5 Security Technologies Used to Fight Cyber Attacks
January 28, 2019

Businesses are increasingly being targeted by hackers. In 2018, enterprise malware detection rose 79%, with trojans being the biggest malware threat. As technology continues to advance, the threats targeting organizations are expected to get more aggressive, sophisticated and evasive. Such threats include self-propagating fileless malware and AI integrated malicious software. In order to combat these attacks, organizations need to ensure they are using the right technologies.

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5 Trending Cybersecurity Technologies

1. Artificial intelligence & machine learning: AI and machine learning are a great way to automate the fight against cyber attacks. These technologies are already being used in several security functions such as multifactor authentication, malware scanning and fighting spam and phishing. These components make detecting threats easier and quicker because they are programmed to look for anomalies. As mentioned earlier, AI can also work against us. Hackers can use this technology to develop more advanced threats and hijack these tools to exploit vulnerabilities. With the evolving threat landscape, these technologies have to constantly be updated in order to detect the latest threats. AI and machine learning are good tools to assist security experts in enforcing good security practices.

2. Advanced endpoint protection: Traditional anti virus solutions are no longer enough to protect endpoints from the current threat landscape. Advanced endpoint protection solutions like Secure IT – Endpoint offer multiple layers of automated protection. These layers include: application containment, anti virus, exploit protection and malware protection. Endpoint protection is a centrally managed solution for more proactive protection.

3. Advanced threat detection: Malware attacks are getting more advanced and are evading traditional detection techniques. Advanced threat detection solutions use greater capabilities to discover these, such as sandboxing and behavioural analysis. We employ advanced threat detection techniques in our Secure IT – Firewall and Secure IT – Mail. This type of threat detection is necessary to keep up with evolving threats and help keep corporate data safe.

4. Biometrics: Biometrics are more common now than they used to be thanks to the addition of smartphones. People simply need to only glance at their phones to unlock them, pay or access their accounts. While biometrics seem safer than using a password they also have their own security issues. In some instances, people can simply use photos or 3-D printed heads to hijack systems. Biometrics can be useful as they can eliminate the use of passwords or security codes. However, they should not be the only solution. Using a biometric component as part of multi-factor authentication, for example, is better than using it alone.

5. SIEM: SIEM uses behavioural analytics to determine if a threat is taking place in your environment. Our Secure IT – SIEM compares the behaviour in your network to known malicious behaviour and custom use cases we have encountered in past environments. When the SIEM detects suspicious activity, this triggers an alert that is sent to our Network Operations Centre (NOC) and Security Operations Centre (SOC). Our operations centres are staffed with live experts who are ready to remediate any problems. This combination of behavioural analysis and human efforts work together to stop threats in your environment. The SIEM is an advanced piece of technology that is commonly used in enterprises. However, our Secure IT platform includes the SIEM with each product. This means every action that is part of that specific solution is run through the SIEM for extra analysis.

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