Cybersecurity is an essential aspect of protecting your digital assets against unauthorized access, theft, and damage.
As technology advances, so do the methods and tools used by cybercriminals, making it increasingly important to stay vigilant and proactive in safeguarding your information. From securing networks to training employees on proper security practices, there are many steps you can take to enhance your cybersecurity posture and prevent cyberattacks. At its core, cybersecurity is about maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your data, and implementing the right measures can help ensure that your digital assets remain safe and secure.
Main Types of Cyber Attack
Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, either by locking the system’s screen or by locking the users’ files until a ransom is paid.
Phishing is a form of fraud in which an attacker masquerades as a reputable entity or person in email or other forms of communication in an attempt to obtain sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card details.
Vishing calls, smashing, and phishing are all types of social engineering attacks with the intent of gaining personally identifiable information that will enable fraudsters to gain access to a user’s account.
Denial of Service (DoS)
Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, is an attempt to overload a network or server with traffic, making it unavailable to users.
Man in the Middle (MITM)
Man in the Middle (MITM) attacks is a type of attack where an attacker intercepts communication between two parties to steal data or insert malicious code.
SQL Injection exploits vulnerabilities in a website’s database to gain access to sensitive information.
Advance Persistent Threat (APT)
Advance Persistent Threat (APT) is a sophisticated and targeted attack on a specific organisation often using multiple attack vectors over a long period of time.
It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list, as new types of cyber attacks are constantly emerging. It is crucial to stay informed and up to date on the latest threats and security measures to protect yourself and your organisation.
How to Mitigate Cyber Threats
Your staff are your biggest threat in the fight against Cyber Attacks. Once off training is not enough. You need to:
- Evaluate – Understand user vulnerability against evolving cyber threats.
- Educate – Strengthen user resilience with tailored training programs.
- Test – Automate regular phishing simulations that assess human risk to new attack techniques.
By providing your employees with regular cyber security awareness training will help to reduce the risk of human error such as clicking on malicious links or falling for phishing scams.
Firewalls need to be properly set up to prevent unauthorised access to your internal networks.
It is imperative to keep software up to date: regularly update all software, including operating systems and applications, to ensure that vulnerabilities are patched and security is improved.
User accounts should be assigned only to authorised individuals, be managed effectively, and provide the minimum level of access. Limit access to sensitive data to only those employees who require it for their job.
Anti-malware software should be installed to protect your computers, important data and privacy. It requires an additional verification beyond a password such as a code sent to a mobile device, to access sensitive information or systems.
Computers and network devices should be configured to minimise vulnerabilities and provide only the services required.
Security information and event management, SIEM for short, is a solution that helps organizations detect, analyze, and respond to security threats before they harm business operations
- Ability to work from anywhere
- Saving costs by reducing your hardware footprint and IT administration time
- Increased safety and wellbeing of staff through times of uncertainty
- Increased productivity – happier, more productive staff, reliable, secure and scalable infrastructure
- One provider, which means one port-of-call and one monthly subscription
Immutable means: incapable of or susceptible to change. An immutable backup is a way of protecting data that ensures the data is fixed, unchangeable, encrypted, or unable to be modified. Cyber Attacks are now also targeting company backups so the company has nothing to fall back on the event of an attack and will feel more pressure to pay the ransom.
No single measure can guarantee complete protection against cyber threats
It is important to note that no single measure can guarantee complete protection against cyber threats.
It is essential to implement a multi-layered approach to cyber security, combining technical measures with employee training and a robust incident response plan.
Here’s why our clients love our Cyber Security service:
Savenet’s managed solution is both secure and provably secure. When dealing with regulated firms, the proof is as important as the security itself. During our ISO certification audit, the auditor mentioned the level of evidence that Savenet regularly provided to Reitigh, remarking that they had never seen such a detailed and informative level of proof.
Savenet’s contribution to our ISO-certification efforts cannot be understated. Because they are ISO-certified themselves, they understood exactly what we needed to do and how to do it. They guided us both in terms of the infrastructure that they would design, build and manage, but also the things that we would need to think about within our own processes and ways of working.
Savenet are a true partner to Reitigh. We can focus on our clients’ needs, safe in the knowledge that our infrastructure is secure and provably secure.
Brian Walsh , CEO