In today’s hyper-connected world, nearly all businesses, regardless of size or industry, have some element of their operations based online. From the largest online retailers and financial service companies to gaming and social media brands, organizations are transforming how they conduct business and have become increasingly dependent on network-based services. Even the smallest service-oriented organizations rely on the Internet for ecommerce or as a platform to deliver services to employees and partners.
These pros also come with some cons. Online businesses have become juicy targets for cyber assailants. Certain industries face a heightened level of threat due to the unique level of business operations and revenue generated online. The threat landscape targeting these organizations is growing in virulence, driven by hackers seeking to take advantage of the knowledge that these businesses cannot afford downtime or loss of customer trust.
Because of this, security teams from online businesses have always been among the leaders in exploring and adopting security capabilities that protect online revenue generation, service delivery platforms and sensitive customer data. However, the threat landscape continues to adapt to new protections, forcing a continuous effort to stay innovative and ahead of the latest cyber assault trends, tactics and tools. To help online businesses reduce the risk of downtime, lost revenue and resulting customer churn, here are six of the most common cyber security threats targeting online businesses.