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Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access.

Effective cybersecurity implementation is roughly based around three key terms: 

  • People
  • Processes
  • Technology

This three-pronged approach helps organizations defend themselves from both highly organized attacks and common internal threats, such as accidental breaches and human error. 

The attacks evolve every day as attackers become more inventive, it is critical to properly define cybersecurity and understand cybersecurity fundamentals.

With each passing year, the sheer volume of threats is increasing rapidly. According to one trusted report, cybercrime now stands at over $400 billion, while it was $250 billion two years ago. 

Needless to say, Cyber-attacks can be extremely expensive for businesses to endure. In addition to financial damage suffered by the business, a data breach can also inflict untold reputational damage.

Additionally, cyber-attacks are becoming more destructive under the cloak of progressively sophisticated methodologies of attack.

Consequently, regulations such as GDPR are forcing organizations into taking better care of the personal data they hold.

Still, despite all the educational information available to organizations, vulnerability still mainly stems from a lack of understanding cybersecurity fundamentals like how to detect threats.

Cybersecurity professionals stress the importance of continuous endpoint monitoring.  When done right, the resulting contextual awareness allows security teams to stitch together the framework of an incident and correlate seemingly unrelated events.

This means faster response times and less time spent doing traditional forensic work trying to understand attacker movements and intentions.

The majority of attacks start with the host or employee, so continuous end point monitoring is a major evolution in security posture, and critical for expedited incident response. This heightened insight into the end point allows for quicker detection of malware and abnormal behaviors of users.

Want to learn more about cybersecurity? Tonex offers Cybersecurity Fundamentals, a 2-day course that covers cybersecurity disciplines dealing with real-world use cases and applications transferring technical, management and policy skills to secure information and infrastructure and combat new attacks.

Additionally, Tonex offers nearly three dozen more courses in Cybersecurity Foundation. This includes cutting edge courses like:

Automotive Cybersecurity Training (3 days)

Electric Grid Cybersecurity Master Certification (4 weeks)

Network Security Training (2 days)

Software Security Training (2 days)

ICS Cybersecurity Training (4 days)

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