Nowadays, cyber attacks can come from different places and in different ways. Some types of threats are more invasive than others, but they can all be equally devastating to an unprepared company. Some of the typical attackers and sources of threats through cyber security are:
Organized criminal groups
Competitors in your company
While all of these sources enter society from the outside, internal attacks pose another major threat to companies, often from an angry employee or contractor entrusted with network access.
Some of these attacks are not intentionally malicious, eg For example, when a user simply tests their limitations or searches the network for information they do not have access to. However, it is important to note that more and more criminal groups are encouraging insiders to intentionally inflict internal damage.
The types of cyber security threats that companies face
The appearance of this damage can vary. Therefore, we should take a moment to address the most common types of cyber security threats that companies need to know, whether they are external or internal attacks:
Identity fraud. Cybercriminals try to access your secure network in several ways, mostly by identity theft. By using social websites or email addresses, these scammers convince users to click on the wrong links, provide confidential or company information, or even download content to their computers or servers.
Malware If an identity theft victim initiates a download, there is a high probability that the received program is malicious or malicious. For example, a Trojan pattern is a form of malware disguised as legitimate software and is often used for its intended purpose without the user's knowledge. Malicious software comes in many forms, from spying on the system to manipulating code.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). This is a type of attack that overwhelms a server with requests from multiple sources and leads to overload, slowdown or even crashes. In this case, the system can be used effectively only if these numerous interactions are canceled and blocked.
Brute force or password attacks. With these threats, the attacker tries to use the program to access the network to find the working password. They are the main reason why it is important not to use all the password everywhere and why it is necessary to change these changes regularly.
Internet of Things (IoT) or algorithm manipulation. The more companies rely on portable technologies, industrial cloud computing devices and other IoT applications, the more vulnerable their data becomes. Because companies rely on automating their algorithms to interpret and use their data, they can also be exposed to threats in the form of these systems and codes that are compromised without frequent monitoring and occasional human interaction.
Data hijacking. This is a type of malware that, when opened, locks the system and encrypts the device so that no one can use it anymore. Ransomware is one of the most complex and harmful threats. The affected computer or server remains locked until a high ransom is paid, although some hackers fail to keep the promised unlock, which worsens the business.
These are some of the most common patterns of attacks that you can make cyber threat detection and prevent with appropriate security software. In addition to this list, companies should be familiar with the so-called Advanced Persistent Threats (APT).