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Cyber Attack : Prevention Is Better Than Cure

 
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Problem :

Cyber security is the fastest increasing IT problem occurring in the industry as well as all IT enabled sectors including education, government, medical & national security. As per the report over 14000 websites hacked in 2012 till October, an increase of nearly 57% from 2009. How We Secure?

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There is no effective system installed currently in website with tamper proof efficiency and affordable cost.

The Indian government suffered big losses from the defacement and hacking of government websites. The Reserve Bank of India said between 2009 and 2011, 489 e-fraud cases ended up reported, and they led to a loss of about Rs 28.46 crore or several million U.S. dollars. Separately, the Central Bureau of Investigation’s economic offenses unit registered nine financial fraud cases between 2009 and 2012 (February). These led to a loss of Rs 43.92 crore or over $9 million.

This is despite the huge sums the government spends to tighten security loopholes every year. In 2012-13, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology allocated Rs 45.2 crore, equal to hundreds of millions U.S. dollars, toward cyber security.
Regarding the spread of malware in social engineering, Quick Heal technology experts pointed out in news reports that people still prefer convenience over security, and that malware doesn’t attack the victims alone, but it targets almost everyone with a smartphone.

The report said most of the attacks ended up financially motivated and aimed at stealing money from the victims. Trojans and backdoors comprised the vast majority of malware at 68 percent and 13 percent, respectively, while virus and worms comprised 14 percent of the samples received and adware took up five per cent. The goal of most of the malware families is to steal money from the victim. Trojans and SMS Trojans comprised the vast majority of mobile malware attacking the mobile devices at 21 percent and 38 percent respectively.

New vulnerabilities assaulted Java browser plug-ins in all leading browsers. Socially engineered emails and poisoned web pages disguised in the form of fake anti-virus software that froze PCs asking for money to register and remove the virus threat, said the report. The CIA consultant said the malware resembles ransomware used by criminals in the United States that earned $5 million last year.

What the organizations looses by cyber attack:

There is only one answer “THEM SELVES”. But How?

Simple, Any kind of cyber attack that make you black listed by search engines, theft all critical details from your website including banking, customer data, business critical docs etc…, damage your and customers software and hardware, unavailability of your website, All this make your reputation a “BIG ZERO”.

The result is, your customers unhappy with you, Finally your customers REJECT you. Means you LOST YOUR SELF.

The Solution:

There is only one solution, that is Prevention. Following help to prevent you from cyber attack:

#  Reputation-based threat protection
#  Collective intelligence to identify new threats
#  SSL encryption & Optimization
#  Web application firewall (WAF)
#  Mod_security rule
#  Advanced DDoS protection – Layer 3, 4 & 7
#  Reputation and Blacklist Monitoring
#  Advanced Malware Detection
#  Vulnerability Assessment
#  Security Audit
#  Complete analytic & monitoring.And more…

BUT THESE ARE NOT COSTS MORE, STAFFING, MANAGEMENT ETC…

News About Cyber Attacks in India:

Business Slandered ||    THE HINDU ||   BUSINESS TODAY ||   DNA

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