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What Businesses Must Know About Cybersecurity

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, January 17, 2020

Since cybersecurity only secures digital data, it is the responsibility of IT security to protect both digital, as well as physical data from intruders.

FREMONT, CA: In the digital world now, cyberattacks have grown into an evolving danger to organizations, employees, and consumers. The attacks are designed mostly to access or destroy sensitive data or extort money. It can put negative impacts on the business and damage the financial statement of the target.

Deploying a robust cybersecurity system with multiple layers of protection across computers, devices, networks, and programs is an essential precaution. But businesses should remember that a strong cybersecurity system does not only depend on cyber defense technology. It also depends on people to make smart cyber defense choices.

Information technology (IT) security is known for the protection of data in the places, one where it is stored, and the other while moving through a network. Cybersecurity is therefore considered as a subset of IT security.

Following cybersecurity, it is the network security, which is a subset of cybersecurity. This type of security uses hardware and software to protect any data that are sent through the computer and other devices to the network. Network security works to protect the IT infrastructure and shield it against information being interrupted and tampered by cybercriminals.

It is essential to know the varieties of cybersecurity to stay protected. They include critical infrastructure security, network security, application security, cloud security, data loss prevention, and end-user education.

Critical infrastructure security includes cyber-physical systems such as water purification systems and the electricity grid.

On the other hand, network security protects internal networks from trespassers by safeguarding the infrastructure.

Application security makes use of software and hardware to fight against external threats that might present themselves in the development phase of the application.

Cloud security, which is a software-based tool, helps in protecting and monitoring the data in the cloud, along with reducing the risks related to on-premises attacks.

Data loss prevention is responsible for developing policies and processes for handling and securing the loss of data, as well as developing recovery policies whenever a cybersecurity breach takes place.

Lastly, end-user education involves educating the users to follow best practices, which might allow malware and other forms of malicious software into the system.

Cybersecurity is developing steadily, which can make it complicated to stay updated. The best way to protect the business and networks from threats as individuals is by staying informed and cautious online.

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