Why Traditional Cybersecurity Approaches Aren’t Enough

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Every 39 seconds someone falls prey to a hacker attack. Because 64% of Americans never check for data breaches, this makes it easier for cybercriminals to continue with their work unabated. With malware being the most popular cyber weapon of choice, businesses and individuals find themselves the unfortunate victims of cybercrime. Devices and systems are ruthlessly infected by viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, worms, and bot executables. And as malware becomes increasingly more sophisticated, traditional cybersecurity approaches just don’t cut it anymore.

Traditional cybersecurity approaches

The rate at which cybercrimes are increasing has become a cause of major concern for cyber experts the world over. Cybercriminals focus their attacks on the following three components of IT infrastructure: hardware equipment, software, and the overall network system. Each of these parts represents a vulnerable aspect which can be targeted easily. In order to protect these units, a tri-fold cyber solution has often been adopted.

1.    Perimeter defense

Trying to establish individual protection for each asset in your network can be a near-impossible task especially if you have hundreds of employees in your workplace. What cybersecurity teams often do is set up the first line of defense which is also known as the perimeter.

This perimeter is essentially a wall that secures all internal resources while keeping intruders at bay. So everything on the inside is safeguarded. Firewalls and anti-virus software are the most common forms of perimeter defense.

2.    Access control

Traditional cybersecurity approaches also take access control into consideration as part of the system of defense. Only personnel with the prerequisite authorizations will be able to access internal resources. Taking perimeter defense and access control mechanisms together, businesses have had a relatively strong line of protection against malware. However, the last part of the triune system of defense includes an aspect of accountability.

3.    Accountability

In order for employees to have a sense of responsibility and take care when using devices at work, they must be answerable for their actions which may potentially put a company in deep trouble. With the average cost of a data breach being $3.92 million as of 2019, employees must be made acutely aware of the risk and the kind of damage that can be rendered by negligence.

Why we now have a problem with traditional cybersecurity approaches

Malware evolves with time, taking advantage of loopholes in new technology and exploiting them while avoiding detection. Cyber experts are fast finding that the combined efforts of previous traditional cybersecurity approaches are increasingly becoming less and less effective.

The continued development and advancement of malware has proved problematic with viable solutions not being designed fast enough. As malware becomes more sophisticated it is able to bypass the perimeter defense easily putting all internal resources at risk. It’s clear to see that there is a need for cybersecurity solutions that use cutting edge techniques and derive insights from data science.

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