30-06-2017 NIJHUM RUDRA
Cyberattacks can happen in any sort of industry segment. Sectors like banking and financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and education are mostly prone to security breaches. These sectors mostly deal with classified corporate information and confidential customer data, which is often extremely attractive to cyber hoodlums. An industry specific approach that identifies the type of attacks, protects digital assets, and analyzes the state of the company’s security infrastructure is of the utmost importance for the enterprises.
With the rise of innovative technologies, security breaches are also escalating day by day. Therefore, organizations are putting stronger emphasis on their security so that their valuable information can be protected. “As digital and data assets continue to gain in strategic importance, the cyber threats are also mounting,” said Sunil Gupta, President and COO, Paladion Networks.
Cyber attackers have widespread access to a wide range to cutting-edge technologies and techniques to breach the defense system of an organization. Cyber security is an essential element of safely and successfully managing processes, technologies, business, and people.
“Stakeholders around the world are looking for an enhanced security protocols and solutions that can successfully protect the defense of an enterprise today and tomorrow,” said Vijay Mirji, Head Global Alliances and Marketing, Paladion Networks. The traditional methods and techniques are not sufficient to safeguard the security and therefore, the adoption of more sophisticated defense techniques has turned out to be the need of the hour. Utilizing the accurate building blocks, including a suitable IT security platform and team, next generation security operations can be implemented to “keep innocent parties safe and cyber criminals at bat.”
“We need to build an adaptive, Future-Ready Security Operations Centre. A Next Generation Security Operations Center (Next Gen SoC) that can cover up immediate and long-term requirements and can significantly lessen the risk of attackers successfully breaching your data or compromising your systems,” added Gupta.
“Our research suggests that the most vulnerable industry verticals are attacked using various methods like phishing, zero-day target attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, typosquatting (fake URLs) and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, all designed to inflict considerable damage on a targeted organization,” Gupta further added.
As CISOs look for various ways to craft a secure and enhanced digital infrastructure, it is mandatory for them to construct a team of advanced security experts supported by a platform of technology and processes. A blueprint of parameters should be drawn to supervise and administer the security aspects within an enterprise, with a roadmap of digital security that loops in the decision makers, security leaders, managers, and analysts.
To identify the loopholes within the network, enterprises must understand the attack vectors of cyber criminals aiming to overrun enterprise defenses and enter the corporate ecosystem.