Cyber Security: Physical Infrastructure to Web Applications

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Cyber-attacks can be devastating. Not only are they becoming increasingly prevalent, they are also becoming more destructive. In December 2014 Target experienced a huge cyber-attack. Hackers stole data from up to 40 million credit and debit cards from shoppers that visited the store during the holiday season. The repercussions were huge as Target’s profits fell significantly. This is just one of many examples of businesses that have experienced a breach in their cyber security.

In the 2015 US State of Cybercrime Security Survey 79% of respondents said they detected a security incident in the past 12 months. That is a pretty alarming statistic, and doesn’t even include the amount of security breaches that go undetected. A proactive and comprehensive cyber security platform is crucial for any business owner, small or large. Without an up-to-date cyber security strategy, your business is left completely vulnerable to all types of cyber-attacks including unauthorized logins, malicious software, trojans, worms, viruses and other threats.

What cyber security solutions present you with the best overall strategy to protect your business data? Every business operates in a different way and have customized applications that fit their unique business models. Here is a short list of cyber security technologies available on the market that can fit into just about any business strategy. These technologies cover Layer 1 (Physical IT Infrastructure) to Layer 7 (Web-hosted Applications) security.

Network Integrity Systems (NIS) is a leader in developing network security solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense and other government agencies. The VANGUARD and INTERCEPTOR systems enables fiber optic network infrastructure protection. It does this by monitoring the physical IT infrastructure (fiber cables) and detects/reports any unauthorized tampering.

Cisco Advanced Firewall provides advanced threat protection before, during, and after attacks. This system uses URL filtering, Advanced Malware Protection, Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System, and Application Visibility and Control to ensure that your network is effectively protected.

CyberSecure IPS is an infrastructure monitoring application designed to detect, protect, and secure commercial and government network critical infrastructures. It provides network managers with the ability to monitor and protect the physical security of their network infrastructures. CyberSecure works in conjunction with NIS INTERCEPTOR and VANGUARD.

Barracuda offers a number of security solutions for a wide range of threat vectors including e-mails, websites, web applications, mobile devices, and network performance. For example, Barracuda Web Security Gateway enforces policies and regulates web activity, ensuring user safety. Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 provides critical multi-layer security, archiving, and backup for Office 365. Barracuda also offers full comprehensive security solutions for web-based VoIP phone systems and other business applications.


About the writer
: Danny Herron is the Marketing Coordinator at Strategic Communications, an IT, A/V and Communications integrator headquartered in Louisville, KY. Danny is a graduate of Indiana University with a concentration in Marketing and is also a Cisco Marketing Professional. For more of Danny’s blogs please visit www.yourstrategic.com/home/newsroom/blog.

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