A Weak Cyber Security System Can Become One’s Worst Nightmare

Cyber security is a practice of protecting valuable information, programs and networks from being attacked, stolen or compromised by unauthorized access


A weak Cyber Security System can become one's worst nightmare
Published By - Kelsey Taylor

What is Cyber Security all about & why is it so important, anyway?

Cyber security is a practice of protecting valuable information, programs and networks from being attacked, stolen or compromised by unauthorized access to data centers and other computerized systems.

We are living in a digital era. Whether it be booking a hotel room, shopping online or even booking a cab, we’re constantly using the internet and inherently constantly generating data. This data is generally stored on the cloud which is basically a huge data server or data center that you can access online, also we use an array of devices to access this data.

Now for data exploits or hackers, it’s a golden age with so many access points, public IP addresses and constant traffic. With tons of data to exploit, these hackers are having a good time exploiting vulnerabilities and creating malicious software for the same and most of all cyber-attacks are evolving by the day. Hackers are becoming more innovative and creative with their malware and how they bypass virus scans and firewalls still baffle many people.

Cyber-Threat is Everyone’s Concern

Protect yourself from unauthorized access, as your data is easily accessible across the internet. Weak cyber security can lead to an unauthorized access to your valuable information. After all, you wouldn’t leave your home unlocked when you’re heading off to the work. Below mentioned are some common types of cyber-threats:

Malware: – Malware refers to a form of malicious or unwanted software which has been specifically designed to attain access to one’s computer and damage it without the knowledge of the user. It can replicate itself over the internet and can conceal itself in useful applications. There are different types of malware, which includes worm, trojan horse, ransomware, viruses, adware, backdoor, spyware and scareware.

Phishing: – Phishing is a type of attack that steals user’s personal information using deceptive e-mails or websites, which includes credit card numbers and login credentials. It occurs when an attacker, tricks a victim into opening an email, or text message. The recipient is then duped into clicking a malicious link, which can lead to an installation of malware.

Man-in-the-middle (MitM): – A Man-in-the-middle attack is a form of eavesdropping which occurs when an attacker monitors the communication between a client and a server.

Summary

Weak Cyber Security can become your organizations biggest liability. Any organization with sensitive data or assets can be attacked, regardless of size or industry. All organizations should seek to enhance their corporate information security procedures while avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls.


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