How do data breach detection tools work? How can these tools help you? And how can you take full advantage of these kinds of tools for your company’s security? Find out below.
Data Breach Detection Tools
What are data breach detection tools? These are tools that help you monitor and detect data breaches. What is a data breach? It’s the unauthorized access of confidential information, such as client and customer data, financial information, and intellectual property.
A data breach can come from external sources, such as hackers and cybercriminals, or the inside of an organization. There are two kinds of data breaches: internal and external. A breach that happens from the inside of an organization is called an insider threat, which we’ll cover in another post.
How do data breach detection tools work? These tools can be hardware, software, or even a combination of both. They work by monitoring and analyzing your network for signs of suspicious activity and unusual activity.
How Data Breach Detection Tools Help
This technology can help you:
- Detecting suspicious activity. These tools can monitor your network for suspicious behavior that may indicate the presence of a cybercriminal on your network. For example, if someone tries to access your network from an unknown location or tries to access sensitive information on your network that doesn’t need to be accessed (or shouldn’t be accessed), you will know about it right away through these tools.
- Detecting unusual activity. Monitor your network for unusual behavior that may be the result of a security weakness in your company’s system or a data breach. For example, if a new employee starts accessing files they shouldn’t have access to, they will be reported to the appropriate authorities immediately through these tools.
- Real-time monitoring. These tools can monitor your network in real-time. So, if there is suspicious activity (whether it is the result of a data breach or not), you will be able to know about it in real-time.
- Monitor your network for signs of an internal breach. When someone on an internal network is up to no good, it leads to an internal threat, which leads to a data breach. To prevent this from happening, you need to monitor your network for signs of an internal threat. If you are not monitoring for this kind of suspicious behavior, you could be vulnerable to an internal threat that leads to a data breach.
What Can You Do With These Tools?
Data breach detection tools can help you protect your company’s data and information from cybercriminals and other malicious actors. But how do you take advantage of this technology?
Monitor your network for signs of an external breach. The number one use of data breach detection tools is to monitor your network for signs of an external breach.
If you are not monitoring your network for these signs, you could be vulnerable to an external breach that could lead to a data breach. So, to take full advantage of these tools, monitor your network for signs of an external breach.
As mentioned above, if someone on an internal network is up to no good, it leads to an internal threat, which leads to a data breach. Thus, you need to use these tools always.