What is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is the practice of defending electronic devices, whether they be mobile phones, laptops, computer servers, or entire networks, from outside intrusion.
Why is Cybersecurity Important?
Cybersecurity threats are growing by the day. Without a secure network, your company’s valuable data is at risk of being stolen. Vital corporate information like internal financial reports, customer data, or trade secrets, are being targeted by hackers.
Once hackers have control of your network, they will frequently demand a ransom to keep from publicizing your private information, or even force you to pay a ransom to regain access to your own network. Headlines involving data theft and cyber-ransoms are becoming more common for businesses who fail to prepare against online threats. The cost of recovery after an online intrusion far outweighs the costs of prevention.
Types of Cybersecurity Threats
Malware – Malware is short for “malicious software.” Malware can collect password information, provide an access portal to unauthorized users, or simply delete files. Users can be tricked into installing malware on their machine, or malware can be installed by the hacker remotely.
Ransomware – Ransomware prevents access to files on a computer or network of computers until money is transferred to a hacker. The hacker will encrypt the files on the system, or lock out access to the terminal itself.
Phishing – Phishing is a very common method of collecting a user’s login information. A phishing email is sent from what appears to be an authentic website to view a message or secure their account. The user enters their username and password into this site, allowing the hackers access to their account. “Spearphishing” is more targeted, and mimics the email of an employee at a business, instructing them to transfer money or files to the hacker.
How Can Our Cybersecurity Experts Help YOU?
At Technical Paradigm, our award-winning team of cybersecurity experts are available to provide you with real-time threat assessments, general security consultations, train teams about cybersecurity risks, and even secure your network after an intrusion.
Comprised of former white hat cybersecurity specialists, Technical Paradigm’s team has collected several awards and “bug bounties” for reporting software vulnerabilities and potential exploits before hackers become aware of them.
Cybersecurity Assistance That We Offer
- Security Awareness Training
- Rapid Security Incident Response
- Black Box Network Testing
- Insider Threat Assessments
- Credentialed Application Exploitation
- Network Penetration Testing
- Cyberattack Resolution
Security Awareness Training
Our experienced instructors will teach your employees how to avoid common mistakes that can lead to hackers accessing your network. They’ll learn how to identify and avoid phishing emails and social engineering ploys that would normally allow their login information to be stolen.
Black Box Network Testing
For “black box” network testing, our team analyzes and probes your network without having any internal knowledge of it. This approach simulates how a hacker would evaluate and locate weaknesses that they could exploit.
Insider Threat Assessments
An untrained employee can be a “threat” without even realizing it. Our insider threat assessment evaluates your company’s internal security policies and practices, locating weak spots in security and employee awareness that can be exploited by an outside threat. Then we provide a breakdown of weaknesses, and steps to take to resolve them.
Credentialed Application Exploitation
Networks rely on a collection of third-party software to operate. Hackers can target vulnerabilities in these applications to collect employee credentials and gain access. By examining the applications your organization uses, we can ensure any methods of exploiting these programs are resolved before they can result in unauthorized access to your network.
Penetration testing or “pen testing” simulates a cyberattack on a system, to detect vulnerabilities. This allows our cybersecurity team to patch, and resolve any security deficiencies before they can be abused by hackers. Our pen testing includes both external and internal testing, along with wireless, web application, and mobile application testing.
If your system has already been accessed, our team will take steps to secure your network, eliminating access points for unauthorized users, revoking stolen credentials, and removing malware.
Choose Technical Paradigm
You’ve invested a lot in your business, protect that investment today, by securing your network and preventing access to unauthorized users. Our cybersecurity team is here to provide you and your teams with peace of mind.