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Addressing the Major Security Threats Today
Cybersecurity is termed as the immunity of Internet-connected systems and physical security implemented by organizations in order to protect against unauthorized ingress to data centers by harmful malicious programs. Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to our digital properties that lock a user out of the computer to a particular sum of money is paid to the attacker. To prevent such a type of an attack, the operating system should be patched and updated.
Online ad-fraud is another type of attack where the perpetrator tricks advertisers by making them pay for something which is merely useless like false leads or misrepresented ad placement. To prevent from falling into such traps, an advertiser is to use whitelists and blacklists. Whitelists consist of the lists of domains that are to be explicitly targeted. And an actively managed is an excellent way to block low-quality sites from campaigns.
Phishing schemes are another major threat that many people get victimized in today’s time. A user clicks on links that may seem harmless, but it can lead to many security breaches. Installing an anti-phishing toolbar is also recommended as it checks on the sites that a user is visiting and informs of anything suspicious.
SQL injection attack is another threat which is a programming language that is used to communicate with databases. Various servers store essential data for services and websites and use SQL to arrange the data in the databases. An SQL injection attack targets these servers and using the harmful code, gets the server to disclose vital information. A web application firewall is a good remedy to filter out malicious data, and a patch management solution can also prove to be a good investment.
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By Andy Hammond, Strategist and Evangelist, SSH Communications Security and Red Curry, Cybersecurity Strategist, SSH Communications Security