Three Steps to Stop Cyberattacks 


If you are reading this right now, that probably means that you already understand the dangers of cyberattacks but you don’t fully understand how to stop them. To simplify things, cybersecurity companies essentially live by three steps: prevention, detection and reaction.

A lot of individual cybersecurity tactics include one or two of these steps, but not the full coverage. With SIEM solutions from Fortinet or StratoZen, you will put yourself in the position to eliminate all serious threats.

With each step come different responsibilities and work requirements, and to really get into the nuts and bolts of these steps, we will have to break it all down for you.



The first step involves taking preventative measures into your own hands; without specific expertise in cybersecurity, this is likely the only step you might be able to initiate on your own. The purpose of the preventative step is to protect your infrastructure from outside threats. This is accomplished by setting up your edge devices (firewalls, servers, wireless router connections, etc.) with software that recognizes specific cyberattacks and blocks them out. Usually, this prevention step is used to protect the information that is constantly being updated or changed within your network. While you might be able to manage setting up a preventative system, without outsourcing this work to a cybersecurity company, you might miss something after you make any updates or changes in your devices and the information they hold.




Not only is relying on the service of a cybersecurity cost efficient, it is also more effective when it comes to reading and creating security solutions. Some companies rely only on software to protect their information, but that is not enough; you need a team of human analysts working alongside the software. Cyber threats are constantly evolving and security analysts have the deep knowledge needed to combat attacks. They are constantly reading complicated reports, searching for problems and finding solutions. If that doesn’t sound all that hard, just think about the fact that individuals can now earn college degrees in cybersecurity. 




What most companies or individuals miss out on when they try to handle cybersecurity on their own is the benefits that come within the reaction step. With full SIEM coverage, after an attack makes it through the preventative and detection steps, all that is left to do is find a solution to stop the attack. After an attack is detected and isolated, a cybersecurity company that uses SIEM solutions will have a report that details the type of attack and what the best solution is going to be; in other words, a cybersecurity team will react to the attack and come up with a way to stop it. By this point, without experts working out the problem for you, you really are at risk of falling victim to a cyberattack.

Whether you fully intend to implement all three steps or not, there is only so much you can do if you do not have a cybersecurity company on your side. You might be able to study enough to set up preventative measures and start recognizing threats, but will you be able to stop the attack in time? There are now university degrees that are dedicated to cybersecurity — it isn’t something you can learn over a few days and weeks by reading the manual. Besides, these attacks are time sensitive.


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