Cyber attacks continue to increase in both volume and sophistication. Organizations are 24/7 targets of malicious lone wolf hackers and dedicated hacking groups looking to exploit their networks, applications, and endpoints. The onslaught of cyber threats faced by companies calls for continuous monitoring, analysis, and incident response. This article describes the central role played by a security operations center in improving cybersecurity defenses.
Month: May 2021
Data breaches lead to substantial losses for businesses and their customers. Preventing such damages is easier and cheaper than mitigating them. Understanding why and where security breaches can happen is crucial for the success of your company. Penetration testing can help you with this. It reveals vulnerabilities and allows fixing them before a malicious attacker (hacker) exploits them.
Ransomware and data leaks are causing havoc in the business world. Recently, each day brings news of a large-scale attack resulting in a ransom demand or data leak. The average cost of a data breach according to IBM is $3.86 million as of 2020 and ransomware damage costs are predicted to rise to $20 billion through 2021 as businesses fall victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds.
When trying to strengthen your organization’s information security posture, it’s natural to turn to the latest tools and technologies to help combat the latest threats. Before jumping the gun and seeking out flashy new solutions, though, it’s critical that you identify existing vulnerabilities within your IT infrastructure.