Cyber security, also known as computer security or IT security, is the field of protecting computer systems from theft of information, damage of hardware, software, or data, the disruption of services through denial-of-service attacks or the misdirection of services through botnets.
This whitepaper addresses the fact that no business is safe from cyber threats and provides the statistics that prove this, with cyber theft being the fastest growing crime in the United States and the majority of chief information security officers (CISOs) saying that intelligence on cyber threats is their top priority. They then provide a solution to this problem by explaining how you can get consistent, reliable, in-depth, and real-time intelligence on the latest threats to cyber security so you can keep your company or organization safe.
The field of cyber security is rapidly growing in importance as the world increasingly relies on the Internet and wireless networks, computer systems, smart devices, and the many other devices that make up the Internet of Things. There are a many different vulnerabilities, exposures, and attacks that companies should be aware of, including backdoors that allow bypassing of security, denial of service attacks, direct-access attacks, eavesdropping, phishing, privilege escalation, social engineering, tampering, spoofing through use of emails, IP addresses, Media Access Control addresses, and biometric samples, and the new type of multivector, polyrhythmic cyber threats, classified as fifth generation cyberattacks.
All types of computer systems are at risk, and the number is only getting bigger, including financial regulators and institutions, telecommunications, the power grid, nuclear power plants, energy companies, utilities, industrial equipment, the aviation industry, consumer devices such as personal computers and mobile devices, large corporations, increasingly computerized automobiles, government and military systems, medical devices and hospital systems, the energy sector, and the Internet of Things.