What is Cybersecurity?

The technique of securing key systems and sensitive data from digital threats is known as cybersecurity. Cybersecurity measures, also known as information technology (IT) security, are designed to prevent threats to networked systems and applications, whether they come from within or outside of a company.

A data breach cost an average of USD 3.86 million globally in 2020, and USD 8.64 million in the United States. These costs include the costs of finding and responding to the breach, as well as the costs of downtime and lost revenue, as well as the long-term reputational damage to a company’s brand. Customers’ personally identifiable information (PII) – names, addresses, national identification numbers (e.g., Social Security numbers in the United States, fiscal codes in Italy), and credit card information – is targeted by cybercriminals, who then sell the information on underground digital marketplaces. Customer trust is often lost as a result of compromised PII, which can result in regulatory fines and even legal action.

The complexity of security systems, which is exacerbated by diverse technology and a lack of in-house expertise, can drive up prices. However, firms that implement a comprehensive cybersecurity plan based on best practices and automated using sophisticated analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning may more successfully combat cyberthreats and limit the lifetime and impact of breaches when they occur.

Why should I care about Cybersecurity?

The necessity of cybersecurity continues to expand as the number of people, devices, and programs in the modern company grows, along with the rising deluge of data, most of which is sensitive or confidential. The problem is exacerbated by the increasing number and sophistication of cyber attackers and attack strategies. A robust cybersecurity strategy can give a good security posture against hostile attacks aimed at gaining access to, altering, deleting, destroying, or extorting critical data from an organization’s or user’s systems. Cybersecurity is also important in preventing attacks that try to disable or impair the operation of a system or device.

What are the risks/threats if you are not protected?

Maintaining cybersecurity in an ever-changing threat landscape is a difficult task for any company. Traditional reactive tactics, which focused resources on defending systems against the most well-known attacks while leaving lesser-known dangers undefended, are no longer sufficient. A more proactive and flexible approach is required to stay up with shifting security dangers. Several important cybersecurity advice organizations can help. To guard against known and unexpected risks, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) suggests using continuous monitoring and real-time assessments as part of a risk assessment framework.

It’s a difficult endeavor to stay up with new technology, security trends, and threat intelligence. It’s required to safeguard data and other assets against cyberthreats, which can take numerous forms. The following are examples of the most common cyberthreats:

  • Phishing
  • Spear Phishing
  • Malware
  • Ransomware
  • Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
  • Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
  • Security Breaches and Internal Threats (Employees, Contractors, or Customers)

Other attacks include botnets, exploit kits, cross-site scripting attacks, drive-by-download attacks, advertising with embedded malware, credential stuffing attacks, zero-day exploits, SQL injection attacks, and business email compromise.

What services does Tech360i offer to protect me from Cybersecurity attacks?

At Tech360i, we offer a wide range of security products and services. The following are examples of our security tools and service offerings:

  • Management of Identity and Access (IAM)
  • Firewalls
  • Endpoint security
  • Antimalware
  • Intrusion Prevention/Detection systems (IPS/IDS)
  • Data Protection
  • Detecting and Responding to Security Issues/Breaches
  • Management of Security Information and Events (SIEM)
  • Encryption Software
  • Packet Scanners
  • Virtual Private Network (VPNs)
Next Steps
  • Contact Tech360i today for a free 60 day trial of our entry-level cybersecurity services for small businesses customers (Managed Workplace) and Managed Home for residential customers.
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  • Basic questions? Contact the Help Desk.