TYPES OF CYBER-ATTACKS — AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM.

Today’s cyber-criminals employ several complex techniques to avoid detection as they sneak quietly into corporate networks to steal intellectual property or hold files for ransom. Their threats are often encrypted to evade detection.

TYPES OF CYBER-ATTACKS

Once they have exploited a target, attackers will attempt to download and install malware onto the compromised system. In many instances, the malware used is a newly evolved variant that traditional anti-virus solutions don’t yet know about

Cyber-attack strategy | Bombard networks with malware around the clock.

Attacks come in from all vectors: in email, on mobile devices, in web traffic as well as via automated exploits. On top of this, the size of your company doesn’t matter. To a hacker you are an IP address, an email address or a prospect for a watering hole attack. Attackers use automated tools to execute exploits or to launch phishing emails throughout the day and night.

The problem that many organizations face is not having the right tools for the job. Many lack automated tools to help scrub traffic, protect endpoints and filter out bad email. Others run firewalls that can’t see into encrypted traffic for hidden threats or rely on limited onboard system memory to store malware signatures.

TYPES OF CYBER-ATTACKS

Counter-attack | Protect your network every minute of every day.

With hundreds of new malware variants developed every hour, organizations need up-to-the-minute, real-time protection against the latest threats. An effective security solution needs to be continuously updated, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, because the number of malware types and variants is so large, it exceeds the available memory of any firewall.

Firewalls should use a network sandbox and the cloud in order to provide the broadest view of malware and discover brand new variants and best identify them. Plus, make sure your security solution also supports dynamically updated protection not only at the firewall gateway, but at mobile and remote endpoints, as well as for your email


Cyber-attacks are on the rise, but there are effective defenses.

When you are ready to evaluate counter-attack solutions to fit your network environment call ACS on: (01) 846 4200