The importance of defending your organisation against cyber-attacks
Cyber security is a collective term used to describe the protection of electronic and computer networks, programs and data against criminal or unauthorised access.
Cyber security is essential for the financial and reputational wellbeing of all organisations. With today’s cyber threats more evasive and complex than ever, businesses are finding it ever more challenging to defend themselves.
It is therefore necessary for businesses to approach cyber security as a journey of continual improvement, requiring dedicated expertise, tried and tested processes and regular configuration and maintenance of technologies.
With so many threats, rapid detection is essential
The proliferation of cloud services, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and remote working means that the latest cyber security threats have an even wider surface to attack your business. With new attack vectors capable of evading traditional preventative security such as firewalls and antivirus software, being able to detect early sign of attack is vital.
Common threats to your cyber security include:
Malicious code designed to compromise a user’s privacy by stealing and destroying personal data can be introduced via a wide variety of sources including email attachments, downloads, bogus advertisements and webpages. It's essential to identify the latest attacks before they spread.
Brute force is a common method used by criminals to gain access to user accounts. By adopting common methods of password cracking, including the use of automated applications that enter thousands of common word and number combinations in sequence, hackers are able to crack weak accounts in a matter of seconds.
Posing as trusted contacts or businesses, social engineering scams trick users into clicking infected links or divulging personal information like passwords. Highly personalised spear phishing attacks are designed to target high privilege network users and can be highly damaging.
By flooding a network with high volumes of useless requests and data, DoS attacks overload vital services until they no long function. A distributed DoS attack is conducted by many, often thousands, of sources so if not detected early can be very difficult to stop.
Impersonating endpoints in online information exchange enables criminals to intercept sensitive information such as bank account details. These difficult to detect attacks target key communication channels such as Wi-Fi, meaning that close monitoring is required.
Here to help defend your business from attack
Redscan is an award-winning provider of managed cyber security services that help businesses defend against hackers and advanced online threats.
By adopting the mindset of the adversary, utilising leading detection technology and offering clear advice, Redscan’s cyber security experts help organisations of all sizes to defend against the latest tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used by cybercriminals.
We take pride in delivering the highest level of service, enabling our customers to make real improvements to their cyber security posture.