Safeguarding the critical infrastructure became a concern of utmost importance
Impact of cyber-attacks on the critical infrastructure of companies
In the recent past, Cyber-physical attacks have prevailed on the critical infrastructure systems as cyber attackers have been causing massive outages which can be very much fatal and irreversible. Unfortunately, no one is immune as all business can be targeted and can be easily attacked. As per Gartner estimates, Attackers would have been able to weaponries critical infrastructure cyber-physical systems (CPS) to successfully harm or kill humans by 2025. All businesses in almost all the countries rely on critical infrastructure on their day-to-day operations. Not only these sectors are critical for the facilitation of modern societies, but are also interdependent, due to which any attack on these can directly impact the lives of others. Therefore, safeguarding the critical infrastructure has become a concern of utmost importance for each country and business.
Managing critical events and emergency incidents
There is no single simple or one solution for all incidents or critical events, therefore it is important for organisations to identify the kind of the incident and act accordingly. Depending on the intensity, the organisation needs to make a call for all the vitals that need immediate prioritised recovery. Alternate resources and special teams are hidden assets for organisations that work as backup. Special event solutions and efficient executions are ways to safeguard the fundamental resources. To keep your organisations safe and away from cyber attacks, it is suggested to use the right set of security tools. In the worst case scenarios, calling for external experts is advisable. The inhouse or internal incident management should be equipped with all the communication, experience and updated for immediate results. For risk control, companies at cyber risks should always keep cyber insurance ready.
The solutions to protect the infrastructure
Instasafe offers secure remote access for modern hybrid workforce based on Zero Trust principle. Traditional remote access solutions such as VPNs are not made for the modern workforce. With more and more employees working from outside of the office location, and at the same time applications are moving from corporate on-premise data centres to cloud servers, the attack surface has increased significantly which creates an imminent need for more secured remote access solutions.
One of the fundamental reasons why Cyber Attacks are so successful and damaging, it's because of excessive Network access. Users have way more network access than they need or ever should. This means that once an attacker compromises one machine inside the network, it’s way more easy for them to spread and cause damage. As a result IT & Security teams cannot trust their own networks. The Irony here is, due to that excessive trust between machines, we cannot trust our own networks. InstaSafe's mission is to take away that excessive trust between machines, so that we all can trust our networks again. Our Zero Trust Network access based on the software defined perimeter framework, offers flexible and unmatched options for businesses.
On the increase of cyber attacks
Hackers are taking advantage of the global destabilization by targeting essential industries and common vulnerabilities from the shift to remote working. As organizations offer more virtual, remote access through the use of client portals, application-specific and web-application attacks saw a rise up to 90 percent of all cyberattacks. Manufacturing, healthcare and finance industries all saw an increase in attacks globally. These top three sectors account for a combined total of 62 percent of all attacks.
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