Power grids (much like the construction industry) more and more depend on the Internet to operate, which makes them increasingly vulnerable when it comes to cyber threats as well. If you think that you are starting to read the plot of some low-budget movie, you are mistaken. Not only are cyber threats aimed at power grids the reality of our time, but it wouldn’t actually take much for all of us to be left out of power when we least expect it because of some black-hat hacker and their dishonorable intentions.
When it comes to Industrial Control Systems operating within a customized network, one thing should be glaringly obvious – they are extremely difficult to secure. Their computing capabilities are just about enough for running their primary operating functions, but they cannot authenticate incoming messages, authorize users, log network traffic, support online updates, or use the OSI protocol stack. What is more, many use entirely proprietary, vendor-specific protocols.
It’s becoming more and more difficult to protect your company in the age of cyber threats. As network environments grow in size and complexity, so do the new attack options, all the while costing business owners billions of dollars in implementing successful security measures. To help you in that endeavour, we have come up with 5 cyber threats every security leader should prepare their organization for in 2018.
Are you still wondering if cyber threats can affect your business? If you are, then you couldn’t possibly be ready for them… Such a mistake on your part!
Cyber attacks have become a daily occurrence, or worse yet, a daily threat for every business owner. The first step towards being safe is identifying threats, so we’ve compiled a list of ways cyber attacks can and will damage your company. So, let’s count them down!
As we’ve all witnessed, 2017 has been the year of cyberthreats. Not many people and businesses can boast about not having fallen victim to cyber attackers as well as various forms of malicious software. To better prepare ourselves for such dangers, we have come up with a list of basic differences between a pair of them – ransomware and scareware.
If your business is present in the online world, then you must be aware of various Social Media platforms and the way they connect you directly with your customers. As the world gets more and more dynamic, so does your promotion – as much of your content as it does of your business as a whole. That’s why it’s important to stay in the race, by approaching your customers where they spend most of their time and through channels they most do it on – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, etc.
If you are running a small business (or a little bit bigger, why not), one of the things to think about is the importance of securing your website. But apart from that, if you want to connect with your customers and provide them with the means to actually make a purchase (regardless whether it is a product or a service you are selling) or just make an inquiry, you must have a contact form on your website.
As you already know if you have a WordPress powered website, WP is the biggest CMS platform in the world. It powers almost 60% of all websites while more than 28% of website content is managed by it. This means that WordPress manages over 66 million websites, while at least 17 blog posts are published through it every second.
As you must be aware, 2017 has been a cyber security nightmare. With constant and diverging cyber attacks, rare are those who can claim to have not fallen victim to black hat hackers this past year. Ransomware attacks such as WannaCry, NotPetya and Locky had the greatest effect on those who live and work in the cyberspace, but things are not so abstract as you might think. Aside from targeting vast amounts of money, cyber attacks have also come so far as to endanger people’s lives by targeting hospitals and medical equipment that keep countless people alive.
Having that kind of reach over our lives is anything but innocent, so we have come up with a comprehensive list of cyber threats to prepare for in 2018.