What are the main threats?
According to Ginni Rometta, IBM general manager, IT crimes are currently the biggest threat for companies. It is important to spread this awareness, among large, medium and, perhaps most importantly, small businesses.
Both attacks from the outside and internal stealing or unintentional transfers of data or passwords are a threat. The biggest threats include DDoS attacks, viruses, often unknowingly installed by employees, and self-installing bots, which aim to steal data or take control of the system. Hackers can exploit vulnerabilities in the system by means of phishing and pharming, which are fraudulent methods of obtaining sensitive information.
What kind of cybersecurity solutions can companies use?
The time when cybersecurity was the responsibility of IT departments inside the company has fortunately passed. IT security should be ensured by an external entity which uses the latest technology.
When creating new products and applications, companies should focus on securing their software. Several technologies are used for this purpose. One of them is VDI, which is the windows desktop virtualization. VDI increases security and is used for the centralized management of computers. Other solutions include the modular authentication system (PAM), the single sign-on (SSO) mechanism, and authorization management (IAM).