In the age of the digital world, cyber threats and vulnerabilities have gained the attention of security leaders as well as countries across the globe. The issue of cyber warfare is no longer limited to organizations. Rather, even state-sponsored cyber-attacks are being organized and launched against enemy states. Reuters news agency in the UK reported that the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace discovered that cyber-attacks on financial institutions are increasingly being linked to nation-states and the damages were disruptive and destructive, rather than just theft. The majority of nation-state attackers belonged to North Korea, China, Iran, and Russia.
Cybersecurity threats are evolving and the IT industry is on high alert. Modern cyber threats are more sophisticated and fast such as malware, phishing, cryptojacking, and IoT threats. The major cyber-attacks in 2019 witnessed that cybersecurity defenses were inefficient to prevent cyber threats altogether. The situation will even prevail in 2020. However, mitigation strategies can help to minimize the chances of data breaches.
In this article, we will explore some most harmful cyber threat types and prevention techniques that organizations must be aware of to thwart cyber-attacks.
Messages are one of the most popular ways of communication today. Most organizations and firms accept that the simplest method for transferring data is through Emails. According to Business Matters, a leading business magazine in the UK, there are plenty of vital areas in the business world, but there aren’t many more essential or important than Emails. Although Emails has paramount importance in modern day business, the emergence of sophisticated cyber-attacks is very dangerous for this communication method. Malicious actors have developed various phishing assaults which can endanger your business.
Phishing is the bad act of luring users to visit the malicious websites that apparently seems legitimate. The purpose of phishing is to trick users into revealing sensitive and personal information such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and so forth. More often, threat actors carry out phishing attacks by sending suspicious links or attachments through Emails and social media websites.