How Cyber Attacks Happen?
Cyber Attacks are constantly occurring worldwide.
Common Types of Cyber Attack
Malware, or malicious software, is any program or file that is harmful to a computer user. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and spyware. These malicious programs can perform a variety of functions, including stealing, encrypting or deleting sensitive data, altering or hijacking core computing functions and monitoring users’ computer activity without their permission.
Misconfiguration is simply that – incorrectly assembling the IT systems of business. These misconfigurations typically occur when holes are left in IT architecture by IT administrators, technicians, or anyone else with access to systems. They can occur at any level and can lead an attacker right into the system and result in a partially or even totally compromised system.
A patch is a software update comprised code inserted (or patched) into the code of an executable program. Typically, a patch is installed into an existing software program. Patches are often temporary fixes between full releases of a software package. Patches may do any of the following: Fix a software bug; Install new drivers; Address new security vulnerabilities; Address stability issues;
A security culture is a facet of the broader corporate culture that encourages employees to make decisions and fulfill their day-to-day duties in alignment with the organization’s security policies. By embedding security best practices in employees’ daily activities, you can mitigate cyber risks and improve compliance with even the most severe regulations
Attack patterns within this category focus on the manipulation and exploitation of people. The techniques defined by each pattern are used to convince a target into performing actions or divulging confidential information that benefit the adversary, often resulting in access to computer systems or facilities. In most cases, the adversary never comes face-to-face with the victim.