Cyber Threats – Definition & Types

Cyber Threats

Surviving in a digital technology can be stressful, even though you set out of the way noise and power of social media and the constant barrage of news, ads, information. There is still an appearance of our digital addiction that can haunt you. We depend on so much on networks and devices in day to day life cycle –everything from paying bill online to accessing our healthcare information.

Cyber security is daily breaking news in the IT security industry. The information sharing has always been a stressful point for the cyber industry. From many years, online criminals have used cyber threats to target main corporations and companies in the world.
In May 2017, the government of Japan and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) took a step to fill this gap and to make healthy the cyber relationship between the two nations by sanctioning a sharing agreement of information.

One continuous battle with information sharing is the amount and the quality of the information shared by the appropriate stakeholders. Concern of private sector over such arrangement that providing more detail about organizational shortcomings and vulnerabilities, cause damage stock value and brand identification.

The DHS and Japan plan to share cyber threat indicator information through the DHS Automatic Indicator Sharing (AIS) platform. Also, the private sector an government entities are a part of this program. The types of information shared include malicious IP addresses, the sender email address included in a phishing email, and more. Security collaboration between Japan and the U.S. has been consistently strong, an attribute that is proof in how the two governments have engaged with respect to cyber security.

In cyber security, the motto that has generally proven true is that the development of cyber strategies, enactment of cybercrime laws, and improved cyber collaboration should not be viewed as a ending but a continuous process. Providing threat data in a regularly manner is essential to creating and assisting a trusted and valuable cyber sharing ecosystem, thereby supporting a collective defense approach to cyber security.

Here are the five major types of attacks to which your business may be vulnerable
• Ransomware in the cloud
• The weaponization of AI
• Cyber-physical attacks
• Mining cryptocurrencies
• Hacking elections (again!)

Bruno Miller is a chief editor at MarketPRNews. He has 13 + years of experience in Content Writing & blogging. His hobbies are Travelling, Reading and learning new things.