Criticality of cyber security in today's digital age
Cyber security nowadays is of great importance because it protects personal information and data that we put online from cyber attacks, fraud, privacy breaches and other threats. In our daily lives we now take it for granted; in fact, we do not notice what goes on behind the scenes. However, if there were not realities that operate and protect us indirectly from the potential loss of our information, even more so if we are referring to sensitive information, we would not be able to use all the technologies at our disposal so casually today.
Cyber security has changed considerably since the birth of the first computers. In the early days, computers were used primarily by governments and large corporations, and cyber threats were mainly internal attacks by malicious employees. As the use of computers by ordinary people increased and the Internet expanded, cybersecurity threats evolved to include external attacks, such as viruses, worms, Trojans, and spyware.
Increases in the amount of digital data and the increasing use of computer systems and networks, cybersecurity threats have become increasingly sophisticated and specialized, such as phishing attacks, ransomware encryption, and DDoS attacks.
With increasing digitization, cybersecurity has become a priority for companies and organizations in all sectors, not just those working with sensitive data.
Moreover, with the expansion of IoT (Internet of Things), security of networks of connected devices has also become a growing concern.
Zscaler was founded in 2007 by Jay Chaudhry and K. Kailash. Today it is based in San Jose, California. The company offers a variety of capabilities for cloud-based businesses to protect them from cyber threats such as malware, phising, DDoS attacks, VPN security and access management, and more. This protection follows the Zero Trust and SSE (Software-Defined Perimeter) paradigm, through multi-factor authentication, conditional access, micro-segmentation, management and monitoring that aims to protect corporate resources from any unauthorized access, regardless of geographic location or location within the user's corporate network.
CrowdStrike is a cybersecurity company specializing in endpoint security. Their flagship product, the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to protect against cyber threats such as malware, ransomware, and advanced persistent threats.
CrowdStrike's AI offering is called Threat Graph, the brain behind the company's artificial intelligence-enabled cybersecurity solutions. Threat Graph can help CrowdStrike manage 4 trillion cyber events per week and make 50 million decisions per minute.
The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Sunnyvale, Calif.