Large resourceful organisations are finding it extremely challenging to keep their systems and servers safe from cyber attacks. This is despite the best efforts from cybersecurity specialists. A clear indication that new technology is needed to combat this invisible enemy.
Attackers have continuously been devising new strategies and it is highly important for organisations to stay well ahead of them to safeguard their best interest. Below are some of the latest innovations in the cybersecurity space:
1. Access Monitoring Behavioral Analytics
This technology is based on the fact that unusual behavior spells wrongdoings. Activities such as unusual file movement are deemed as abnormal behavior. The technology also monitors aspects such as bioprinting- the rate at which an employee can type along with mouse movement.
This technology also eliminates meaningless false alarms that can cause pointless fear.
2. Cloud Cybersecurity - Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
With the massive rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and the increasing usage of cloud by companies, cloud cybersecurity is vital. The negative implication of cloud means a company is not limited to its own cyber risks but also the risks faced by the cloud service provider. In order to minimise risk, companies make use of something known as Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) to provide security management. This acts as a safe blanket between companies using cloud services versus companies that offer cloud services.
CASB is not just highly effective in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) but also includes threat, access control and encryption.
3. Network Monitoring - Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW)
The next-generation firewall is an enhanced version of a traditional firewall. A typical traditional firewall uses a stateful model of packet filtering and network monitoring. A NGFW can filter traffic based on applications, providing exhaustive network visibility. NGFW is much faster in threat detection and can detect a threat in a few seconds versus a few days with a traditional firewall.
NGFW also provides a unique Intrusion Prevention System that integrates seamlessly with other tools to prevent malware from entering into a network.
4. Incident Response - Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR)
According to Gartner, a leading research and advisory company, SOAR refers to technologies that enable organizations to collect inputs monitored by the security operations team. The unique benefit of SOAR is that the automated response it provides during a cyber threat. It allows cybersecurity professionals to design a workflow that can address threats automatically without human intervention.
SOAR software can detect a malicious email and if it is malicious then takes containment efforts depending on certain pre-set conditions.
5. Data Protection - Blockchain Technology
Blockchain’s unhackable model makes it great for an enterprise’s security. Its use in protecting data is highly remarkable and we can definitely see companies being more open to the blockchain. Even if an attacker manages to gain access he wouldn’t be able to cause a lot of damage thanks to the encryption provided by bitcoin. The decentralisation offered by blockchain makes it difficult for hackers to target a single vulnerability point. This can help prevent DNS attacks and prevent data manipulation significantly.
However, the question arises of blockchain’s commercial viability, which affects it’s a competitive edge.
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