Cybersecurity Features- There’s hardly any business nowadays that don’t use computers and connect to the Internet. Companies maintain an online presence through their official websites, blogs, and social media pages.
People use online services to conduct day to day activities like banking. And of course, there are many businesses that are completely based on the web like online markets, e-Commerce websites and financial services.
All of these activities create opportunities for cyber attacks. Various threats can affect websites, online services, API endpoints, and the applications used or provided by businesses.
Such devastating attacks include privacy intrusion, DDoS attacks, data breaches, defacements of websites, online store shutdowns, scraping, payment fraud, abuse of online services, and backdoor installations.
The 2019 Cost of Cybercrime Study by Accenture reports that there has been a 67% increase in cyber attacks over the last five years. The corresponding increase in financial terms is pegged at 72% or a $13 million average cost of cybercrime (in 2018).
It only makes perfect sense to beef up cybersecurity. Robust protection is critical for businesses of all sizes. Even small businesses can become victims. Cybercrimes are typically indiscriminate, and since there are more small businesses than larger ones, statistics would show that the bulk of cyber-attacks tend to affect small businesses.
According to the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 43% of cyber attacks were aimed at small businesses.
Considering all the severity and prevalence of potential attacks, it’s not right to randomly select a cybersecurity solution to have. It’s advisable to look for the following attributes or features:
1.) Multi-feature Solution
If you are going to spend on a cybersecurity solution, make sure it’s one that is capable of addressing virtually all of the possible attacks.
To be clear, there is no real all-in-one cybersecurity solution available anywhere. You may find software marketed as such, but they are unlikely to live up to the label. After all, it’s difficult to set the perimeters as to what is “all” when it comes to cyber-attacks.
Cybercriminals find new ways to achieve their felonious goals in cyberspace as their attacks are thwarted. These new attacks may not be covered by the products advertised as all-in-one solutions.
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The goal should be to find a solution that provides the features that cover as many threats as possible. Don’t settle for something that only detects and prevents malware infection, even as it does this in real-time.
It’s impractical to use multiple cybersecurity solutions to address different threats to your infrastructure. Aside from taking up more space and computing resources, the use of several software can be costly.
Robust cybersecurity is achieved when you are aware of what’s going on with your computer, network, and online assets. That’s why it greatly helps if you use a tool that readily presents a variety of useful information.