Technology is one of the three pillars of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy (people, policy & technology). As the security landscape continues to evolve, so too do the products required to create the best defense against an attack. SysGen’s cybersecurity team constantly scans the cybersecurity landscape to ensure our security offering provides the most comprehensive coverage and targets the newest threats in the technology world. Here are five types of cybersecurity technology that form a comprehensive layer of security for organizations.
Antimalware is software used to scan, identify, and eliminate malicious software (malware) on IT systems, as well as individual computing devices. The types of malware created to attack computer systems constantly evolve, so any antimalware software needs to be consistently updated to stay up to date with new threats. Antimalware software scans files and directories for malicious patterns, removes malicious code detected, and shows you the ‘health’ of your computer. Antimalware uses heuristic-based detection and can identify threats it’s never seen before. It proactively detects and removes suspicious activity.
Anti-spam refers to the use of any software or process to block spam from entering a system. Anti-spam software uses protocols to determine unsolicited and unwanted messages and prevent those messages from getting to a user’s inbox. Benefits of using antispam software include blocking spam, quarantining spam, reporting spam, and automatic filter updates. Anti-spam prevents inboxes from getting overloaded with unwanted emails and keeping malicious messages out.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
MFA is a method of confirming a user’s identity by utilizing something they know and a second factor such as something they have or something they are. Many methods for MFA can be used. Something they know could be a password, passphrase, or personal identification number (PIN). Something they have could be an authenticator application such as Microsoft Multifactor Authentication or token. And something they are could be a smartcard or fingerprint or retina scan. Used together, these methods ensure information is protected and seen by only those who should see it.
Should a cybersecurity event occur, forensics will provide a deep understanding of the who, what, where, when, why, and how. Computer forensics practitioners know how to handle information extraction, as well as how to identify information that is useful in a legal case and how to explain and present it in court. Experts apply digital forensics techniques and tools on wired and mobile devices to investigate a cyber-related crime. Through detailed investigation, it can be determined what has been attacked, information that has been compromised, and the files that can be restored to their original state.
Intelligent Threat Protection
A complete endpoint security solution offering a fleet of advanced endpoint threat prevention capabilities. Threat intelligence solutions gather raw data about emerging or existing threat actors and threats from several sources. This data is then analyzed and filtered to produce threat intel feeds and management reports that contain information that can be used by automated security control solutions. Threat intelligence can help ensure your organization is up to date with the often overwhelming volume of threats; help you become more proactive about future cybersecurity threats; and keep leaders, stakeholders, and users informed about the latest threats and repercussions they could have on the business.
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