Data security should be a top priority for any enterprise, especially in this digital age. Since the pandemic, a large portion of the world still work from home and prefer to use personal devices, which makes enterprise data susceptible to data breaches. It is important to make sure that private company information is protected, even on personal devices. Likewise, with office technology such as laptops, tablets and desktops, it’s important to be one step ahead of hackers.
There are several methods of cybersecurity including a list of apps that add an extra layer of security to your devices to help protect personal and enterprise data whether you’re working from home or in the office. Cybersecurity apps work like any other computer application, but are designed to help businesses protect their systems, networks and data from breaches.
Firewalls: Firewalls are network security systems that monitor outgoing and incoming traffic. They also help protect against viruses, worms and trojans.
IDPS: Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems are network security systems that can be hardware or software-based. They monitor traffic for any breaches or suspicious activity, and take action by blocking or sending out alerts. An IDPS can detect, prevent and shut down any malicious activity.
RBAC: Some business owners may prefer to limit access of its employees to certain areas of the business. Role-Based Access Control restricts access to certain computer systems and networks based on the role of the user. RBAC can also be implemented in hardware or software.
IAM: Similarly to RBAC, Identity and Access Management controls who has access to what, often by using RBACs.
EDR: Typically used alongside other security measures, Endpoint Detection and Response detects, investigates and responds to endpoint-related cyber threats.
For a more simple security method, Application Security protects apps from being compromised using measures such as code signing and application whitelisting. Other methods include anti-virus software, network security monitoring and data loss prevention. Anti-virus software detects, blocks and removes viruses. Network security monitoring is exactly what it sounds like, monitoring a network continuously for signs of intrusion. Data loss prevention is smart for all electronics users storing important data on their devices. DLP is a software designed to prevent data from being lost or stolen by using encryption, data leak detection and monitoring user activity.