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Types of Cyber Security

Cyber Security | October 3, 2019

Learning about the different types of cyber security can help you better protect your important business data. At Next Hop Solutions, we understand the importance of maintaining proper cyber security. That is why we offer a range of cyber security services that are perfect for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Application Security

Application security is one of the most important security measures that can be used to protect your IT systems. This is because application security uses both software and hardware methods to tackle external threats that can cause problems during the development stage of an application.

Since applications are much more accessible over networks, adopting security measures—antivirus programs, firewalls, and encryption programs—during the development phase can be imperative to the overall success of the project. Application security can be used to ensure that all unauthorized access is prevented.

Network Security

Network security works to guard against unauthorized intrusion of your internal networks, preventing outside threats and malicious intent by protecting the infrastructure and inhibiting access to it. By using machine learning to flag abnormal traffic and alert to threats in real time, security teams can work toward implementing policies and procedures that prevent unauthorized access, modification, and exploitation of a network.

Some of the most common types of network security include:

  • Extra logins
  • New passwords
  • Application security (antivirus programs, antispyware software, encryption, firewalls, and monitored Internet access)

Cloud Security

Cloud security is a software-based security tool that is designed to protect and monitor cloud resource data. In most cases, cloud security is similar to traditional on-premise data centres without the time and costs of maintaining a huge data facility; however, as cloud providers continue to constantly create and implement new security tools to help enterprise users better secure their data, the risk of security breaches associated with cloud computing become increasingly minimal.

Internet of Things (IoT) Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) is made up of a wide variety of critical and non-critical cyber systems, such as TVs, WIFI routers, printers, security cameras, and appliances. Since IoT devices are frequently sent in a vulnerable state and offer little to no security patching, IoT vendors are continuing to invest in learning more about how to deal with the security challenges associated with IoT devices. While IoT vendors continue to improve and implement strategic solutions for security IoT devices, hiring an IT provider that can manage your security is the best option for keeping your data safe.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of cyber security, or if you are interested in one of our cyber security services, please contact the IT experts from Next Hop Solutions at 1-855-482-5141 or by requesting a consultation on our website.


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