Everyone is at risk and every organisation, individual and nation at some point can be the victim of a cyber attack. What can we do to protect ourselves? What can organisations do legally and practically, in an effective and cost-efficient manner, to shield themselves from cyber-attacks and seek redress?
The Economic and Trade Department invites you to attend the Tel Aviv – CyberTech 2017 Conference, between 30th Jan till 1st Feb, 2017.
Unauthorised access to an organisation’s systems and data can cause irreparable damage to its business, its reputation and its value. The scope and severity of the impact of a cyber-attack will depend on the nature of the attack and the organisation’s ability to react and minimise its effect.
A few examples of cyber-attacks are:
- Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks: where hackers saturate an organisation, such as a bank, with so many external electronic communications that the organisation cannot respond to legitimate requests and conduct its business effectively.
- Phishing: where hackers send emails to organisations or specific individuals – spear phishing – that purport to come from a trusted source but which contain viruses or malware installed on a victim’s computer and compromises security.
- SQL injection: where sensitive information is retrieved from databases by malicious code, which can be also be used to penetrate wider networks – SQL is structured query language, a software protocol for processing data.
- Trojan horses, malware and viruses: which give hackers control over computers and stored data after the user clicks on an email attachment or link or visits a compromised website.
As soon as an organisation is aware it has been the subject of a cyber-attack, it should act quickly and effectively, putting into action its risk management plan. Its ability to do this efficiently will depend on whether it has a robust cyber-security risk management plan in place that has anticipated the nature and effect of the attack.
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We invite you to take part in this exciting event!
V. Sundaram, Trade Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org