility and speed of data access, and reduced cost of compliance.

But we should introduce to you one more aspect – the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). It is a common set of requirements for organizations that handle credit card information. The standard was created to help organizations keep their customers’ credit card information safe from theft and fraud. The PCI Data Security Standard is required for all organizations that accept, process, or store credit card information. In general, the PCI Data Security Standard has 12 requirements that deal with topics such as access control, policies and procedures, security management, and incident response.

So, the PCI DSS requires organizations to protect cardholder data that is at rest, in use, and in transit. Tokenization protects sensitive payment card data from a breach due to the unauthorized use of payment cards by replacing the primary account number (PAN) with an alternative form of identification. The alternative form of identification is a random number or token, which is used to represent the PAN. Tokenization reduces PCI compliance scope, eliminates the need for PCI audits, and eliminates the need for encryption software and hardware.

But let’s return to more practical questions. Hopefully, we’ve made clear that when it comes to online payments, businesses are increasingly turning to tokenization as a way to protect their customer’s sensitive data. Because now credibility and safety are one of the most valuable things. But with so many different options available, how can you determine which type of tokenization solution is right for your business?

One important factor to consider is the type of data you need to protect. If you’re handling credit card information primarily, then a PCI-compliant solution is a must. But if you’re dealing with other types of data, such as customer addresses or Social Security numbers, then you’ll need to evaluate your options based on security and compliance needs.

Another key consideration is the level of security you require. Some businesses may be satisfied with a basic tokenization solution, while others will need a more robust option that includes features like encryption and multi-factor authentication.

How do you assess the security and compliance of the solution? Because when evaluating a tokenization provider, you need to know that its solution is secure, safe, and reliable. One of the most important things to consider is whether or not the provider meets your security and compliance needs. You also need to understand how they encrypt sensitive data, store it and access it. For example, if you are storing Social Security numbers, do they encrypt the information? What about the token? What happens if a token is compromised? Does it require multi-factor authentication to access the data? In order not to ask too many questions or have too many doubts, try choosing a reliable provider.

But there is one more topic we would like to cover in this article. When it comes to tokenization, there are two main options: self-managed tokenization and tokenization as a service. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to choose the right option for your business. Here’s a look at the key differences between self-managed tokenization and tokenization as a service. 

In self-managed tokenization, you manage the entire process yourself. The first step is to cleanse your data, which typically includes tokenizing the data and removing sensitive elements like Social Security numbers. Then you’ll need to store the tokenized data before you can use it in your applications. Finally, you’ll have to pay ongoing fees for the service and any potential fraud protection services that are associated with it. 

In tokenization as a service, you don’t have to worry about any of the technical or infrastructure elements. Instead, you can focus on using your tokenized data in applications and leveraging new data sources that weren’t possible before. Here are some of the benefits you’ll realize with tokenization as a service: first is, of course, flexibility. You can use your tokenized data in applications that weren’t possible before, such as new mobile apps. Another positive aspect is visibility. You’ll have a better understanding of where your data is being used and how it’s being used. Scale is another benefit. You can use your tokenized data to reach new customers and sell targeted relevant ads.

When it comes to choosing a reversible tokenization solution, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First and foremost, you want to make sure that the solution you choose is compatible with the systems you’re using. Secondly, you need to consider the level of security that you require. And lastly, you want to be sure that the solution you select can scale as your needs grow. The future of reversible tokenization is bright. There are a number of benefits that businesses can realize by using this technology, and it’s not just limited to the e-commerce world. By all means, tokenization is a great way to protect sensitive data. If you haven’t yet switched to this method of protection, you should definitely consider it for your business.

We hope that this article will come in handy on your way to a new level of security and reliability. Good luck!

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8 Things You Need To Know About Super-Cheap DDos-For-Hire Services https://www.dashtech.org/8-things-you-need-to-know-about-super-cheap-ddos-for-hire-services/ https://www.dashtech.org/8-things-you-need-to-know-about-super-cheap-ddos-for-hire-services/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2022 23:07:27 +0000 https://www.dashtech.org/?p=19935 Launching a DDoS attack doesn’t require a significant amount of tech-related knowledge anymore. Where before these attacks were typically tied to the work of professional hackers and hacktivist groups, an increasing number of attacks are coming from is known as DDoS for Hire services. Think of DDoS for Hire as “hacking on demand.” A disgruntled […]

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Launching a DDoS attack doesn’t require a significant amount of tech-related knowledge anymore. Where before these attacks were typically tied to the work of professional hackers and hacktivist groups, an increasing number of attacks are coming from is known as DDoS for Hire services.

Think of DDoS for Hire as “hacking on demand.” A disgruntled employee, customer, or somebody with a grudge against your company or service can now enlist the help of a botnet regardless of their level of computer knowledge, and with a few clicks can launch a full scale DDoS assault on your servers.

What do you need to know about DDoS for Hire? Here’s eight important points to remember to get you up to speed.

1. They’re EXTREMELY easy to find online

While you’d think these services would rather operate in secret or on the dark web, most do not. While not specifically calling themselves “DDoS services,” they’ll use names like “stressers” or “booters” and are easily found on search engines like Google if you know what you’re looking for.

2. These services sell access to botnets on the cheap

Like a DDoS launched by professional hackers, DDoS for Hire attacks are carried out by botnets. The difference here is that the hacker sells access to their created botnets to anyone willing to pay for it. It’s cheap too – research found that the average one hour a month DDoS package can cost as little as $20.

3. Anyone can use these services

Years of experience in DDoS attacks have allowed enterprising hackers to create all but plug-and-play solutions to launch these attacks. All the hard work – the attack code, the enslaving of compromised devices to launch the attacks, and the setup files – is already done for the aggrieved party. It’s literally as easy as modifying a small part of a configuration file to point to the right target and in some cases clicking a button, and the attack is carried out automatically.

4. It’s a big and lucrative business

DDoS for Hire is no small problem. Earlier this year police in the Netherlands took down WebStresser, a DDoS for Hire service that is alleged to have launched over four million attacks from its more than 136,000 users. Another service generated $600,000 in revenue for its owners in just two years before being shut down in 2016.

5. The cost to the victim is no different

Despite the fact that these attacks aren’t directly being carried out by experienced hackers, the damage is equally crippling. These are the same botnets used by the hackers, only here they’ve turned it into a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) much like Google Apps or Salesforce. You’ll still pay thousands to clean the mess up whether it’s a hacker or disgruntled but technology-challenged employee.

6. Some services mask themselves as legitimate

DDoS for Hire services are obviously illegal, so it’s difficult for these hackers to market their services to the public. You’ll see these services marked as “stressers” as mentioned above, claiming they can help you test server resiliency. There’s one problem though: they don’t verify ownership of the server or identity, so anyone can “stress test” any server they want.

7. DDoS for Hire will spur in an increase in DDoS attacks overall

While the number of DDoS attacks may not seem like it is increasing from what we hear on the news, it’s important to remember that the ones we hear about are typically only the large-scale attacks. However, overall the number of DDoS attacks are increasing – especially smaller scale ones – and DDoS for Hire will likely make up a significant portion of that increase.

8. Managed DDoS mitigation works against these attackers

While we’ve peppered you with a lot of bad news so far, there is some good news: third-party DDoS mitigation providers are more than ready to fight back. Because DDoS for Hire attacks are so similar to traditional DDoS attacks, the same mitigation strategies work to help stop them. Having a provider on hand to help when the inevitable attack occurs is an important part of your IT strategy.

The threat of DDoS isn’t going to go away any time soon, so the most important thing for any company to do is be prepared. Hiring third-party DDoS mitigation is a good first step and could potentially save you thousands of dollars down the road when an attack occurs.

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Types of Threat Detection Technology to Mitigate Cyber Attacks https://www.dashtech.org/types-of-threat-detection-technology-to-mitigate-cyber-attacks/ https://www.dashtech.org/types-of-threat-detection-technology-to-mitigate-cyber-attacks/#respond Fri, 28 Oct 2022 04:57:25 +0000 https://www.dashtech.org/?p=19723 Nowadays, IT environments and cyber hacking are growing more sophisticated. As organizational cybersecurity improves, hacking systems become resilient. This resiliency manifests in cyberattacks taking place from both inside and outside of the company. Recorded data breaches worldwide are increasing at an alarming rate. Businesses are now grappling with mitigating the situation and preventing their companies […]

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Nowadays, IT environments and cyber hacking are growing more sophisticated. As organizational cybersecurity improves, hacking systems become resilient. This resiliency manifests in cyberattacks taking place from both inside and outside of the company.

Recorded data breaches worldwide are increasing at an alarming rate. Businesses are now grappling with mitigating the situation and preventing their companies from succumbing to it.

Breaches cost a lot of money for companies. In 2022, the average data breach cost in the US was $9.44 million, against $9.05 million in 2021. Meanwhile, the global average data breach cost is $4.35 million.

Companies now require enhanced and comprehensive strategies to protect them from cyber threats. Knowing and understanding the available threat detection tools can help prevent cyber attacks before they even happen to your company.

Types of Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks modify or steal and destroy data and computer systems. These malicious threats primarily target related infrastructures for money and disrupt digital operations. Common cyber threats are computer viruses, malware, phishing, trojan horses, and password attacks.

Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)

Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DoS) are ploys to make a digital system or network inaccessible by overloading it with massive traffic. This attack often targets services relying on computer systems like emails, websites, and online banking.

The difference between DoS and DDoS is the number of systems they attack. DoS involves a single attacker, while DDoS has several hosts working simultaneously, making detecting and breaking it much more challenging. The former is easier to identify since it comes from one location only.

Ransomware

Ransomware is a form of malware. It uses software or an app to lock an individual or organization’s confidential data until the target pays for its release. It prevents users from accessing their files.

While the data remains intact, hackers use the lockout as a misdirection to buy time. It distracts the security team’s attention by thinking there’s an actual infection, enabling invaders to infiltrate a deeper database.

Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the data is safe even if the company pays the ransom.

Man in the Middle (MITM)

Man in the Middle (MITM) is a type of attack that strikes during a two-party transaction. It hijacks a legitimate session by mimicking one of the parties to steal information.

When the “man” intercepts the transaction, they can acquire information like login and account details or debit and credit card numbers. Typical victims of this are financial companies and e-commerce sites.

Types of Threat Detection Technology and Tools

Advanced threat protection technologies used to detect cyber attacks come in various forms. A few of them are Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV), and Vulnerability Scanners.

When your organization identifies and prevents threats from penetrating computer systems, its capacity to do so is called threat detection. Your company’s threat detection effectiveness depends on the robustness of the cyber security operations.

User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)

User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) is a threat detection tool that collects, tracks, and analyzes user information and activity. It uses algorithms to distinguish behavior irregularities within the digital network system.

UEBA identifies patterns of any suspicious operations that may damage the system. It examines human network activity and machines. As it keeps an eye out on potential threats, security teams acquire necessary insights about the attack’s performance. Note that the UEBA design precludes active threat intervention.

UEBA is beneficial for your company since it detects various cyber attacks like DDoS and insider threats. This lowers the risk of damages and further harm to your enterprise.

Deception technology

Deception Technology is a cyber defense that distributes decoys across the system. These decoys are natural asset baits that mirror the appearance of domains, databases, servers, applications, files, and information.

Tools like magic link can be used alongside deception technology as they can remove bot attacks and prevent attackers from taking over your account.

When using deception technology, distinguishing between what’s real and fake isn’t possible. As attackers interact with the traps, it triggers the notification system that begins recording their actions. This way, your company has the power to respond immediately.

Wasting the time of attackers is the pivotal component of this threat detection tool. While they exhaust themselves trying to break through, your company actively gathers valuable intelligence to fire back.

Ransomware protection technology

Ransomware analytic solutions spot any abnormal activity and instantly block them. Like deception technology, they use asset traps to distract attackers. It enables the company to retaliate by employing the same ransomware tactics used by attackers.

This technology eliminates threats from any infected machine, unlike other tools. It automatically works to prevent ransomware from encrypting your company’s important files and information databases. Aside from instant blocking, it can create playbooks to broaden your company’s system security.

Your Company Needs Multifaceted Cybersecurity Strategies

Dave Chappelle said, “Modern problems require modern solutions.” No organization is exempt from cyber threats. Your enterprise must know about the different types of cyber threats and the necessary threat detection tools.

The world is moving fast, and so are hackers. You need to do the same to keep up and protect your company’s assets.

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5 Latest Cyber Security Technologies Your Business Needs Now https://www.dashtech.org/5-latest-cyber-security-technologies-your-business-needs-now/ https://www.dashtech.org/5-latest-cyber-security-technologies-your-business-needs-now/#respond Tue, 25 Oct 2022 04:59:38 +0000 https://www.dashtech.org/?p=19656 Companies are at risk of constant attacks from cybercriminals.  Hackers are always looking for new ways to steal data and money through ransomware, malware, or phishing schemes. At https://yourcybertips.com/ you can find accurate information about the different threats out there and how to prevent them. The people committing cybercrime are just as technically skilled as […]

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Companies are at risk of constant attacks from cybercriminals.  Hackers are always looking for new ways to steal data and money through ransomware, malware, or phishing schemes. At https://yourcybertips.com/ you can find accurate information about the different threats out there and how to prevent them. The people committing cybercrime are just as technically skilled as those trying to prevent it. The ever-changing cybercrime landscape has led to modern cybersecurity technologies being regularly outsmarted. That’s why it’s more important than ever for businesses to invest in advanced cybersecurity technologies. This blog post will discuss five of the latest cybersecurity technologies your business needs now!

Why do businesses need to implement the latest cybersecurity technologies?

  1. Improved protection against sophisticated cyber threats: The latest cybersecurity technologies have the ability to better detect and prevent advanced attacks, such as zero-day exploits and targeted phishing attempts.
  2. Enhanced data security: Implementing modern cybersecurity technologies helps protect sensitive company and customer data from being accessed or stolen by unauthorized individuals.
  3. Reduced risk of financial losses: Cyberattacks can result in significant financial losses for businesses, whether it be from stolen funds or lost productivity due to a disrupted network. Investing in the latest cybersecurity technologies can help mitigate these risks.
  4. Meeting regulatory compliance requirements: Many industries have specific regulations related to cybersecurity, such as HIPAA for healthcare companies and PCI DSS for organizations that handle credit card information. The latest cybersecurity technologies can assist in meeting these compliance requirements.
  5. Improved reputation and customer trust: Customers want to do business with companies they can trust to secure their personal information properly. Implementing the latest cybersecurity technologies can help enhance a company’s reputation and instil customer confidence.

The Top 5 Latest Cyber Security Technologies

There have been countless attacks on infrastructure sites crucial to our society, including healthcare facilities, water systems, and power grids. Lately, there has been a recent surge in ransomware and malware attacks on enterprise networks.

Humans create technology, and they are the only ones who can control this technology. No cyber security system is perfect and can never be. However, businesses must constantly identify and adopt emerging technologies to fortify cyber security. The following are some of the most popular advanced cybersecurity technologies available:

1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning:

AI and machine learning can greatly enhance a company’s ability to detect and prevent attacks by analyzing huge volumes of data, detecting patterns or anomalies, and automatically responding to threats. How to apply AI to cybersecurity? AI is similar to two-factor authentication in that it uses 2-3 different parameters to confirm a user’s identity. In addition to needing authentication and layers of information, that is where AI comes into play. On the other hand, Deep learning allows analysts to detect potential threats by analyzing data sources such as transaction logs, real-time communications and other records.

2. Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB):

A CASB is a security measure that stands between users who want to access cloud-based applications and the network they are trying to use. They enforce all data security policies and practices related to authentication, authorization, alerts and encryption. CASBs increase an organization’s ability to see who is accessing their data and how it is being used on various devices.

The CASB uses a blend of prevention, monitoring and mitigation tactics to defend the organization. The CASB can review user activity, warn administrators about potential malicious activity, block the installation of malware or other threats and detect compliance violations. The CASB can also help organization’s by reviewing firewall or proxy logs in order to understand cloud application usage and identify any anomalous behavior.

3. User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA):

UEBA uses big data analysis and machine learning to identify abnormal user behavior, helping to detect insider threats or compromised accounts. Many companies use this technique to target social media ads and content at relevant demographics. It’s interesting that behavior analytics is being explored more and more to develop advanced cybersecurity technologies. For example, if a user device is transmitting more data than usual, it could be a sign of a possible cyber security issue. Recently, there has been a surge in the use of behavioral analytics for systems and user devices.

4. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA):

MFA adds an extra layer of security by requiring multiple verification methods, such as a password, personal identification number (PIN), or biometric identifier, in order to access a system or account. Intel has created a major breakthrough in this domain by introducing Sixth-generation vPro Chips. These user authentication chips are designed to change how ‘authentication security’ works by being embedded into the hardware itself. By using multiple levels and methods of authentication at the same time, these have strong potential.

5. Blockchain Cybersecurity:

Blockchain is a database that allows for secure and tamper-proof record keeping. It consists of a continuously growing list of records, called blocks. It has been primarily used for financial transactions but can also be useful in cybersecurity. One use could be storing digital certificates and managing the sharing of sensitive information with increased security. Another potential application is using blockchain as a decentralized authentication system to verify user identities without relying on a central authority.

Final thoughts

These advanced technologies are constantly evolving to combat new cyber threats and attacks, but they are not foolproof measures. Businesses should prioritize continual training and education for their employees to make sure they understand proper cybersecurity practices and how to detect potential attacks. Businesses need to stay up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity technologies and trends to protect their sensitive data and prevent costly breaches.

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3 Ways Extended Security Posture Management Allows You to Gain an Edge Over Attackers https://www.dashtech.org/3-ways-extended-security-posture-management-allows-you-to-gain-an-edge-over-attackers/ https://www.dashtech.org/3-ways-extended-security-posture-management-allows-you-to-gain-an-edge-over-attackers/#respond Tue, 18 Oct 2022 03:47:34 +0000 https://www.dashtech.org/?p=19546 Attackers inherently have undeniable advantages over defenders. After all, it is generally easier to destroy than to build. It takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to create protections against various attacks, but it only takes a few weaknesses in these defenses for assailants to exploit and penetrate. “Cyberattackers have the advantage because the […]

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Attackers inherently have undeniable advantages over defenders. After all, it is generally easier to destroy than to build. It takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to create protections against various attacks, but it only takes a few weaknesses in these defenses for assailants to exploit and penetrate.

“Cyberattackers have the advantage because the attackers need to exploit a single vulnerability whereas the defender has the much costlier task of mitigating all vulnerabilities,” explains Donnie Wendt of the Cybersecurity and Information Systems Information Analysis Center. Wendt adds that attackers also have the edge of being able to choose and focus their efforts on a specific time and site of the attack. Defenders have to spread out their resources to defend all attack surfaces.

The introduction of advanced cybersecurity solutions, however, has changed this inequitable reality. Now, there are ways for organizations to be more resilient against increasingly persistent and vilely creative cyberattacks.

Extended Security Posture Management

One of the best upgrades to current cybersecurity solutions is extended security posture management or XSPM. This cybersecurity technology addresses new threats that are not covered by the range of the capabilities of its predecessor.

Depending on the platform provider, extended security posture provides a host of features and functions aimed at making an organization’s security posture significantly more dependable. XSPM may include advanced analytics tools, intuitive control dashboards, security insights, automation, and extensive integration to ensure the widest business security validation possible. Essentially, these additions aim to enable comprehensive end-to-end security validation.

Some cybersecurity platform providers, however, prefer to associate their XSPM with well-known highly effective security validation techniques, namely breach and attack simulation (BAS), continuous automated red teaming (CART), and advanced purple teaming. These two encompass almost all the advancements tied with XSPM. They expand security visibility, unify and consolidate security management, and leverage automation and integration.

Notably, extended security posture management creates advantages for organizations that are defending their cyber infrastructure and assets. These benefits help level the battlefield between cybersecurity teams and threat actors.

1. Significantly reducing the resource requirements of continuous security testing

Continuous security testing has become a must because of the ceaseless attempts of threat actors to breach cyber defenses. They continuously attack and exploit whatever opportunity they can find. The logical response to this is to similarly undertake continuous testing to ensure that all security controls are always working as they are intended, to prevent any opportunity for hackers to successfully exploit vulnerabilities and introduce malware or steal sensitive information.

Continuous security testing is not cheap and easy, though. Undertaken traditionally, continuous testing entails overwhelming costs, time, and manpower. This is particularly extremely difficult to achieve as the world is still reeling from a cybersecurity workforce shortage. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) estimates that there is a shortage of around 2.72 million cybersecurity professionals worldwide.

Extended security posture management employs automation and some degree of artificial intelligence to enable sensible automation in security testing, enabling continuous tests with considerably lower labor, time, and resource requirements.

It is also worth pointing out that XSPM does not settle with run-of-the-mill or automation-by-name types of automation. It is designed to undertake genuine automatic processes based on proven systems and security frameworks.

2. Addressing threats with emphasis on adversarial perspectives

Think like the enemy. Cliché as it may sound, this advice continues to make perfect sense in the context of modern cyber threats. It is easy to miss the most important details on how to beat your assailant when you fixate on what you are supposed to do as a defender.

Extended security posture management makes use of multiple tools and solutions that emphasize adversarial perspectives. Red teaming, for one, is based on the idea of employing a group of white hats to attack an organization to spot security weaknesses. Purple teaming is about incorporating an adversarial mindset in the establishment of defenses. Both of these strategies are enhanced or advanced under XSPM to uncover security flaws that could have been overlooked sans continuous red teaming and the reliance on basic purple teaming practices.

Moreover, extended security posture management takes advantage of freely available cybersecurity frameworks, MITRE ATT&CK in particular, to be up-to-date with the latest information about adversarial tactics and techniques. MITRE ATT&CK offers a comprehensive and detailed guide on the most recent cyberattacks to help organizations in detecting, identifying, and preventing them.

Does the perspective of an attacker really help solidify cybersecurity solutions and provide organizations an edge? There may be no stats to quantify the benefits of red and purple teaming, but it is clear that most major cybersecurity providers have already adopted them. The leading cybersecurity platform providers would not be building solutions that include tools and strategies built around adversarial perspectives if they demonstrate no real benefit.

3. Greater efficiency

No cybersecurity solution would ever eliminate the advantage of attackers in being able to focus their efforts on specific attack points. Defenders will always have to holistically strengthen their cyber defenses to anticipate attacks from all fronts. XSPM, nevertheless, makes the process of establishing, maintaining, and improving defenses significantly more efficient.

Instead of requiring multitudes of cybersecurity professionals to build or install security controls, conduct security tests, fix issues, and improve systems in response to the latest threat intelligence, organizations can run automated processes based on systems and AI-driven programs that actually work.

Additionally, cybersecurity teams can integrate various security controls to consolidate the data they generate and seamlessly bring them together under a single dashboard or user interface. This means a big boost in efficiency that allows cybersecurity teams to keep up with the increasing risks and attacks.

Understandably, this does not change the fact that cybersecurity teams have to deal with an entire world of threat actors. They do not have the luxury of being able to only deal with hackers and cybercriminals from a specific country or region. Their organization can be attacked by threat actors from different parts of the world. However, the greater efficiency they get from automation, consolidation, and security controls integration is enough to have adequate time to prepare and update security controls, fix flaws as they are spotted, and learn from the latest threat intelligence and insights.

Cyberattackers, just like rain and taxes, are a constant in modern life. However, the advantages they have enjoyed over the decades do not have to exist forever. It can be countered with the right technologies and strategies. There are ways to turn the tables against attackers. One of the best ways is to adopt extended security posture management.

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The Risk of Being Hacked: 4 Ways to Reduce It https://www.dashtech.org/the-risk-of-being-hacked-4-ways-to-reduce-it/ https://www.dashtech.org/the-risk-of-being-hacked-4-ways-to-reduce-it/#respond Mon, 10 Oct 2022 04:06:11 +0000 https://www.dashtech.org/?p=19390 In order to protect your company’s data from hackers and keep up with the increasing number of processes moving to the Cloud, it’s critical to strengthen your cybersecurity. Without considering the risks you’re subjecting yourself to, it’s possible to become comfortable online. As more and more systems and operations move to the Cloud, the internet […]

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In order to protect your company’s data from hackers and keep up with the increasing number of processes moving to the Cloud, it’s critical to strengthen your cybersecurity.

Without considering the risks you’re subjecting yourself to, it’s possible to become comfortable online. As more and more systems and operations move to the Cloud, the internet is becoming a very dangerous place. Better methods of preventing hackers from accessing computers are being developed by both individuals and businesses.

Now more than ever, there is a risk of being hacked for business or personal data. It is imperative to safeguard all of your data and to train your staff on how to avoid phishing emails, malware, and other hacking techniques.

The best strategies to protect yourself from hacking are listed below:

Use Strong Passwords

Using simple passwords for your crucial accounts puts you at a higher risk of getting hacked. The reason why so many people are compromised is that the hacker has access to enough information about them to develop a password cracking algorithm or just guess their passwords.

If you consistently use the same password across all of your accounts, several of them will be vulnerable to compromise if a hacker successfully guesses your password.

The ideal way to make a secure password for your personal accounts is to include lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and symbol characters. There are typically more than 8 characters needed for a good password. You should refrain from using your birthday, first or last name, pet or family member names, hometown or place of birth, street name, or even your name. Why? Hackers can quickly track down each of these bits of data.

The issue is that, let’s face it, we forget to put our passwords in a secure location and most individuals find it quite challenging to remember multiple passwords.

You might want to choose a password manager if you fall into that category. It has the ability to create secure passwords for you and store them in a secure location. In the event that you use GSuite, Google also comes with a built-in password manager.

Always enable two-factor authentication

Particularly if you use weak passwords, many hackers have software that they can use to break them. Considering implementing two-factor authentication is crucial because of this (2FA).

It makes sense to use two-factor authentication (2FA, also known as 2-step verification) for your personal passwords as most platforms these days have made the switch. A password alone won’t suffice to authenticate your ownership of the account when two-factor authentication is used.

This implies that in order to gain access to the account, you will need both a password and a unique key. Every time you enter your password in a website that uses two-factor authentication, a unique code is delivered to your mobile device to assist you in logging in.

In other words, even if a hacker manages to crack your password, it won’t be useful unless the unique code is given to your own personal mobile device.

Use a reliable VPN

A VPN is a tool that allows you to protect your connection while surfing the Internet. With a VPN – Virtual Private Network – you can hide your IP and encrypt all the data you send or receive over the Internet, making it inaccessible to third parties trying to intercept your connection.

Cybersecurity experts say that using a reliable VPN is one of the least costly and best measures to avoid being hacked. However, they add that using a free VPN can be very dangerous due to the fact that many people are using the same server. So don’t make the mistake of using a free VPN when you can ensure your online security by spending just a few dollars a month. Surfshark has servers in Australia, so you won’t experience any slow internet speeds when you connect: https://surfshark.com/servers/australia

Don’t link your accounts together

People frequently link their individual accounts to one another for convenience. Although it could make things simpler for you when attempting to connect to other sites, it can have extremely serious consequences if your account is compromised.

You could be tempted, for instance, to connect your Netflix and credit card accounts with your Facebook account. This implies, however, that if the hacker is successful in accessing your Facebook account, they will have no trouble accessing your bank information.

Even while it may be annoying to have to remember a different password each time you want to access a specific platform, doing so is still considered safer than having the majority of your personal information at risk of hacking.

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Microsoft Data Protection and Security Benefits for Companies https://www.dashtech.org/microsoft-data-protection-and-security-benefits-for-companies/ https://www.dashtech.org/microsoft-data-protection-and-security-benefits-for-companies/#respond Thu, 29 Sep 2022 04:34:03 +0000 https://www.dashtech.org/?p=19148 Business data protection can sometimes be neglected, and Microsoft data protection and security advantages shall not be experienced by those who operate in Microsoft environments. On the other hand, company owners who understand the necessity for Microsoft security know that they have to do more than just general data protection regulation(s) to protect data. Microsoft […]

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Business data protection can sometimes be neglected, and Microsoft data protection and security advantages shall not be experienced by those who operate in Microsoft environments. On the other hand, company owners who understand the necessity for Microsoft security know that they have to do more than just general data protection regulation(s) to protect data.

Microsoft 365 business edition employs sensitive data that Microsoft data protection and security approach enable the sensitive information protection and data security as advanced threat protection to fully operational system.

Microsoft suggests that you have to take care of your critical data

Protecting your organization from evolving risks requires an outside-in and inside-out process, with solutions that meet your people, security, data and infrastructure, compliance, and identity needs.

Microsoft security solutions are the pillar of keeping modern business environments secure with comprehensive protection for all your devices, identities, applications, and clouds. Whether you dive deeper into machine learning or are a company owner who dwells on Microsoft products, you should know that protection is of utmost importance to any line of work.

Bearing in mind that a first-class enterprise company like Microsoft advises its loyal customers to acquire a third-party backup solution for their business data, it is crucial to understand that the default backup and security option cannot fully perform the entire backup procedure.

Microsoft offerings

Microsoft has incorporated native mechanisms for data protection, compliance, and medium, device, and endpoint administration if you utilize Microsoft products like Outlook and Teams for remote workers.

The company has made data protection much more spartan by combining various Microsoft-made solutions with the productivity platform.

Compliance officials and chief risk administrators can reduce risk by employing these solutions and amplifying authority, reducing costs, facilitating management, and assigning remote workers to safeguard sensitive data and enhance workforce productivity.

Reasons to consider a backup partner for your Microsoft-sensitive data

Here is why you need to protect data with the help of alternative backup solutions:

Accidental deletion

Imagine one of your workers suddenly deletes essential data, and you have no backup option available for this data. The panic in this situation won’t help; you only get proper help from a provider that will ensure your Microsoft data protection and security.

Phishing and ransomware attacks

Still, there are company owners who think that a hacking attack won’t do much harm to their business. Wrong! Ransomware and phishing attacks will most likely destroy your company if you haven’t previously secured it.

Limited storage

If you need to add more information and barely have storage left, then it is evident that you need more space to preserve sensitive data. Cloud backups not only offer huge storage space, but they also offer total protection for your critical data.

System outage

When it comes to outdating and software updates, it is important to understand that you need to follow up with the advancements and seek solutions that can automate your updates. If the software is not updated to the latest version, then you may become subject to various malicious attacks.

Lost or stolen devices

Well, it happens – everybody can experience this awful intention. The best you can do here is to report the lost/stolen device and wait for a response from the authority. If you already have a backup solution, you need to contact customer support to block any signings from that device as soon as possible.

So, once you overview all of the possible threats to your business, now let’s dive into the main point of this article, and that is the benefits of getting a proper Microsoft data protection and security partner:

Data encryption

Encryption is one of the most effective ways to protect your company’s data. If you encrypt your files, no one can access them without the proper encryption key. It means that even if someone gets hold of your encrypted file, they won’t be able to open it.

Implementation of multiple factor authentication

If you use two-factor authentication (2FA) for your email accounts, you can also set up 2FA for other services. It will help prevent unauthorized access to your account by requiring an additional verification code when logging into your account.

Smooth device management

The device management will ease the process of performing the best out of your business, and attracting more customers to your platform will be a practice that will automatically bring more ROIs to the table.

Advanced protection against threats

One of the favorite benefits of Microsoft data protection and security is that the advanced threat protection will scan all the suspicious activity across the business platform and indicate what to perform to get the protection every company needs.

Microsoft Edge security

When you are working on Microsoft Edge, and suddenly you come across an infected or insecure website, it immediately triggers the data protection access and protects you from resources that may harm your company.

Improve control of rights on Microsoft Teams

Businesspersons who operate on Teams can sometimes experience malware attacks. Still, if you have a third-party solution that will provide and improve control of rights, there is nothing to be afraid of.

Microsoft backups help fill in retention gaps

Sustaining access to articulated data over the long run can be crucial. You never know when you might acknowledge that a vacated worker had the identical details you’re looking for.

After an employee quits the company, containing their email and data can be a pricey initiative. Microsoft only retains email data for user accounts for a short period after the account is deactivated; therefore, a backup provider will do the things for you instead.

Conclusion

Numerous business sectors have transparent compliance processes to track. In this context, if you work through government contracts, you must have verifiable proof of how your company proactively safeguards its sensitive data.

There is always a better way to back up Microsoft Office 365 data, and that is Microsoft cloud backup. This is because it not only makes it easy to back up data, but you also have the freedom of accessibility, the ability to share files, and similar benefits associated with it and remote data storage.

When using Microsoft, you need to read terms and conditions carefully and, from that point of view, gain the conclusion that you practically need Microsoft data protection and security to safeguard your company completely.

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What Is Information Security?

Information security, or InfoSec, is the term used to describe the procedures and devices created and used to safeguard confidential company data against change, interruption, destruction, and examination.

Information security involves more than just protecting data from unauthorized access. It is preventing the use, disruption, disclosure, alteration, recording, inspection, or demolition of information.

Information comes in both physical and digital forms. It can include anything, such as your biometrics, your phone’s data, or your social network profile details. Information security encompasses a wide range of academic disciplines, including cryptography, cyber forensics, social media, and others.

Information Security and Cybersecurity

Information security and cybersecurity are occasionally used interchangeably since information technology has evolved into a standard business buzzword. Information security is a specialized discipline that falls within the cybersecurity sphere, and technically, cybersecurity is the more general practice of protecting assets from assault.

There is some overlap in this. Data that is modified by a leaky program or transmitted over an insecure system cannot be secured. Many information pieces that are not stored electronically also require protection. As a result, the scope of InfoSec is extensive. Information security approaches focus on networks and app code, respectively.

Information Security Principles

Confidentiality, integrity, and availability are the fundamental principles of information security. Each elements of information security needs to be created with these concepts in mind. They are collectively known as the CIA Triad.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is one of the primary components of the trio in information security. Data is safe when only individuals who have permitted access can do so.

To preserve confidentiality, you must track down and prevent unauthorized users from accessing the data. Techniques for ensuring secrecy include passwords, authentication, encryption, and security against penetration assaults.

Integrity

Integrity refers to keeping data accurate and guarding against improper modification, whether unintentionally or on purpose. Since an attacker can’t alter data they can’t access, many techniques used to ensure confidentiality will protect information integrity.

Integrity also includes the idea of non-repudiation, which means; particularly in legal circumstances you may be able to demonstrate that you have upheld the integrity of all data.

Availability

The opposite of confidentiality is availability: in addition to making sure that no unauthorized users can access your data, you must also make sure that authorized users can access it. A solid backup strategy must be put in place for disaster recovery, and computing and network resources must be matched to the level of data access you anticipate.

Top Threats to Information Security

There are millions of known threat vectors and hundreds of categories of information security threats. Let’s take a look at some common threats.

Unsecure Systems

The rapid advancement of technology frequently causes security precautions to be compromised. In other instances, systems are created without considering security and continue to function as legacy systems within an enterprise. To reduce the hazard, organizations must identify these insecure systems and secure or patch them, decommission them, or isolate them.

Malware

Viruses, worms, ransomware, Trojan horses, and other harmful software affecting the accessibility of information are examples of software attacks on information security.

Social Engineering

A common goal of phishing emails and websites is to steal confidential information or login credentials to obtain unauthorized access. One of the biggest cyber hazards is social engineering, which is challenging to defend against with conventional security methods.

DDOS Attacks

Sabotage, such as denial-of-service assaults, frequently aims to decrease the accessibility of crucial information assets, lowering organizational productivity or confidence until payment is collected in exchange for providing service to the business once more.

Social Media Attacks

People who use social media frequently accidentally disclose a lot of personal information about themselves. Attackers can carry out direct assaults using social media, such as spreading malware through social media messaging, or they can carry out indirect attacks by gathering data from social media, analyzing user and organizational weaknesses, and then using that data to create an attack.

Endnote

Information security is intended to guard against unwanted access to computer systems and physical data, whether that access is motivated by malice or not. Information Assurance, which refers to the act of protecting information and making sure that it is not compromised in any way when pressing concerns arise, is the cornerstone of information security.

The field of information security has greatly expanded and changed during the past several years. It offers a wide range of specialist options, including business continuity planning, security testing, information systems auditing, securing networks and related infrastructure, and safeguarding applications and databases.

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