Botnets are networks from compromised computers that are controlled externally by remote hackers. The remote hackers then send spam or attack other computers through these botnets.
Information Security Management (ISM) deals with the implementation and monitoring of a predefined security level for the IT environment. It includes confidentiality, integrity and availability.
Most companies’ cybersecurity strategy is reactive – triage to contain damage. The new way forward is to ensure cyber wellness, which is a proactive stance to prevent and respond to attacks.
Cybersecurity is the practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic and operational systems, networks and data from cyber attacks.
A cyber attack is an assault launched by cybercriminals using one or more computers against a single or multiple computers or networks. Cybercriminals use methods including malware, botnets, PUPs, and phishing.
The first of three steps is to designate a senior partner who’s the responsible officer for firm-wide cybersecurity. In the day-to-day management of technology or in a crisis, it is far better to have a skillful leader rather than a subject matter expert. In choosing the right person, his or her leadership skills — communication and crisis management — are equally important.
If you switch from reacting to attacks to preventing them through a cyber wellness program, you’ll be prepared. Here are four steps you need to take if a database gets hacked.
The military strategy called “Defense in Depth” can be applied to cybersecurity. It has defenders deployed in a series of pre-planned positions from which they can advantageously attack the advancing enemy.
Digital communication adds additional functionality and control – but also creates new vulnerabilities. It’s impossible to centrally control every connection with employees and clients – therefore a new approach is required.
There’s growing concern within intelligence communities that hostile governments could cyber-invade financial institutions, not to steal money — but to pollute, destroy and manipulate data. One of the biggest exposures lies in the cloud.