How can you make your data secure?

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Cyber security is a process and practice to secure your devices, programs, network, and prevent damages or unauthorized access.

Cyber attacks are mainly focused on changing and destroying sensitive information, collecting money from users by some sensitive information, and accessing some business processes.

So it is very difficult to keep your website or data secure when attackers use more technologies and innovation.

There are different types of securities available

Like a firewall, antivirus, encryption programs that can help you to prevent unauthorized access. Companies can also identify threats and secure their sensitive data or information.

Application security is one of the popular securities that companies used to protect their programs and systems. Other includes different type of security like network security, operating system security, and mobile security.

All these securities are majorly aimed to protect clients and users data from hacking and unauthorized access.

Types of cyber security

  1. Application Security
  2. Internet of things security
  3. Cloud security
  4. Network security

 

  1. Application Security

Cyber security is important to manage applications for finding, fixing, and preventing securities weaknesses.

There are different techniques used to find out and solve problems or weaknesses in design, development, and maintenance for applications.

It is very important to find out the weaknesses in your application as early as possible to prevent some major financial damage.

There are three key principles for a successful application security program

  • Training for application security

Most of the developers are taught how to make web applications, but understanding common vulnerabilities that affect web applications are known by very few.

Only a few people in each organization realize that web applications security lies within the code, and this is the only place the fixes can be applied as well.

So training should be an essential part of web application security, start out by giving generalized application security awareness training, followed up by language-specific classes for developers.

It is necessary to provide guidance to developers on exactly which security controls they should be using.

  • Independent verification of security

We need to ensure the developers use security control in every place where the controls are needed. This is like a second set of eyes looking at the code and making sure that the things are done properly or not.

Doing this work manually is very costly, consuming time. So we are using some automated tools to quickly assess code.

  • Common Security control

Developers should be presented with a range of common security controls, and know how to configure and use control in all environments.

  1. Internet of things security

The Internet of things is all devices that are connected to each other via the internet.

IOT includes all things from your smartwatches to your industrial machinery, which is working with the help of the internet.

So to protect these devices from outer threats and to secure your important data from hackers, you need cyber security technology.

In the IOT, all the things that are being connected to the internet can be put into three categories:

  • Those things that collect information and then send it
  • Those things that receive information and then work on it
  • Things that do both of the things

 

  • Collect and send information

We can use sensors that are based on temperature, motion, moisture, air quality, light sensors. These sensors allow us to automatically collect information from surrounding that allows us to make intelligent decisions.

Like in farms, these sensors are used to tell about when your crops to be watered. Without this farmers will not take a decision about the right amount of money they have invested.

  • Receiving and acting information

We all are familiar that machines get information and then act. Like your printer receives a document and it prints it. Your car receives a signal from the remote and the doors open.

The Internet of things is important because it has the ability to combine or do both of the above things.

  • Doing both things

Let’s clear it with an example of farmers explained above. Sensors will collect information about soil moisture to give the information to the farmer or to an irrigation system that how much to water the crop.

And if the irrigation system receives information about the weather from the internet connection, it is easy to decide when to water or when not.

  1. Cloud security

In cloud security, you can store and process your daily or sensitive data to third-party centers, which is called clouds.

It can also consist of some policies, technologies, and procedures to protect cloud-based information or data.

These rules are in one place, so your teams are free to move to some other tasks and this is the major feature of cloud security to collecting data in a single center to avoid confusion.

Benefits of a cloud security

  • Protection from DDoS

Distributed denial of service attacks is rising day by day generally for retail and gaming websites. If a DDoS attack is successful, it makes a website useless for hours or for a day. This can provide you a loss of revenue, customer trust, and brand authority

  • Sensitive data security

A good cloud computing security solution has protocols to protect sensitive information and transactions.

This provides you a continuous workflow without any hurdles in your business environment.

  • Flexibility

A good cloud computing solution provides you with the security you need in case you are turning up or down capacity.

You have the flexibility to avoid server crashes in the time of high traffic periods with the help of scaling it up. 

  1. Network security

There are two forms of network security that is internal and external use like you can use cyber security internally for internet access, backups and monitor employee’s behavior and network access.

In external use, you can majorly focus on external threats like hackers and on finding weak points for future attacks.

There is much software to detect and protect threats to the company’s network.

 

Types of threats 

  1. Malware
  2. Pishing
  3. SQL injection
  4. Denial-of-Service (DoS)

 

  1. Malware

Malware is any file or program that will harm your information or data. Like a virus and spyware, by these programs you can steal, hijack, change and know sensitive information’s without permission.

It is very critical to keep safe your important sensitive information without cyber security and that’s why most of the companies are using these securities to maintain their data safely.

  1. Pishing

Pishing is a kind of fraud emailing. By this, they can collect your login credentials, your personal information’s.

This type of mailing is done by using some familiar names and by using some names, which you can trust easily.

  1. SQL injection

In this attack, attackers would use malicious SQL code to access information that was personal information. Like customers information, user list, account details, etc.

These information’s are very confidential and that was not intended to be displayed.

  1. Denial of services

This attack is like road traffic because of some the random event happens in that area.

The same for your site, but this website traffic is not in a good manner. It is created by the attacker to create problems to serve information to visitors. This type of traffic is created to shut down your site.

 

 

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