Cybersecurity work is starting to overwhelm IT managers in some companies

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The growing number of alerts and attacks is putting a strain on telecommunications infrastructure managers, who need expert cybersecurity support

Digital transformation and the inclusion of Internet in our professional lives has created a range of opportunities unprecedented in modern times. This digital revolution, which seems to be advancing more rapidly than ever with COVID-19 as an unexpected ally, has also given rise to a cybersecurity counterpart for many businesses and institutions.

According to an analysis by cybersecurity firm ThreatQuotient, a cybersecurity team is bombarded with an average of 174,000 alerts every week, a figure that ends up overwhelming company teams, which can only process 12,000 alerts per week. Thus, according to this report, 54% of security experts feel obliged to ignore alerts that, mainly due to a shortage of staff or lack of knowledge, remain unattended, with the potential risks this poses for organisations.

In addition, the report provides a reality check on the average time these teams take to respond to a critical alert, estimating it at 30 minutes. Forty-six percent of alerts are classified as critical when they are not, 52% are prioritised incorrectly, and 31% are “false positives”.

Endangering an asset as valuable as the data of our own companies becomes an irresponsible act when information is power. That is why expert companies specialising in cybersecurity and digitalisation, such as Ikusi, offer advanced solutions that guarantee the security of IT equipment and the systems responsible for operational processes.

Firewalls: the robust perimeter security solution for the network

Cybersecurity should be considered as the third key actor alongside the data-digitalisation duo, especially at a time when logging on is no longer confined to the office, but instead employees are collaborating in hybrid work scenarios, where teleworking has gained a very important presence. One of the most important services for preventing unnecessary risks in these situations is firewalls, which end up being a multi-point bulwark for all company employees and data.

Integral solutions such as Aryse 360 which, in addition to providing companies with first-class connectivity and collaboration tools backed by a professional technical team and a competitive economic proposal, ensure high security standards, are becoming key to the cybersecurity of companies.

Such tools incorporate unified threat management (UTM), which provides content and web search filters and protects against malware. It also provides a DNS-based first line of defence against Internet threats, wherever users may be, with safe, easy and efficient browsing.

 

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