Cyber Security - Assessment
Computer Security, I.T. Security or Cyber Security relates to the physical and nonphysical protection of electronic systems. Where tangible assets such as the hardware need to be protected from theft or damage. As well as intangible assets such as the software and data, which also need protection, to ensure the functionality of systems and the confidentiality, accuracy and availability of data. Such protection should also extend to preventing the misuse of or disruption to service.
The definition of a good hack – Nobody knows it happened…
Our lives are becoming more entwined with the digital era, to such a degree, that any significant failures in availability or loss of data can become headline news within minutes. Such is our reliance on this technology, whether banking, buying online, social media or just accessing e-mail. As a result, it is not inconceivable that in the relatively near future, we may well live in a ‘cashless’ society, giving cyber security an even greater role to play in our daily lives.
CCC can provide a comprehensive range of cyber security services, covering analysis, investigation, review and recommendation, for systems and networks alike.
“Cyberspace” is a term used to describe networks and the devices attached to them which store, process and communicate information that cyber security protects.
Buzzwords for a buzzlight year!
With businesses moving on-line to keep pace with the modern day demands means that the data they need to access and manipulate these services also needs to be stored in cyberspace. With the data often becoming the target of attackers, whether to ransom or utilise in some other way. The data has value.
In today’s world, cyber security affects us all, with critical national infrastructures (CNIs), corporate networks and individual users having to rely on the availability, confidentiality and integrity of the data.
From experience, CCC knows that malicious activities aimed at human and physical aspects of our world often lead to applied security measures getting by-passed.
Some long-standing examples include:
- Tricking individuals to open documents or links that lead to malicious code being executed.
- Gaining employment with a company which provides physical access to systems.
- Searching corporate waste for information that will ultimately help in gaining access to target data or systems.
‘dustbin diving’ – it still happens.
When assessing the cyber security status of an environment, the physical, personnel and digital elements all need to be evaluated as one. Assessing elements on their own is likely to lead to weaknesses that can and will be exploited by attackers.
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