The servers that house your critical data and applications — either physical, virtual or in the cloud — house the vitally important life blood of your organisation. To protect these servers, you need a combined security solution that works in real time to pre-empt and prevent hackers, exploits, malware and ransomware.
Enhanced Server Security
Your servers are potentially some of the most exposed components of your network infrastructure because the data and applications stored on them must be constantly available to users both inside the network and working remotely. Your server security can be enhanced with tools to lock down and control the kinds of application that can be run on the server.
A Multi-Dimensional Server Security Solution
With multiple possible angles of attack, servers need security protection against three very specific threat types. Only a solution that can provide anti-exploit, anti-malware and anti-ransomware protection is sufficient to ensure that your servers don’t provide an open channel into the wider network for undesirable and often real-time cyberthreats.
Exploits persistently look for vulnerabilities in server operating systems, applications and libraries, constantly seeking weaknesses which they can attack. Exploits typically look for critical data such as login credentials and financial information and aim to move from system to system. They may not be detected for considerable time, and occasionally may evade server protection measures altogether.
Prevention of Real-Time Exploits
The solution for protecting servers against real-time exploits is real-time prevention using artificial intelligence that looks for the traits of exploits before they are known and blocks them. Further measures can be applied such as using security solutions to ‘lock down’ servers so that only trusted application can run on them.
In today’s large networked environments, malware (such as spyware, viruses, rootkits and other forms of infection) is a constant and ubiquitous threat. As well as being targeted from outside the network, malware can transfer from end point devices to networked servers via files uploaded to shared resources.
Artificial Intelligence-Based Anti-Malware Protection
If you’ve got anywhere from just a handful to thousands of servers housing the data that’s critical for your organisation, it’s simply too much for a conventional anti-virus software to handle. What’s needed is a sophisticated server security solution that goes way beyond reacting to infections to stop previously unseen malware threats using behaviour-patterns learned in real time through neural network-based artificial intelligence.
Ransomware has been called “the greatest cyberthreat of our age”. The devastation wrought by ransomware is well known — it can paralyse enterprises, charities, government organisations and small businesses. To protect against it, network users need to be educated to manage their own security measures and take
Encryption Prevention and Rapid Rollback
Even if you have the best anti-ransomware, anti-encryption solution to protect servers against the malicious encryption of critical data, it’s still important to have the ability to roll back any changes that do slip through the net. Root Cause Analysis solutions not only discover threats but also remediate a server system to a known and safe state.
Staying Secure Online
Our Information Security Officer, Joseph Ball regularly writes articles on different aspects of security. Joe's articles have proven to be really popular with our own people and he's often asked if they can be shared with colleagues outside of Chess. With this in mind, I thought it may be something you are interested in.
Capturing Requirements in a Virtual Workshop
Until March this year, the assumption was that we could meet in person with a client or project partner several times to move through the requirements definition process. As it turns out, the process of developing a new digital approach which utilises a combination of existing and emerging tools has evolved like a project in itself. These are our tips.
Critical Thinking and Confirmation Bias
I'm not a supporter of #DeleteFacebook because it's like saying if you don't want to get electrocuted, get rid of electricity. It's stupid. No, demand better standards for your electricity, so you don't get electrocuted…" – Christopher Wylie, Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower
Chess Wins Two Cybersecurity Awards
The Chess team have proven the invaluable work they do and have been recognised for their outstanding performance and commitment to securing organisations, by picking up two awards in the Sophos Partner Awards 2020 - Public Sector Partner of the year and Education Partner of the year.