Level 2 – Advanced Protection
Level 2 cybersecurity guarantees the protection of the corporate network from untargeted attacks, such as viruses transmitted to a variety of email addresses, spoofing attacks, spamming, etc. In this instance, the attackers’ objective is to steal any important information from any IP address vulnerable to known security flaws that might be present in the corporate network.
Midsized businesses are very likely to become victims of untargeted attacks. Such firms may be inclined to overlook effective cybersecurity protections in their networks since they are not required to adhere to regulatory norms.
In addition to firewalls and antivirus software, the following items should be used to offer sophisticated network protection for the company:
Network segmentation, such as dividing the network into departments and connecting the segments with firewalls to prevent the movement of malicious code or other risks between the segments. Additionally, network segmentation entails dividing network assets that store a company’s data from portions that are external to the organization (web servers, proxy servers), lowering the risk of data loss.
Email security refers to a range of procedures (such as checking emails for viruses, blocking spam, etc.) used to protect business information from cyberattacks that use email as a point of entry (spyware, adware, etc.). The terms intrusion detection (IDS) and intrusion prevention system (IPS) refer to technologies that can detect potential security issues, record information about them, stop them before they propagate to other network settings, etc.
A business needs information security specialists to detect and manage cybersecurity risks, create security procedures and policies, and other tasks to maintain this level of network security. The business may set up its own information security division for these goals or seek the help of a managed security service provider (MSSP).
Setting up a distinct information security department entails significant costs for both recruiting a skilled security team and purchasing the required hardware and software. Working with an MSSP is a more economical option that enables a corporation to keep its attention on its core operations. To manage the work with MSSP, the organization will still require an internal security officer.
A carefully planned security strategy should include quarterly vulnerability assessments and annual penetration tests to find, reduce, and manage cybersecurity risks to manage the effectiveness of cybersecurity protection. A company needs a cybersecurity strategy because it focuses on safeguarding the corporate network while taking into account employee BYOD (bring your own device) usage, the widespread use of cloud computing, etc. It also gives clear instructions to staff members about appropriate behavior within the corporate network.