Risk management in a modern company cannot but include cyber risk management. There are a variety of approaches to this. For example, you can go with integrated business risk-management frameworks, where risks are managed much like financial ones, and which need an action and protection plan for data. Or again, valuation-driven techniques, which standardise security procedures and measure risks and resources. Another way is best practice, which sets some rules to respect in order to protect your data, rules determined through careful analysis. Whatever method you’re using, it is important to have the latest generation IT software to protect you.
Web security: Next Generation Firewall (NFGW)
To protect companies from contemporary risks, a firewall needs to act on high-level security. It’s not enough to analyse packets and check access. NFGW are programmed with a new multi-core hardware architecture, and they have a single-passage, low-lag inspection engine. These kinds of instruments offer:
– An SSL inspection and decryption. This makes it easy to control all web traffic, no matter which port or protocol it’s coming from. Moreover, it checks each byte in the packet, keeping high performance and low lag.
– An anti-evasion technology. Attacks to intrusion protection systems (IPS) use complex algorithms which elude controls. The new version of this system makes it easy to decode any codes before they damage the company.
– A control of applications which are context-sensitive. New firewall solutions offer web administrators a complete panorama of the application and of user activity on it. So it allows them to manage access criteria and to divide bandwidth and distribute it among individuals or groups.
– An anti-malware protection based on the web. Malware is always being updated. New protection systems connect to a cloud which contains all updated codes of a certain IT virus. This gives you a very high level of protection.
For a long time, email security was just concerned with spam, phishing and malware protection. Today, it needs to do much more.
New cyber security solutions in this field offer protection of confidential information, thanks to an encryption system based on the cloud, which makes it possible to have secure exchanges even on mobile. Companies can use email encryption to protect sensitive data.
How do encrypted emails work? The sender sends an encrypted email. The recipient gets a notification of this message with a link. When clicked, this link will take them to a dedicated space which is encrypted. The recipient can then log onto this portal from a browser or smartphone and read and respond to the email.
Another interesting trait of this instrument is anti-spoofing, a technology which offers full domain authentication. This makes sure your brand is protected as the emails you send to clients will be in your domain. Moreover, it will have a reporting system which lets you check who sent the email and with what system. This allows you then to protect your business if anything goes wrong.