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Security breaches have been a grave concern since forever. But, the kind of threats that have surfaced most recently during the Covid pandemic are much more scarier. Hackers are benefiting from this current chaos in two ways.
- Businesses and industries that are new to the online world are falling prey to even the most rudimentary kind of malware and phishing attacks since they aren’t aware of the dangers of the web world and certainly, unaware of all the practices that are required for cybersecurity of an organization.
- Hackers are coming up with such advanced phishing versions like Pharming that’s sending even better equipped organizations into a tizzy.
Such security vulnerabilities have exposed the entire would to a possible monetary collapse where identity theft has become a reality. That’s the reason why cybersecurity experts all around the world are insisting upon the use of modern and latest advanced web security practices to keep hackers away from stealing data.
Have a look at those practices in the guide below.
- Multi-Factor Authentication
A strong backdoor password used to be a genuine protection from hackers and it still is. But with the kinds of attacks that are being launched with the speed of light, there’s a need to protect the backdoor password too. And MFA, multi-factor authentication, seems to be the best way.
What is It?
Like the name suggests, the user has to clear multiple security layers in order to access the system. Which means, cracking the backdoor password is no longer a guarantee that the hacker will be able to lock the user out of the system.
There are at least 2-3 more layers after the backdoor password that have to be cleared in order to get the authentication to view and use the system. And the strongest of those layers is the biometrics of the user – for example, the system might need to scan your eyes to clear a security layer.
All these additional layers increase password effectiveness to such an extent that hackers usually prefer leaving such systems alone.
- The Use of VPN
VPN or virtual private network is a fantastic way to prevent security breach due to the remote working culture.
Wherever the employees are working from, they will be able to put out the data in their system on the internet only after the system goes through VPN – working as a kind of tunnel where the system will be scanned by the company’s cybersecurity tools. Only if the system will be found safe that the employees will be able to put the information online and begin working.
All in all, it’s true that hackers have come up with better ways of stealing, but cyber gurus too have come up with equally strong techniques to foil such attempts. The only thing that’s needed is that the organizations use those ways.