Author: Lizzie Kardon, content marketer at Pagely, New York City
It’s every system administrator’s worst nightmare. Hackers gain access to your system, stealing mission-critical information, locking sensitive files, or leaking proprietary information to the public. Frankly, it can be hard for companies to recover from such an attack. The data breach at Equifax in 2017 is turning out to be one of the most costly in history, costing the company upwards $275 million. And even if the consequences aren’t that high for your company, you can be sure that you won’t escape unscathed. Whether it’s a damaged reputation, lost data, or even federal sanctions, cyber attacks are tremendously destructive. But not all cyber attacks are the same. They utilize different methods to achieve different ends, and as such, require different prevention strategies.
Here are the top six cyber attacks you need to be ready for in 2018.