As our networks grow and become increasingly complex due to advancements in network technology, cybercriminals respond in kind by developing and deploying advanced malware that can evade existing point-in-time technology, such as antivirus software and intrusion protection systems. Cyber-attacks can cause havoc within your infrastructure and cause critical business activity to become disrupted or halted. Not only would this have a very real and financial impact to your organisation, the potential damage to your brand reputation could be immeasurable.
Most business owners believe that since they have already got a firewall and a security policy in place that they have covered ground base. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case with Advanced Malware attacks. Even more worrying is that the types of Malware attacks we are seeing are becoming increasingly sophisticated, whilst many of the groups deploying and initiating the attacks are less sophisticated than the picture of a hacker we may have constructed from the earlier decades of the 1990’s and early 2000’s.
Think of your IT network like a shop you own. There’s a door that allows your IT data or ‘customers’ to safely flow in and out with no problems. This data might be corporate emails, web traffic, web surfing activity and internal business applications that support your collaboration environment and help you to communicate inside and outside of your organisation. Typically, if a robber approaches our shop with all of the behavioural indicators of a robber we can identify their malicious intent with certainty. We can stop them by alerting the police, lock our doors and tell the security guard to keep an eye on them.
But what happens when the criminal is dressed in disguise, appearing like any regular customer? How easy are they to stop then? And what if they don’t steal anything, and instead copy the keys to the store, obtain the passwords and access details to the bank and the cash registers? The next day when you return to the shop you’ll find the store is locked, the name outside has been changed and no one can get inside the shop. You might also find that the bank account has been raided and all the assets of the shop are being held for ransom unless a payment is made.
Typically, in the IT world if malware breaches your network you would have little to no idea where it came from, what devices it has affected in advance of it activating. Once it has been activated you are then hurled into a world of fire-fighting as you apply significant resources and time into investigating the damage, recovering your systems and trying to contain the spread of the attack (which often means cutting off and switching off your own IT systems yourself).
Nowcomm’s expert security services and Advanced Malware Protection solution utilises the strength and global presence of Cisco’s threat intelligence network. We use this before, during and after an attempted attack. Although there’s no guarantee that an attack will never get through, our customers rest assured that our multi-layered approach to IT security is reinforced by the industry’s leading security technology. Nowcomm’s Advanced Malware Protection from Cisco is a subscription based service that is managed through a web-based management console and deployed on a variety of platforms.
Cybercriminals developing and deploying advanced malware that can evade existing point-in-time technology.
A firewall and security policy are unfortunately not enough when dealing with Advanced Malware attacks.
Once it has been activated you are then hurled into a world of fire-fighting as you apply significant resources and time into investigating the damage.
Advanced Malware Protection solution utilises the strength and global presence of Cisco’s threat intelligence network..