CyberSecurity is the process designed to protect people, networks, computers,programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. There are manydifferent ways to do this including blagging, phishing, pharming andshouldering. There are also other methods of attack and malware to hack otherpeople’s information. There have been 34,151 cases of fraud.
We need cybersecurity to protect networks, banks, large companies and people with emailaddresses or any connection to the internet. Hackers can steal identities ormoney from banks and shut down large online companies.Potentialthreats can be blagging, which is when a person manages to obtain something(most likely money) by using persuasion or in an intelligent way. An example ofblagging is on the 11th of February when companies were ordered tohelp a blagging inquiry.
10 companies were being ordered to co-operate with aninquiry into the illegal “blagging” of private information. An informationcommissioner said insurers, law firms and security firms had been sent demands.The inquiry began after police said 98 companies had used private detectives toillegally gain information including bank and phone records.
Anotherthreat is phishing which is when people send emails pretending to be fromcompanies in order to persuade other people to reveal personal information,such as passwords and credit card numbers. An example of this is on the 13thof December when a woman, who is 84 years old, loses £140,000 in a phone’phishing’ scam. The residents of Tayside had been targeted by callerspretending to be from their banks or other business companies. The victims wereencouraged to either transfer money to another account or provide personal bankingdetails. Banks will never ask for personal information via mail. If anyone haveeven the slightest doubt that this isn’t their bank, they can contact theirbank for clarification. Another way to prevent this is to never go to a bankswebsite via email.Pharmingis the fraudulent practice of directing Internet users to a fake website that copiesthe appearance of a proper one in order to get personal information such aspasswords, account numbers and other personal information.
To prevent this, usea legitimate and trusted internet service provider and install better antivirussoftware.Onelast threat is shouldering which is when somebody looks over someone’s shoulderwhen they are entering their pin in a cash machine. To prevent this, it iseasiest to just cover it with their hand or lean in close to cover as much aspossible.Whatwe can expect in 2018 is:· 50% of organizations increased cybersecuritytraining for the security and IT staff.More organisations are becoming aware of the seriousness of cyber security andencouraging awareness and training in avoiding threats.
Many companies areholding briefings to spread awareness. Phishing is the one to be most aware ofso many colleagues are trying to catch each other out with phishing attacks. 91%of cyberattacks are from phishing emails meaning the majority of hacks are byemployees clicking on emails containing some form of malware. CybersecurityVentures predicts the security awareness training market will grow from $1billion in 2014 to $10 billion by 2027. · 49% of organizationsincreased the level of cybersecurity training for non-technical employees.
· 48% oforganizations increased their cybersecurity budgets.