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Types of Cybersecurity

Cloud Computing, Network Security | October 29, 2020

Having a proper cybersecurity plan in place can help protect your business’ computer system from being damaged by hackers or other types of cyberattacks. At EC Managed IT, we understand how important it is to design and implement the right cybersecurity plan for your unique business requirements. That is why our team of IT experts have put together a list of some of the different types of cybersecurity measures that you should take into consideration when creating a comprehensive cybersecurity plan.

1. Application Security

Application security uses a variety of different software and hardware methods—antivirus programs, firewalls, encryption software, etc.—to prevent any external threats that could damage the application during its development stage. Since applications can be easily accessed over networks, putting proper security measures in place can help prevent unauthorized users from accessing sensitive data.

2. Network Security

Network security helps prevent outside threats and unauthorized users from accessing your business’ internal networks by protecting the IT infrastructure and stopping access to it. In order to manage the security of an IT network, businesses have started using proactive network monitoring systems that are specifically designed to flag unusual traffic and potential threats in real time. Some of the different types of network security that can be implemented into any business’ security plan include:

  • Extra logins
  • Regularly updated passwords
  • Application security (antivirus programs, antispyware software, encryption, firewalls, etc.)
  • Proactive monitoring

3. Cloud Security

Cloud security is a type of software-based security tool that is specifically designed to protect and monitor data being stored within the cloud. While most people tend to believe that data is more secure when it is being stored on a physical server, cloud providers are constantly creating and implementing new security tools in order to allow business owners to feel safe storing their important business data on the cloud. Even though cloud security follows traditional security measures—much like a physical data centre does—storing data on the cloud can help minimize the chance of security breaches while also helping cut down on the time and costs associated with maintaining onsite data storage.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of cybersecurity, or if you are interested in our proactive monitoring services, please contact EC Managed IT at 604-888-7904 or by requesting a consultation online. Our team of IT experts would love to help you create the ideal cybersecurity plan for your unique business requirements.