9 Types of Cyber Attacks Organizations Must Prepare For

Security Bourlevard

As an IT security professional, you must be hyper-aware of all the possible types of cyber attacks to your network and your business. This has always been one of the most difficult parts of your job, considering the ingenuity and perseverance of the criminals we must guard against, and how frequently cyber attacks can multiply as our systems (and the technology we rely on) evolve and expand. And now, your security operations processes are further challenged as your workforce shifts to 100% remote.

Now is the time to make sure your organization is able to identify and detect the most prevalent, and potentially the most harmful types of cyber threats against your organization today. The following are nine types of cyber attacks every security professional needs to be aware of.

1. Network intrusion
Intrusion refers to any unauthorized activity on your network, stealing valuable resources that result in placing your organization’s security at risk. There are a number of common cyber attack techniques that make up intrusions, including multi-routing, covert scripts, protocol impersonation, and traffic flooding. Network intrusions often present as unusual behavior, but not necessarily abnormal, which makes them difficult to detect and thus, slip under manual supervision.

2. Ransomware
Perhaps the most...

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