Defense against Cyberattacks

By CIOReview | Monday, January 8, 2018
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As the cyber technology spreads its roots towards a far advanced horizon of AI, Machine Learning, and neural networking technology, security has become more of a concern in intellectual property landscape. With virus protection software disguised as viruses, lack of proper data backups, access to the broader net, phishing emails, and other cryptoworms, it is essential for end users to access the internet more cautiously.

Limiting access to the broader web as per the need of the user, protection against search results as well as backing up data are one of the minor details that can help users keep exploits from infecting a system. Additionally users can provide a premeditated regulations and protocols to access data through cloud. This will effectively limit a system from becoming vulnerable and potential for cyberattack.

Common symptom of spyware or other malicious software includes popup advertisements as the systems is activated or in absence of browser usage, slow processing of the PC, or unwanted changes in settings. Updating a system with the current patches acts as a long term measure in preventing malwares to affect a networking system, plus replacing the older unsupportable version of a system also prevents mass affectation. On that note, enterprises and users require a central and strong anti-virus system to combat the ongoing vulnerabilities that might get downloaded as cache or extra files with each data downloads.   

Crisis management, disaster recovery, and incident response plans are some of the vital strategies that help businesses combat and prevent ransomware attacks. Moreover, acute awareness and knowledge of the lucrative and new ransomware on the cloud is a necessity to understand the vulnerable areas of the user’s own networking system.