For the last 3 months the US has been under attack. The only thing that can mitigate these attacks is an onion. Allow me to elaborate. Cybersecurity professionals often refer to cybersecurity models as an onion. Like all onions a mature security program has implemented multiple layers of technical controls.
The first layer should always be a firewall. Combining a firewall with other technical controls such as managed detections and response (MDR), robust antivirus software (AV), and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) creates a stack of technologies that work together to form the layers of the security onion.
Cyber-attacks are often complex and can attack a business from different angles. These angles are referred to as attack vectors. Attack vectors are ways that an attacker could attack your business. Email is the largest attack vector for most businesses. Since email is the primary external communication tool for most businesses, business email compromise attacks (BEC) are the most prevalent.
If your business relies on email for communication or uses email in any process that generates revenue, then your business is a prime target for phishing. You must have a security stack to protect you from attacks. For example: If an employee gets successfully phished, they will more than likely unknowingly allow malicious hackers into your network. Once inside of your network they will start to create footholds and then exfiltrate your sensitive information.
A security stack will help mitigate these attacks by deterring, detecting, and defending your most critical systems. The security stack will swing into action by deterring most attacks, but if a malicious hacker does break inside your network there are other active layers of security they need to penetrate before getting your most valued information.
Does your business operate without a security stack? Then it may be time to reach out to the Subject Matter Experts at Bastionpoint Technology.