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Cybersecurity: What you should know

by Prowl Cyber Security Wednesday, February 05, 2020

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Cybersecurity: What You Should Know

Cybersecurity refers to the practice of ensuring the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of web-based and stored information. It is comprised of an evolving set of tools, training, technologies and risk management that is designed to protect networks, devices, programs and data from unauthorized access or attacks. This kind of protection is essential. A data breach can impact revenues in multiple ways. Whether it is preventing you from being able to reach clients, or because you’re garnering fines due to non-compliance with data protection regulations, lack of protection can become expensive. With high-profile data breaches being made public, and making media headlines, it’s essential to implement many boundaries. The way the world is, we all rely on technology; and, as a result, digital data creation has surged. A data breach can have a range of devastating consequences and can unravel a whole company’s reputation. A few preventative measures you can take are: Antivirus / AntiMalware: these solutions scan computer systems for known threats and can detect previously unknown threats based on their behavior. Cloud Security: designed to protect data used in cloud-based services and applications Network Security: Protects network traffic by controlling incoming and outgoing connections to keep threats from entering or spreading on the network. Identity and Access Management: These are authentication services designed to limit and track employee access to protect internal systems from malicious entities. Today, breaches are increasing at a rapid rate despite a record level of spending on security measures. That means that global organizations are turning to human-centric cyber-security. This is a new approach that places focus on the user’s behavior. By focusing on behavior analytics, human-centric cybersecurity provides insight into how an end-user interacts with data, and extends security controls to understand and manage outcomes. Taking extra precautions to ensure your data is safe is something that everyone should be investing in. Hackers and malware advance and evolve every day, and you need to be able to counter any kind of attack that might come your way