The vast majority of cyberattacks happen to small and midsize businesses - 60% of them fold within 6 months of an attack, according to Inc. Magazine. With cyberattacks on the rise, network security is the number one issue on IT Exec's minds. We started a 3-part blog series, discussing the main types of network vulnerabilities: Hardware, Software, and Humans. In part 1, we covered the first type of network vulnerability, Hardware with the different categories and how they can be subject to vulnerabilities. Now we will be moving to part 2, Software. As before, we will address what makes software vulnerable, how it can be breached, how to prevent it, and what to do if a breach occurs.
Ransomware. It's a very hot topic in today's current affairs and with cyberattacks on the rise, network security is the number one issue on IT Exec's minds. In this 3 part blog series, we will present the three types of network vulnerabilities: Hardware, Software, and Humans. With each type, we will discuss what makes a network vulnerable, how it can be breached, how to prevent it, and what to do if a data breach occurs.
A ransomware attack is estimated to occur every 11 seconds. Last year, the largest ransom ever paid (40 million dollars!) was issued by an insurance agency. Data breaches are occurring at a rate never seen before, and all this malicious activity is being monetized and turned into a business. Faced with these problems that are only getting worse, how do we maintain a secure environment and protect our assets?
The Strategy Behind the New Security Model
Zero Trust is a strategic security model that restricts everything and anything from gaining access to systems without first being verified, even if the connection is coming from inside the organization. The model ensures that users who have access by default, are required to continuously verify their identity. The implementation of the Zero Trust model has increased dramatically as people continue to work from home - resulting in an increase of cyber-attacks.