Welcome to this week’s blog. We’re getting close to the end of the series in which I explore the “Top 10 List of the Challenges Cybersecurity Professionals Face,” as found in our Cybersecurity Insights Report 2022: The State of Cyber Resilience.
Coming in at number three on our list: Identifying and Utilizing the Latest Cybersecurity Solutions This is not surprising, as just under half of security decision-makers strongly agree that their cybersecurity teams can quickly prioritize threats based on trends, severity, and potential impact.
Cybersecurity Analysts use various tools in their jobs, which can be organized into a few categories: network security monitoring, encryption, web vulnerability, penetration testing, antivirus software, network intrusion detection, and packet sniffers.
Types of Tools
Network security monitoring tools
These tools are used to analyze network data and detect network-based threats.
Encryption protects data by scrambling text so that it is unreadable to unauthorized users.
Web vulnerability scanning tools
These software programs scan web applications to identify security vulnerabilities, including cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and path traversal.
Penetration testing, also known as “pen test”, simulates an attack on a computer system to evaluate the security of that system.
This software is designed to find viruses and harmful malware, including ransomware, worms, spyware, adware, and Trojans.
Network intrusion detection
An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) monitors network and system traffic for unusual or suspicious activity and notifies the administrator if a potential threat is detect ..
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