Cyber Security Threats and Solutions to Prevent it

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Oct 11, 2021 (6 days and 12 hours ago)

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There are a lot of cyber threats in the cyber world, but some of them are really disastrous for your system and data. Cyber threats are increasing rapidly so it is important to know how to prevent them.

Cyber Security Threats
and its Solutions

Introduction

Cybersecurity

is a process meant to protect data that are saved on
our systems, devices, databases, applications and network. This data
includes almost all sensitive and private data like
-

online banking
information, medical or financial information, even our private
photographs. In the last few years, cyber threats have become very
common due to the rise in internet usage and online services.


Therefore, companies, especially those in sensitive data processing
like banks, financial institutions, education institutions, and the
medical sector, express their demand for
cybersecurity

solutions.


However, as it is said, precaution is better than cure; you can follow
basic solutions to protect your
organisation

from cyber
-
attacks.


Types of Cyber Security Threats

Data Breaches

Malware

Spyware

Phishing

Computer Viruses

Spyware

Spyware, also known as adware,
is software that tracks a user’s
browsing history. Their purpose
is to invade privacy. These are
visible as ads in sidebars on
browsers or targeted ads.

How to Protect from Spyware?

Protect your systems, network and application from
unwarranted invasion. Do not allow permission to websites to
track data. Install Firewalls as a precautionary measure. If
adware invades your system or application, it is not only
harmful for your system/application but can also track your
passwords, addresses, names, and other confidential
information.

Ensure your firewall is activated and you have screening
software or anti
-
virus software installed and activated to block
adware and other malicious activities.

Spyware

Malware

You can download safety and security software
available on the internet through verified sources.
These can be used in all types of systems. Many email
service providers include virus scan and spam
detection within their servers. It allows avoiding
malware infections easily.


Avoid opening emails from unknown or unverified
sources. Links that you receive via email usually carry
malware to infect your system or data.


Refresh and back up your computer frequently to
ensure everything is up to date. If the device is not
updated, it is likely the anti
-
virus software too is not
updated either, making you vulnerable to infections.

Malware is a pervasive cyber security
threat affecting millions of internet users
across the world. It may attack from
numerous sources like
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pop
-
ups on web
pages, spam emails, and downloads from
unknown sources. According to the State
of
Cybersecurity
, up to 36% of small to
medium
-
sized businesses face malware
attacks.

How to Protect from Phishing?

Phishing

Phishing is a social breach that comes through instant
messages and email. Usually, you are made to click on
links that try to gain access to your personal
information.



Through these links, users are redirected to open their
bank account credentials on their bank site, or social
media login details and information is hacked. It can
leak information such as passwords, bank details, credit
cards numbers, and house addresses.

How to Protect from
Phishing?

Sensitive information can be kept safe
from phishing if users avoid opening
links from people they do not know.

Phishing

Data Breaches

Download registered software

Update software when they get old. Newer
versions have more security features.

Encrypt your data, so that even if it is stolen,
it cannot be accessed

Use strong passwords and credentials
for all of your online accounts

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Change your passwords regularly and make
sure they are strong and not easy to guess

Data breaching is when the safety and
information stored in the system have
been compromised. When
unauthorised

people have access to
data, systems and networks, they can
view secured data that is kept hidden,
and it is called a data breach. It
happens only when vulnerable points
in the system or
unauthorised

persons
have taken control of your system
unethically with malicious intentions.

To protect your data from breaches, you must adopt
cyber security practices. Some suggestions:

How to Protect From Data
Breaches?

Computer Viruses

Follow similar safety measures as for other
threats like
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keeping your devices up to date,
install legitimate antivirus software, ensuring
your install software from
authorised

sources
and are updated regularly, and installing a
legitimate virus detector for protection from
online protection.

A computer virus is probably the most common
type of
cybersecurity

threat, with

33% of all household computers are believed to be
affected by viruses. The viruses threat ranges from
altering a computer’s software to damaging its
hardware. Computer viruses too come from
installing from unknown links, adware, phishing,
and clicking on unknown links.



The viruses can invade your computer history and
access saved usernames and passwords. This
includes anything from social networks, bank
details to travel history details, whatever sensitive
data is saved in your computer. It can also make
purchases and transfers using your bank details.

How to Protect from Computer
Viruses?

Hire Professional Cyber Security Company:

Sudo

Protect

All cyber security threats come from the same places,
and they all affect computers, devices, networks and
applications in various ways. Moreover, they always
have malicious intent behind their attacks, which can
leave a long
-
term scar on a business. Therefore, it is
wise that you decide early and protect your company
from all types of cyber threats. SUDO Protect, a
subsidiary of SUDO Technologies, is one of the most
reputed
cyber security companies in Dubai

(UAE),
offering comprehensive
cybersecurity

solutions. You can
contact SUDO Protect on the given contact details for
further information.

+971559290001

protect@sudo.ae

Office 1004, 10th Floor Boulevard Plaza Tower 2
-

Dubai
-

United Arab Emirates