In this topsy-turvy world, you face many risks such as car theft, loss of a gold chain, witnessing an accident at a pedestrian crossing in an unattended traffic signal, luggage robbery in a train, and many more. Most of these attacks are predictable and could be taken care with a little attention and following some good habits.
In a similar vein, in the cyber world, one must be aware of vulnerabilities for data involved in transit to rest. Accordingly, one must secure the data, email, web, application, endpoints, system and manage identity, compliance, control, unified threats, incidents, and so forth by following best practices.
This article discusses the three latest cybersecurity technologies.
- Behavioral Analytics
Behavioral analytics is a new term recently being tossed around the cybersecurity world. Behavioral analytics are analytics that businesses use on customer trends, patterns, and activities. Human beings are usually creatures of habit and our use of the Internet is no different. Behavioral analytics determines patterns on a system and network activities to detect potential and real-time cyber threats. For example, an abnormal increase in data transmission from a certain user device could indicate a cybersecurity issue. While behavioral analytics is mostly used for networks, its application in systems and user devices has witnessed an upsurge. Interestingly, behavior analytics is being increasingly researched to develop advanced cybersecurity technologies.
Because hackers are getting better at hacking, the ways to combat them are very important. Otherwise, hackers would devour the entire system. Now the need of technology to prevent hackers arises here. This is where blockchain comes into play. Blockchain used to protect our data from cyber-attacks and improve cybersecurity across industries. Every individual in a blockchain is responsible for verifying the authenticity of the data. Blockchain creates an impenetrable network for hackers and establishes a robust verification system to keep potential cyber threats at bay.
- Zero Trust model
Zero Trust is nothing else but a security concept primarily centered on the belief that organizations should not automatically trust anything inside or outside its perimeters but verify everything trying to connect to its systems before granting success. By believing that one cannot trust the network, one would obviously have to enhance both ‘internal’ and ‘external’ securities. Zero Trust provides the organization better control over a cloud environment, boosts compliance and improves trust, lowers breach potential, and many more. Put it simply, Zero Trust makes it easier for businesses to be more vigilant about access to information, ensuring data security.
In the past, the targets of cybercrimes would be petty in nature. But nowadays the impact is severe and large scale. If you read the stories of WannaCry and NotPetya, you will understand the severity of cyberattacks. Kirstjen Nielsen, US Homeland Security Chief, believes that the next 9/11 attack is likely to happen online rather than in the physical world. The saddest thing is that even now few governments and public enterprises are not taking cyber threats as seriously as they should.
Recognizing and deploying advanced cybersecurity strategies to combat threats is the need of the hour.