As we become more dependent on computer systems and software applications in daily life, the cybersecurity industry continues to grow. Whether it’s hackers looking for financial gain, political or social motivation (hacktivism), or the simple desire to cause chaos, cyberattacks continue to hit individuals, businesses large and small and all aspects of critical infrastructure.
New attack vectors continually emerge. For example, phishing attacks use deception techniques to steal login information or install malware on a device. Logic bombs can be added to software, lying dormant until triggered by an event such as a reboot or connection to the Internet. Zero trust security ensures that all software and devices on a network are verified, and automated theorem proving tools can be used to verify the correctness of code.
While it’s easy to get caught up on the hype around the latest cybersecurity solutions and features, it’s also important to look at your overall security needs and how they may evolve in the future. For most, the most basic needs would include a reliable firewall and anti-virus/antimalware solution for endpoint protection, data encryption to protect sensitive information from loss or theft, and real-time monitoring.
The need for these tools has increased as enterprises increasingly employ remote work environments that expose devices to higher risks. Solutions like mobile device management (MDM) help to supervise these devices and decrease the ways attackers reach enterprise data. Lastly, backups can be critical to mitigate against the risk of losing or comprising data after an attack. Managed Detection and Response