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Know The Cyber Security Threats on the Web and Ensure Your Safety

April 11, 2022 in Latest News, Shinjiru All, Shinjiru Tip Sharing by Noor Fatihah Mustapa

The web and cyber net stores thousands of information, that are valuable to some and could not afford of being lost at the hand of others. Organizations usually, big or small, are very concerned about web security issues as they need to protect some data that is confidential to their organization. Thus, their web security needs to be secure and protected from any threats as once cyber-attacks happened, they can cause grave damage to the receiver. That is why it is important to ensure the effectiveness and secureness of your web security. 

What is Web Security?

In general, web security refers to the protective measures and protocols that organizations adopt to protect their organization from, cybercrime and threats that use the web channel. This is important to ensure the business continuity by protecting their data, users and company. Even a small bug in your code can make you lose your data, private information being leaked and worse the information being used by the bad guy to steal your data. This is where web security plays its role by helping to avoid threats, including phishing sites, credential compromise and malicious downloads. Web security also acts as a web proxy, sitting between the users and the internet.

What Are Some Examples of Cybercrime?

Some popular searched web security threats and cybercrime according to Google Trends are such as below

  1. Malware
  • Malicious software mostly consists of spyware, ransomware, viruses and worms.
  • Can be activated when clicking on suspicious links or attachments which leads to installing dangerous software.
  • Once activated, malware can block access to the key network components, install additional harmful software, obtain private information, interrupt individual parts and further make the whole system malfunction.
  1. Denial of Service
  • A type of cyberattack that uses the technique of flooding to disrupt the user’s processing capabilities.
  • They flood a computer or network so the user can’t respond to the request and proceed to carry out DoS.
  1. Man in the Middle (MITM)
  • A type of attack where the hackers insert themselves between two-party transactions which usually happens between users and the network under the unsecured public wifi.
  • They usually interrupt the traffic and then use malware to install the software and steal the personal data of the user.
  1. Phishing
  • Phishing is a very common type of attack, where these scammers use fake communication through emails, phone calls and messages claiming they are from a certain authority or organization to get people to carry out transactions and provide them with credit or debit card numbers.
  • The most popular example in Malaysia is the Macau Scam.
  1. SQL Injection
  • SQL Injection is an attack resulting from inserting malicious code into a server that uses SQL. When infected, the server then releases information that the hacker needs.

What Can You Do To Avoid Cyber Threats? 

There are certain things that you need to do in particular to avoid cyber threats on your server and device. First thing is, of course, to develop cyber security policies. Provide a framework on what and when should be done. For example, the usage of password recovery policy, security response plan policy and server audit policy. Other than that, awareness training is also important to inform and educates users on how to identify and report cyber attacks or threats. Installing spam filters and anti-malware software on mail gateways can also be part of the defence-in-depth approach that can block malicious traffic that is off sight. The ability to perform network vulnerability scans and assessments can also help you identify known vulnerabilities, lack of security controls and common misconfigurations. Last but not least is to make conduct penetration testing. Conduct penetration testing is a simulated attack against a network designed to test out the IT systems. It provides recommendations on improving security measures.

Example of Web Security Solution To Choose

SSL Certificate

SSL or Secure Sockets Layer certificate is a small data file that creates an encrypted, secure connection between a website host and an individual’s browser. SSL certificate helps to ensure that any data shared is secure and private, protected from any hackers. If you see a website with the domain ‘https://’, that means they are using an SSL certificate. Those without that domain, however, are dangerous websites where your details can be bought from that server.

SiteLock

With SiteLock, a website can be scanned for any potential security threats such as malware, cross-site scripting and SQL injection. It acts as a prevention system for website vulnerabilities, detecting them and sending an alert to your secure websites. People that are subscribed to SiteLock will get a SiteLock Trust Seal which can make them gain credibility and confidence with the customers.

DDoS Protection

DDoS Protections helps to absorb all DDoS attack before it even reaches your server by blocking the range of attacking source IP. This solution analyzes traffic from a variety of sources, able to prevent DDoS strategy and protect last-mile bandwidth and avoid costly over-provisioning.
With all the risk of being attacked, it is important to protect your web before it happens. Big corporations especially, cannot take the fall if they face cybercrimes as such. But then again, not only big corporations but everyone needs to be cautious of all cybercrimes. For individuals, awareness and knowledge on this matter are important so that you know when to avoid it. As for corporations, you just need to find the right web hosting partner that can help you set up protections for your data and business. In Shinjiru, we are equipped with a very competent team that can assist you in securing your web security. Make us your trustable partner NOW!

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