What is Defense in Depth?
Defense in Depth, also known as layered security, is a pretty simple concept to grasp. Simply put, it means to have layers of security measures to slow down or stop a cyber attacker. There isn’t a single piece of software or hardware that can stop a sophisticated attacker alone. As a result there has to be an in-depth plan to slowdown and stop attackers.
Creating this plan can be expensive and time consuming on your own. However, that is what Cydrogen specializes in. We offer a number of security features that are combined together to keep you safe. The end goal is for all of your devices to practice the defense in depth principle.
The Layers of Defense
There are certain layers that are non-negotiable. For example, antivirus and ransomware software is a must. Those are two of the features included in our Defense in Depth cyber security model. Below is an overview of a few items that are important to your security.
- Malware Protection
- Ransomware Protection
- Device Encryption
- VPN (Virtual Private Network)
- Patch Management
- Incident Response
Malware protection is something that most computers have nowadays. However, there are different levels of malware protection. This includes free software, mid-tier, and top-tier. Cydrogen offers top-tier malware protection in all three plans. Cydrogen’s top-tier malware protection provides unmatched detection and removal while limiting false positives (something the software thinks is a virus but it actually isn’t).
Furthermore, the term malware is well known; Although, it comprises a ton of different types of computer software. Trojans, worms, and viruses are all examples of malware. In addition, they can be combined together to form a bigger threat. One that we are ready to tackle!
Ransomware is a piece of computer software that locks your computer until you pay a fee. The computer is encrypted, and your data is held for ransom. In my opinion, the attackers should never be trusted and the ransom should never be paid. An example of a prominent Ransomware attack is WannaCry. WannaCry was sent out and affected as many computers as it possibly could. As a result, people lost their data and a lot of money.
These types of attacks happen very often. For that reason, we provide ransomware protection. We want to defend those who do not have the technical knowledge to defend themselves. Due to various reasons, people cannot stop cyber attacks. Ransomware is a threat that will be around for a long time.
Device encryption stops hackers from physically stealing your data. For example, if someone stole your computer, they could take out your hard drive. Once the hard drive is out, they can connect it to another computer. When connected to the other computer, all of your data can be seen, copied, or altered; Including things like credit card numbers, social security numbers, and other important information.
Device encryption in the Cyber Security world is protecting data at rest. Data at rest is data that is stored in a location, for example, your computer’s hard drive.
VPN (Virtual Private Network)
While device encryption protects data at rest, a VPN protects data in transit. After all, this is what the Defense in Depth model is all about. Security measures must overlap in order to provide the best possible security coverage. Data in transit is sent from one machine to another.
A VPN encrypts all of your computer’s internet traffic, which stops hackers from reading and viewing your personal information. With this in mind, you can get a better picture of how layered security works. VPNs are crucial when you are using public WiFi.
Patch management is one of the most simple, but powerful tools in Cyber Defense. Why is that? It’s because a lot of hackers attack devices with missing patches. When applied these patches could fix very important security holes.
There is a whole category of hackers called script kiddies who search only for missing patches. Their sole purpose is to attack easy targets. For this reason, patch management is extremely important and we take it very seriously.
There is not a Cyber Security Organization that can guarantee your security. More often then not, there will be an incident. For example, you may place an infected flash drive into your computer. Our software will catch the virus and send us a notification so we can follow up with you. With this in mind, you do not have to worry about your security.
According to the Poneman Institute, in 2017, cyber attacks cost small and medium-sized businesses an average of $2,235,000. To put it differently, small businesses lost a lot of money due to cyber attacks. We want to help keep that money in your pocket.
How does Cydrogen provide Defense in Depth (Layered Security)?
We provide all of the services above, with more services to come! Unlike most industries, Cyber Security grows at a rapid pace. Coupled with the quick advancement of technology as a whole; you must be prepared to take action when a breach occurs.
Cydrogen is ready and prepared to take action on cyber threats. With this in mind, you do not have to fear the threat of a cyber attack. We will provide you with the technology and expertise needed to avoid being compromised.
As stated above, there is not a Cyber Security Organization that can guarantee your security. However, we will work with you tirelessly to solve any Cyber problems that come up! We offer three plans that would secure your devices instantly: Cydrogen Protection Basic, Advanced, and Team. All three plans are affordable and offer a different range of security measures.