The corporate world is constantly getting smarter by leveraging the latest internet technology advancements. Information sharing has over the years witnessed a gradual displacement of paper with digital becoming the dominant and favored medium.
That application you’re currently using? More than likely, it was not developed with security in mind. No matter how much we discuss the topic and we talk about security driven application development, how many people and companies really even know how to do that?
Previously, we touched on the critical value of protecting one’s web server, and the various way to do just that such as the setting up of a DMZ or the creation of an IPS. We also introduced the fact that while a good idea, establishing an IPS in line with firewall as a means to intercept malicious traffic, was limiting.
Why do hackers want to control a web server? Because a server is often hundreds of times more powerful than a workstation, and that allows them to have a platform to launch attacks from a single point, rather than having to deal with multiple workstations.
Maintenance can, at times, be overlooked when discussing budgeting for cybersecurity. It’s the little things we do not always remember that we need to do until after the initial purchase. For instance, when you buy a car, your expenses do not stop after signing papers and handing over the payment.
In today’s threat landscape, a firewall alone will not suffice. Cyberattacks are more complex, whether they engage multiple network layers (e.g. attacking the network and application layers of the OSI model simultaneously), or involve malware that can hop across ports. So, what technology components do you need?
When discussing cybersecurity expenses, we often find ourselves talking about the cost of cybercrime – or cybersecurity after the fact. For instance, we know a data breach will incur around $3.79 million in damages and/or losses.