The tremendous development of technology such as computers and other networking devices has significantly helped us to prepare, store, process, and transform all types of sensitive electronic data. As we are relying more on technologies including mobile devices, computers, networks and programs, databases, the number of unauthorized attacks, cyber-attacks and penetration are increasing. On the one hand, we have started to live in the virtual world and on the other hand, our national security and global economy are in danger due to information security threats. Therefore, the need for improving information security is rising to safeguard our sensitive information.
What Is Information Security?
Information security involves the practices, methods, and technologies that help to protect computers and other networking devices from attacks and penetration. Although the practice of information security has increased, hackers are still finding drawbacks to attack the technologies and destruct information. Therefore, it has become essential for the organization and individuals to prevent unauthorized access, disruption, use, modification, inspection, disclosure, recording, or destruction of data. Strong information security is essential to maintain the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of information. Otherwise, modern advanced hackers will try to find security vulnerabilities in web applications in order to use our sensitive information.
The Distribution of Email Virus:
The botnet is a network of a group of internet-connected computers that are attacked by a hacker using malware or trojan. A computer “zombie” is a separate device in this group. The main bot actually controls the botnet and causes the implementation of unpleasant actions. Email spamming is an example of this type of attack. In the case of a large botnet, the attackers aim to access the website and conduct DoS attacks. The DoS attack aims to overload the webserver with access requests so that it becomes disabled.
Spam is the unwanted message that a person receives in the mailbox. Spam can come in unlimited numbers and take a significant amount of space on the server. Although spam can not harm us directly, spam messages can contain links. If you click on this link accidentally, this will redirect to a website and as a result, malware will be installed on your device.
Another Example of an Email virus is phishing scams where the attackers will tend to collect your personal sensitive information. You may receive messages with a link that redirects you to a website where you will be asked to provide your sensitive information such as bank details. Therefore, your networking devices and sensitive information such as bank details, passwords are always under threat. Knowing these types of attacks will help you to be alert.
What Are Some Effective Cybersecurity Tools?
Data Encryption: An effective data encryption can protect your information during transmission.
Cloud Security: Some SOS cloud security tools can safeguard your network from attacks.
Prevention of Data Leakage: The storage procedure of information should be very secure to protect the system information.
Intrusion Protection: An effective filter blocks fake and phishing websites and dangerous files.
Malware/ Virus Security: Malware security helps to protect both hardware and software from malware and viruses.
These are some effective tools that you can use to protect your information from any threats. There are also many other ways to protect your computers and other networking systems. Considering the threats, you should always be very careful about the potential threats.