We are dependent on our computers to:
- Communicate with customers and colleagues
- Produce the content that we sell
The bottom line is our computers and the networks they are connected to are the foundation of the Knowledge Economy.
The problem we all face is that this network is shared with a vast array of Bad Actors.
Throughout history there have been numerous parallels to this situation.
One such example would be the economies of 18th century Europe; they were funded in many ways by ship borne trade with far off colonies.
Those economies were threatened by Pirates.
Today we have digital pirates.
These digital pirates attack us from numerous directions, and they attack constantly.
They attack using:
- Phishing Emails
- Malware in Email
- Compromised websites (Malware, ransomware, credential theft via impersonation)
- Man in the middle attacks (network)
- Compromised applications
- Brute force attacks
The concept that anyone or any platform is beyond reach of the threat is simply unrealistic.
We need to recognize that these attacks are not single events.
They are part of an ongoing campaign. Unlike, an actual military conflict, where the resources of the combatants are depleted during battle, in these battles, the bad actors resources are not affected.
Their nefarious attempts to trick you into clicking or logging in just never stop.
The automated attacks just keep coming. (last week one of our systems blocked 1450 bogus login attempts)
How can you defend against these attacks?