Protecting your confidential data from IT Security Breaches
What are IT vulnerabilities?
IT vulnerabilities are the weaknesses in an organization’s IT security system which the attackers use to gain an access to the secure information. IT vulnerabilities may result in financial loss, loss of critical information from an organization, performance of malicious activities with the name of the company, and distribution of wrong information along with the exploitation of a number of other vulnerabilities that could cause further security breaches.
The Need for IT Security Assessment
Advancement in technology has made the IT security landscape complex which could be difficult to manage by organizations on its own. Moreover, cyber security threats are increasing year after year. The increasing use of the Internet and its growing demand has resulted in the need for larger data space to cater for user’s data storage and longer retention period. In the present scenario, it is not just about whether the data is secure or not, it is also about how much of the data possessed by the organization is secure.
An effectiveness of an IT system is directly linked to the company’s reputation, financial security, and prosperity. It is important for companies to evaluate and develop IT security measures as part of an IT security system which would provide sufficient level of data protection against vulnerabilities along with IT services limitations for unauthorized users.
By regularly and timely performing IT security assessments, one would gain the insights about the loopholes in the system and the areas for which the right strategies, policies, and procedures are needed to be developed to ensure the protection of an organization’s valuable data. With the assessments, one would also be able to organize and deploy the best interaction between firewall, antivirus, antispam and threat detection systems.
Opt for CARE’s IT Security Assessment Services
CARE uses an adequate combination of standards and internally developed tactics to provide the best solution to an organization. CARE works by determining the potential risks and secures the system proactively through IT security assessment and deployment of necessary protection to safeguard an organization’s valuable data.
Reasons why organizations should count on CARE includes:
- Efficient Methodology
- Efficient Tools
- Complex Approach
- Best Practices
- Log Management
- User Authentication and Control
CARE not just understand the potential IT risks rather our team helps in managing the services at all times. The usage of the services of CARE would allow you to have a partner who can protect your organization’s digital asset effectively and efficiently. Our team of experts are well equipped to customize IT security solutions to cater for the diversified security needs and complex technological challenges yet at the same time keep in mind of individual organization’s goals, environment, and changing needs.
IT Security Assessment Process
In order for a system to be compromised, three crucial elements must interact – the system susceptibility or flaw, perpetrator’s access to the flaw, and perpetrator’s capability to exploit the flaw. To be able to secure the IT system properly, it is important to understand the various types of attacks that can be made against IT system. An initial IT security assessment to evaluate the potential risks, threats, and loopholes is done.
These threats can be classified into the below categories:
A backdoor is a method of bypassing normal authentication so that the cyber attacker can access the IT system remotely.
The common distribute denial of service (DDoS) attacks uses a large number of compromised hosts, commonly referred to as ‘zombie computers’ to flood a target system with network requests. The result is the exhaustion of resources rendering the system unusable.
An unauthorized user can gain physical access to the computer and can install different types of devices to compromise the IT security.
Eavesdropping is the act of listening to a private conversation between hosts on a network. Programs such as Carnivore, Naruslnsight & TEMPEST are used to eavesdrop on systems.
Spoofing refers to the masquerade of one person or program as another by falsifying data.
Tampering is an intentional modification of products with the goal of making them harmful to the consumer.
Repudiation describes a situation whereby the authenticity of a signature is being challenged.
Information disclosure refers to a situation where information, thought to be secure is released.
Privilege escalation is when a cyber attacker gains elevated privileges or access to resources that were previously restricted to them.
An exploit is a software tool designed to take advantage of a flaw in an IT system.
Social engineering refers to the deception method used take advantage of the carelessness of trusted individuals. For example, the cyber attacker can send emails by impersonating a bank, a contractor, or a customer to ask for details such as passwords, card numbers etc.
An indirect attack s when a cyber attacker uses a third-party computer to launch an attack, making it far more difficult to track down the attacker.
After identifying the vulnerabilities in the system an effective strategy based on the findings is formulated to mitigate the potential threats. This is then followed by timely reviews, monitoring, and system auditing in regular intervals to ensure the safety and the security of the system. This makes sure that the integrated solutions are constantly adjusting itself with the changing threat environment and the system is proficient, reliable, robust, and consist year-on-year.