10 Must-Have Cybersecurity Skills to Outsmart Cyber Crime

The prevalence of cyber threats has made cybersecurity a necessity for modern businesses. The proliferation of risk is tied inextricably to the development of new technologies that put companies at risk.

Data breaches and other forms of cybercrime that can have a significant financial and reputational impact on businesses peaked in 2021, according to Statista. In fact, in 2022, the cost to businesses of cybercrime rose to US$4.35 million in damages.

Companies of any size, regardless of industry, are vulnerable to cyberattacks if they fail to invest in and cultivate in-house cybersecurity expertise. This article will therefore explore the scope of the effects of cyberattacks in Indonesia as well as provide ten skills that can be employed by employees to mitigate the effects of these strikes.

Calculating the Severity of Cyberattacks in Indonesia

The National Cyber Security Index (NCSI) study ranks Indonesia at #84 in terms of cybersecurity.

While it is only ranked 84th, the country is highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The National Cyber and Crypto Agency (NCCA) reports that there were more than 40 million cyber-attack traffic anomalies in Indonesia during the month of August 2022. Almost 140 websites were hacked, according to the report.

The current situation necessitates substantial action on the part of Indonesian businesses to prepare for the inevitable increase in cybercrime. One of these is improving one's cybersecurity expertise and skills in anticipation of future security threats.

10 Cybersecurity Skills to Master

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To implement optimal cybersecurity measures, at least ten best practices call on the knowledge and abilities of employees. These methods are being explored by ThriveDX. 

1. Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), often known as Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), is a simple yet very efficient approach to enhancing online security. MFA adds another layer of protection against hackers, even if they guess a user's password (through a brute force attack) or steal it (via phishing/malware).

The smartphone is a commonly used authentication method for MFA. Email is used extensively but is still not trusted as much as other methods. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security method that requires a password as well as some other piece of information that only the user knows. Biometric methods of authentication, including a user's face or fingerprint scan, are also supported by MFA.

Microsoft claims MFA can prevent 99.9 percent of automated intrusions. This makes multi-factor authentication an important tool for you to ward off cybercriminals.

2. Secure Password Combinations

Passwords are an obvious target for cybercriminals. Many people still make the mistake of using obvious passwords like "abc123," "11111," "Admin," or "Qwerty" on their online accounts. More than 23 million cyberattack victims still use the number combination "123456," according to the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC).

You must now be capable of creating a secure password policy by mandating a minimum number of characters, the inclusion of symbols and digits, and the regular turnover of passwords.

3. Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Many workers in today's businesses still don't know that their computers or even their inboxes might be "secretly" penetrated by hackers. Phishing emails are one such example. Many people fall prey to these scams because the emails look legitimate and appear to have come from known senders. If the user clicks the link in the email, they will become a phishing victim and their information will be taken.

Companies should conduct cybersecurity awareness training here to educate workers on the dangers posed by phishing, social engineering, and insider threats.

4. Insider Threats Monitoring

Cyber-attacks from within an organization, known as "insider threats," are a serious threat. It's important to remember, however, that insider attacks are typically inadvertent, and that the offenders often end up being victims themselves because of their little knowledge of cybersecurity.

Secure entry points and audit records should be implemented to check for data leaks caused by malicious insiders.

5. Regular Update dan Patch

Unpatched systems are particularly vulnerable to attack by cybercriminals. Check for system updates regularly, and when one becomes available, make sure to install it. Likewise, make sure your IT policy highlights the need for timely patch management.

6. Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Effective enterprise-wide cybersecurity can only be achieved with the use of Identity and Access Management (IAM). It does what it says on the tin: it controls who can see what data inside an organization.

Which is why you need to be able to identify, authenticate, and authorize users before granting them access to sensitive data, making these as the three pillars of effective IAM.

7. Security Risk Based Approach

The threats to security in an organization might vary widely. As a result, it's not good enough to just comply with or satisfy industry safety regulations.

You need the means to investigate the state of cybersecurity at your organization. Review existing vulnerabilities by doing a risk assessment. Figure out which of your most valuable assets are most at risk from cyberattacks.

You should also be aware of the most recent hacking methods that might affect your business. If anything,unfavorable does happen, then you have a well-thought-out plan with a foolproof contingency in place.

8. Training by Doing

Increasing your cybersecurity expertise can help you better anticipate and respond to different forms of cyber assault. One approach is to understand cyber-attack patterns by putting yourself in potentially dangerous circumstances and then acting on what you've learned. As a result, you may think like a hacker and give top priority to fixing any recurring security flaws.

9. Managed Service Provider (MSP)

Even if a company fully applies cybersecurity capabilities, human error is one of the things that cannot be avoided.

Yet, businesses may take use of a full suite of security services provided by a Managed Service Provider (MSP) in the event of human mistake, such as a lost device.

MSPs provide a wide range of services, including mobile device management that can be utilized to track down a misplaced device or wipe its contents.

10. Cyber Resilience

One of the determining factors for cyber security is the speed with which data may be recovered. Data integrity, confidentiality, and availability can't be guaranteed at the many businesses that still don't back up their data. As a result, you need to continue working on strengthening cyber resilience so that you can reliably back up the system's data.

Level Up with ThriveDX’s Cybersecurity Training

Cybersecurity Training dari ThriveDX

 

Even if your company implements all 10 of the aforementioned skills, that won't make it immune to cyber threats. But ThriveDX's cybersecurity training is a great way to make the most of your existing skills in this area.

To assist your business in preventing cyberattacks, ThriveDX provides continuous reinforcement learning where you will be provided access to a series of the top cybersecurity training.

ThriveDX provides training in addition to a Managed Services program that includes penetration testing, content white labeling, on-site installation, and remote maintenance to better assist businesses in managing their cybersecurity strategy and warding off threats such as spear phishing and whaling.

Explore the Benefits of ThriveDX’s Cybersecurity Training

By registering for cybersecurity awareness training from ThriveDX, you will get the following benefits.

Tailored to Specifics

When it comes to cyber security, a single training course is woefully inadequate. Which is why ThriveDX makes sure that its services are appropriate for each business and industry. Those in the business's financial and marketing departments receive non-technical training, while those in IT and the Security Operations Center receive cybersecurity training.

Simplifying Process

By consolidating security-related functions, ThriveDX saves time and effort for both employers and workers. Cases like phishing, application security, and tech-savvy skill development are all catered to by the provided solutions and training.

Read More: Hybrid Cloud Security: Confronting the Challenges and Complexities

 

Join Thrive DX’s Cybersecurity Training with Virtus Now

It's time to up your cybersecurity game by enrolling in Virtus' ThriveDX cybersecurity training. Virtus, as the official value-added distributor of ThriveDX, can help your company in taking advantage of the solutions offered, from consulting to migration, implementation, and maintenance. A competent and certified IT team will be available to help with technological issues around the clock. For additional information on ThriveDX, please contact us in this link

Jeko Iqbal Reza
Content Writer CTI Group

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