Five Recommendations for Protection Against Advanced Hacking Attacks

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Document and share attack reports across the IT department.

At every moment of every day, document the details of every attack, including where it is hitting the system, where it is coming from, what kind of attack it is, when and so on. Compile and share this information across the IT team so every member is aware of what types of attacks the system is facing. Consistencies within the report may shed light on a specific hacker group trying to use one type of malware to attack different parts of the business. This information sharing will help the IT team better understand what the system is up against and how best to protect it.

In today’s information security landscape, it is not a question of “if,” but a question of “when” your network will be breached. Many breaches happen because people are not following policy. As a result, some of the most severe incidents have been detected by simplistic methods. Also, when it comes to significant breaches, the role of insiders should not be downplayed. For example, Vodafone was recently compromised when someone with knowledge of the organization accessed and stole its customer lists, including payment information.

Organizations must have a strategy in place to lessen the likelihood that their systems and data are breached by anticipating and preparing for these threats. Ken Silva, senior vice president for cyber strategy of ManTech's Mission, Cyber and Technology Solutions group, offers five recommendations for protection against advanced hacking attacks.


Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

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