What is Cyber Security:
Cyber security is a technological process that is designed to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. It uses authentication, non-repudiation, confidentiality, integrity, and authorization as the basic foundation to help IT professionals protect the systems that they work on.
Why it’s important:
Cyber security is important because businesses collect, process, and store sensitive information that can be detrimental to their company. Businesses constantly transmit sensitive data across networks and to other devices in the course of doing businesses, and cyber security helps to protect that information and the systems used to process or store it. As a company expands their reach, the probability of an attack increases and IT professionals are here to help protect PII (personally identifiable information) and sensitive business data.
Challenges of Cyber Security:
For an effective cyber security, an organization needs to coordinate its efforts throughout its entire information system. Elements of cyber encompass all of the following:
- Network security
- Application security
- Endpoint security
- Data security
- Identity management
- Database and infrastructure security
- Cloud security
- Mobile security
- Disaster recovery/business continuity planning
- End-user education
Sierra Corporation can help you assess your business risk and identify vulnerabilities in your set up. We can help you come up with a plan to best protect your business's information assets.