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Handling Cyber Attacks with Evren

Knowing and recognizing a cyberattack is the first and foremost step to avoiding it.

The lifeblood of your organization, ie the customer data is on the endpoint devices of your frontline workers. Endpoints are the most vulnerable to a multitude of attacks. Unfortunately, the current work-from-home scenario hasn’t improved the conditions for organizations worldwide.

The evolution of technology is not limited to just constructive development but has also paved the way for cyber attackers to leverage it for hacking by constantly coming up with more innovative, sophisticated, and complicated counter techniques. This is why cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing and popular criminal activities.

Keep reading to equip your business with appropriate cybersecurity for now and beyond!

Some Cyber-Attack Findings on How They Have Affected a Business?

Cyber attacks can have adverse effects on an enterprise as a whole. Below, we are listing down some of the significant impact cyberattacks have reportedly caused to know why safeguarding from them is necessary:

  • A recent report suggests that identity theft has hit about 60 million Americans. By 2023, cybercriminals are presumed to be stealing 33 billion records per year.
  • 43% of Cyberattacks target everybody, but as per the trends, small businesses are targeted. 
  • The data breaches costs vary according to the organization size and scope of the attack. Research showed that small organizations have to spend $3 million on an average per cyber attack. When considering larger organizations, this figure can reach $2.63 million to $5.25 million.
  • A report says that more than half of small businesses reported compromised credentials issues. It is the most commonly compromised data after personal, medical, and other details.
  • For larger organizations, 87% of data breaches were financially motivated.
  • The world is witnessing a 5th generation cyber-attack called Sunburst, one of the most sophisticated and multi-vector, resulting in a cyber pandemic impacting government offices and private sectors.
  • Research has witnessed a 50% increase in the average daily ransomware attacks, with Maze and Ryuk as the top culprits.

Here we have given you a glimpse of what losses a cyberattack can incur for any organization. To mitigate them, you first need to know the major types of cyberattacks, which we will find in the next section.

 Types of Cyber Attacks

 1. Phishing

Phishing attacks involve sending several fraudulent emails, messages, texts or any form of digital communication from a seemingly reliable source. The emails link the recipient to a malicious page or file to access your device, install malicious software or extract user data.

Types of Phishing Attacks:

  • Pharming: Captures user credentials with a fake login page.
  • Spear Phishing: Targets attacks at specific companies or individuals.
  • Whaling: Targets senior executives and stakeholders.

2. Malware

Malware is a malicious cyberattack that happens when a user clicks an unwanted link or email attachment to install malicious software. It includes various types of attacks: spyware, virus, and worms. What it can do to the system is that:

  • Repudiate access to the critical network components
  • Retrieving data to access information
  • Disrupts the system completely

Common types of Malware are:

  • Ransomware: Denies data access threatening to delete it until a ransom amount is paid. 
  • Spyware: A program that collects user information and sends it to a remote user. The attacker can use the information for blackmailing or downloading and installing other malicious programs.
  • Trojan: A hidden program inside a useful program maliciously that attackers can exploit.
  • Virus: Infects applications by replicating themselves, infecting other code. It can attach to executable code or create a virus file with a .exe extension.
  • Worms: Self-contained networks and computer programs installed through email attachments and overloaded on an email server.

3. Internet of Things (IoT) Attacks

An internet connection offers convenience and ease to the user across every device, but it also provides attackers with several access points to exploit. Due to the interconnectivity, attackers can breach an entry point and enter into the network to exploit other devices.

With the rapid growth of IoT devices, IoT attacks have become more popular as low priority is given to embedded security in these devices and their operating systems.

4. Password Attack

Though passwords are the most authenticated and popular methods to secure an information system, they are the most attractive targets for cyber attackers. Accessing a user’s password can grant an attacker access to confidential user data and systems to be manipulated and controlled.

Attackers use several methods to identify a password, including social engineering, accessing a password database, testing the network connection for unencrypted passwords, or even guessing them. 

 5. Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) Attacks

In a MitM attack, an attacker acts as a mediator between two parties to steal and manipulate data by interrupting traffic. It exploits a network’s security vulnerabilities, such as public WiFi, to get into a visitor’s device and network. Phishing or malware attacks often execute a MitM attack, which is very difficult to detect.

6. Denial-of-Service (DOS) Attack

DOS attacks overload systems, servers, and networks with traffic to access the resources rendering the system unable to process legitimate requests. DoS attacks hindering service requests response. DDoS attacks are destined to achieve service denial and take the system offline, making the system vulnerable to other attacks in its network.

7. Rootkits

Rootkits are hidden in software, where they gain remote control and admin access over a system, which the cyber attacker uses to steal passwords, credentials to retrieve data.

Rootkits are proliferated through email attachments and insecure website downloads. Once the program starts making changes in the OS, the rootkit itself installs in the system and remains inactive.

Knowing and recognizing a cyberattack is the first and foremost step to avoiding it. In the next section, we will explain how Evren can help counter these adversaries and safeguard your organizational assets.

How Can Evren Counter Cyber Attacks?

Evren, as an operating system, offers managed, secured, and user-friendly solutions by which organizations can deal with the most complex end-user IT & security challenges with the aid of automation. With Evren’s endpoint security solutions, your workstations and company devices are always protected against cyber threats with the edges as it offers application sandboxing and user activity management with the least privilege principles.

Evren OS comes with these default cybersecurity solutions that- 

  • Safe browsing experience for all the browsers
  • Whitelisting or blacklisting URLs for enhanced productivity
  • Lesser phishing and malware attacks
  • Regulated Google services
  • Hard disk encryption
  • Sandboxing apps for attack isolation
  • Automatic upgrades & installation of patches
  • Settings and controls to nullify/prevent end-user negligence
  • Automated security updates
  • Reduced risk against malware or ransomware attacks
  • Scaling on-demand operations without risks
  • Full logs management and delivery

The team is always at your side to raise your workforce productivity, letting you grow and stay competitive.

Features of Evren:

Evren offers a plethora of exclusive features when it comes to securing endpoint IT devices mentioned below:

  1. Full Disk Encryption: Protects the entire drive files from unauthorized access. It is the first line of defense if a device is lost or stolen.
  2. URL Filtering (Phishing & Rootkits): Allows admins to allow and block URLs to make users visit certain websites. Restricted internet access can ensure productivity and protect your organization from the viruses and malicious content on the websites.
  3. Restrict Google Services to Domain (Phishing & Rootkits): Restrict Google accounts to only certain domains used on the browser.
  4. Log Management: Evren parses device logs and converts them into a machine readable (JSON) format for monitoring.
  5. Device and User Policy Management: Manage user privileges, restrict administrative permissions to end-users, restrict what settings users can/cannot modify, etc.
  6. Certificate Management (IoT and Password attacks): Used to deploy, manage and remove device certificates used for authenticating applications and networks.
  7. Connectivity Management and Control (IoT and MitM attacks): For managing and controlling the user connectivity
  8. Asset Management: Tracks organizational assets running Evren OS, with detailed apps, patches and configuration information, and enables complete hardware asset management of the endpoints too, which helps in catering to the inventory and financial needs.
  9. Application Sandboxing (isolation) and Management (Malware): Keeps different apps or software isolated from each other.
  10. USB Storage Management: Enables or Disables USB storage on your managed devices.
  11. Bluetooth Enable/Disable: Enables or disables your managed device’s Bluetooth without additional scripts or tools.
  12. Printer Management: Allows or prevents users from adding/removing printers on your managed devices without additional scripts or tools.
  13. Monitoring & Reporting: System reports and data of device and application usage to understand the usage patterns for reporting compliance.
  14. Privileged Access Management: Admin privileges are not given to the users, and the admin password is available to IT admin only via the OS manager portal, which is device-specific.


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