Is a Cyber War Brewing?
Have you prepared?
Cyber attacks increase more each day.
On October 24, 2017 @5:00 am,
A Pentagon report by the Defense Science Board warned that American infrastructure such as the electrical grid will remain vulnerable to cyberattacks from Russia and China for at least 10 years.
"A large-scale cyber attack on civilian critical infrastructure could cause chaos by disrupting the flow of electricity, money, communications, fuel, and water," the Pentagon board said. "Thus far, we have only seen the virtual tip of the cyber attack iceberg."
Interactive communication systems and programs designed to mitigate cyber attacks should include physical security systems such as: access control, intrusion detection, surveillance and any other digital system, even if those systems function on separate networks.
With the rapid advancement of wireless technologies and social media platforms, cyber threats will likely continue. Digital communication and security systems and programs can work in harmony to mitigate cyber threats.
An employee that works at an industrial plant has an account with a social network site that lists their name. The employee posts pictures of their pets, vacation spots, takes group photos at employee events, notes their birth date, become friends with other friends and so on. Malicious hackers know employees use parts of names, dates, and other information posted on social media sites as part of their user names and passwords at work.
With this information, credentials can be compromised, and hackers can gain access to authorized systems and penetrate critical information without the employee or employer knowing, until it's to late.
Evolving Solutions Example:
If and when hackers gain access to corporate networks, and the advanced persistent threats (APTs) are detected as they move laterally within; deception technologies provide critical layer's of protection and more.. Deception technologies can trick the ATPs by diverting the attack down a deceptive trail leading to 'undercover' servers and devices that attract attention. The trail or layers are essentially protection tools that keep the network security program ahead of the attackers and provides intelligent information that pinpoints the threat and tracks the movement.
This is one of several layers of network protection options TSI Professionals offers as a managed service based on your specific requirement.
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