Protecting your cyber assets and critical data
Cyber security has never been simple. And
because attacks evolve every day as attackers become more inventive,
it is critical to properly define cyber security and identify what
constitutes good cyber security.
Why is this so important? Because year
over year, the worldwide spend for cyber security continues to grow:
71.1 billion in 2014 (7.9% over 2013), and 75 billion in 2015 (4.7%
from 2014) and expected to reach 101 billion by 2018. Organizations
are starting to understand that malware is a publicly available
commodity that makes it easy for anyone to become a cyber attacker,
and even more companies offer security solutions that do little to
defend against attacks. Cyber security demands focus and dedication.
Cyber security protects the data and
integrity of computing assets belonging to or connecting to an
organization’s network. Its purpose is to defend those assets against
all threat actors throughout the entire life cycle of a cyber attack.
Kill chains, zero-day attacks,
ransomware, alert fatigue and budgetary constraints are just a few of
the challenges that cyber security professionals face. Cyber security
experts need a stronger understanding of these topics and many others,
to be able to confront those challenges more effectively.
The following articles each cover a
specific cyber security topic to provide insights into the modern
security environment, the cyber threat landscape and attacker
mentality, including how attackers work, what tools they use, what
vulnerabilities they target and what they’re really after.