The 10 most common types of cyberattacks

Cyber attacks have exploded in recent years

With so many cyberattacks occurring around the world every day, it can be difficult to determine which threats are real and which are hype and sensationalism.

Cyberattacks are on the rise, becoming the second most common cause of loss after accidents, resulting in an estimated average annual cost of between $400 million and $1 billion per organization. According to Gartner’s 2016 Global Information Security Survey, 81 percent of organizations experiencing cybersecurity breaches go out of business within 18 months. The survey also reveals that the success rate is very low when it comes to fighting cyberattacks: less than 1% of all attacks are stopped by their firewalls alone.

The most common types of cyberattacks are computer viruses, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and social engineering. These attacks have become more common than ever as the number of Internet users increases every day.

However, let’s examine and understand the 10 most common types of cyber attacks to develop and improve your organization’s cyber defense to strengthen its security. Continue reading “The 10 most common types of cyberattacks”