Despite all their best efforts, big companies keep getting hacked. It’s a constant battle between bad actors and committed cybersecurity professionals. There’s also a constant game of catch-up being played as technologies change and organizations must employ new techniques to break into sensitive systems. As attackers evolve their efforts, organizations will also need to evolve their defenses.
The fact is the old IT world is diminishing. Every minute of every day new threats emerge. Whether it be threats from the cloud, mobile devices, or wearable technologies and the Internet of Things — the threats simply continue to multiply. Consider hackers now use MiM attacks to eavesdrop on data and Google Glass to track fingerprint movements on touchscreens. Hacking has gone bespoke.
Next Generation Breach Detection Has Arrived
Hackers use “zero-day” exploits that allow them to get a foothold into systems and mine for useful data and information. In some cases, they can sit undetected for several months, which represents a major problem for security professionals. Today, cybersecurity professionals counter zero-day exploits by using artificial intelligence and machine learning. While this is an improvement, if a detection system doesn’t know how to identify the adversary, it is easy for them to slip by undetected.
Gone are the days when hackers use a simple Trojan horse attack. With the massive volume of data moving across company servers, hackers have become far more sophisticated in their efforts. Innovations in network security focus on what happens once an attack occurs, rather than simply tracking the breadcrumbs hackers leave behind.
Smart Grid and Cloud Technologies Become More Secure
The installation of field devices and smart meters have created new vulnerabilities for companies to contend with. Fortunately, security experts have been utilizing a range of new technologies, security standards and measures. One such method, called the Padlock, establishes a gateway that establishes encrypted information between internal networks and a range of field devices.
The cloud is also becoming more secure. With cloud-based applications and bring your own device setups, network security has moved beyond traditional security protocols and threat detection. SAML and intrusion detection technologies are designed to ensure corporate traffic remains firmly under the control of IT security experts. Advanced intrusion technologies are built to detect unexpected logins, suspicious activities and anomalous movements of data across the network.
Here at CHIPS, we take cybersecurity seriously. And we are proud to offer a level of network security few of our competitors can match. Do you want to make sure the bad guys stay firmly outside your systems? Call us today: 651-564-9350