What is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity, is the application of technologies, processes, controls and systems
to protect critical systems and sensitive information from unauthorized access. Cyber threats can originate from various actors, including hackers, terrorist groups, criminal enterprises, lone hackers and even disgruntled employees. No matter the origin of a cyberthreat, they ultimately have the potential to be utterly devastating to companies, their operations and overall brand.
Why is Cyber Security Important?
The pandemic has ramped up remote workforces, making inroads for cyber attacks, in fact there has been a 600% increase in cyber-attacks since the pandemic began. We’ve already seen a spike in attacks since the pandemic began, as cyber criminals look to take advantage of disorganized remote workforces which often lack adequate protections and policies for their data.
To combat against malicious intent, it’s imperative that companies make cybersecurity awareness, prevention and security best practices a part of their core culture.
Malware often short for malicious software is a blanket term for any kind of software with malicious intent. Malware can range from viruses and worms to trojans and ransomware. Malware payloads are delivered in number of different ways which includes social engineering and DNS hijacking.
Phishing is one of the most effective social engineering attack vectors. Phishing is an often used to steal data such as login credentials and credit card numbers. It occurs when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted person or entity and lures a victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message. The recipient is duped into clicking a malicious link, which the often then leads to the installation of malware.
Denial of Service
A denial of service (DoS) is a type of cyber-attack that is used overwhelm or flood a system or network so it can’t respond to requests. A distributed DoS (DDoS) does the same however the attack originates from many computers. Cyber attackers often use a flood attack to disrupt the TCP three-way handshake process on order to carry out a DoS attack, with the aim of exceeding the website’s capacity to handle multiple requests and thus prevent the website from functioning correctly.
Man in the Middle
A man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack occurs when hacker or 3rd party inserts themselves in the middle of a two-party transaction or data transfer. This allows the attacker to relay communication, listen in, and even modify what each legitimate party is saying.
A Structured Query Language (SQL) injection is a type of cyber-attack that results from inserting malicious code into SQL server, by exploiting application vulnerabilities. Successful attacks allow attackers to modify database information, access sensitive data, execute admin tasks on the database, and recover files from the system. In some cases, attackers can issue commands to the underlying database operating system.
With the right password, a cyber attacker has access to a wealth of information. Social engineering is a type of password attack that Data Insider defines as “a strategy cyber attackers use that relies heavily on human interaction and often involves tricking people into breaking standard security practices.” Other types of password attacks include accessing a password database or outright guessing.
Iconis Cyber Security Solutions
We are leaders in Cybersecurity in South Africa. Iconis provides access to information security principles, technologies, consultants, processes and much more. We broad and provides partners and clients access to various services such as Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, IT Security Risk Assessments, IT Audits, IT Governance, IT Legal and Compliance Security Operations Center (SOC).
Make security actionable with vulnerability information enriched by operational data to prioritize threats, plan remediation, and take action based on the impact to your organization.
Simplify, improve consistency, and increase scalability across network, server, and cloud environments with automated remediation that considers the severity of the issue and the operational context.
Using a single system of policies and best practices across your entire business to ensure compliance. This approach allows you to implement industry best practices at a lower than usual total cost.
Why Use Iconis Cyber SECURITY SOLUTIONS
Trusted Expert Support
Our team has extensive experience and support to provide various services to ensure that your security fabric is designed to protect your business.
Iconis Security has partnerships with leading vendors and industry leaders in the IT Security space. This guarantees you access to current and relevant technology to secure your operations.
We drive on ease of integration which is a key success factor to a SIEM implementation. Iconis Security will provide solutions that easily plug into your platforms.