In the past, your employees and devices sat safely within your offices and business computer network. You may have had a consultant set up your firewalls and antivirus software to stop malware from penetrating your network. You would hear IT folks talk about web proxies, email gateways, and sandboxes for additional security.
Cybercriminals are more sophisticated than ever and continue to harm individuals and businesses. This month, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency stated that corporate boards need to propel their companies’ investment in cyber defenses and push management to treat hacking threats as a core business risk.
Look to iTelecom to meet your cyber security needs. Let’s look at some cyber threats you may face and how we help keep you and your business safe.
Watering hole is a computer attack strategy where cyber criminals lurk on legitimate websites and wait for an opportunity to target victims. Attackers may infer or observe which websites an organization often uses and infect the sites with malware. Eventually, an employee of the targeted company will be infected. For example, if your company is in the construction business, cybercriminals may reach victims on a construction industry association website.
How iTelecom prevents watering hole attacks:
- Ensure software updates
- Safeguard with regular security patches installations
- Provide and monitor network security tools to spot watering hole attacks
- Set up VPN
As the name suggests, an insider threat involves an individual from within your company. Perhaps it is an employee who has access to vital company information. Possibly greed, hostility, or carelessness can lead to an insider attack. This threat can potentially cause tremendous damage and is hard to predict.
How iTelecom prevents insider threats:
- Limit staff access to network system controls by outsourcing IT to iTelecom
- Advise you about creating a culture of security awareness
- Refer you to resources to train employees to spot insider threats
Denial-of-Service Attack (DOS)
A DOS attack is when a wrongdoer blocks legitimate users from accessing information systems, devices, or other network resources. The cybercriminal floods the targeted host or network with traffic until the target cannot respond or simply crashes, preventing access for you and your employees. DoS attacks cost you time and money while your resources and services are inaccessible.
You may also hear the term DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service). DDoS applies when attackers use multiple compromised systems to launch this attack.
How iTelecom prevents DOS:
- Run analysis to identify malicious traffic
- Assist you in formulating an incident response plan
- Utilize prevention tools for your cloud-based service
SQL Injection Attack
SQL stands for Structured Query Language, a specific coding used for domains and data management. SQL vulnerability has been around for over 20 years but still ranks as a top web vulnerability. SQL injection is a common issue with database-driven websites. Attackers insert code to gain access to sensitive data or personal customer information when a customer uses a web form.
How iTelecom prevents SQL Injection:
- Implement features within database management whereby SQL code is separated from the data for security
- Update and patch applications and databases
- Limit access to database users and system administrators
Please reach out to iTelecom today to get more information on how to protect your business.