Threats to Prosperity
The evil fixation of criminal minds on all too easy profits will not go away. From a room anywhere, they ram raid the digital windows of corporations
everywhere. Police can not stop it. We can not stop it.
But we can certainly quickly harden, and keep on annealing your enterprise against these sophisticated and often automated attacks.
For you this is not a core competency, the issues are not deeply understood, so decisions are delayed. But failure to act is just marking time before
financial catastrophe. These are not a just petty thieves from outer suburbs raiding uptown, or schoolkids on pranks. These are highly sophisticated
and rich criminal gangs often using millions of automated bots to find easy pickings amongst all of the connected world.
The attacks vary from millions of tirelessly probing auto bots with names like Zhelatin, Zlob, Prg/Wsnpoem/Zeus and the Banker, to highly skilled gang
members armed with the latest toolkits tasked with creating a crack in the defences of a single target corporation, to bilk specialists misdirecting public
traffic from high brand web sites with payment and shopping systems to their own that look exactly the same.
Like a burglar with a key to a deserted building, once inside a corporation they are free to look for items of value. These could be credit card data,
bank account data, identity data, customer data, intellectual property, legal files, financial files, executive emails, databases, intellectual property,
anything that can be used or sold.
The malicious minds will also do as much damage while within, where the business minds will also publicise the breach and short your stock.
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