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What are the Types of Cyber Security?

What are the Types of Cyber Security?

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What are the Types of Cyber Security?

As the coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to businesses and has caused many employees to now be working from home, business owners are increasingly concerned about cyber security and if they are properly protected. What are the types of cyber security and what needs to be done to protect against the spike in threats playing off coronavirus fears? We’ll explain below.

What is Cyber Security

Cyber security uses network architecture and technology like software to help keep businesses and individuals protected from cyber threats. Ultimately, the goal is to prevent attacks from occurring in the first place, but strategies are implemented to ensure that if an attack does take place, harm is mitigated, and that minimal disruption takes place by executing a business contingency plan.    

For a cyber security strategy to succeed, it needs to continually evolve to stay one step ahead of hackers and new threats. We are seeing this right now with a major spike in attacks since the coronavirus outbreak and multiple new phishing scams that are impersonating government agencies and health organizations.

Cyber security services need to have many layers to protect all business environments including cloud protection and mobile security.

Types of Cyber Security

There aren’t so many different types of cyber security but instead, different techniques used to prevent attacks. Security experts need to always be one step ahead of attackers as technology is constantly changing as in hacker tactics as we are witnessing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

While anti-virus and firewalls can help with security measures, businesses need a strategic approach backed by industry experts skilled in focusing on preventing attacks instead of reacting once it is too late. Cyber security is a must-have and not an optional business expense. Our increased exposure to new vulnerabilities and advanced hacker tactics is making this point even more clear.

Benefits of Cyber Security

Business owners need to make sure that they are not exposed to cyber attacks that can be detrimental to their operations, especially now with so many employees working from home and potentially using personal devices.

There are a number of benefits to using a Managed Service Provider like MBC to ensure that you have the proper security for your organization. Some of these benefits include:

  • The ability to securely scale as required and support your business growth.
  • Security can boost corporate innovation by ensuring that communication and collaboration methods are safe including mobile devices and cloud platforms, especially for remote work. 
  • Make sure that your entire business environment has sufficient security practices, far beyond basic industry compliance basics.

Cyber Security Threats

There are several common forms of cyber security threats. While the tactics may change, attacks typically fall into one of these categories.

  • Social Engineering: Plays on human emotions to trick someone into opening a file, downloading an attachment or breaking security procedure to expose sensitive information that is typically protected. Lack of corporate cyber security training is often at fault for allowing social engineering tactics access. Currently, there are numerous social engineering threats preying on people concerned about the coronavirus outbreak. These attacks are usually seen in the form of fraudulent emails that are designed to resemble communication from a reputable source like a government organization or bank. They often attempt to steal personal information such as credit card details or passwords.
  • Malware: Is malicious software hidden in a file or program that is designed to harm a computer user via a virus, spyware, Trojan horses or worms. This is typically installed on a device once a user has been tricked by social engineering. 
  • Ransomware: This is a form of Malware that once activated on a victim’s computer, will encrypt all system files and demand a payment to restore access.

Make sure that your business is protected in these challenging times. Our team of dedicated experts that are well versed in the most cutting-edge cyber security protection. At MBC, we understand that cyber threats not only just damage data but can ruin the entire functionality of an organization which is why we provide 24-7 event monitoring and managed detection to give you the peace of mind you need. To learn more about your organization’s risk for being a cybercrime victim, get a free assessment today.

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Maria Kelebeev
Digital Marketing Manager at MBC Managed IT
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