InfoSec Insights journalist Casey Crane quoted TeliApp CEO Joshua Weiss in a cybersecurity demystification article she wrote.
USA – January 15, 2021 – When asked how he would define or describe Cyber Security, Josh had this to say.
“This can be difficult to answer quickly because there are so many different types of small businesses, and each small business may utilize different hardware and software that could make them vulnerable to ‘cyber attacks.’ When people talk about this, they are generally referring to malware, which is ‘any software intentionally designed to cause damage to a computer, server, client, or computer network. A wide variety of malware types exist, including computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, rogue software, and scareware.’
Notwithstanding the above, a quick way to start intelligently thinking about cyber security is to think about which devices have connectivity to the outside world (this of course includes the Internet, but also includes USB drives that may be used between computers within the business and elsewhere), and then think about how information (data) flows between them.
To whom is data being sent? How is data being downloaded? Who has the ability to download information and/or install programs? This is akin to thinking about security in one’s home. If you install a lock on your door, who has the key? And also an important thing to remember is that there is a potentially fatal structural flaw built into all locks, whether they are software or hardware based; and that vulnerability is that it can only work if you use it. Having a lock on your door is great. But if your door is not locked, then the lock is useless.”