Cyber crimes growth and trend in the recent threat landscape is due to the widened exposure of industries and individuals’ gaps to the attackers.
This is one big reason why cybercrime is so prevalent and easy for cybercriminals to get an increased attack surface during such global crises and pandemic situations.
Security and safety challenges rank among the most burning and sensational concerns for recent and future years.
Challenges and factors like as, cyber-crime, terrorism, and environmental disasters has already caused a severe impact to the millions and millions of lives across the world. But it won’t end.
Today’s interconnected world using an emerging IoT space, cyber security attacks and threats are ever increasing and grown to 600% from previous years and are so complex that it is difficult to find out the source of attack or hackers.
Most of the attacks channeled by widespread globalization and networked infrastructure and cloud movement. Many new techniques of safety and security concern and needs have grown.
Cybercrime is an illegal activity and attackers, or groups of activities cost millions of dollars to businesses or individuals.
Cybercrimes and events can be broadly classified as-
1. Hacking into public and private sectors
2. Virus propagation
3. Cyber Terrorism
4. Computer Vandalism
5. Software and license piracy
6. Phishing and Spoofing
Of all attacks in history the Ransomware attack remains on the most highlighted and cybercrime threat list of 2020.
In recent times law and government agencies have seen huge rise in defacement of websites and targeted attacks on industry segments and mostly goes unnoticed and are most targeted, profitable and cause severe economic outage and damage. If ransomware provides relatively easy income for cybercriminals and continues to cause significant destruction and financial impact on organizations, it is likely to remain the top Headlines”.
The Cyber security governance program serves different purposes.
The main objective of a rigid Cyber Defense program and approach is to spread awareness amongst all individuals, industries and employees, suppliers, vendors and contractors and relevant authorities’ bodies of their obligatory requirements for protecting the technology and information assets of the individuals and organizations.
Best Cyber defense program describes the technology and information assets that individuals and people around the world and industries shall protect and identifies many of the threats to the assets.
Cyber security risk is measurable and depends on quantified and qualified or classified aspects of-
1. The data or information assets.
2. Characteristics of the information system holding or preserving the data.
3. The definitions and characteristics of internal or external threat to the environment and geo-political impact.
4. Systems or Environmental or Geolocation vulnerabilities and risks.
5. Finally, the likelihood that the event or situation could evolve itself within a given situation, information system or assets.
External threats evolve rapidly and are persistent based on the criminal intention or the resources of the attacker, whether they are criminal or state or government sponsored vectors.
All attack vectors may not be necessarily external, there is a factor on rise of Insider or Internal threats that may arouse either accidental or intentional.