Cybersecurity is a continuous practice of protecting the organization’s systems, data, software applications, and networks from cyber threats and actual cyber-attacks. A successful cybersecurity strategy must deploy a holistic approach to security, take advantage of centralized management, involve users, and utilize modern and effective technologies.
Scope of Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is very broad and covers many aspects of an organization’s IT security framework. However, it can be categorized into several major categories, which include but are not limited to:
Security for critical infrastructure such as servers, personal computers, telecommunication equipment, among others
LAN and WAN Network security
Application and email security
Endpoint protection and end-user education
Disaster recovery and business continuity planning, among others
Over recent years, cyber-crime has been on the rise. Cyber-criminals have commercialized cyber-crime by deploying advanced and stealth ransomware that takes advantage of organizational and technology vulnerabilities and uses it for financial gain.
Cyber-threats have been revolutionized from simple malware attacks to advanced persistent threats (APTs) and DOS to DDOS. Direct attacks such as burglary have been advanced to man-in-the-middle attacks, and social engineering to integrated attacks that utilize rogue insiders (current and ex-employees, suppliers, business partners, and contractors who have access to the organization systems).
Cyberthreats have been perpetuated by the proliferation of new and disparate devices, IoT, and technologies that are not compliant or secure by design. Moreover, the lack of an organizational IT security framework, trivialization of cybersecurity, and advancement of cyber-attack strategies have contributed to the success of cybercriminals.
Cost of Cybersecurity breach
The cost of cybersecurity breaches is high and still rising. These costs are mainly associated with:
The expense of discovering and managing the breach
Cost of system downtime, recovery, and lost revenue
Managing reputational damage to the business brand
Regulatory penalties and compensation on successful litigation
The actual cost of a cybersecurity breach varies from one organization to another and can only be calculated based on what happened.
The importance of cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is very important to all organizations considering cyberattacks can be aimed at any person, device, or organization, and the associated costs of cybersecurity breaches are very high.
A comprehensive and effective cybersecurity framework is vital to any individual or organization because:
It ensures the security of systems and data
Ensures system availability and optimum throughput
Reduces or eliminates the costs associated with a cybersecurity breach
It enhances user-awareness
Our Approach to Cybersecurity
At Verified Safe, we deploy a custom and holistic approach to cybersecurity based on your risk assessment. We utilize a zero-trust strategy for identity verification and system access management.
We have developed reliable and high-performance threat detection and mitigation solutions that ensure system and data security. We understand cybersecurity is not a one-time event; we continuously and proactively monitor your systems, networks, and infrastructure to ensure safety and availability 24/7.
At verified Safe, we put customer service at the forefront of our business operations. Contact us today to get in touch with our team of experts who are professional and experienced in cybersecurity.