In an age where data breaches are as common as they are devastating, the cybersecurity field is the bulwark against an ever-evolving threat landscape. Embarking on a career in cyber security is like becoming a guardian of the digital frontier, and each day brings new challenges and learning opportunities.
We rely on technology more than ever before: communication (email, social media), entertainment, transportation, banking and shopping, medical equipment and records, and the list goes on. But with greater access comes increased opportunity for those who seek to exploit digital technology for malicious purposes.
It’s important for businesses to prioritize cybersecurity measures and include them in their strategic plans and initiatives. Not only will this help reduce the risk of data breaches that can impact profitability, but it will also enable them to build and maintain customer trust and loyalty.
Hackers take advantage of gaps and weaknesses in a company’s infrastructure by penetrating its networks, computers or other devices, or by exploiting vulnerabilities in software. Taking the time to test your infrastructure from time to time will allow you to identify and address these problems before an attacker finds them.
Encryption is another simple but effective measure you can take to protect your information against a cyberattack. By encrypting your data, you make it virtually impossible for a hacker to read your information unless they have the decryption key. This is why it’s a good idea to use encryption software on personal and work devices and when using public WiFi. Managed Detection and Response