In a very short period of time, Cyber Attacks have become the “accepted norm” in the world of information security, but these attacks are becoming increasingly complicated and targeted.
Governments around the globe are waking up to the threat to national security and investing in both cyber defence and cyber attack capabilities. Earlier this year it was reported by various media outlets that the US Cyber Command’s newly issued strategy paper acknowledged that a cyber attack on the US could constitute an “act of war.”
In the UK, the Defence Secretary was quoted in the Guardian Newspaper as saying that between 2009 and 2010 over 1000 potentially serious cyber attacks against the Ministry of Defence were blocked and investigated.
But cyber attacks are not just limited to national security; after all Governments are the holders of vast amounts of personal data about its citizens. Information which would be extremely useful to criminal organisations.
As the larger Government Departments invest in tightening their security, criminals are turning their attention to other areas of the public sector to attack and gain access to personal data, whether that is smaller Government departments or local Government and other agencies.
What have your experiences been with cyber attacks? Do you have a plan in place to prevent these attacks or deal with the aftermath if one does occur?
The HP Enterprise Security team is working with customers around the globe on a daily basis helping to protect their networks and systems against Cyber Attacks of one form or another. To learn more, you can read about how the Navy Marine Corps worked with HP to create one of the largest and most secure networks in the world, connecting 700,000 users in more than 2,000 locations while also meeting stringent Department of Defense security requirements.
If you want to explore holistic security solutions to protect your organization from cybercrime, visit HP’s Enterprise Security Solutions for more information.