Cybersecurity continues to progress


the practice of protecting critical systems and sensitive information from digital attacks from inside or outside an organisation, continues to progress at the same rate as other technologies because of the constant emergence of new threats. 

Malicious hackers attempting to gain unauthorised access to data would not give up quickly, and they will continue to find ways to avoid even the most stringent protection measures.

Scaling up your security

Cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency, sophistication, and impact, with perpetrators continually refining their efforts to compromise systems, networks, and information. 

Many companies need security management as a service because if your organisation gets breached, the losses you’ll incur go beyond money. Indeed, you can recover financially, but it’s harder to recover from the reputational loss. Since 60% of small companies that suffer attacks end up collapsing within six months, you can’t afford to ignore cybersecurity.

Likewise, clients will only consider your products and services if the security of the data they share with you is guaranteed.

The different types of threats to be aware of:

  1. Malware: The term “malware” refers to malicious software variants—such as worms, viruses, Trojans, and spyware—that provide unauthorised access or cause damage to a computer. Malware attacks are increasingly “fileless” and designed to get around familiar detection methods, such as antivirus tools, that scan for malicious file attachments.
  2. Ransomware: A type of malware that locks down files, data, or systems, and threatens to erase or destroy the data – or make private or sensitive data to the public – unless a ransom is paid to the cybercriminals who launched the attack. Recent ransomware attacks have targeted state and local governments, which are easier to breach than organisations and under pressure to pay ransoms to restore applications and websites on which citizens rely.
  3. Phishing / social engineering: Phishing is a form of social engineering that tricks users into providing their sensitive information. In phishing scams, emails or text messages appear to be from a legitimate company asking for sensitive information, such as credit card data or login information.
  4. Insider threats: Current or former employees, business partners, contractors, or anyone who has had access to systems or networks in the past can be considered an insider threat if they abuse their access permissions. Insider threats can be invisible to traditional security solutions like firewalls and intrusion detection systems, which focus on external threats.
  5. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks: A DDoS attack attempts to crash a server, website, or network by overloading it with traffic, usually from multiple coordinated systems. DDoS attacks overwhelm enterprise networks via the simple network management protocol (SNMP), used for modems, printers, switches, routers, and servers.

To be prepared takes a clear action plan, backed by a good IT strategy. Rito-Technologies is an IT business partner who maximises business output through technology. They enable their clients to be secure with their IT Strategic Planning, which is guaranteed to increase your accessibility, productivity, and levels of communication with the right level of technology for business and potential customers.

For more information about our IT Strategic Planning or our cyber security planning, please get in touch with us at and we will gladly assist you.

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