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What Does Modern Threat Landscape Mean?

Posted March 04th, 2020 in For SMB, IT plan, cyber security

In this digital world, businesses face many threats. Keep reading to learn how your business can assess risks in the modern threat landscape. 

modern threat landscape

 

As a business, there are many threats - whether internal or external, digital or physical. We want to help you learn the tools to be able to assess obvious and unseen risks to your business in the modern threat landscape. The business environment is rapidly changing, but research is able to provide framework for discussions for modern security. 

It seems like there is a massive data breach/hack that we see on the news. So many people and businesses fall victim to having personal information, emails, and credit cards end up in the wrong hands. Cyber security attacks are more common now than ever before with botnets, breaches, viruses, phishing, malware, and ransomware. Cyber-crimes can cost not only lots of money, but also reputation. 

Cyber-crime is the dark side of the digital revolution. Criminals can use the cloud, mobile, encryption, AI, IoT, and other technologies. 

 

Want to have a guide to the modern threat landscape? Check out this one from Kaspersky. 

 

So, what is the modern threat landscape? It's global, complex, and dynamic. Some criminals have been around for years, but there are always new threats that emerge as criminals respond to efforts to stop them by switching their tactics on a regular basis. 

 

Moving Targets

When software vendors decided to improve their built-in security, criminals turned to social engineering tactics (ex, phishing, ransomware). When the market responded with improved detection and education, criminals switched to other tactics (ex, cryptocurrency).  

 

Beyond Cyber Crime

Businesses shouldn't focus on improving their cyber security at the expense of other layers of security. Many businesses embrace using the cloud to plan for natural disasters, ensure continuity, and minimize theft. Businesses should consider real-world safety measures (ex, doors, window locks, alarm system, parking lot lighting) the same way that people store data and applications.

Choosing an identity based layered security system can help you better defend your organization from digital, physical, internal, and external threats. 

 

A Layered Security Approach

An awesome approach to layered security is to look at the system as swiss cheese. Assume that the system is impossible to be a fully defect-free zone. Every system has holes. When a system has enough layers stacked on top of each other, the holes get smaller and eventually disappear. A smart way to do this is to contact you IT/security experts to analyze and monitor the environment all the time. 

 

Talk to Experts

The best strategy to protect yourself, employees, the business, and your customers is to leverage expertise of security specialists. Asking your IT and operations team what they think they can improve. 

 

We have reached the end of this post. Hopefully you can take away some key points. Have questions? Use the section below. 

 

Learn more about security awareness here.

Security Awareness Kit 

Source:

Lee, Jasan. (2020). The Modern Threat Landscape - Ensure you Business' Survival. Retrieved March 3, 2020 from https://bioconnect.com/the-modern-threat-landscape-ensure-your-business-survival/