During festive seasons, online purchases soar while cybercriminals gear up to launch attacks or frauds. Just before this Chinese New Year, a leading online shopping platform in Hong Kong found its customer information had been compromised. The company detected abnormal and suspicious activities in its computer systems which led to unauthorized access to some of its customers’ personal information, including account logins and email addresses. However, credit card information and order details remained unaffected.
Even though no evidence of any misuse of customer data or financial loss to customers, some personal information may not be properly encrypted, and encrypted information such as login passwords remain at risk of being decrypted. The incident reflects the vulnerability of the company’s cybersecurity. If its measures remain unchanged, other incidents such as phishing and ransomware attacks may occur in the near future, which could lose customer confidence in the company.
With the shift towards online shopping, such platforms collect consumers’ personal and credit card information for transactions, which underlies immense data security crisis. Do you realize how disastrous they are?
Cyberattacks are a horrendous headache for businesses of all sizes worldwide. In the case of the online shopping platform’s incident, cybersecurity experts suspect a vulnerability in the endpoint devices, leaving it open for hackers to intrude. To protect numerous endpoints from aggressive cyberattacks nowadays, is it possible to strengthen enterprise protections quickly?
Endpoints are further exposed to cyberattacks today because most businesses are extended to network and cloud, and with the fact that growing number of companies are adopting remote or hybrid work models. It is important to reinforce endpoint security quickly at one go, then Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution may come in handy. EDR executes as a network guard and can detect cyber threats such as phishing, ransomware, and other malware on each endpoint in real time. By automatically repairing the damages from attacks, EDR guarantees the safety of all endpoints. As a fast deployment and high cost-effective cybersecurity solution, EDR has also become a new favourite of enterprises.
In addition to setting up EDR on the frontline, incorporating 7x24 Security Operations Center (SOC) to an EDR solution to monitor and respond to cyber threats in real time is the key to having multiplier effects. Once the EDR detects any malicious attack or data breach, SOC is able to respond quickly by analyzing the incident, identifying the root cause, and providing remediation solutions.
No system is secure forever. Hackers seek every opportunity to attack and steal data even after taking adequate precautions. As eliminating cyber threats seem unlikely, enterprises may start with reinforcing data security by backing up data regularly and deploying Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions. Should your business be disrupted by an attack, you can promptly recover the data from backups to ensure business continuity and minimize financial losses.
Is it necessary to invest significant manpower and resources to effectively deploy cybersecurity precautions? After all, deploying the cybersecurity measures alone may lead to a heavy burden due to limited resources, inadequate in-house IT manpower, and lacking expertise in security technologies. Partnering with an experienced service provider specializing in network security and cloud services can indeed manage cybersecurity for you with a customized DR solution. With a team of experts round-the-clock in control of your system and network security, you can focus on business development and digital transformation.
As your Global-Local Intelligent DICT Service Partner, CITIC Telecom CPC has years of experience and market acumen to address the diverse ICT needs of enterprises. By offering integrated and intelligent information security solutions, cloud backup and DR solutions, we assist in defending against cyberattacks and making the most of your digital journey! Please feel free to contact our professional team to explore more about our solutions.
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