Therefore, we need to know how to determine a cyberattack and ways to prevent it.
Ways to identify cyberattack and respond
Let’s check what experts on AntWak have to say about how to prevent Cyber Attack.
Assistant Manager Kapil Sharma – Kapil Sharma speaks about ways to recognize data breach sources – one is external where hackers give the information about the breach but the organization and businesses do not have any such information. For eg: Twitter accounts were hacked but the Twitter company had no information about it. An internal breach is possible where there is regular monitoring of logs. Another way is to find a person accessing some confidential data which he is not entitled to, data he is not able to access. Such information should be reported to the management as it could be a potential breach.
Cybersecurity Manager, Saurabh Gupta – speaks about minor cybersecurity attacks he has witnessed in his career such as Phishing, Scanning, DOS, etc. His workplace is security-focused with all the solutions on the place. Security, Incident Management systems, SIM solutions, workflows, playbooks are well placed.
People in the workplace are always proactive to report such issues and respond accordingly. And thus preventing the workplace from becoming a victim of such Cyber threats which may become major gradually.
Not just data breach but there are other forms of cyber-attacks impacting businesses and organizations.
Melvin Varkey – Senior Consultant shares various types of Social engineering attacks in a workplace or business encounter. It may be employees or any individual sharing sensitive information unknowingly. Phishing, spear-phishing, tailgating some of the social engineering attacks one should try to prevent.
Assistant Manager – Nitin Agnihotri speaks about the attack medium of Social engineering which is gathering information on your target. Most of the social engineering attacks happen over the phone such as sharing critical and valuable information like PAN no, Date of birth, Bank account no, System IP address, customer data which everyone should watch for.
He also says that Social engineering attacks can’t be litigated completely however information should be avoided to share in the public domain.
Keep your software and OS updated
Therefore, it is essential to update your software and operating system. Use anti-virus software for the best level of protection for your software. Use strong passwords and avoid downloading unusual mails and attachments. All these will prevent becoming a victim of a cyber attack.
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