Publish date February 16, 2018
The Internet is an integral part of business nowadays. Our growing reliance on information through digital systems, products, and services has brought with it a rise in both the variety and volume of cyber threats which now infiltrate our daily lives and threaten the stability of the economy. Cybercriminals are becoming ever more innovative. In recent past there have been numerous instances of security breaches some accidental, others deliberate – leading to significant impact on systems, networks and finally on the business. It is accepted and acknowledged universally that users must be protected and hence while the sophistication of cybercrime is increasing, so too are the efforts to counter it.
At the same time, however, sensitivity towards the privacy of individuals/organizations and their data is intensifying with media exposure of insecure practices, and there has been a proliferation of legislation worldwide, driven by these growing security concerns.
Balancing the demands of both privacy and protection is a major challenge, and this demands that security solutions should certainly include reliable, secure network infrastructure and should ensure that privacy, confidentiality, secure identification, and all other issues are properly addressed.
The Need for Cybersecurity
One of the most challenging areas of cybersecurity is the quick and constantly evolving nature of security risks. The volume of security threat data has exceeded the capacity of even the most skilled security professional, and organizations are also experiencing an abundance of information inflow. With the growth of information, the threat to it also doubles. The conventional approach has been to focus resources on the most crucial system components and protect them against all the known threats, which necessitated leaving some less important system components undefended and some less dangerous risks not protected. Such an approach is insufficient and fraught with a lot of gaps in the current environment, where threats prop up from every corner.
Ensuring cybersecurity requires coordinated efforts throughout the entire information system. Elements of cybersecurity widely include:
Of late, the abuse of IoT infrastructures is becoming the mainstream business for many cyber criminals. Information leakage and invasion of privacy of home ecosystems could also lead to threats to human life. To deal with such everyday threats cybersecurity must be embedded and ready-to-use by the consumer even if the consumer does not possess any previous specialist technical knowledge.
Dealing with Cyberthreats
A successful cyber-attack is one that results in the infiltration of a company’s core network or enterprise systems. It does not include the wide variety of attacks stopped by a company’s firewall defense. The foundation of a strong and effective security program is to identify and secure the higher-value assets that are most critical to operations, subject to the most stringent regulatory penalties, and the source of important Trade secrets. Securing these assets makes it very difficult for infiltrators to achieve their goals, and limits the damage they can cause even if they do manage to obtain access.
Implementation of the below steps, by organizations, can further improve the effectiveness of their cybersecurity efforts to ward off and reduce the impact of cybercrime
As more and more information is being transmitted in this cyber world, organizations find it challenging to access, transfer and share information securely. Organizations are trying to strike a balance between evolving security threats and business agility while containing costs. Powered by a comprehensive suite of customizable solutions in data security and security consulting, YASH Technologies can help your business effectively deal with the changing threat landscape and proactively manage enterprise risks. The growing sophistication of cyber-attacks has intensified the enterprise security challenge. Our security specialists provide round-the-clock assistance, enabling us to deliver cost-effective security services. Our end-to-end monitoring, maintenance, and management of security infrastructure and our extensive experience in providing best in class data security solutions for organizations across domains make us the right partner for securing your enterprise.
Srinivas Raviprolu -Practice Head- Information Security@YASH Technologies.