Targeted attacks and how to defend against them. In the past, businesses that invested in effective IT security could reasonably expect that random attacks would pass them by and leave their mark on less well-defended organisations. However, this is no longer the case. The growing aspirations of cyber-criminals to seek greater profits and the rise of hacktivism have led to more targeted attacks. If it’s your business attackers are after, they are more determined than ever to find a way in.
The trouble at your door - Targeted cyber-attacks in the UK and Europe
The research presented in this report has a clear message; your organisation will almost certainly be the victim of a targeted cyber-attack at some point. There is a greater than 1 in 10 chance that this will lead to serious data loss and/or reputational damage. However, putting in place certain ‘before, during and after’ measures can minimise the data losses, reputational damage and overall business cost of such attacks.