3 Best Current Cybersecurity Techniques That Are Also The Future Of Web Safety
Malware and phishing threats are becoming more dangerous because unethical hackers keep altering the DNA of the existing threats to make them more complex. Dealing with advanced variations one after the other spare very little time for cyber experts to come up with a powerful solution for the existing ones. And, by the time the existing ones can be resolved, hackers launch new variants. To address the issue, the latest methods that cybersecurity experts are adopting now are based upon developing current security techniques that are advanced enough to tackle complex variants of malware and viruses. Companies that ignore the importance of such techniques end up losing a lot of money and clients. Therefore, it’s better that you adopt all the latest techniques no matter the size of your business to protect your assets.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, advanced cyber techniques are the future of web security. The ones that you shouldn’t miss include the following.
- Multi-factor Authentication
MFA or Multi-factor authentication is an advancement over the current password protection method. It involves extra authentication features. The pillars of MFA are Username and password (like 2FA) and Biometric recognition and location. Access is granted only upon the identification of all the authentication factors. However, do not skip the basics – the backdoor password should still be strong and long (no less than 8 characters, preferably 12-20 characters long that include symbols, numbers, and letters).
- Network Segmentation
The traditional cybersecurity landscape revolves around one network for storing all the information of the company and that network is secured with very strong filters. But the future is network segmentation where all the information isn’t stored in one single network. The company is divided into different networks running on different routers and each network is independent of the others. And, every single network is protected with very strong filters. Benefits?
- The entire company cannot be hacked at once
- Malware isn’t network-contagious. It means malware released in one system cannot directly affect other systems on other networks
- The Cybersecurity team gets extra time to hamper malware spread by informing employees on all other networks about the attack.
- Bounty Programs
Normal methods of debugging – running testing scans, updates installation, not using pirated software versions, and deleting old buggy files – are still important. However, bounty programs for debugging are the future. Bounty programs are run to allow ethical hackers to access the software of the company. These hackers use their skills and tools (only the ones that the company permits) to identify hidden software bugs. It helps in the identification of serious bugs that reduces security lapses on a large scale.