Cybersecurity represents a new frontier in technology. That’s because, despite the rapid infiltration of technological systems in modern-day enterprises, these technologies pose a cybersecurity risk to enterprises dealing with vast amounts of sensitive and confidential consumer information.
So, if you want to deploy a cybersecurity solution in your enterprise, here are some frequently asked questions about cybersecurity – and their answers.
1. What are the three main uses of cybersecurity?
This is the first question you might want to ask before installing a cybersecurity solution in your organization. Well, the three main uses of cybersecurity are to protect your data and networks, prevent unauthorized user access, and improve the recovery time after any successful breach.
2. What are the 5Cs of cybersecurity?
The 5Cs of cybersecurity are the five main areas of cybersecurity that are important for enterprises or organizations. The five Cs of cybersecurity includes compliance, cost, coverage, continuity, and change. Organizations adopting cybersecurity measures target cost, compliance, business continuity (or simply continuity), and change (or adapting to new changes, industrial or market).
3. What’s cryptography?
One of the main studied concepts in cybersecurity is cryptography. Cryptography is the study of systems and techniques for securing information from unauthorized access. Cryptography teaches the best practices, techniques and processes for protecting information from unauthorized users.
4. What’s the CIA triad in cybersecurity?
The CIA triad is a common concept in cybersecurity that refers to confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of information. In cybersecurity, confidentiality refers to the sensitivity of information and how to protect this sensitive information from unauthorized third parties. Integrity refers to the quality of data being of its original context and nature and without being modified by unauthorized third parties or partners.
Accessibility refers to how accessible or reachable information is to the people it serves. In protecting information from unauthorized access, this information can have a set of complexity such that it’s inaccessible to its end users. So, reconciling data safety and its use, accessibility becomes of critical importance.
5. What’s the difference between encryption and hashing?
Although encryption and hashing both serve the same purpose of converting readable information or data into unreadable data, the two share distinct differences or variations. Encrypted data can be converted back to readable text through a process known as decryption. On the other hand, hashed text or data cannot be converted back to readable text or data.
6. What’s the cost of deploying cybersecurity in my enterprise?
This is perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions about cybersecurity. Cybersecurity cost differs from organization to organization and from infrastructure to infrastructure. Businesses spend between 4% to 10% of their annual budget on cybersecurity. Having a managed service provider who can scale your cybersecurity services depending on changing business needs is most preferable, because you’ll enjoy the value for money and the economies of scale.
7. What’s a VPN?
Known as a virtual private network, a VPN essentially refers to a secure private network achieved through encryption over a large network. Essentially, having a VPN allows you to browse anonymously without being detected by unauthorized users.
8. What are the most common types of cyber-attacks?
Another most commonly asked question about cybersecurity is the most common type of cyber-attacks. According to documented evidence, the following represent the most occurring threats in cybersecurity:
- Password attacks
- Man-in-the-middle attacks
- Trojan horse
- SQL injection
- Drive-by downloads
Although the scale and intensity of these attacks differ, these are the most common attacks.
9. What’s the blue force attack?
The blue force attack is a type of password attack whereby the hacker tries different combinations of credentials to identify the right combination of credentials to access a protected system or network. The hacker tries discrete permutations and combinations of known credentials to access a closed ecosystem – a computer, a file, a database, a server, or network.
10. What is a black hat, white hat, and gray hat hacker?
Black hat hackers are hackers or attackers who break into a computer system or network with malicious intent such as stealing sensitive information. A white hat hacker is an ethical hacker who uses computer and cybersecurity skills to identify security vulnerabilities in computer networks.
A white hat hacker may try to hack into an organization’s computer system to ensure that no other hacker can access it. Usually, white hat hackers use skills like penetration testing to ensure that a company’s computer infrastructure cannot be accessed.
Finally, a gray hat hacker blends the techniques of both the white and black hat hackers. They try to access a company’s computer system without the owner’s permission. After identifying a vulnerability, they report to the owner, sometimes asking for a small fee to fix the problem.
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