Data is changing the face of the world. It’s not just a buzzword we hear often and read about while browsing the internet, data today is the most valuable asset of any organization, business and industry. Having this value and playing this massive role, data must be well managed and highly secured, especially that today’s data is digitized and stored in virtual repositories that might become vulnerable and risky with the fast evolvement of technology.
Cyber Attacks and Cyber Security Threats
Similar to Bank robberies, cybersecurity attacks often cause devastating losses for those who neglect cyberattacks safety procedures. A cyberattack is a malicious attempt by an individual or organization to breach an information system of another individual or organization, seeking some type of benefits such as disrupting a system or reach someone’s data. The development and growth of Cyberattacks come in parallel with the fast evolvement of technology. Below are some common cyber threats:
A malicious software performs activities on the attacked device without the owner’s knowledge, these activities might include stealing, encrypting or deleting sensitive data,
A cyberattack with devastating results, phishing is a type of social engineering attack used often to steal someone’s data, including login credentials and credit card numbers, which allows the attackers to perform unauthorized purchases, stealing funds and identities.
- MITM (man-in-the-middle) attack:
A man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack is when an attacker intercepts communication between two parties to secretly eavesdrop or modify traffic traveling between the two. The Attackers might use MitM attacks to steal login credentials or personal data and information, spy on the victim, or sabotage communications or corrupt data.
- Denial-of-service attack:
DoS attack is when the attacker means to shut down a machine or a network and making it inaccessible for users. This Cyberattack does not result in the theft or loss of the users’ data, but harms the victim by obstructing his business and costing him a great deal of time and money.
The oldest and the buzzword of the Cybersecurity field, a virus is a malicious software that sneaks into your device without your knowledge and performs harmful actions. These viruses are manufactured with great care to target computers, systems, and networks. This threat is usually spread via emails, instant messages (Skype, Facebook messenger etc).
Using advanced encryption methods, Intalio provides enhanced Cybersecurity on the websites and WebApps level. Intalio products and solutions are designed and developed to be used locally and with the least possible connection with external networks. These smart tactics prevent any Cyber threat or attack and keep your data and system safe, in addition to other security features such as User Permission, authentication and encrypted passwords.
Since you can’t manage and protect what you don’t understand, Intalio starts by developing solutions to manage, archive and control your data as a first step. Once you govern your own data and documents, you become ready to take all the precautions necessary to protect your valuable assets.
Another way to keep your business safe is by securing your correspondences. Intalio correspondence tracks all the incoming and outgoing Correspondence of an organization and makes them available to all application users according to their roles and access. It will also act as a central repository, manage and archive different types and formats of documents, and automate the routing and processing of correspondences related tasks, in an attempt to reach fully content managed environment. The correspondence tracking system from Intalio provides a complete correspondence management solution for the entire correspondence lifecycle: automation, routing and annotating incoming, outgoing and internal correspondences.
Take the Necessary Safety Procedures Before It Hits. What you can do to prevent a Cyberattack are the following:
Keep your devices maintained and UpToDate:
Updating your software offers plenty of benefits, security wise. It’s all about revision and repairing security holes and removing bugs.
- Deploy endpoint protection on all PCs and notebooks:
Securing your endpoints will enhance your security and keep you on the safe side. Endpoint security software protects these points of entry from risky activities and/or malicious attacks. They can maintain greater control over the growing number and type of access points to the network.
- Be aware of potential scams:
It’s all about familiarizing yourself with your devices’ legitimate warning or security alert messages and be wary of downloading free apps, files, programs or software.
- Think about backup software:
You will never expect to be hacked or attacked, and to come out with a minimum of loss in case it happens, back up everything!
- Lockdown your social media sites and practice digital cleansing:
Refreshing, renewing, and reinvigorating your cyber life can help keep your devices and information safe and secure. How? Clean your digital life every now and then: review your online accounts, tune-up web browsers, Purge old digital files…..
We have to admit that digital life is getting wider and invading everything, and the fact that your data and your valuable information are linked to a worldwide network is frightening. Small procedures and tactics can prevent attacks from happening so stay Cyber-ly Safe!