The information infrastructure is a global network that includes people, groups, organisations and regulations. It works together to improve the creation and dissemination of information and knowledge. This network’s primary goal is to spread knowledge throughout society.
All businesses, large and small alike, as well as governments, are now relying on computerized systems for their day-today operations. This makes Cybersecurity a top priority in order to protect data from online threats and breaches.
Cyber threats are the most prominent threat to the cyber environment at the moment. It is hard to believe that individuals and organizations could be the victims of this crime. Cyber threats can affect any item that uses the internet. Threats are harmful and obnoxious to the majority of people. Infected individuals with malware can lose intellectual property, have their online bank accounts exposed, or spread more malware to other computers in the network. Cyberattacks of a higher level can compromise corporate data and disrupt critical infrastructure.
Cyber Crime and Terrorism rank second on the FBI’s priority lists, after Counter-Terrorism and Anti-Intelligence.
Common Attack Methods that are Used
Below is a brief description and list of cyber-attack techniques that continue to pose a serious threat to public and private sector organizations.
MitM attacks are when attackers interfer with client and server interactions. The attacker alters the IP address of the trusted client to fool the server into believing it is communicating with the trusted client. Here are some common MitM attacks:
DDoS (Distributed Deny of Service)
A Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS), is a distributed attack that sends large volumes of traffic to one device to disrupt its normal operation.
DDoS attacks allow attackers to physically harm victims, rather than steal their data. These attacks overwhelm the network with large amounts of data, pushing its limits.
Malware that operates across multiple platforms
Malware is no longer a problem only for Windows-based computers. Cyber attackers are motivated to create cross-platform malware because of the variety of operating systems that are available.
Malware with Metamorphic or Polymorphic Properties
This virus is constantly changing its code so every new version is different.
This is usually done via email. The attackers send a bogus message, email, web link, or phone call to obtain our personal data. Phishing attackers are primarily looking to steal your personal and confidential information such as login credentials and card information. They might also try to install malware on your system.
Top 10 Security Trends in 2021
News of cyberattacks, ransomware and data breaches is becoming more common. This requires constant technological advancement. We will be discussing the top cybersecurity trends in 2021 in greater detail.
1. Automated Cybercrime. The first cyber security trend in 2021 will be automotive cyberattacks. Autonomous software is embedded in modern vehicles and allows drivers to communicate with each other in areas like engine timing and cruise control, as well as door locks, airbags and advanced driver assistance systems. Bluetooth and WiFi technologies allow communication between these vehicles. Unauthorized users can attack these vehicles. More co