Every day, new threats are introduced due to the ever-expanding digital footprint of most corporations. Did you know close to 30,000 websites are hacked every day? With the increasing hybrid work and digital business processes in the cloud, cybersecurity has become more critical than ever. Cybersecurity is the process of safeguarding your computer or network from unwanted access, attack, and damage.

Cybersecurity is a broad term that encompasses many different types of security measures. All computer users must understand different types of cybersecurity to keep their systems or devices safe.

Continue reading to learn about the various types of cybersecurity.

Network Security

As more and more people use the internet and other networking technologies, most attacks occur over a network. Network security prevents unauthorized access to your computer network and its data. It includes software and hardware technologies that act as a wall between your network and malicious activity. Firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDSs), and packet filters are part of network security systems.

Cloud Security

Cloud security has grown in popularity with the increased use of cloud-based data storage over the last decade. Some famous cloud storage platforms include DropBox, Google Drive, and Microsoft Cloud. Cloud security protects your data stored in a cloud service. It involves protecting data on servers and any other devices used by your company to store information. It includes strategies like controls, policies, and services that help to protect an organization’s entire cloud deployment against attack.

Application Security

Close to 3.5 million downloadable apps are available on the Google Play store alone as of July 2022, and application security is crucial for these many applications to be safe. This type of security prevents unauthorized access to applications on your computer or mobile device. Most application security strategies are implemented during the app design and implementation phase. It includes authentication systems like passwords, two-factor authentication, tokens, and biometrics; authorization systems like access control lists (ACLs); encryption mechanisms like SSL/TLS; and data integrity mechanisms like hashes.

Mobile Security

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are widely used daily, with access to corporate data. This exposes businesses to various types of threats. Mobile security ensures you don’t get hacked while using your phone or other mobile devices. It can also help protect against malicious software like viruses or Trojan horses which can infect smartphones to steal information. Mobile security usually involves installing software on your device that will scan for viruses or spyware before allowing access to any information on your phone.

Internet of Things (IoT) Security

Internet-of-Things refers to any device with an internet connection (like smart TVs or appliances). Because these devices often aren’t as secure as computers or phones when connected online, they’re at greater risk of being hacked by cybercriminals or malware attacks. Cybercriminals use such devices as a gateway to the corporate network to steal information or cause damage. IoT security involves an integrated solution that provides visibility, segmentation, and protection throughout the entire network infrastructure.

We are always connected and vulnerable to online threats in the digital world. If you want any of the cybersecurity strategies to be implemented for your business, contact Managepoint Technologies. We are here to help businesses grow by providing technological solutions. Click here to learn more about our cyber security services, or click here to get in touch with us today.

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