CyberTim’s Security Tips to Protect your Enterprise IT

Hello, I am cyber-security specialist Tim.

I am penning down a few notes about how you can secure your enterprise servers from attacks.

Zero-Day Attack

By utilising methods, to gain access, that no one knows about, hackers gain access to critical enterprise data, and such an attack  poses a security risk companies data. There are thousands of security test potentially facing your organisation. Everyday there are group of hackers who try to steal corporate data, breach the enterprise security, and keep the company at ransom.

Even if it has not only had the businesses, it largely affects the customers and the confidence they had on enterprise. One of the most dangerous types of thread is called as zero day attack. It is a form of a most plan and attack against your organisation, by utilising methods which have never been identified by the security researches prior to that period.

Are called zero days because organisations responsible for the security updates have never been aware of such a threat “0 days” prior to the first attack. These incidence are extremely dangerous because the user completely new method or root which causes extreme damage, and losses for enterprise companies.

Researchers continue to spend critical time working on a solution where the threat continuous to be unchecked. Wild nature of zero day attack make some difficult to prepare for, there are overall guidelines and best practices that will help your businesses maintain a strong security posture that allows you to mitigate the damage caused by them. One is to ensure every application and anti virus definitions are up-to-date.

While zero day attacks by definition utilise threat vectors that have not been patched out,. We’re still a good idea to keep your software updated in case of an attack. And the payload security flower which has not been resolved by an update. Automating this process with tools aur scheduled task makes it even more effective. If an emergency parts is released overnight to address a new thread the system can already have its install before you even aware of an issue.

You should make sure the PC is are configured and automatically download and install the security updates that you send out. Giving uses the option to decline updates is a serious security issue since you know they are just keeping hitting the usual ‘remind me’ later. Instruct the users to intimate your cyber support provider to install patches, and keep every servers updated, so as at the end of each shift or at least reboot them so that security patches can be installed in a timely manner.

Spearfishing

Did you know a new kind of attack called spearfishing leverages on to your enterprise customer service orientation against itself? Spearfishing is one of the newest and most successful type of enterprise hacking attack being deployed by group of anonymous hackers against large enterprises. A variant on the traditional fishing attack, in which spam emails are sent out randomly with fraudulent offers as popular as axis rewards, spearfishing attacks are more crafty. Om David that they can gather through public sources, probably through the target helpful and customer centric business website, along with some judicious social engineering, hackers can pull off cIBIL business email messages in simple English, answer the most appropriately legitimate internal partner are customer accounts.

This may be done using traditional hacking to gain access to those accounts setting up a domain name that has one letter different from the original name. For example – IBM.com instead of lBM.com the numeral in the fake website. There are no technical defences against by phishing attacks, however it is of the utmost importance for any organisation to to have an effective policy against any type of such hacking attacks. And, now there are more complex ones. Thanks to unicode based URLs, which can make you click on links that are only visibly hacked to the trained eye. Keep reading our blog for more updates.