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How to prevent cyber-attacks in organizations?

Tammy Royster
How to prevent cyber-attacks in organizations?

Traditional steps to prevent cyber-attacks

  1. Installing security updates and keeping your operating system up to date.
  2. Implement a firewall that blocks traffic on unused ports and roll out firewalls in stages.
  3. Install antivirus software on all workstations connected to your network.
  4. Use anti-spyware software with active scanning and regular updates.
  5. Installing specific protection systems like HIDS (IDS/IPS).
  6. Using secure protocols for transferring sensitive data (TLS/SSL).
  7. Setting up password policies using long passwords with complex patterns.
  8. Never click on links in emails or even social media posts that seem odd.
  9. Back up data regularly so that you won’t lose everything you’ve worked on for years if there is an attack.
  10. Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that creates a more secure connection.
  11. Ensure Endpoint Protection.

New technologies to prevent cyber-attacks

Hackers are becoming more intelligent and sophisticated in their attacks. Many critical networks have been compromised because the threats are more sophisticated, and they cannot be detected by traditional antivirus software. However, new technologies have been developed to help companies and agencies protect themselves against cyber-attacks.

  1. Artificial intelligence uses neural networks modeled after the human brain to try and identify patterns and predict trends in cyber-attacks. The software analyzes large volumes of data from various sources such as log files, network traffic logs, and other security alerts to make connections between seemingly unrelated events that may have occurred on a network. It can also detect if an event has a high probability of an attack occurring because it has happened before or if there are patterns in how it operates. The software will then alert the user that there might be a potential vulnerability or threat.
  2. SIEM tools are top-rated to protect organizations because they engage technologies like IDS, IPS, Artificial intelligence, monitoring in real-time, cloud service, incident response, penetration testing, vulnerabilities assessment, etc.


Tammy Royster
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