What are the 4 types of Cyber attacks?

Cyber-attacks are on the rise. The pandemic has seen online activity rocket, providing the perfect opportunity for high numbers of cyber-attacks to occur. In the first quarter of 2020 alone UK businesses saw a staggering 30% increase in the number of attacks, with banks and healthcare organisations being victim to 27% of these. Consequently, cybersecurity has become a crucial topic for every stage of business.

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Even more worrying is that cyber-attacks come in a multitude of different forms which require different methods of combat. So what should you be looking out for, and how can you protect your business? Here’s the lowdown on four of the biggest and nastiest types of cyber attack.

1. Malware attack

Malware is the name given to hostile or dangerous elements that usually breach a network through vulnerability. This software can include worms, polymorphic and stealth viruses, file infectors, spyware, trojans, and ransomware. They typically get access to the network if the user clicks on an email attachment or link, which then installs them and does damage to your information in various ways. Ransomware, for example, can block your access to critical parts of your network. This malicious software can also install additional harmful components and render your system inoperable by interfering with specific processes. Malware such as spyware is also responsible for covertly obtaining data from the hard drive.

A few ways to reduce your risk of malware infections are to update your anti-virus, operating systems, browsers and plugins. Also, review the software you have and remove those you don’t use. For organisations, it is wise to try and limit the number of online operations that are not related to the business.

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All of the above may sound complicated, but they are basic security problems that are easy to fix. At JVR Consultancy, we can empower you to take your company’s safety to the next level by assessing and certifying you as Cyber Essentials qualified.

Cyber Essentials is backed by the government, which is why it’s essential to contact us as soon as possible for a free analysis on your current systems and a road map on how best for you to progress. As one of few consultancies in the UK to be accredited by the IASME Consortium in partnership with the National Cyber Security Centre, we can assess your application and certify

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