Cyber Security: Facing Potential Dangers

Posted: November 19, 2013 in Articles
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HackersCyber security has emerged as one of the major issues for businesses today owing to the ever growing nexus of hackers out there. Keeping the general scenario in view, it would not be wrong to claim that hackers are even able to steal around 45 millions in 2 days. The greater inter connectivity of devices has made it easier for hackers to grab confidential information on a large scale. therefore, it is advisable that companies approach security risk management with a lot of seriousness with an aim to remove both internal and external threats on a regular basis.

The IT security landscape is clearly changing and it has got companies frantically looking for ways to locate risks or vulnerabilities associated with their own systems. Now the nature of information safety security might vary vastly. Here are the main types of cyber threats discussed. The differences are based solely on the motive of the crimes thus discussed.

Scamsters Seeking Only Monetary Benefits

Yes, the monetary benefits are sought via bank accounts, credit card details, and Social Security numbers etc. These fraudsters generally adopt phishing techniques to secure access qualifications. Now, there obviously are ways of preventing security threats of this sort. Keeping track of employee account access in data and applications is one such way. You can gauge that an account has been compromised if you are able to track an account receiving unnecessary data (not required to fulfil the job responsibilities of the employee). Try to gain full knowledge of who has got proper access to what can turn out helpful. It will help you reduce the risk information security threat by distracting hackers.

The More Refined Hackers Targeting Specific Enterprises

Those who thought that cyber crimes are primarily aimed at monetary gains, think again!   They are primarily concerned with the day to day activities of specific organizations and aim at stealing their intellectual property. By doing this they can conveniently disrupt the smooth functioning of the enterprise. For instance, there are a number of cases whereby certain nations have targeted websites of their opposing nations simply motivated by political causes and not for financial gains. Once again, experts opine that companies rely too much on corrective measures rather than acting proactively by identifying potential threats and eliminating the same. The reason why a reactive approach hardly works in these cases is because its difficult to identify criminals after the crime is committed as they are refined hackers moving very fast. The reactive or corrective method should only be implemented when it is absolutely impossible to deploy the proactive measure.

Besides the ones mentioned above, there is another group of fraudsters that aim to exploit organizations with only with weak security systems.

Ways To Resolve Cyber Security Issues

Addressing Internet security threats would require you to follow a string of comprehensive measures such as those listed below:

Instead of starting off with the technological vulnerabilities try and protect business processes, crucial to the growth of the enterprise. For instance instead of focussing too much on something like incomplete patching of routers or servers you should be more busy with something like securing your customer credit card details. It would help you in offering secured end-to-end customer services. Rather than adopting reactive approach, integrate cyber security strategies in to business module.

Author Bio: Alan Starc is a seasoned web content writer with a number of highly informative articles to his credit. His forte ranges from technology to travel. At present he is writing for nexusos.co.uk

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