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Common Cybersecurity Myths vs. Truths
A modern cybersecurity approach employs security tools with built-in security features that seamlessly integrate into one's system. It also employs advanced technical intelligence and analytics for real-time threat detection and mitigation.
Fremont, CA: Despite growing awareness of cybersecurity, many myths about it persist. These misconceptions can stymie effective security.
The first step in ensuring the security of your company is to separate the truth from false information, myths, and rumors.
We're busting some common cybersecurity myths here. Continue reading to find out which of the following you believed to be true.
Myth #1 — Too Much Security Kills Productivity
There is a widespread belief that increased security makes it difficult for employees, not just hackers, to access what they require. Strict security policies, such as access control and regular monitoring, are thought to reduce workplace productivity. Nevertheless, abandoning security may have far-reaching consequences for your company. A successful attack, such as a DDoS attack or ransomware can bring your company to a halt. Following an attack, employees may be unable to access critical files, networks, and information. Recovery can take several days, if not weeks.
Truth: Improved Cybersecurity Can Boost Productivity
A modern cybersecurity approach employs security tools with built-in security features that seamlessly integrate into one's system. It also employs advanced technical intelligence and analytics for real-time threat detection and mitigation. Because they no longer have to worry about security issues, developers can focus on increasing productivity.
Myth #2 — Cyberattacks are Caused by External Threat Actors
Insider threats are increasing and are quickly becoming a source of concern for businesses. Employees, business partners, vendors, contractors, or an external intruder posing as an employee are all examples of insider threats. According to a recent survey, insider threats are responsible for 60 percent of data breaches.
Furthermore, one can never be completely sure where these attacks are coming from, and traditional security solutions are largely ineffective against these threats. As a result, they are much more difficult to detect and contain than external threats.
Truth: Nevertheless, Cyberattacks can Start from Someone You Know
To reduce insider threats, use a combination of behavioral analytics and privilege and access management. Furthermore, hold security awareness training sessions to educate employees on the dangers of insider threats as well as how to detect them.