Today, the majority of our critical systems are intertwined with each other and are administrated by/through computers. Many decisions are automated and our lives are to some extent reliant on IoT connected devices. A great deal of our data is on cloud storage facilities and almost all of our personal data is stored in a device that has internet connection.
The connectivity and complexity of these systems make them vulnerable. That is why cybersecurity has been gaining more and more importance. We need safe, secure systems that can prevent and resist threats.
Only in 2018, at least 15 world-wide companies experienced data breaches according to Business Insider. Data breaches, phishing, cutting-edge malware technologies, micro-viruses focusing on hardware instead of software in order to go undetected, a new type of cyberattack called ransomware and many more threats are at our gates.
Compared to only few years ago, today’s digital attacks are more efficient in penetrating systems and evading detection. We have no choice but to adapt such changes and evolve to stay safe. That is why we need today’s security measures to keep our most precious assets safe since traditional, signature-based technologies are unable to provide the defence we need.
What can be done
There are several solutions to keep your business safe in today’s cyber world. Some of them are simple solutions but some might require the help from a service provider.
Use a firewall. It is the fist barrier between your systems and hackers.
Get anti-malware software. Find and get a proper, efficient anti-malware software that can detect malicious software like viruses, spyware and such.
Educate your employees. Make sure that they understand and follow basic cybersecurity practices.
Invest in a wholistic security implementation. Many organizations opt for SIEM implementations since it enables them to immediately detect network threats and identify breaches.
What is SIEM and how it can help your business
SIEM is a merger of security event management (SEM) and security information management (SIM). It is a set of threat detection technologies that work together to provide businesses with a holistic view of cybersecurity.
SIEM technologies monitor anomalous activities, detect complex cyber threats, bring all security implementations of an organization together in one main dashboard, generate alarms, provide context for security events and help IT teams take informed actions on security issues. It is one of the best possible solutions for today’s complex and dangerous cyber attacks.
Especially for organizations lacking vast IT resources and full-time security personnel, going through every single security issue and assessing false positives can be inefficient and costly. With implementations of SIEM systems, such issues can be solved and even small organizations can have higher tier, seamless security organizations with competitive costs.
Moreover, SIEM tools can help keeping your systems safe and also provide compliance reporting as well. SIEM tools are especially helpful for IT teams to identify and address security issues before leading to compliance violations with serious and costly outcomes.
SIEM tools are useful for incident response and remediation too. They are generally simple to deploy and can be used together with an organization’s 3rd party security software.