Protecting Your Data Assets in Today Digital World.
The threat of a network breach is an ever-present dark cloud that looms over your organization, luckily there are solutions out there that can prevent and/or help minimize the effects of these threats. We will just go over a few of them and the possible threats they pose to your organization and your precious data. We will also include some suggestions on what can be done to address them.
Malware is the first of the network breaches we will go over. These are what you would most commonly think of when you think of malicious software. The software’s intent is on infiltrating networks and gathering valuable data from the networks. They range from backdoors, downloaders, trojans, worm, and macro viruses. They even have new forms of polymorphic malware, which can completely change their coding entirely between iterations making them extremely hard to find. The solution to help minimizes these threats are anti-malware solutions. A few to mention are spam filters, endpoint security measures, and training your employees and educating yourself in the case of smaller businesses on how to avoid suspicious websites or emails. A Company internal systems administrator is also a key point of contact to ensure there are companywide limited application privileges.
People are not perfect, and your employees are no different, there are steps that can be taken to prevent breaches they might unintentionally make. Data breaches commonly occur from human error through the lack of cybersecurity, weak passwords, or employees falling to cleverly crafted phishing attacks. There is also a case of data breaches due to disgruntled employees, where they purposely interact with these kinds of malicious software. The way to address these issues is to keep strong firewalls and anti-viruses in place. As well as to ensure the use of extra layers of cybersecurity, in the form of in-house or from third parties. It is also key to keep in mind that limiting employees’ access to sensitive systems is a good idea. The wide misconceptions that Capital One recently fell victim to, is the assumption that because measurements have been put into place to secure the network, you are no longer at risk. Our world is ever-changing and as such so are the threats, we must look no further than the recent Capital One data breach. The Capital One breach leaked thousands of people’s personal information and is now costing them upwards of $100 million in cost in legal fees.
IoT’s are wonderfully convenient devices that can make things easier for your organization and can help productivity, but they can be a source of vulnerability. The most common forms of vulnerabilities for IoT’s are weak or hardcoded passwords, insecure network services or insecure ecosystem interfaces. The solutions for addressing these IoT insecurities is a daunting task because it’s not just about securing the device but the whole network it runs on, and the applications that use it. One major step in addressing these insecurities is to start by using security certificates to verify the identity of the devices accessing the network.
The threat of a network breach is a very real and serious issue. From Malware attacks, Phishing, IoT insecurities and many more, it’s not a matter of IF it will happen, but WHEN will it happen. The key take away from this is, how are you equipped to minimize or mitigate the effects of a breach?
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