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Malware is one of the major threats when it comes to cybercrime, as it is responsible for extensive data breaches, about which we hear every now and then. Malware is capable of stealing your confidential information and send it to a hacker, or it can corrupt your data, making it useless.
Malware which is specially implanted to damage an organization is the most imminent thing which concerns IT professionals. The malware attacks have been evolved with time, they are not legacy or signature-based but are more futuristic.
To battle these sophisticated attacks, IT professionals must think of using anti-malware technology and services which use conditions and behavioral based approach, which are specifically created to detect malware, even during zero-day attacks.
However, these are not enough. Undoubtedly, identifying and swerving malware is important, however, there are other parameters that need to be taken care of! As in the hour of need, when hackers are trying to stay hidden and steal sensitive information, the IT professionals, the protectors, should be able to come up with some tactic to prevent or stop the compromise.
In this post, we have listed some of the technologies that will strengthen your anti-malware arsenal, which could be very effective.
1. Security Testing
Ethical hacking aka Security Testing is a procedure to assess an application’s as well as network’s strength to resist attack, enabling you to detect possible vulnerabilities which might let malware to enter and disseminate as it comes in an environment.
A threat management technology, SIEM is useful, when hackers are in the middle of their attack already, especially when they are administering reconnoiter or attempting to move within a network laterally approaching higher value targets. During these points, hackers usually try to levitate their access and rights, when use tools to steal easily available (weak) credentials and access important systems. At this stage, SIEM progresses network monitoring and visibility. This way, it allows the organization under attack to gather, investigate and compare events which could indicate any unusual action.
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3. Network Access Control
The network access control vets unregulated devices trying to connect to the network and therefore helps to prevent a infected endpoint from diffusing malware.
4. Database Scanning
The ultimate aim of hackers is to reach the treasury which contains the organization’s confidential data. Therefore, it is important to scan the database which could help you reveal vulnerabilities such as configuration errors, missing patches and more.
5. Web Application Firewall
The entry point of malware usually is phishing link or attachment in an email. The hackers can also target the web application layer to thrust malware attacks through cross-site scripting or SQL injection. A Web application firewall gives a shield to keep the layer closed using a viable vector.
6. Data Loss Prevention
If hackers have outsmarted all these attempts to secure your database, then you can work on to prevent data loss. The data loss prevention will help detect and stop confidential information from leaked from the back door.
Prepping to secure your database from targeted malware is a big deal and also the biggest challenge faced by IT professionals of all size organizations. However, by using these antimalware techniques, you can secure your data to a great length.