You’ve read about it. You’ve heard about it. Friends and colleagues recommended it. But since it has not happened to you, you begin to wonder if this is really necessary. Nevertheless, what exactly is cyber security and why do you need it?
Cyber security is keeping your programs, networks and systems from digital attacks that wanted to steal, change, access or delete sensitive and vital data. These digital attacks or cyber attacks have also been used to extort money via blackmailing or create disturbance from businesses. With the daily occurrence of these attacks, counter measures should be implemented and should be constantly developed since the attacks are becoming more frequent and inventive. Cyber security would only work if the computers, programs, networks and data are all protected and people involved are informed. Technology must also be updated to provide for an effective defense.
When you hire a cyber security professional you could expect the following services.
If you have your own IT team, most definitely they have already set up some cyber defenses to protect you. But if they are not really specialists when it comes to cyber security, there might be “holes” in your defenses that they might have missed. Once you employ the services of cyber security professionals, especially ISO 27001 consultants, these vulnerabilities would be easily identified before cyber criminals and hackers even have the chance to locate these weak spots in your defenses.
After identifying which part of your system that needs to be strengthen detecting existing threats is another part of the services these cyber security firms could provide. This is an integral procedure since these threats are what causes you to lose data and in turn have a grave impact on your business. Even if you already have a defense system, cyber hackers are constantly coming up with ways to break these defenses or if they manage to find even a tiny crack, your whole system would be jeopardized.
Once all vulnerabilities identified and all threats detected, comes protection. All their efforts would be in naught if your system is still open to attacks by those who wanted to hurt your business. Solid defenses would lessen or even eliminate every potential attack and hopefully would deter any hacker or cyber criminal from trying to attack again in the future.
Lastly, if everything is already settled, the cyber security team would still be on standby and would react within a split second if they are notified of an attack. They would surely respond quickly to prevent further damage in case your defenses were breached. Fortunately, they have contingency plans if and when these attacks occur.
Finding the right security professional is not an easy task and you might end up frustrated since there are those who would pretend to be experts but lack the necessary skills, experience and knowledge. Fortunately, there are those who could provide you with the exact service you need and would ensure that your network and your system are protected and ready for any kind of cyber attack.