What is Cyber Security?

Cyber security is the application of technologies, processes, and controls to protect systems, networks, programs, devices, and data (IoT) from cyber attacks.

Effective cyber security involves building awareness throughout the entire enterprise using best practices and standard protocols to keep the organization safe from threats and hacks that compromise data, people, and physical structures.

Why is Cyber Security important?

Because cyber attack techniques are constantly evolving, Cyber Security aims to reduce the risk of both old and new cyber attacks and protect against the unauthorized exploitation of systems, networks, data, and technologies.

Who needs Cyber Security?

It is a mistake to believe that you are of no interest to cyber attackers. Everyone who is connected to the Internet needs cyber security. This is because most cyber attacks are automated and aim to exploit common vulnerabilities rather than specific websites or organizations.

What are the 5 types of cyber security?

1. Critical infrastructure cyber security

Critical infrastructure organizations are often more vulnerable to attack than others because SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems often rely on older software.  Critical infrastructures vary based on specific industries and operations.

On a broad level, these include operators of essential services in the energy, transport, health, water, and digital infrastructure sectors, and digital service providers that are bound by regulations, including NIS Regulations (Network and Information Systems Regulations), and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations).

Among other provisions, the Regulations require organizations to implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to manage their security risks.

2. Network Security

Network security involves addressing vulnerabilities affecting your operating systems and network architecture, including servers and hosts, firewalls and wireless access points, and network protocols.

3. Cloud Security

Cloud security is concerned with securing data, applications and infrastructure in the Cloud.

4. IoT (Internet of Things) Security

IoT security involves securing smart devices and networks that are connected to the related infrastructure. to the IoT. IoT devices include things that connect to the internet without human intervention, such as smart fire alarms, lights, thermostats & other appliances, remote workstations, and today’s highly connected automobiles.

5. Application Security

Application security involves addressing vulnerabilities resulting from insecure development processes in the design, coding, and publishing of software or a website.

Using our proprietary In-Source platform, IoTech Protect works with customers’ in-house teams to identify constantly evolving cybersecurity challenges, detect and prioritize current vulnerabilities, anticipate emerging threats, and implement best practices to prevent breaches.

To learn more about the fundamentals of cybersecurity, read IoTech Protect’s cybersecurity services page.

Our cyber security team stands ready to help meet your needs, with:

  • Integrating IoT devices with third-party and in-house applications
  • Compliance with regulatory and industry standards and best
  • Managing internal and external threats
  • Maintaining online hygiene
  • Performing analysis of cybersecurity infrastructure
  • Structural assessments
  • Customized cybersecurity services
  • Project management and implementation

In-Source Cyber Protection is a comprehensive and agile platform, developed by our cybersecurity team, and recognized for its cybercrime detection and prevention experience. We enhance your existing cybersecurity resources and systems with an infrastructure you control and manage in-house. IoTech Protect will support development and execution of these long-range strategic plans, helping you adapt to the ever-changing threat landscape.

Contact Us to learn how we can help mitigate risk and protect your online presence.