With the increased growth of data, increasing number cyber-attacks, strict regulatory requirements and a shortage of skilled personnel have made security a serious business concern. Attackers will continue to seek out your organizations’ s vulnerabilities. Your company will need an effective security plan to counteract these threats.
Security software is a broad term that encompasses a suite of different types of software and hardware that deliver data, computer and network security in various forms. Security software can protect a computer from viruses, malware, unauthorized users and other security exploits originating from the Internet. Types of security software include anti-virus software, firewall software, network security software, Internet security software, malware/spam removal and protection software, cryptographic software and more.
In an encryption scheme, the intended information or message, referred to as plaintext, is encrypted using an encryption algorithm – a cipher – generating ciphertext that can be read only if decrypted. For technical reasons, an encryption scheme usually uses a pseudo-random encryption key generated by an algorithm.
It is in principle possible to decrypt the message without possessing the key, but, for a well-designed encryption scheme, considerable computational resources and skills are required. An authorized recipient can easily decrypt the message with the key provided by the originator to recipients but not to unauthorized users.
Firewalls can be implemented as both hardware and software, or a combination of both. Network firewalls are frequently used to prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks connected to the Internet, especially intranets. All messages entering or leaving the intranet pass through the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified security criteria.
The word firewall originally referred literally to a wall, which was constructed to halt the spread of a fire. In the world of computer firewall protection, a firewall refers to a network device which blocks certain kinds of network traffic, forming a barrier between a trusted and an untrusted network. It is analogous to a physical firewall in the sense that firewall security attempts to block the spread of computer attacks.
Firewalls carefully analyze incoming traffic based on pre-established rules and filter traffic coming from unsecured or suspicious sources to prevent attacks.
Carrying out a risk assessment allows an organization to view the application portfolio holistically—from an attacker’s perspective. It supports managers in making informed resource allocation, tooling and security control implementation decisions. Thus, conducting an assessment is an integral part of an organization’s risk management process.
Basic risk assessment involves only three factors: the importance of the assets at risk, how critical the threat is and how vulnerable the system is to that threat.
Combination of encryption, firewalls, security software appropriate to your environment. Midrange will help develop an Integrated & Intelligent approach to securing Your IT Environment. We will evaluate your overall IT risk and advance your security program. Our goal is to protect your data and thereby protect your business and intellectual property.