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2023 Guide to Cyber Security
Cybercriminals will target computers, servers, networks, and other systems in order to gain access to sensitive data. Since attacks can take many forms, it is necessary to use nuanced and layered security measures to protect systems and devices. Quantum Cyber Security & Investigations, Inc. will work with you to implement security measures that meet all of your needs.
What Is Cyber Security?
The term cybersecurity refers to practices that are used to protect systems and data from malicious digital attacks. It is sometimes referred to as information technology security.
What Is the Goal of Cyber Security?
Ultimately, cybersecurity measures should protect sensitive information and ensure that devices and systems are not compromised. These are some of the many security measures that can help keep data secure.
Network security is intended to prevent unauthorized users from accessing a computer network. Basic measures, such as firewalls, usernames, and passwords, can safeguard networks from intruders. Other effective network security measures include antivirus and intrusion prevention software.
While many applications are designed to keep data secure, these applications can be compromised. Application security measures are intended to ensure that devices, software, and other applications remain secure. Common security measures include antivirus software, authentication systems, and routers that conceal IP addresses from unauthorized users.
Also known as InfoSec, the goal of information security is to ensure that sensitive data remains secure, whether that data is being stored or transferred. Any procedures related to data and information can fall under information security, even if they involve protecting data that isn’t stored digitally. Viruses, botnets, and phishing attacks are among the most common information security threats.
Operational security involves finding ways to ensure that sensitive data is properly secured. It can include procedures for storing and sharing data and protocols for network access. Not only can strong operational security measures reduce the risk of cyberattacks, but they can also help keep data secure in the event of power outages or network downtime.
Data security focuses on ensuring that unauthorized users are unable to gain access to computers, accounts, databases, and other sensitive systems. Many security measures, including masking, data erasure, encryption in transit and at rest, and backup systems, are used to prevent security breaches. The goal of these measures is to ensure that the information stored across devices and systems is not compromised.
It’s becoming increasingly common for individuals, businesses, and other organizations to store data in the cloud. That’s why cloud security measures are among the most effective, and critically important, ways to keep data secure. Perimeter firewalls, authorization systems, data-at-rest encryption, and intrusion detective systems are some of the many ways to protect data stored in the cloud.
Computers, servers, mobile devices, and other devices that end with a user are referred to as “endpoints.” If the security of an endpoint is compromised, an authorized user could potentially gain access to an entire network. There are many security measures that can help prevent unauthorized access to these endpoints, such as physical lock and key, web application firewalls and Software as a Service (SaaS) security.
If a cyberattack does occur, it’s important to limit the impact of an attack. The right response can prevent data loss, minimize downtime, and prevent security breaches in the future.
Disaster recovery is focused on restoring operations after a security breach. In addition to helping organizations get back to normal, disaster recovery programs may involve investigating the scope of the attack and identifying data that may have been compromised during this process.
How Can Quantum Cyber Security & Investigations, Inc. Help?
Quantum Cyber Security & Investigations, Inc. is focused on preventing and countering cyberattacks. We work with a wide range of clients and use many measures to ensure that sensitive information remains secure.
Cyberattackers are constantly finding new ways to breach systems and access sensitive data. Our team is consistently educated so that they’re able to respond to all kinds of threats. We offer many cyber security services, including
- Cyber Security Investigations
- Computer and Digital Forensics
- Intelligence Gathering
- Employee Background Investigations
- Tenant Background Investigations
- Litigation Support
- Online Reputation Management
- Heir Search
If you want to improve your cybersecurity protocols in 2023 or are interested in working with a cyber security investigator, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Contact us online or call (941) 256-8845 to learn more.