Cybersecurity refers to processes, technologies and controls that are put in place to protect internet-connected systems, networks and data from cyber attacks. It is important to note that information security is an element of cybersecurity and is used to protect the integrity, availability and confidentiality of data.
Cyber attacks may lead to far reaching consequences, such as reputational and financial damage regardless of the size of the corporation. Other problems associated with cyber attacks are loss of assets, reputational damage, loss of business, litigation, regulatory fines and remediation costs.
Cybersecurity entails the coordination of efforts throughout an information system and this can include:
The constantly evolving nature of security risks presents a big challenge to cybersecurity. The traditional approach that focused on crucial system components left many components without protection against attacks and risks. A more proactive and adaptive approach is necessary in the current environment to ensure that information systems are protected even from the most mundane risks.
Notable Types of Cyber Threats
Cyber threats may take up numerous forms as new technologies emerge. Due to this reason, we suggest a proactive and adaptive approach to counter the challenges of protecting information and other assets.
Cybersecurity aids in the prevention of cyberattacks, identity theft, data breaches and is a risk management tool. Through strong cybersecurity and effective incident response plans, an organization is best placed to prevent and mitigate the cyberattacks.
Successful cybersecurity has multiple layers of protection across networks, programs, computers and data with the sole purpose of safety. Within the organization, everything including people, processes and technology must complement each other to form effective defense against cyber attacks.
Looking to review your cybersecurity strategy? Please feel free to contact ITRS and we would be more than happy to assist you with your needs.