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How to protect your data networks against a state-sponsored cyber-attack

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Many data security experts believe that the number of state-sponsored cyber-attacks will continue to rise in the near future. Big organisations in any country represent the most attractive and vulnerable targets for state-sponsored cybercriminals. Such organisations’ data security measures are no match for the tools and techniques used by the criminals to break into their databases. To protect your organisation against such threats, the following ideas can be implemented:

Isolating organisational data

Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the ways to prevent a state-sponsored cyber-attack is to remove the files and folders containing sensitive data from your organisation’s cloud storage facilities. Maintaining local copies of digital documents can prevent attackers from accessing them through the internet. Moreover, if such files are shared online, the transfer channels (organisational networks) must be safeguarded with intelligent firewalls and other cyber-security tools. Most importantly, data sent online must be encrypted to ensure the prevention of information breach along the way.

Deploying quantum computing

Quantum computing can be a potent tool in the hands of cybercriminals. Quantum computing tools are powerful enough to blitz through most data security barriers in organisations. To counter that, entanglement, a concept related to quantum physics, can be used. Entanglement is a property by which the physical and chemical natures of two particles are strongly interconnected. A change in the structure or composition of one particle triggers a perceptible change in the other one too. Using this concept, organisations can create evolving data security frameworks to protect their digital assets.

Radical solutions must be used to protect your company from state-sponsored cyberthreats.

Sonit Jain, CEO of GajShield Infotech 

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