Cyber security is a concept based on the security of digital assets. While enabling an information system to access data and information, it also covers all the security measures necessary to protect it from threats to the data and information in that system. Data threats can take many forms, such as cyber-attacks, data theft, and data modification.
Cyber security is an extremely important concept in today's digital age. With most individuals and organisations storing important information and data on their computers, the risk of unauthorised access to this information is high. This sensitive information can include bank details, personal photos and documents, and crucial work-related files, and the confidentiality and security of this information can be compromised if accessed by unauthorised persons.
In addition, a cyber attack on a computer system can result in system failure or malfunction, leading to reduced work efficiency and loss of time and money. It can also negatively impact the reputation of the affected individual or organisation and may even result in legal consequences.
To safeguard our computer systems and information from hacking attacks, viruses, and other forms of malware, cyber security measures are crucial. This helps to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of our information, making it an essential consideration in virtually all sectors.
For example, financial institutions such as banks take cyber security measures to safeguard customer information and financial transactions. Other sectors where cyber security is vital include government agencies, the defence industry, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail sectors.
Organisations use a range of cybersecurity measures to protect against these threats, including:
In addition to these measures, organisations may also use more advanced technologies, such as intrusion detection and prevention systems, security information and event management (SIEM) solutions, and threat intelligence platforms. Overall, a layered approach to cybersecurity is essential to protect against the wide range of cyber threats that organisations face.
Using sandboxes, data loss prevention (DLP) software, proxy servers and similar solutions is a common practice among organisations wishing to minimise cyber security threats to the extent possible. However, these methods are insufficient for detecting malware that attempt to establish connection with unrecognised or newly registered domains. That is where DNSSense, a provider of enterprise-level DNS security solutions, comes into play.
DNSSense offers cloud-based DNS firewall solutions to companies with its DNSDome product. In this way, any malicious domain request made outwards is instantly detected and blocked. At the same time, Cyber X-Ray allows the instant detection of malicious domains by scanning the domains on the entire Internet and storing the data in a dynamic database utilising its AI-powered algorithm developed by the DNSSense team.
DNSEye, another solution of DNSSense, offers DNS visibility to corporate networks. This way, the source of a possible malicious domain query is instantly detected, and only potential traffic that may pose a security threat is monitored, thanks to its Smart SIEM Integration feature. In addition, DNSEye enriches DNS logs with IAM and DHCP logs, facilitating the detection of the direct source of the relevant traffic (machine, username and MAC address), which saves valuable time for SOC teams.
An organisation's cyber security strategy comprises the investments in devices and software, as well as policies guiding their usage by employees. Essentially, it encompasses all the security measures needed to safeguard an information system from data and information threats while still enabling access. These measures can include firewalls, data encryption, and various cyber security equipment and software.
To ensure national cyber security, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) inspects natural persons and private legal entities other than operators to ensure that they fulfil their obligations and implement the necessary measures to protect against and deter cyber-attacks. If organisations fail to meet their commitments or implement measures, they may be subject to administrative fines, which can sometimes reach millions of Turkish Liras.
The penalties applied in cyber security are similar in many countries. Until July 2022, a total of EUR 1.5 billion in fines were imposed in Europe for non-compliance with the personal data security law alone. (https://www.statista.com/statistics/1172494/gdpr-fines-by-type-violation/)
MITRE ATT&CK is a comprehensive model for tracking cyber adversary behavior, known for its CVE list at cve.mitre.org, which helps identify software and hardware exploits.
Security has become a massive concern in the rapidly evolving world of information technology. Our ever-increasing reliance on digital systems means the threats we face are becoming more sophisticated.
DNS security relates to all the protection measures that involve the DNS protocol. DNS was born in the early days of the internet when security threats were scant and DNS traffic was allowed to pass freely through network firewalls.
The impact of the post-2020 pandemic has forever changed the world of enterprise security. Remote working, cloud-based technologies, and IoT concepts have changed the security structures of almost all enterprises.
DNSSense filters safe logs utilising template or custom rules. The EPS count is reduced by 95 percent as a result of this integration with the SIEM product, enabling you to save on the SIEM cost at the same rate.
Since 90% of a network’s traffic consists of secure traffic, the SOC teams do not need to analyze, compare and distinguish the malicious traffic among a huge number of logs. So this time-wasting process for SOC teams will be eliminated thanks to the filtration of DNSEye.