What is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity includes a wide range of processes, tools and concepts which are bundled closely to those of data and operational technology security. Cybersecurity is different with it including offensive use of information technology to attack adversaries. One of the most important parts of Cybersecurity is creating meaningful reports.
There are five main security factors:
- Account and password management
- Confidentiality of sensitive data
- Disaster recovery
- Security awareness and education
- Compliance and audit
Why is Cybersecurity important?
Hi-tech startups and other corporate executives have become targets of ongoing hack attacks. The campaigns are called DarkHotel and began in 2007. Kaspersky Lab, a Russian security company, researched and indicated that most of the hacks have happened in Japan, but people from many other countries were also targets.
The hackers’ campaigns request installs and updates to popular software packages. The installation files include malware software with DarkHotel code, which uses certificates to make it undetectable. This results in hackers being able to insert other types of hacks such as:
- Keyloggers, which record and transmit the user’s keyboard and mouse actions
- Information stealers, which are used to copy data directly off the target’s hard drive
- Trojans, which scan the system’s contents and return data about the anti-virus software already installed
- Droppers, which is a software that install further malware on the computer
- Selective infectors, which is a code that spreads the virus to other digital devices through various connections such as USB
- Small downloaders, which are files that contact the hackers’ server after 180 days
Main groups of industry targets include electronics manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, car designers, cosmetic makers and the military and non-governmental organizations. Examples like these show why Cybersecurity and adequate reporting are critical for an organization.
What types of risks are there?
There are many different types of risks such as:
- Failure to define scope
- Failure to involve relevant stakeholders
- Failure to identify drivers and constraints
- Requirement not necessary
- Requirement not verifiable
- Requirement not attainable
- Not enough time and resources allocated to define and baseline scope expectations
- Not enough time and resources allocated to develop and baseline expectations
- No official process not followed
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Mitigating scope risks can be done by developing a clear vision, identifying and managing drives and constraints and developing operational concepts. The mitigation of requirement risks includes defining and enforcing a requirement development process, following the “writing good requirements checklist” and including key attributes such as rationale, verification method, traceability, allocation, risk and priority. The mitigation of requirement management risks is done by allocating sufficient time and resource to define and baseline scope, develop and baseline requirements, develop and enforce a formal requirement development and management process and using requirement attributes to manage requirements.
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