In both incidents and breaches, Web App attacks continue to rise in this industry, due to its dependence on external services and the internet. Attacks are generally split between using web exploits and stolen credentials to gain access, which makes patching vulnerabilities on time exceedingly important.
Small mistakes can mean big consequences
All employees make mistakes from time to time—even the tech experts who run our information infrastructure. Errors were the second most common breach, with the most common error being Misconfiguration, when a system admin sets up a database on the cloud without securely configuring it.
Anticipate your attackers’ tricks
The Information sector has fallen prey to same kinds of social engineering attacks that impact everyone else. Social engineering attacks were split relatively equally across phishing and pretexting. One of the pretexting techniques is the use of typo-squatted domains of partners to send existing email threads or request an update to something like a bank account.
Fast data is a tempting target
Cybercriminals know the value of fast data speeds and full bandwidth to this industry, which is why they’re resorting more and more to DDoS attacks. These attacks can pack a punch, slowing and disrupting an organization’s services and capabilities.
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