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Importance of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Every business carries the risk of being faced with a disaster. In business, disaster can refer to cyber attacks, device failure, loss of data, or natural disasters. Disasters cannot be predicted, however businesses can recover from them with the help of precautionary measures, thereby ensuring business continuity. The concept of disaster recovery originates from this idea.

What is Kali Linux?

Kali Linux is a Linux distribution that is specifically designed for penetration testing. It is based on Debian and comes pre-installed with numerous tools for penetration testing, system assessment, and security auditing. There hundreds of tools available in Kali Linux available for reverse engineering, digital forensics, scanning and other forms of cyber surveillance. Kali Linux is funded by Offensive Security, one of the world's leading firms in cybersecurity training.

Prior to Kali Linux, the distribution that was mainly popular with pen-testers was BackTrack. Kali Linux was a complete restructuring of the Debian based BackTrack and was officially released on 13th March 2013.

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What is malvertising?

With the rise of social media platforms and online portals, advertisements have exploded on the internet. Unfortunately, this also provides the perfect opportunity for black hat hackers to disguise malicious content in the form of attractive advertisements.

Companies spend a lot of time, effort, and resources to generate Ad content that is tuned to attract the attention of their customer base. Companies often collect customer information such as their online behavior, opinions on social media and preferences in order to target their Ad content better. By simply imitating such ad pages hackers are able to gain the trust of honest customers and trick them into downloading malware or opening a corrupt link leading to further exploitation.

Prevention of Security Vulnerabilities

While hackers are notorious for criminal activities on the cyber-space such as theft of sensitive data and takedowns of web pages, not all hackers are indulged in such dubious activities. Hackers are typically classified into three categories: white hat, grey hat, and black hat. The black hat hackers are your typical cyber-criminals, and the grey hats engage in cyber-attacks as a means of protest against corrupt practices by governments and organizations. The white hackers are professional hackers who are employed by companies to hack their systems. Such hackers penetrate corporate systems to identify and fix loopholes and backdoors. White hat hackers are the good guys who make all software related services more secure.