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How to manage the security threat of cyber attacks to Your business

Cyberwarfare isn’t going to end anytime soon, in fact, it’s only going to become fiercer as the stakes grow higher.

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Cybersecurity and cyber attacks have been at two synchronized opposites since the beginnings of a couple of lines of machine code, yin yang dynamic. In the 70s and 80s, the core of cyber threats were malicious insiders reading text that shouldn’t exactly be read without permission. One could easily determine that the scene was more about governance risk and compliance. It was only natural that cyber attacks began as a form of espionage, commonly called cyber warfare.

Organizations may face pre-meditated attacks by professionals using a shoot-to-kill approach with very specific targets in mind. These may be the rare occurrences of the bulk of attacks, mostly would boil down to commonly available or shared malicious codes intended to throw a wide net and catch the slowest fish. We’ll be giving you some tips on how you can manage to defend your business from the constant threat of cyber attacks.

Hardware

Hardware is often overlooked in the battle of intelligence. Look around and you’ll find the most of the force of cybersecurity’s momentum is built around securing software, bug, and backdoors. Once you start forgetting that your hardware is an essential element in cybersecurity, it automatically becomes the weakest link and even worse, a blind spot in your defense.

Start with the basics: encrypt and use a password that is shared with the device owner only, in case physical theft takes place. It’s recommended that your password is stored in the most secure place of all, your memory, or at least in an isolated physical space. Installing the GPS tracking software will also make tracking your stolen or lost devices much easier.

Keep your Staff Informed

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. A clueless employee is much more dangerous than a full-on brute force hacking attempts. Social engineering isn’t a force to be reckoned with. Give all your employee training sessions on how to secure their passwords and not to fall prey to social engineering or phishing attacks. An ironclad policy that all staff is aware of can make a big difference in how every threat is dealt with collectively.

External Intelligence

Assessments used to monitor and seek blind spots in your systems that could be used to get into your infrastructure is of paramount importance. But, getting tunnel vision is a mistake that’s more common that one would think. It’s advisable to try a professional’s approach for monitoring and gathering information about threats, you can find more detailed information here. You should check and monitor the dark web forums for any clues about the information that could damage your cybersecurity walls anytime in the near future. Gaining insight into the newest techniques, codes, and strategies used in cyber warfare can give you an idea of what to expect before it happens.

Cyberwarfare isn’t going to end anytime soon, in fact, it’s only going to become fiercer as the stakes grow higher. You don’t have to have a Ph.D. in cybersecurity to understand what’s going on and what kind of threats to expect. Simply staying updated and collecting information can truly help you know what your course of action should look like in the case of an emergency.

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