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4 New Security Threats You May Not Have Heard Of

You will have to know about these security threats in the coming decade.

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June 17, 2021
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Security Threats You May Not Have Heard Of

The digital age is creating many new security threats for organizations. You must understand these threats so you can safely navigate this changing world. These threats could have potentially damaging implications for your business. They could hold you at ransom, or they could even cause you significant losses. These threats are only going to get bigger as time goes on. They will also change the way your business works, as you will need to spend a lot more time and effort focusing on security. The good thing is you can count on companies like Microsoft and Intel to provide you with hardware and software solutions to help alleviate some of these problems. However, you will still need to learn more for your organization to be successful.

Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks are also getting more prevalent for many organizations. In the past, these attacks have affected parts of the British healthcare system. They can be devastating for an organization, as they encrypt your entire infrastructure. If you are running networked desktop computers from HP Inc., they could potentially be at risk if you are not careful. You need to understand the way these malware tools work so you can work with your staff to prevent anything from happening.

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Social Engineering

Most organizations get hacked because of social engineering. The reality is that modern software can be robust and safe. However, the people running that software are prone to making mistakes. Your organization should have a plan for dealing with social engineering attacks. You should test people regularly to help them understand what not to do when it comes to divulging certain information to outside sources.

DDOS Attacks

Distributed Denial of Service attacks are also more prevalent today. A bad actor may try to flood your network with terabytes or even petabytes of traffic. They would then demand money to make it stop. You should have top-notch network appliances to ensure that this cannot happen to your organization. On top of that, your people should also know how to use a basic software firewall. It could potentially save your business a lot of downtime in the future.

Wrap Up

Security threats are only going to get worse with time. As we move everything into the digital sphere, hackers and other bad actors will continually look for ways to take advantage of organizations.

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[1] CSO Online

[2] Cloud Flare

[3] Imperva