Cyber Attacks are Increasing Exponentially 

Cybersecurity issues have become a daily struggle for businesses globally. With new threats emerging every day, the risk of not acting puts many in danger. Recent years have seen large-scale data breaches that have increased, not only in numbers but severity, while also exposing sensitive information. Current trends, sides effects from the pandemic and poor cyber security practices creates the vulnerability for cybercrimes to thrive.  

The global cost of cybercrime is expected to grow 15% every year and reach $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. It is now more than ever that pre-emptive action needs to be taken to protect national and public safety.  

Governments are Taking Steps 

Governments are looking to take proactive steps to help mitigate the impact cyber threats pose. Stricter legislation in countries around the world is being proposed to protect nationwide security. According to UNCTAD, 80% of countries have enacted cybercrime legislation. This action looks to counteract the growing concerns facing businesses, especially those operating in critical infrastructure sectors, like finance, telecommunications, energy, transportation, and health. 

Recent action has been taken by governments globally. Newly proposed legislation in Canada, if passed, will see vital sectors be required to report cyber-attacks to the federal government under Bill C-26. The US, Britain, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada have collectively banned their telecom companies from using products and services from high-risk suppliers Huawei and ZTE Corp as a means to protect national security.  

The Most Common Types of Cyber Attacks 

  • Ransomware 
  • Malware 
  • Session Hijacking 
  • DNS Spoofing 
  • URL Interpretation 
  • SQL (Structured Query Language) Injection Attack 
  • Password Attack 
  • Phishing Attack 
  • Whale Phishing Attack 
  • Spear Phishing Attack 
  • Denial of Service (DoS) & Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) 
  • Brute Force Attack 
  • Web Attack 
  • Insider Threats 
  • Trojan Horses 
  • Drive-by Attack 
  • Eavesdropping Attack 

How Netsweeper Can Support Cyber Attack Mitigation 

Web filtering is the first line of defense against web-based attacks. The increased severity and risk associated with cybercrime means proactive measures need to be taken. The Netsweeper content filtering platform provides the most effective and scalable solution. This stops attackers from penetrating your network right at the gateway, preventing cyber-attacks and the loss of sensitive data. 

Our web-filtering is the base of our web threat management, as it scans and blocks URIs with malicious content like malware, phishing, frauds, and viruses. A dedicated filtering solution, like Netsweeper,  provides comprehensive filtering policy control for an extra layer of protection. This approach gives a better defense, while greatly mitigating the risk of web born threats. 

For More Information 

Defensive action can be taken by blocking access to malicious, hacked, or inappropriate websites with Netsweeper. To find out more about how Netsweeper can provide powerful network security monitoring for comprehensive protection, request a demo from one our solution experts.