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Why You Need a Strong Cyber Security Threat Prevention System

Why You Need a Strong Cyber Security Threat Prevention System

Most businesses have security systems, devices, or guards in place to protect their assets from offline criminal threats. Yet at the same time, they fail to take adequate measures to protect their digital assets from cyber crime. The cyber threat is relatively new and seems an abstraction to many. If one has never been victimized, she or he might regard the threat as remote.

But unlike the physical world, geographical distance online has no meaning and anyone with the know-how, from anywhere in the world can probe and test your cyber defenses. They need only know of your existence. Imagine the physical equivalent of this situation where criminals from around the world shake and test your fence gates, doors and windows 24 hours a day. However bizarre this analogy seems, it’s an accurate one in that cyber crime unrelentingly threatens the well-being of businesses, their employees, and customers. Here’s a listing of 22 of these threats:

  • Advanced persistent threats
  • Distributed denial of service attacks
  • Denial of service attacks
  • Exploitation of insecure APIs
  • Man in the middle attacks
  • Browser hijacking
  • Phishing attacks
  • Spear phishing attacks
  • Malware attacks
  • Wi-fi sniffing
  • Ransomware
  • Worms
  • URL injection
  • Passive attacks
  • Pharming
  • Vulnerability exploitation
  • Buffer overflows
  • Data breaches
  • Code injection
  • Cross site scripting
  • Zero-day exploits
  • Brute force attacks

Some of the above threats attack from outside your network while others attack from within, such as from the infected device of an employee who fell victim to a phishing attack. Most of the victims of these attacks are small and medium-sized businesses because they lack the cyber security threat prevention resources of larger companies.

WHOA.com is ISO 27001:2013 and PCI DSS 3.2 certified. We take a multi-layered approach to security that includes physical security, network protection, secure multi-tenant architecture, per-tenant firewalls, host based firewalls, antivirus, and backup & replication. Why not benefit from the cyber security threat prevention we can provide? Contact us to learn more.

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