How to prevent sniffing attacks

A sniffer is a software or hardware tool that allows users to monitor internet traffic in real-time. It has various benefits such as monitoring network traffic, identifying invalid nodes, and debugging application traffic. But sniffers have downsides as well. Cybercriminals use sniffers to tap into a network and capture confidential information.

Data security is the new arsenal for CSOs

The old approach of perimeter security doesn’t hold well in modern landscape weighed down with increased breach incidents. A data security approach is the need of the hour.

Post pandemic, data is emerging as the most important asset for an organisation than ever before.

 With the recent increase in the number of cyber-attacks and data breaches across industries and different business sizes, data security is a prime concern for CSOs and CIOs of organisations.  There has been an increased number of targeted data breaches from the past many years which has increased since the pandemic outbreak.

3 tips for data security in a multi-cloud environment

Multi-cloud environments are becoming the norm as businesses thrive to offer enhanced services to their customers. 85% of organizations are already using multi-cloud environments, and it is estimated that by 2021 the number will increase to 98%. That’s because multi-cloud environments offer various benefits like accommodating peak usage, minimizing downtime, and avoiding vendor lock-in, but they also bring in increased chances of security vulnerabilities.

How to revamp your cybersecurity for the post-pandemic era

Organizations across the world are starting to resume business as the governments in many countries are lifting the COVID-19 lockdown. The world is getting back to normal, but the pandemic has created some new norms in business culture by causing a shift towards digitization. The world now knows the advantages that digitization brings. But the pandemic has demonstrated to us not only the advantages of digitization but also the vulnerabilities that it brings. As the number of personal and public devices used in remote working increases, it also increases the surface of potential vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cybercriminals.

 

Using a VPN to secure remote access to your enterprise applications

Working remotely has been feasible for organizations for more than a decade now. To make remote working as convenient as possible, companies require cloud-based enterprise applications. These cloud-based remote applications allow employees to access enterprise applications and data from anywhere in the world and at any time. But these applications also increase potential cybersecurity risks.

Avoiding false positives with contextual intelligence

Reportedly, nearly half of cybersecurity teams get 50% or higher false positives. It has also been reported that nearly a quarter of a security analyst’s time is wasted due to false positives. It is clear that false positives consume a lot of cybersecurity analyst’s work hours. There is a need to avoid them to prevent cybersecurity teams from being overloaded. But before getting into their prevention, let’s have a look at what causes these alerts.

Combating email spoofing

Email spoofing is the practice of creating and sending emails with forged email headers or sender addresses. It is a tactic used to carry out various email attacks such as phishing, spam, malware, and Business Email Compromise (BEC). Most firewalls, including next-generation firewalls, are not enough to combat all email spoofing attacks because most of the firewall operates on standard protocols and policies. Hence you require something that goes beyond a next-generation firewall, i.e., a data security approach.

‘Made in India’ Gajshield echoes data security amid pandemic: Sonit Jain

The ‘Vocal for Local’ call by India’s PM gives an impetus to our homegrown cyber security brand to accelerate the momentum across the globe, says Sonit Jain, CEO, GajShield.

With the mission to deliver best of technology to deal with “Zero-Day” threat for a “carefree network and internet experience”, GajShield since its inception in 2002, focuses on providing Security Solution to Corporates and Government agencies. Sonit Jain CEO at GajShield is leading and continuously innovating the company’s portfolio of modular integrated security solutions for UTM.

A seasoned and successful entrepreneur, Sonit Jain, CEO, GajShield Infotech talks on vocal for local, impact of pandemic and road ahead for cyber security market.

Cyberthreats to watch out for during the COVID-19 crisis

Cyber attackers constantly keep on evolving to take advantage of changing online behaviour and trends. Given the current situation caused by Covid-19, cyber attackers are now exploiting the public fear of the pandemic for malicious activities. Not just the fear, they are also taking advantage of a remote workforce that has now become the new norm due to Covid-19.

How to stop spear-phishing attacks

Spear-phishing attacks are targeted attacks to steal critical and valuable information from specific individuals or enterprises. Recently we have seen an increase in such an attack during the COVID-19 Pandemic, targeting work from home enterprise employees with a specific intention to extracts critical data and information.

Best practices to prevent data leaks and exploitation

There can be various reasons behind data leaks and exploitation. The common reasons among them are malware, insider misuse, and human error. All these reasons make data vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Hence organizations incorporate many practices in their security infrastructure to prevent data leak. Since data leaks and exploitation is the loss of data, the best practices to prevent them would be to secure data itself throughout its entire lifecycle.