19 has fastened many an advancement, forcing the whole world to work from home, but that wasn’t the only change. Cybercrime also increased at least five times (WHO, 2020). From securing cryptocurrency wallets all the way to organizational mainframes and social media passwords; the need for cyber security has increased in every aspect of our lives.
Cybersecurity infrastructures are now starting to use AI and ML algorithms to keep track of potential attacks and eliminate false positives, effectively helping us take preemptive action and safeguard our information.
Furthermore, firewalls are becoming more adept at what they do with more and more failsafe elements being introduced in the same. Now, firewalls don’t just keep attackers out, but also make sure that if someone enters, they are unable to leave with any data. This one-way flow of information gives cybersecurity teams enough time to isolate and kill any malware or unauthorized IPs in the system.
Cybersecurity is also taking a slightly offensive approach now, thus giving the “defense” some teeth to bite back attackers. These teeth may help track criminals down and apprehend them.
What types of cybercrimes private security is most concerned with
Private security usually adopts a very specific approach to cybersecurity, protecting only their own and their client’s system instead of adopting an overall approach towards safety. This is done by making offline backups and making sure the mainframe is easily separable from the whole system in case an attack takesplace.
Pirate cybersecurity firms are more inclined towards data protection than apprehending the suspects, though. Some of the most prevalent enemies of private security include phishing, internet fraud, identity theft, DDoS attacks, and ransomware.
The tools security uses to combat cybercrime
The first element that any cybersecurity firm takes a look at and improves is the system’s firewall, giving it teeth in the process. Then, any and all information silos are tiered and access is limited. Individuals who don’t need access to secure data are given limited access with only a handful of people having an all-access pass.
Then, a penetration and stress test is conducted to see where hackers can enter your system from, effectively helping them understand which part to focus on.
How private security partners with public security regarding cybercrime
The private sector is mostly responsible for innovations that combat cybercrime for the public sector and finding a cost-effective and reliable way to implement the same into the public sector. However, the private sector usually focuses only on defense, not on offense as they usually don’t have enough resources or the authority to take any action against hackers halfway across the globe.
Apprehension and tracking of cybercriminals are left to the public sector.