Malware, or malicious software, is often used by the cybercriminals to cause a significant amount of damage at the victim’s end. The phrase ‘cybercriminals’ include attackers, hacktivists, group of hackers and even nation-states. The damage caused can include disrupting normal operations of a computer or a computer network, stealing information stored in the systems, bypassing access controls, or causing harm to the victim in every possible way. The victims may be individuals, businesses, organizations, and even the government and its bodies. Malware includes virus, trojan, ransomware, keyloggers, rootkits, etc.
The most hyped law on data protection has finally come into effect on May 25, 2018. Passed by the European Parliament on April 14, 2016, it is already being touted as the most stringent data protection law across the world. Prior to GDPR, Data Protection Directive of 1995 was applicable which now stands repealed. Apart from the businesses incorporated in the European Union, GDPR also applies to businesses incorporate outside the European Union but are dealing with the data of EU residents.
In the evolving world of technology, cybersecurity threats are growing exponentially and, therefore, enterprises are seeking for standardized and automated Security Operation Centers (SOCs) to address these threats effectively. Though SOC standardization and Automation is of paramount importance, yet there are some other critical factors that must be considered when building an effective and reliable SOC.
Prior to 2005, there used to be quite a debate over Security Information Management (SIM) and Security Event Management (SEM). This debate was ended for once and all by Amrit Williams and Mark Nicollet of Gartner when they defined SIEM – Security Information Event Management in 2005.
With the ever-evolving threat landscape, cybersecurity is something that can neither be taken lightly nor ignored. This statement holds true irrespective of the size of your business. Although from a marketing perspective, every type of publicity is a good publicity, you would definitely not want your company to come into the headlines for a data breach.