Forms Of Cybersecurity Threats

 

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The 2018 Digital Security Summit was thought to be the cybersecurity event of the year. The attendees, which reached nearly 2000, were composed of security experts, tech providers, and leaders, and board-level decision-makers. The main purpose of the event was to look into future security strategies and help safeguard the country from developing threats. The speaker lineup was excellent, starting with the higher-ups from the United Nations, Health and Safety Executive, Mastercard, and The Trainline. All these reputable organizations were present to share updated information on security and in turn, learn new strategies from fellow major organizations.

One important issue discussed during the event was cybersecurity threats. Let us discuss here briefly what cybersecurity is and what are some examples of cybersecurity threats.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is the term used to describe a system that is utilized to protect the internet and its parts, including software, hardware, and data from evolving cyber threats. It is used by companies, organizations, and individuals in order to protect them against prohibited access to their computerized systems and data centers.

Social Engineering is a type of unaccredited attack that depends mostly on human interaction to persuade users into breaching security measures and to acquire sensitive information that is usually protected.

Malware is malicious software that can be in the form of a program or file and can be used to destroy a computer user. Examples include computer viruses, worms, spyware, and Trojan horses.

Phishing is a type of trickery wherein fraudulent emails are being sent. These emails are similar to those that come from well-respected sources but are actually meant to steal confidential data, including login or credit card information.

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Ransomware attacks are forms of malware where the attacker locks someone’s computer system including his files and other pertinent data. The attacker does this through encryption and usually demands payment for him to decrypt and unlock the system.

 

 


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