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The Threat Awareness Center

  • What does Enterprise Browser Management do for an organization?
    Enterprise Browser Management provides organizations with the ability to control and secure web browsing activities across all devices used by employees. It includes features like enforcing browsing policies, blocking malicious websites, monitoring user activity, and ensuring compliance with corporate security standards. This management helps protect against web-based threats and data leaks, enhancing overall cybersecurity posture.
  • Who are the perpetrators of Cybersecurity threats usually?
    Perpetrators of cybersecurity threats can vary widely and include: Cybercriminals seeking financial gain. Nation-state actors conducting espionage or cyber warfare. Hacktivists promoting political or social agendas. Insider threats, such as disgruntled employees or contractors. Competitors aiming to disrupt business operations. Script kiddies (inexperienced hackers) experimenting with malicious tools. By understanding the different types of perpetrators, organizations can tailor their cybersecurity strategies to address specific risks and enhance their overall security posture.
  • What is DMARC and why is it important for email and domain security?
    DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) is an email authentication protocol that helps protect email domains from being used for phishing and email spoofing attacks. It allows domain owners to publish policies on how incoming emails should be handled based on their authentication status. DMARC is important because it helps prevent fraudulent emails from reaching recipients, thereby protecting the organization's reputation and reducing the risk of cyber attacks.
  • What is a Data Leak and what causes it?
    A Data Leak occurs when sensitive information is exposed or accessed by unauthorized individuals. Causes of data leaks can include weak passwords, inadequate access controls, phishing attacks, insider threats, and vulnerabilities in software or hardware. Data leaks can lead to significant financial and reputational damage for organizations.
  • How do I protect my business from ransomware attacks?
    To protect your business from ransomware attacks: Regularly backup critical data to a secure location. Implement robust antivirus software and keep it up-to-date. Ensure all operating systems and software are current with latest patches. Use strong passwords and enable multi-factor authentication. Limit user access and privileges to minimize the attack surface. Use a reputable ransomware protection tool. Educate employees on ransomware threats and safe computing practices. Implement a incident response plan in case of an attack. Remember, prevention is key, but also have a plan in place in case of an attack.
  • What is the best way to prevent data breaches?
    To prevent data breaches, implement a multi-layered approach that includes: Strong access controls (e.g., MFA, password management) Regular software updates and patching Network segmentation and isolation Encryption of sensitive data Employee education and awareness training Incident response planning and regular security assessments Implementing security frameworks and compliance standards (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001) Continuous monitoring and logging It's important to note that preventing data breaches is an ongoing process that requires constant vigilance and improvement.
  • What types of cybersecurity services do you offer?
    We offer a Zero-Trust Fabric, Web Browser Security, Pen Testing, Training and DNS Security.
  • How many layers of cybersecurity are there and what are they?
    There are typically seven layers of cybersecurity, which include: Physical Security: Protecting physical assets and facilities from unauthorized access. Network Security: Safeguarding the network infrastructure from cyber attacks. Endpoint Security: Securing devices like computers and smartphones against threats. Application Security: Ensuring that software applications are secure from vulnerabilities. Data Security: Protecting data at rest and in transit from unauthorized access. Identity and Access Management (IAM): Controlling who has access to information and systems. Security Operations: Monitoring, detecting, and responding to security incidents in real-time.
  • Does your cybersecurity software ever cause end point devices to freeze or crash?
    No. WIth our fabric, everything is deployed virtually, overlaid on top of your existing environment architecture without requiring any network changes, rip-and-replace, or installation of any endpoint agents or clients. The fabric is lightweight and has no impact on the performance of the PC, Server or applications.
  • What is social engineering and how does it impact businesses?
    Social engineering is a manipulation technique that exploits human psychology to gain access to confidential information. Attackers use tactics like phishing, pretexting, baiting, and tailgating to deceive individuals into divulging sensitive data or granting unauthorized access. Social engineering impacts businesses by leading to data breaches, financial losses, and compromised security systems, often through seemingly innocuous interactions.
  • What are the most prominent cybersecurity threats?
    The most prominent cybersecurity threats include: Phishing Attacks Ransomware Malware Insider Threats Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) Attacks Zero-Day Exploits Credential Theft
  • What is a Cybersecurity Fabric?
    A Cybersecurity Fabric is an integrated architecture designed to provide comprehensive security across all digital assets and IT infrastructure. It weaves together various security tools and technologies into a cohesive system, allowing for centralized management, streamlined processes, and enhanced protection against cyber threats. This fabric ensures that all components work together seamlessly to detect, prevent, and respond to security incidents in real-time.
  • Can you conduct a cybersecurity audit for my business?
    Yes, we can work with you to come up with a game plan to audit your operation and let you know where the weak points are and provide advice and/or a solution to fix them.
  • Why is it so important to constantly train employees on cybersecurity?
    Constantly training employees on cybersecurity is crucial because human error is often a significant factor in security breaches. Regular training helps employees stay aware of the latest threats, recognize phishing attempts, follow best practices for data protection, and understand the importance of adhering to security policies. This proactive approach reduces the risk of incidents and helps create a security-conscious culture within the organization.
  • What is Zero-Trust Access?
    Zero-Trust Access is a security model that requires strict verification for every person and device trying to access resources on a network, regardless of whether they are inside or outside the network perimeter. It operates on the principle of "never trust, always verify," ensuring that only authenticated and authorized users can access the necessary data and applications. This approach minimizes the risk of unauthorized access and data breaches.
  • Why do many companies deploy multiple cybersecurity solutions within their business?
    Many companies deploy multiple cybersecurity solutions to create a layered defense strategy. By using a combination of tools and technologies, they can address different types of threats and vulnerabilities more effectively. This multi-faceted approach ensures comprehensive coverage, enhances threat detection and response capabilities, and minimizes the likelihood of a single point of failure in their security infrastructure.
  • How can I educate my employees on cybersecurity best practices?
    Yes. The SeaSwan team makes training fun, interactive and memorable for all who participate.
  • Is it possible to stop 100% of cybersecurity threats? Why or Why Not?
    It is not possible to stop 100% of cybersecurity threats because the threat landscape is constantly evolving, with new vulnerabilities and attack methods emerging regularly. While robust security measures can significantly reduce the risk of attacks, there is always a possibility of unknown or zero-day threats exploiting unforeseen weaknesses. Therefore, continuous monitoring, updating, and improving security protocols are essential to maintaining strong defense mechanisms.
  • What are some basic ways to improve my cybersecurity posture?
    To enhance cybersecurity for your organization, consider implementing strong passwords, using multi-factor authentication, regularly updating software, conducting employee training on security best practices, and performing regular security audits.
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