What is Cyber Security?
Cyber security is a set of IT tools, procedures, and policies that companies adopt to safeguard their networks, systems, and data from various online threats or unauthorised access. Cybersecurity’s main objective is to protect sensitive and confidential data from attacks that usually aim to access the information for misuse, extortion of money, or simply to interrupt business.
If you want to protect your business from cyber attacks, it is crucial to understand the common causes of security breaches and the corrective measures you can take to mitigate threats. Among some of the most common causes for an attack are:
- Weak and stolen credentials
- Unsafe applications
- Internal security threats
- Configuration and user errors
Complex access management systems can make it hard to keep track of which permissions users have, and can make it easier for cyber criminals to gain access without their presence being noticed.