The Cyberwar!!!

Most countries around the world, established a new department to protect themselves against Cyberwars. In Cyberwar, there is no rocket, bullet or gun, instead it is a war with Computers as weapons. It is very important to have a powerful Cyber-security in a country, because most of tools and weapons that are being used in military or national security relay on Computers and software. Identity of peoples are being store in databases and capture using software. Launch and control rockets are being done using software. Most communication through mobile phone, satellites, etc. are control and manage using software. Even electricity is being control by software. If groups of people be able to break into one of these systems, they are able to start Cyberwar, something worse than other wars. Just imagine rockets that developed by Ministry of Defense of one country being control with another country and they use their own rockets against them. In another scenario, they might shutdown servers related to banks and freeze salary for soldiers. There are scary things that could happen, if a country doesn’t have a powerful Cyber-security team. Technologies are making a country powerful and helps them to do thing faster and smarter. However, countries must know how to protect their technologies and protect their Cyberspace against internal and external attacks. There are several best for a Cyber-security team some of them are as follow:

1.  Never underestimate your enemy: You should never put your guard down, thinking that you are having the best of the best in your team. You don’t know everything about your enemies and they might have better people or strategy than you. So always be prepare for worse and try your best.

2.  Check everything: Whether it is a small USB that your employee carry around or a big printer that come inside your office. Check it thoroughly, there could be a Malware inside the USB or embedded in printers or other devices. Have a policy to check everything, including hardware, network, etc.

3.  Trust is never 100%: Enemies will plant spies in your offices and they will try their best to gain your trust. In other cases, someone fully trustworthy, could turn into a spy. Trust is never 100%, you need have some doubts even in the most trustworthy peoples.

4.  Change your processes: Randomly change your processes and adapt new strategy for security and checking. If you stick to a policy for too long, others could figure it out and counter-attack it. And the time to change policy should be randomly and not guessable. For example, it is not good idea to change policy in exact day or time, for example every year in March. It should be random, for example one year in March and another year in September and so on. Also, it should not be guessable like after management meeting, there is a new policy.

5.   Always be update: Security is undergoing process, keep yourself and your team update with latest technologies and get know about latest Cybercrime activities.

There are other best practices and it could be different from one country to another and it also depend on many factors such as your national defense budget for Cyber-security and resources. It is important for governments to invest on Cyber-security to protect their countries.

 

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