IT & Finance Biggest Targets for Cyber Attacks
You know cyber attacks happen daily, but do you know how many happen each day in each industry?
You may be surprised to learn IT, an industry overseeing technology is the biggest target for cyber-attacks. Why? Due to many companies using an outside IT company, hackers are attracted to the thought of gaining access to the information of several companies at once compared to just one. It is reported that is 2017, IT companies received over 1,000 attacks each day!
Following being IT with 983 attacks per day, is the finance industry. 2017 presented a new meaning of the word “currency” as cryptocurrency hit the market, so did the temptation for attacks. With the anticipated result to gain access to bank accounts, companies in the finance industry must be fully aware of the potential threats.
The most common types of attacks that hit all industries including IT and finance were cross-site scripting (xss), sql injection, path traversal and local file inclusion attacks, As it’s not just one type of attack that companies need to be aware of, staying on top of all current threats is big task-especially if you are a small business.
Even if you may not be in the above-mentioned fields, all businesses-no matter how small-are actually targets. We here at Lincoln Archives and LACyber aim to ensure you have the best policies and procedures in place for when an attack does happen, because and it’s truly about “when”, not “if” an attack happens. From readiness services, to document management, to Data Breach notification, we are the only comprehensive Data Breach Defense organization in WNY.
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by Kathryn Turner