With the progressing field of information technology, network attacks are also something that has grabbed everybody’s attention. The network attacks have been increased due to which the developers have to introduce systems or methods which will help in detecting these attacks. Based on the principle of Adaptive Defense, Panda has developed a security suite and it is known as Panda Adaptive Defense. It operates on the basis of four principles. The first principle is prevention, detection and response. It is applicable for both the malware and malware-less attacks. The second principle is real-time and historical visibility. It not only detects the threats rather it also provides detailed information about all the actions that are taken in order to trace that threat (Panda Security SL (ES), 2015). The third principle is that it provides 100% classification of processes. They follow this principle by detecting threats using machine language and the malware experts as well. The last principle is threat hunting and forensic analysis. As it is an advanced cybersecurity system so it detects or hunts the future threats as well and after that, the analysis is performed by the expert analysts. [Read more…]
The Internet of Things brings both magical opportunities and devastating vulnerabilities.
The basic idea of IoT, internet of things, is taking all the things in the world and uniting them to the internet. As we know, that by connecting a device to the internet; you give it the ability to send data and receive data. For example, connecting our smart phones to the internet lets us view the weather and read the news, of all around the world. (McClelland, C. 2017)
Likewise, an example of IoT helping the world would be that farmers can remotely get a report about the soil moisture of their farm. Such can help them in judging when they need to water their crops. (McClelland, C. 2017)
It’s all sun and shine till we get to the part that connecting anything to the internet makes it more vulnerable to hackers and automated hacking attempts. [Read more…]
It is becoming more evident that privacy in this digital age requires more than just maintainence.
The digital age has made it easier than ever to connect with our friends and family. Opening an account on a social media site only takes a few minutes. Once they fill up the site’s registration form, they are good to go. (Martineau, M. 2016)
However, by filling the form, they also agree to something that never gets stated outright. That something is the chance of losing one’s data. [Read more…]
Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity is slowly becoming one with each other. Without the latter, the former isn’t feasible.
A simple way to describe Cloud computing is that it’s the delivery of on-demand computing services through the means of internet, basically using someone elses computing power. It is used to deliver the processing power needed to run applications, storage of files or processing requests. Generally, to a person that needs those services, but lack the required infrastructure. It was storage that Cloud computing was initially famous for. (Rossi, B. 2017)
Now, let us see some trends that are quickly changing in Cloud Computing and Cyber Security. [Read more…]
Cybercrime is at an all-time high. Although, the entire tech industry is doubling down on security; efforts have still been ineffective to stop the evil.
One of the many reasons for that is because black hats are becoming more ingenious with their exploitative methods. Crypto jacking is one such example of their cunning minds. We can describe it as the unauthorised use of someone’s hardware to mine cryptocurrency. In simpler terms, it means that a program hijacks your computer, tablet or mobile phone and use the device to mine Cryptocurrencies. [Read more…]
In this digital era, working within larger groups has become easier, efficient and more productive, especially if you compare it to groupware software of the previous decennium. It is very common for employees to use collaboration tools to encourage and support the communication between employees and specific (internal and external) team members. These tools have allowed people to work together online to achieve a goal but at the same time, to get the work done, employees do create an unintentional risk to data security. [Read more…]
Incidents like data leakage and security breach seem to occur quite frequently in this age of digitalism. According to a recent study conducted by British government, well-establish banks and large organizations are not the only frequent targets of security breaches. (Magee, 2018) Almost all businesses, from small to large are prone to security threats. Fortunately, there are many effective ways to respond to all such security issues. Let’s have a look at top most recommended solutions for this digital problem: [Read more…]
With relentless increase in digital crime and online frauds, proper safeguarding measurements have become more important than ever. Studies have shown (Solange, 2014) that big companies and celebrities have been a victim of hacking in the recent past, so what can stop the digital criminals to not target you?
Multi-factor Authentication Method Can Help!
One verified way to ensure your account and data safety is the multi-factor authentication method. Usually, passwords are used to protect the confidential data but relying on them solely is not a wise option. Multi-factor authentication (at least 2FA) method also known as multiple-factor verification is basically a mechanized double check process to verify the identity of the logger. With this method, accounts remain safe and well-protected even if the passwords have been figured out. [Read more…]
In this digital age, passwords are just like valued currency and should be set with great care to prevent an unauthorized access to confidential data. This new world is digitally connected and allows an easy transfer of data from one network to another. Where this advancement has made our lives quicker and easier, it has also increased the risk of data leakage.
To protect the sensitive information contained by online accounts, passwords are set. But the problem is that hackers are efficient enough to crack the passwords and obtain desired information. To prevent this activity, the only solution is to strengthen the password security so nobody will be able to break the lock. [Read more…]
Data encryption has proven to be an effective source of protecting sensitive data from being stolen or manipulated by unauthorized entities. According to latest report released by WinMagic Data Security (n.d.), there are certain myths and misconceptions that are found in peoples’ minds. (McNickle, 2012) Let’s debunk them! [Read more…]