Cyber security is centered around cyberattacks and the process of protecting and recovering networks, devices, and programs from malicious tendencies. Attackers at all cost use a sequence of steps that is likely to produce a result that exceeds the cost of the efforts. An organization must institute a layered approach to security and controls to address and mitigate every known and unknown security loophole. Information security and information assurance in today’s organizations focus on the entire security process which is not central to its hardware and software being retrieved and used but on the data that is processed by them during the data lifecycle
Cyber security regulation is to force companies and organizations to protect their systems and information from cyber-attacks. Demanding policies that include least-privilege to network resources and limit rights and permissions to employees as the best standard security practice.
Ransomware a family of Computer malware spread by attackers with the goal of demanding a payoff from its victims, most often financial payment in the form of virtual currency. In 2016 security experts also warned that ransomware would likely soon be used by criminals to target Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including smartwatches and other wearable technology, appliances such as smart televisions, and medical devices. Many IoT devices lack security by design or are poorly configured. Inadequate security means that those devices are an easy target for criminals who will invest in new malware to continue their rampage of victimization.
Cyber Security preparedness should not be an option but a must. Failing to take adequate cybersecurity measures and a subsequent data breach can lead to loss of public trust in an organization, which endangers that organization’s ability to effectively provide services to the people in need who depend on them. The biggest threats to information security are doing nothing Cyber attacks are malicious attempts to access or damage a computer system. Take the lead now and get protected.