Why you should protect your online business with security analytics

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Even though this does not look like an immediate threat as far as Ghana is concerned, instances of government and private websites being hacked into have become increasingly rampant. Also considering that Ghana’s law enforcement is not very invested in the criminal activities’ going on in cyber space, there is the need for a business owner, especially if the entire business runs primarily in cyber space, to protect himself and his investment.

Cyber-criminals unfortunately have been on top of the latest technologies and are upping-the-ante of their attacks, in some ways faster than the good guys are able to respond. Based on the increasingly brazen examples of cyber-crime we have witnessed so far, the time for urgency around protecting your business is now more relevant than ever. Nothing is safe anymore and individuals and businesses need an “all hands on deck” approach to securing their assets.

In this era of alarming cyber-crime small businesses are especially vulnerable against sophisticated cyber-crime attacks. Becoming extra vigilant, tracking the latest trends, and adopting cyber-security best practices will go a long ways toward protecting your small business from an epic attack. Towards this aim, one strategic area that should definitely be on your company’s radar is “security analytics.” In a nutshell, this is a field that deals with complete line-of-sight visibility and real-time monitoring – across all logs, networks, and endpoints – to detect and analyze advanced attacks in your infrastructure.

In the era of Big Data and Internet of Things, along with the increasing number of endpoints these technologies introduce, security analytics is really synonymous with what has become known more widely as “big data security analytics.” We all know that organizations today are bombarded with massive amounts of information. Big Data security analytics is really about filtering the massive number of events across a wide variety of data sources, whether that be traditional log and audit files or more emerging sources such as videos, images, social media, email, and sensors.

What can a small business do to get into a security analytics mind-set? How can they adopt a big data perspective when it comes to security? Speak to the experts about the options available depending on the size of your investment. Contact the professionals at SMEAM Global for all the help you will need to secure your cyber space from intruders.

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