The most costly and dangerous attacks are often perpetrated by trusted individuals. Current and former employees, contractors, and other insiders may exploit their privileged access to systems in an effort to steal information or money or cause havoc. In this video, Mike Chapple explains the threats posed by internal attackers to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an organization's data.
- [Instructor] While many threats do come…from outside the organization,…the most dangerous threats lurk within…the walls of the enterprise.…The most costly and dangerous attacks…are often perpetrated by trusted individuals.…Current and former employees,…contractors and other insiders…may exploit their privileged access to systems…in an effort to steal information or money,…or cause havock.…These attacks that come from within…are known as the insider threat.…
The statistics surrounding the insider threat are alarming.…More than half of all organizations that experienced…a security breach fell victim to an insider attack.…When insider attacks occur,…almost three-quarters are handled internally…without any external reporting.…And in two-thirds of cases,…insider breaches performed by individuals…with trusted access are more costly to remediate…than external attacks.…In many cases insider attacks occur…at the hands of the most trusted users,…such as system administrators and executives.…
But not all attacks use these privileged accounts.…
- Comparing viruses, worms, and Trojans
- Backdoors and logic bombs
- Understanding the attacker
- Attack types: from denial of service to brute force attacks
- Preventing insider threats
- Wireless attacks
- Understanding cross-site scripting
- Preventing SQL injection
- Social engineering
- Scanning for vulnerabilities
- Penetration testing
- Assessing the impact of vulnerabilities
Skill Level Beginner
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 13m Beginner
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Appropriate for all
2. Understanding Attackers
3. Understanding Attack Types
4. Wireless Attacks
5. Application Attacks
6. Social Engineering Attacks
7. Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing
8. Impact of Vulnerabilities
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