The Importance of Cyber Security

Cyber security is the digital infrastructure that protects your organization’s information and programs from unauthorized access. It covers everything from computers and smart devices to routers and networks. But even the most advanced cybersecurity systems can be penetrated by bad actors looking to steal your information or disrupt your operations.

A cyber attack can cause significant ramifications that can lead to financial losses, legal liabilities and reputational damage. This is why it’s crucial that your IT infrastructure is secured, especially as your business continues to digitise its operations.

The growing complexity of technology, which includes the Internet of Things and connected devices, has created new opportunities for attackers to enter your system. In addition, the sheer volume of data your organization produces is a major target for criminals seeking sensitive information and/or revenue.

Attackers are also looking to create disruption and sow confusion. For instance, they can use techniques like DNS tunneling to gain persistent access into a targeted system or perform drive-by downloads where malware is installed on unsuspecting users’ systems without their knowledge. Others, such as hacktivists, may launch attacks for revenge or to embarrass and degrade an entity in the public eye.

This is why you need to rely on reliable cybersecurity solutions that are continually updated and tuned to identify threats. The best solutions use a combination of machine learning (ML) and human training to help ensure AI identifies false positives and only presents operators with the issues that require their attention. This also helps to prevent operators from becoming overwhelmed with so many alerts that they are unable to review them. Managed Detection and Response