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Cybersecurity. What is it?

Cybersecurity. What is it?

So, what is this thing called Cybersecurity?

Well, there are a lot of ways to define it, but here’s the best definition in our opinion.

“Also referred to as information security, cybersecurity refers to the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability (ICA) of information. Cybersecurity is comprised of an evolving set of tools, risk management approaches, technologies, training, and best practices designed to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from attacks or unauthorized access”

Now you may be thinking, “why is it so important”?

Well, nowadays cybersecurity and hacking is a really hot topic. There are a lot of documentaries and even movies talking about it.

While technology keeps evolving and every year we adapt more to the digital world everything related to our personal information is available online.

And as with everything in the world, there are people that want to take advantage of you. In this case, we are talking about hackers.

But not only the civil person is a target of these cyberattacks. This has been used for years in war and in international conflicts.

Nowadays with only a laptop hackers around the world can cause incredible struggles in a government, and not only by revealing secret information, but also affecting structures, institutions, and organizations.

It’s estimated that, on average, a data breach costs an affected organization $3.6 million. With high-profile data breaches making media headlines, it’s essential that organizations adopt and implement a strong cybersecurity approach.

But, luckily cybersecurity is evolving day by day.

Global organizations are turning to human-centric cybersecurity, a new approach that places focus on changes in user behavior instead of an exponential number of growing threats.

Founded on behavior analytics, human-centric cybersecurity provides insight into how an end-user interacts with data and extends security controls into all the systems where data resides, even if not exclusively controlled by the organization.

Ultimately, this approach is designed to identify behavioral anomalies in order to surface and prioritize the most serious threats, reducing investigation, and threat detection times.

Also, more cybersecurity companies are emerging offering their services to companies and organizations in order to protect them against threads.

There are a few different cybersecurity types. Here are some of them:

  • Network Security: protects network traffic by controlling incoming and outgoing connections to prevent threats from entering or spreading on the network.
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP): protects data by focusing on the location, classification, and monitoring of information at rest, in use, and in motion.
  • Cloud Security: provides protection for data used in cloud-based services and applications. 
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) or Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) work to identify potentially hostile cyber activity.
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) use authentication services to limit and track employee access to protect internal systems from malicious entities.
  • Encryption is the process of encoding data to render it unintelligible and is often used during data transfer to prevent theft in transit.
  • Antivirus/anti-malware solutions scan computer systems for known threats. Modern solutions are even able to detect previously unknown threats based on their behavior.

Cybersecurity will become more and more important as we move forward.

Today is fundamental for every single government, company, organization, and even for individual people.

We believe that every person knows at least another one or two that have been hacked or victim of a cyberattack.

We need to be conscious and learn more about it in order to stay protected. Do your own research and see how you can protect yourself.

And to end with this article we will give you a quick tip. Change your password and not use the same one for every single account.

All the best,

OnlineHackScan’s team.

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