Cyber Security Threats, the possibility of a malicious attempt to damage or disrupt a computer network or system and to access files and infiltrate or steal data.
The Threat is defined as a possibility. The threat is very closely identified with the actor or adversary attempting to gain access to a system.
There are many types of threats like Phishing, Adware, Spyware, etc… Threats constantly evolve to find new ways to annoy, steal and harm the system. Example of online cyber security threats like computer viruses, spyware threats, etc…
Cyber threats typically consist of one or more of the following types of attacks:
- Advanced Persistent Threats
- DoS or DDoS
- Theft of Money
- Data Manipulation
- Data Destruction
- Man in the Middle
How to prevent Cyber Security Threats?
- The Cyber Security policy should include procedures to prevent and detect misuse, as well as guidelines for conducting insider investigations.
- Install, use and regularly update antivirus and antispyware software on every computer used in business.
- Use a firewall for internet connection.
- Encrypting data and securing hardware.
- Download and install software updates for operating systems and applications as they become available.
- Control physical access to computers and network components.
- Secure Wi-Fi networks. If you have a Wi-Fi network for workplace make sure it is secure and hidden.
- Regularly change passwords and use strong authentication.
- Limit employee access to data and information and limit authority to install the software.