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What Is Cyber Security?

By November 29, 2022August 11th, 2023No Comments

Cyberattacks have been keeping constantly evolving as a threat to any organisation in every industry right now. Protecting data, personal information, employee, and your asset have become something important thing to do for every business. This blog will explore what is cybersecurity, why every business need it, and what kind of threats your organisation should prepare to face in detail.

What is cyber security?

Cyber Security include the practice of implementing multiple layers of security and protection against digital attacks across end-user computers, devices such as handphone, systems, and networks that used as tools to support business operation every day. Usually, organizations have a system and a framework in place for how they face attempted or successful cyberattacks. A good framework can help detect, identify and respond to threats, protect networks and systems, and recover in case any attack was successful.

When we talk about cybersecurity, the threat that could bring danger to organisation is no longer only become IT team’s responsibility, but it’s any individual. in fact, organisation should be aware to protect the valuable assets that are present in their system or network and identify the threats that risk those assets being lost, damaged or get into the wrong hands which could lead to a situation that we all never want to happen.

Why do you need cyber security?

“To protect companies from potential threats”
We live in a world where technological development is expanding rapidly. The Internet of Things (IoT), Smart technologies are something we often heard in our daily conversations now, without realizing this huge potential of growth pace could lead us to see an increased risk that could happen anytime, anywhere to any of us. A lack of cyber security could bring something that we all never want to happen to our organisation. particularly in the wake of the recent pandemic, the situation is only making it easier for cyber criminals to target and carry out attacks on their target. Especially when you are dealing with large number of users, devices, enterprises or even for small medium business, combined with the increased deluge of data which is sensitive or confidential, the importance of cybersecurity continues to grow.

What kind of threat that you should’ve prepare yourself with?

Cyber threats change at a rapid pace make tactics and attack methods are changing and improving daily.

These are the common types of cyber threats your organisation should be aware of, include:

  • Phishing is a form of social engineering where fraudulent email or text messages that resemble those from reputable or known sources are sent. Often random attacks, the intent of these messages is to steal sensitive data, such as credit card or login information.
  • Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are those in which multiple systems disrupt the traffic of a targeted system, such as a server, website, or other network resources. By flooding the target with messages, connection requests or packets, the attackers can slow the system or crash it, preventing legitimate traffic from using it.
  • Malware is a form of malicious software in which any file or program can be used to harm a computer user. This includes worms, viruses, Trojans, and spyware.
  • Ransomware is another type of malware. It involves an attacker locking the victim’s computer system files — typically through encryption — and demanding payment to decrypt and unlock them.
  • Social engineering is an attack that relies on human interaction to trick users into breaking security procedures to gain sensitive information that is typically protected.
  • Spear phishing is a type of phishing attack that has an intended target user, organization or business.
  • Insider threats are security breaches or losses caused by humans — for example, employees, contractors or customers. Insider threats can be malicious or negligent in nature.
  • Zero-day attacks is a cyber-attack targeting a software vulnerability which is unknown to the software vendor or to antivirus vendors.