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What is cyber security and why is it important?

Cyber security is a discipline that has emerged after computer and the internet technology has begun to be used widely all around the world. It covers defending devices and services (assets) from electronic attacks of malicious actors such as hackers, spammers, and cybercriminals. When we say asset it includes but not limited to computers, smartphones, networks and databases.

Its importance is so simple and lies in the definition, no one would want their assets to be vulnerable and open to threats and cyber attacks. Being vulnerable and unprepared to cyber attacks may cause your company to lose money, time, and reputation. 

Which companies need cyber security services?

Short answer is every single company needs cyber security services based on their sector. However if you are in a business that requires using cloud services, making payments and transactions, keeping sensitive info (like customer ID numbers etc.) then cyber security services is a must for you rather than a preference. 

To continue with some examples to those sectors are: banks, insurance companies, Saas companies, e-commerce companies, government agencies etc.

What tools are used?

Tools used in cyber security vary according to the purpose and structure of the security service. While tools are an important part of being cyber secure, professionals using those tools also have a great impact on it. That’s why we have to say that correct tools need to be used by top notch cyber security analysts for the best practice.

To categorize some tools:  Network security monitoring tools (Argus, Nagios, Pof etc.), encryption tools (Tor, KeePass, VeraCrypt etc.), web vulnerability scanning tools (Burp Suite, Nikto, Paros Proxy etc.), penetration testing (Metasploit, Kali Linux, Netsparker etc.), Antivirus software (Norton 360, Bitdefender Antivirus, Norton AntiVirus etc.), Firewall tools (Tufin, AlgoSec, FireMon etc.)

There are some categories and other tools of course but to be precise we kept the list short. 

How to find a reliable service provider?

Cyber security is the heart of a company. So it needs to be treated with great care. Consequences of cyber attacks can be destructive and even irreversible. That’s why you need to find reliable and professional service providers. Tools by itself does not cover you %100 percent. Users also need to be very well educated and attentive.

You can trust the experience of Taybe IT to be protected against cyber attacks. Whenever you need professional support we are glad to help. Let’s discuss further.      

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