Edward Snowden managed to gain worldwide notoriety by telling the world about the inner workings of his employer to the outside world. As his employer was the National Security Agency (NSA) in America then the fallout of his actions were the very definition of globally embarrassing.
“CyberSecurity”, “CyberCrime”, “CyberWar”, Google it, go on Google it and scare yourself. With high profile hacks on Sony, eBay and Apple there doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by without the national and international press claiming that the cyberworld is about to come crashing down around our knees leaving nothing in cyberspace other than a few faded videos on YouTube of cats playing piano.
Rarely, if ever, do we hear about the detail of the potential threats, the so called ‘threat vectors’ and where they are coming from. If you, as a business owner knew that, then you could start to formulate a plan on how to mitigate these threats.
In the first part of this 2 part article we can look at the outside threats, these are the ones that are coning into your business from the outside world, locally, nationally or in many cases internationally.