Cybersecurity is a major concern for businesses, large and small. While small businesses are targeted less often than the big guys, they risk losing valuable data, business secrets, and even private customer information. Think of cybersecurity as a broad term. It’s not just about protecting your data but also protecting your business, employees, and customers.
This guide will walk you through the five types of cybersecurity you need for your business to protect yourself from fraudsters online.
Network security protects an organization’s computer networks and systems from attacks and unauthorized access. It encompasses all of the security measures on an organization’s network, including firewalls, encryption technology, vulnerability scanners, intrusion detection systems (IDSs), endpoint security solutions, access control lists (ACLs), multifactor authentication, and more.
Email security is the most common attack vector. Unfortunately, it’s also often overlooked and outsourced to a third party. When you outsource email security, you risk having it poorly implemented and managed by someone who doesn’t understand your business well enough to protect it.
For this reason, many businesses interested in outsourcing the cybersecurity of their business will often turn to an External SOC service with a plan of action that can help to protect their business from criminals.
Cloud security ensures the safety of a cloud computing environment. Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
This cloud model promotes availability and comprises several essential characteristics: on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity in quantity demanded, supplied, measured service, and resource pooling at scale.
Cloud Security is essential to Information Security because it allows you to use software or hardware without actually owning it! For example: instead of buying all your own servers (hardware), the cloud provider will provide them for you so that they can be used whenever needed by anyone across the network.