Why Cyber Security is extremely Important

IT attack vectors are exploited by criminals to gain unauthorized access to the IT environment, potentially damaging a victim (organization or individual) through stolen data, downtime, identity theft, repetitional damage and more. Over the last several years, the traditional IT perimeter has been said to dissolve due to the impact of large scale trends—namely increasingly mobile workforces and cloud technologies. At the same time, threats against software, systems, infrastructure, and data are constantly evolving. Even terrorist groups nowadays are using IT more and more because of its effectiveness.

Common cyber threat vectors

  • Malware
  • Ransomware
  • Social Engineering
  • Phishing
  • Sabotage
  • Vulnerability Attacks

Common cyber issues

  • Cyber-attacks: Brute force, targeted and denial of service attacks that take your business offline
  • Data breaches: Exposure of sensitive business, customer and supplier data.
  • Identity theft: compromised customer data that results in the theft of logins, passwords and other sensitive, personally identifiable data

Cyber Security Vulnerabilities

  • Network vulnerabilities result from insecure operating systems and network architecture. This includes flaws in servers and hosts, misconfigured wireless network access points and firewalls, and insecure network protocols.
  • Hardware vulnerabilities are exploitable weaknesses in computer hardware. Examples include the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, which were found in processors manufactured by Intel, ARM and AMD. They affected almost every system, including desktops, laptops, servers and smartphones.
  • Software and application vulnerabilities are flaws such as coding errors or software responding to certain requests in unintended ways. They include CSRF (cross-site request forgery) and XSS (cross-site scripting) vulnerabilities.
  • Zero-day vulnerabilities are security flaws that have been discovered by criminals but are unknown to, and therefore unpatched by, the software vendors. The term refers to the number of days the vendor has to address the vulnerability. (Zero-day exploits are code that compromise zero-day vulnerabilities.)

What we do on our side concerning cyber security

Cyber security involves the application of a number of tools, approaches, and best practices that can significantly reduce cyber risk we apply the following to make sure you are as safe as possible.

  • Audit the complete existing IT ecosystem
  • Complete gap analysis
  • Use a risk-based approach to cyber security
  • Implement modern cyber security software
  • Implement robust identity and access management
  • Implement robust identity and access management
  • Use privileged access management
  • Employee vulnerability scan
  • Training employees in good security practices
  • Take account of cyber security frameworks