What is Cyber Security?
Cyber security is the practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. It's also known as information technology security or electronic information security. The term applies in a variety of contexts, from business to mobile computing, and can be divided into a few common categories.
The scale of the cyber threat
The global cyber threat continues to evolve at a rapid pace, with a rising number of data breaches each year. A report by RiskBased Security revealed that a shocking 7.9 billion records have been exposed by data breaches in the first nine months of 2019 alone. This figure is more than double (112%) the number of records exposed in the same period in 2018.
Medical services, retailers and public entities experienced the most breaches, with malicious criminals responsible for most incidents. Some of these sectors are more appealing to cybercriminals because they collect financial and medical data, but all businesses that use networks can be targeted for customer data, corporate espionage, or customer attacks.
With the scale of the cyber threat set to continue to rise, the International Data Corporation predicts that worldwide spending on cyber-security solutions will reach a massive $133.7 billion by 2022. Governments across the globe have responded to the rising cyber threat with guidance to help organizations implement effective cyber-security practices.
What type of Security Assessment do you need?
In general, there are two approaches to a security assessment. The first is to do an interview-driven approach known as a gap analysis. This provides a holistic view of your policies and procedures and identifies any gaps or improvements to secure your organization and the data you are trying to protect.
The second is a tactical assessment known as a penetration test. A penetration test emulates the real-world threats and attack vectors you are likely to encounter. The goal of a penetration test is to identify the weaknesses and demonstrate the impact before an attacker does. In most organizations, a hybrid approach is the best way to find specific vulnerabilities now and improve processes to keep you secure moving forward.
Assessment and Roadmap Services
Argos Wireless can help your team establish a set of policies, tools and procedures for systematically managing risks and responses across your organization's sensitive data, networks and applications. Our goal is to help you minimize cybersecurity risks and ensure business continuity no matter what new threats arise.
We collaborate with you through every phase of creating your security roadmap, from assessment, gap analysis and strategic planning through cloud security, monitoring, detection and incident response. Our expertise in best practices and tools for data security ensures that your security strategy anticipates threats and risks, with the right technology investments to keep your business always protected.