What is Cybersecurity?
In today’s world where technology like cell phones, computers and digital entry to the Internet exist, we are at risk of having our digital data compromised and manipulated. Cybersecurity means being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data and the measures taken to achieve this.
PacStates is proud to be your first call for technology and cybersecurity threats, as our team of highly-skilled professionals is here to protect your business from all types of challenges and threats. We have simple, one-call solutions that are customized for you to help with all of your technology, phone and cybersecurity needs.
A cyber crime is not only about a simple computer hack, user error, or even malicious attacks against small businesses. Over the last 5 years, some of the largest and most advanced companies in the world are falling victim to cyber attacks that are destroying businesses, families, and more.
Our team understands your technology and cybersecurity challenges.
We want you to know: we are here for you. No matter how simple the technology question is or how advanced the cybersecurity challenge might be. Businesses need to treat cybersecurity as one of the most essential business decisions moving forward, and set aside a budget for it.
How do I protect against cybersecurity threats?
We will work with you to create a customized solution package to protect what is most important to you. We are standing by and available for your cybersecurity and technical support 24/7. We will get through your challenge together as a team.
9 Cybersecurity terminologies to know:
Cybersecurity: a state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this.
Malware: all forms of malicious software designed to wreak havoc on a computer. Common forms of threats include: viruses, trojans, worms, ransomware, bots, spyware, clickjacking, DDos, and rootkit. There are several types of threats to be aware of, and in the past, software damage viruses like Stuxnet have caused physical damage as well.
Ransomware: an automated intelligence designed specifically to steal data from your computer and hold it hostage.
Virus: a type of malware that aims to corrupt, erase or modify information on a computer before spreading to other computers.
Trojan Horse: Malware that often allows a hacker to gain remote access to a computer through a “back door.”
Worm: a piece of malware that can replicate itself in order to spread the infection to other connected computers.
Bot: a type of software application or script that performs tasks on command, allowing an attacker to remotely take complete control of an affected computer. A collection of these infected computers is known as a “botnet” and is controlled by the hacker, also known as the “bot-herder.”
Spyware: it spies on user activity without their knowledge. The capabilities include activity monitoring, keystroke collecting, data harvesting, account information, logins, financial data, and many more.
Rootkit: a malware that allows cybercriminals to remotely control your computer. These are especially damaging because they are hard to detect, making it likely that this type of malware could live on your computer for a long time.