The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is increasing tremendously and disrupting the global health at large extent, in addition to the damages to economics, social and political systems. More importantly, the digital world is also on the verge of destruction because, due to this menace, the people at large scale are compelled to work remotely and doing so will make them rely heavily on remote communication and digital tools. The cyber attackers are capitalizing this situation and attempting to compromise the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.
Cybersecurity threats are evolving and the IT industry is on high alert. Modern cyber threats are more sophisticated and fast such as malware, phishing, cryptojacking, and IoT threats. The major cyber-attacks in 2019 witnessed that cybersecurity defenses were inefficient to prevent cyber threats altogether. The situation will even prevail in 2020. However, mitigation strategies can help to minimize the chances of data breaches.
In this article, we will explore some most harmful cyber threat types and prevention techniques that organizations must be aware of to thwart cyber-attacks.
In the age of the digital world, owning a Security Operations Center (SOC) is vital for the cybersecurity of every organization. However, it is not necessarily true that every SOC is effective against cyber threats and attacks. The main reason behind this fact is a lack of standardized SOC frameworks. SOC framework requires a document to be designed to provide guidelines, requirements, and specifications in order to support cybersecurity operations effectively.
The need for a mature cybersecurity process in today’s corporate environment is becoming ever more critical. As hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated, so our management and defense systems should also be strengthened accordingly. While there are many components that make up a solid security program within an organization, today, we will shed a light on one essential of these components, which is a vulnerability management maturity model. Rather than simply relying on passive defense, or post-infection processes, it is taking on a more active role. The goal is to help avoid or reduce the occurrences of these security incidents in the first place. In short, this model provides the backbone for how an organization should be assessing and handling vulnerabilities. This model consists of 5 stages that will be described in the upcoming sections.
Data is regarded as the most valuable asset in today’s business world. The examples of critical data include e-commerce data, e-banking data, and Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Therefore, data security is, and data breaches have become an international concern for individuals as well as organizations. The role of the Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework (RMF) in data security is indispensable. The RMF provides a structured, disciplined, and flexible process for managing the privacy and security risks that include information security categorization, control selection, assessment, and implementation, as well as system and control authorization and continuous monitoring.