Level 2 – Advanced Protection
Level 2 cybersecurity ensures that the corporate network is protected from non-targeted attacks, such as viruses delivered to various email addresses, spoofing attacks, spam, etc. In this case, the attackers’ goal is to steal any important information from any IP address. vulnerable to known security vulnerabilities that may be present in the corporate network.
Midsize businesses are very susceptible to untargeted attacks. These companies may be inclined to overlook effective cybersecurity protections in their networks because they are not required to meet regulatory standards.
In addition to firewalls and anti-virus software, the following should be used to provide sophisticated network protection for the business:
Network segmentation, such as dividing the network into departments and connecting the segments with firewalls to prevent the movement of malicious code or other risks between segments. Additionally, network segmentation involves separating network assets that store a company’s data from parties external to the organization (web servers, proxy servers), thereby reducing the risk of data loss.
Email Security refers to a series of procedures (such as scanning emails for viruses, blocking spam, etc.) used to protect business information from cyberattacks that use email as an entry point (spyware , adware, etc.). The terms intrusion detection (IDS) and intrusion prevention system (IPS) refer to technologies capable of detecting potential security problems, recording information about them, stopping them before they occur. spread to other network settings, etc.
A company needs information security specialists to detect and manage cybersecurity risks, create security procedures and policies, and other tasks to maintain that level of network security. The company can create its own information security division for these purposes or seek the assistance of a managed security service provider (MSSP).
Setting up a separate information security department entails significant costs for both recruiting a qualified security team and purchasing the required hardware and software. Working with an MSSP is a more economical option that allows a business to focus on its core business. To manage the work with the MSSP, the organization will always need an internal security officer.
A carefully planned security strategy should include quarterly vulnerability assessments and annual penetration tests to detect, reduce, and manage cybersecurity risks to manage the effectiveness of cybersecurity protection. A business needs a cybersecurity strategy as it focuses on safeguarding the corporate network while considering employees’ BYOD (bring your own device) usage, widespread use of cloud computing, etc It also gives clear instructions to staff members on appropriate behavior within the company. company network.