Cyber Security Solution
The global cyber threat continues to evolve at a rapid pace, with a rising number of data breaches each year. A report by RiskBased Security revealed that a shocking 7.9 billion records have been exposed by data breaches in the first nine months of 2019 alone. This figure is more than double (112%) the number of records exposed in the same period in 2018.
Cyber security is the practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. It’s also known as information technology security or electronic information security. The term applies in a variety of contexts, from business to mobile computing, and can be divided into a few common categories.
Network security is the practice of securing a computer network from intruders, whether targeted attackers or opportunistic malware.
Application security focuses on keeping software and devices free of threats. A compromised application could provide access to the data its designed to protect. Successful security begins in the design stage, well before a program or device is deployed.
Information security protects the integrity and privacy of data, both in storage and in transit.
Operational security includes the processes and decisions for handling and protecting data assets. The permissions users have when accessing a network and the procedures that determine how and where data may be stored or shared all fall under this umbrella.
- Disaster recovery and business continuity define how an organization responds to a cyber-security incident or any other event that causes the loss of operations or data. Disaster recovery policies dictate how the organization restores its operations and information to return to the same operating capacity as before the event. Business continuity is the plan the organization falls back on while trying to operate without certain resources
- End-user education addresses the most unpredictable cyber-security factor: people. Anyone can accidentally introduce a virus to an otherwise secure system by failing to follow good security practices. Teaching users to delete suspicious email attachments, not plug in unidentified USB drives, and various other important lessons is vital for the security of any organization.
Types of cyber threats
The threats countered by cyber-security are three-fold
- Cyber crime includes single actors or groups targeting systems for financial gain or to cause disruption.
- Cyber-attack often involves politically motivated information gathering.
- Cyber terrorism is intended to undermine electronic systems to cause panic or fear.
There are a number of different types of malware, including:
Layered Security with Faronics
Public access computers in various organizations are vulnerable to multiple external threats on a daily basis, such as malware, virus and spyware. With the number and complexity of system-related issues steadily growing, IT professionals cannot rely one solution to ensure complete system security. With an aim to simplifying computer management, Faronics Corporation has reinforced a multi-layered security approach that promptly detects the external risks, and protects the computers against those to provide optimal system security.
Faronics’ layered security protects the workstations with 3 effective security layers:
Faronics Anti-Virus 1st Layer of Security
Faronics Antivirus offers comprehensive protection to office workstations against Trojans, viruses and malware. It also employs various tiers of proactive protection within the firewall so as to safeguard the systems against deadly threats coming from the internet or network.
Faronics Anti-Executable 2nd Layer of Security
If any disguised threat manages to breach the initial protective barrier, Faronics Anti-Executable serves as the next additional layer of protection to prevent it. It only allows approved programs to pass through it, thus protecting the systems from unknown threats like targeted attacks, zero-day threats and mutating viruses.
Deep Freeze Reboot to Restore 3rd Layer of Security
If any threat somehow gets through these first two layers of security, Faronics offers a Reboot to Restore solution called Deep freeze that adds the final protective barrier in this layered security suite. Deep Freeze is a system restore software that uses patented Reboot to Restore technology. It preserves the system configuration as desired by the IT admins, and restores computers to that predefined state with each reboot. All malicious and unwanted changes performed over the system are reverted upon restart, which provides next user with a clean and pristine system configuration.