A Cyber Attack can happen to any Business, any place, any time. The modern hacker is becoming more and more sophisticated with their approach, and Businesses are coming to realize that their data and security are at risk. Fortunately, these attacks have allowed us to remain educated and have allowed us to understand how and what is at risk when a Cyber Attack does occur. Knowledge and prevention strategies along with a comprehensive a Cyber Insurance plan are the best defense you can have when protecting your Business from Cyber Attacks.
Below are some of the most common types of Cyber Attacks that can occur:
A denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a type of Cyber Attack that aims to overwhelm a system’s resources so that it cannot respond to requests made by the server.
A server could be your website, a customer-portal of some kind, a store, data servers, and other types of online environments that directly connect you with your customers.
Some of the easiest methods of gaining access to your data comes in the form of a Malware attack.
A Malware attack is when an infected software finds its way onto a computer’s hard drive, leaving breadcrumbs for the attacker to find. These types of Malware can also create hidden doors that allow the hacker to access your security system.
A Phishing attack is a type of attack that disguises itself in a unique way. These attacks are often designed to replicate a legitimate offer.
For example, if you have ever received an email from a company asking you to confirm your banking information – but have never purchased anything with that company, you may have been a target for a Phishing scam.
What’s the best defense?
The best defense starts at the frontline; your Employees. Training your employees to know what to look out for will help them identify and prevent day to day Cyber Attack attempts such as Phishing, Malware, and DDoS attacks. Regardless of if you are a small, medium, or large Business – having this knowledge from the get go will help you now and down the road. This is why our Cyber Insurance packages always come with comprehensive online training for all of your Employees!