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International Journal Of Electrical, Electronics And Computers(IJEEC)

Cultivating Proactive Cybersecurity Culture among IT Professional to Combat Evolving Threats

Dr Sivaraju Kuraku , Dinesh Kalla , Fnu Samaah , Nathan Smith

International Journal of Electrical, Electronics and Computers (IJECC), Vol-8,Issue-6, November - December 2023, Pages 1-7, 10.22161/eec.86.1

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Article Info: Received: 18 Oct 2023; Accepted: 20 Nov 2023; Date of Publication: 02 Dec 2023


In the current digital landscape, cybercriminals continually evolve their techniques to execute successful attacks on businesses, thus posing a great challenge to information technology (IT) professionals. While traditional cybersecurity approaches like layered defense and reactive security have helped IT professionals cope with traditional threats, they are ineffective in dealing with evolving cyberattacks. This paper focuses on the need for a proactive cybersecurity culture among IT professionals to enable them combat evolving threats. The paper emphasis that building a proactive security approach and culture can help among IT professionals anticipate, identify, and mitigate latent threats prior to them exploiting existing vulnerabilities. This paper also points out that as IT professionals use reactive security when dealing with traditional attacks, they can use it collaboratively with proactive security to effectively protect their networks, data, and systems and avoid heavy costs of dealing with cyberattack’s aftermaths and business recovery.

Digital landscape, cybercriminals, information technology (IT) professionals, cybersecurity, layered defense, reactive security, traditional threats, cyberattacks, proactive cybersecurity culture, reactive security, and proactive security.

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