Today’s cyber threat landscape is diverse – new threats are emerging every day and cyber criminals are being sophisticated in terms of their covert nature and ability to launch attacks in massive frequency with minimal chances of detection.
In the world of cyber warfare, businesses are constantly under threats due to the ever-growing, sophisticated cyber-attacks. With the widespread use of technology; a surge in connected devices and advancement in computational techniques, cyber pests are also accelerating attacks proportionally and posing massive damage to organizations in terms of data breaches, compliance issues, and reputational damage. According to a recent survey conducted in the UK, 43% of all the businesses have experienced some form of cyber-attack in the last 12 months. To thwart this situation, cybersecurity has become an integral part of any organization. Having a robust cybersecurity posture can save your organization from the menace of cyber-attacks and give your top management a piece of mind. Nowadays, cybersecurity provides multi-layer security to company’s IT infrastructure, usually, through various information security tools and techniques such as IPS, IDS, cryptography, firewalls, authentication systems, antiviruses and, more importantly, the SIEM and SOAR. They have a crucial role in achieving the overall security endeavors of any organization.
Cybersecurity is aimed at protecting the company’s digital assets against the ever-growing cyber-attacks. Cybersecurity can be ensured by deploying appropriate security controls to provide several security features such as deterrent, prevention, and detection of cybercrimes. The main purpose of cybersecurity is to ensure Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) of data and services. CIA is also known as CIA triad.
In today’s information warfare, secure communication has become a vital part of any type of organization, especially the firms related to national security and military. The critical information regarding these firms is highly confidential and sensitive because its exposure to enemies can be disastrous. General Paul M. Nakasone, the U.S. Cyber Command and Director, stated that we faced a challenging and volatile cyber threat environment and cyber threats to our national security interests and critical infrastructure ranked at the top of the list.
With a colossal surge in cyber-attacks and high reliance on technology in this digital age, ensuring the security of data and information have become a daunting task. Cyber threats are accelerating significantly even faster than the enhancements businesses are making. Computer networks have become bigger and their interconnectivity using a Wide Area Network (WAN) is worldwide due to globalization. It is hard for current IT security solutions to prevent cyber-attacks. According to Symantec’s 2019 Internet Security Threat Report (Volume 24), Formjacking attacks compromised 4800+ websites almost every month. Supply chain attacks also increased by 78% in 2018. Furthermore, more than 70 million records were also leaked or stolen due to poor configuration of S3 buckets.