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.