A cybersecurity attack can harm the establishment of an organization with adverse effects that can ruin the whole business, client base and even client dependability. Cybersecurity attacks have been prevalent before and continue on having their effects on organizations and people. An attack harms brand notoriety that can sometimes result in financial misfortunes.
In the past, threat prevention primarily focused on the perimeter. With an increasing array of threats such as malware and ransomware arriving via email spam and phishing attacks, advanced threat prevention requires an integrated, multilayered approach to security. This may include tools for intrusion threat detection and prevention, advanced malware protection, and additional endpoint security threat prevention.
Security Prevention Techniques
Providing sufficient threat prevention can be overwhelming. In our network security checklist, we identify five simple steps for cyberthreat prevention. Below we outline the main components.
Secure the perimeter
The first component to consider is the perimeter. Traditional firewalls and antivirus solutions are no longer sufficient. However, next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) integrate Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS), Application Visibility and Control (AVC), and URL filtering to provide a multilayered approach.
An NGFW is a crucial first step to securing the perimeter and adopting an integrated solution.
Protect users wherever they work
Today, over 50 percent of employees are mobile. As employees change the way they work, IT must adapt. IT security solutions should focus on protecting employees wherever they work. Employees may work at the central office, a branch office, or at any location with a mobile device.
For most IT departments, mobile device security has been the biggest challenge. Despite being difficult, it is important to address mobile device security because businesses will continue to increase the number of mobile devices. Technologies such as virtual private networks (VPNs) and user verification and device trust can immediately improve mobile device security.
Smart network segmentation
Software-defined segmentation divides your network so threats can be easily isolated. With an increase in business applications and users, codependencies can be difficult to identify. For sufficient threat prevention, businesses must have advanced network security analytics and visibility to identify all of the interdependencies of a network.
Overly segmenting the network can slow things down. Not segmenting enough can allow attacks to spread. Businesses must be smart and efficient when segmenting.
Find and control
Security breaches will happen. A crucial element of threat prevention is identifying and removing problems. This requires extensive visibility and control. It also requires well-prepared IT staff.
Important security prevention tips?
1. Inculcate a habit of not using passwords but start using passphrases. This will secure the authentication and helps you stay safe.
2. Activate Windows firewalls so that the security barrier is raised to next level.
3. Invest in good Antivirus and Anti-Malware software
4. Stop installing cracked software, if not then it will open doors for a lot of spyware installation.
5. If you are using online storage spaces like, Google Drive, Dropbox then please make sure you encrypt your data by using online encrypted services. This way if these big companies have face any data breach you don’t have to worry about your data loss.
6. Secure your Wifi networks with secure passphrase rather than a password and make sure the network is WPA2 encryption.
7. Make sure your social media settings are appropriate.
8. Secure your mobile phone’s, always make a habit to download apps from Google Play Store or Apple Store.
9. Please do not store your credit card or debit card details on websites.
10. If you got hacked, please do not panic, please consult an appropriate ethical hacker or help from your IT team.
11. Never Trust emails, a lot of fake emails are sent out by hackers that you have won x number of dollars. In reality, they use your personal information and try to hack into your bank accounts and steal your hard earned money.