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Cybersecurity Best Practices: Strategies to Help You Secure Your Business

2018 has only seen an increase in the number of cyber threats and the proliferation of ransomware. The digitization of services has not stopped and an increasing number of businesses operate using the internet and computer systems. No system is completely free from vulnerabilities and businesses to possess large banks of sensitive information such as account details, personal details of customers, design data and other proprietary information. Such vital databanks need the latest protection in cybersecurity.

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Cyber-criminals and hackers develop and design their malware on their own. They make various tools that help in scanning for weaknesses, infiltrate networks and deliver the engineered payload. Hackers amass a variety of such tools and use them in tandem to breach secured systems. Just like there are hackers who are cyber-criminals, there are good-guy hackers employed by various companies. These hackers also possess at their disposal similar tools.

What is Cyber-attack Vectors?

In the world of cyber-security, the term a good defense is a good offense takes a slightly different shade of meaning. Here having a good offense means being proactive requires the cybersecurity team to employ proactive measures and be constantly aware of the new kinds of upcoming threats and attack vectors.

Attack vectors are modes and channels through which a hacker delivers malware or gains access to the target systems. The presence of attack vectors illustrates the various loopholes and weaknesses in any cybersecurity system. The attack vectors can be thought of as a path through which an attacker can deliver dangerous payload. Some of the common types of attack vectors include viruses, email-attachments, social engineering events, pop-ups, click-jacking messages, chat rooms and all other kinds of deception that hide the true nature of the delivered file or interaction. While firewalls and various kinds of anti-malware software are common forms of protection against typical attack vectors, no method is completely foolproof.

The Road to Security Starts with a Personal Obligation

Whenever we receive phishing or unsolicited mails or are attacked by a malware, we are quick to blame everyone else, including our service provider and site administrators, but ourselves. Is it just their responsibility to ensure we have a safe browsing session? Definitely not! Before blaming them, you must understand that in many cases, it is the unsafe browsing habits of people that make them sitting ducks for hackers.

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