Report: Cyber criminals to target critical infrastructure

Radware sees government, enterprise, public organizations as potential targets for network attacks


Similar to locking a house door with a dead bolt and a door lock, businesses, enterprises, governments and other public sector organizations need to reassess their current efforts and develop multiple layers of security. By investing in protection before an attack, these organizations can prevent recovery costs – such as down time and lost business - after an attack. With today’s cyber criminals gaining more experience breaking into simple guards, the potential for a transit shutdown, a blackout or releasing of public data are all possibilities.

Improved security, behavioral defense, and more sophisticated layers of protection are necessary to provide new defenses against these attacks. Cyber criminals’ increased focus on critical infrastructure stems from the power access to public data can bring. This access and any control over these organizations provides cyber criminals with an intangible "cyber weapon."

"Hacktivists continue to identify vulnerable systems to attack and right now there seems to be a focus on government and public sector facilities," said Avi Chesla, Vice President Security at Radware. "In order to protect against these potential attacks, organizations need to make the necessary investments, ensure their security products are up-to-date, that their security staff is well educated and trained to response effectively and that they are as vigilant as possible in protecting their networks at all layers to avoid the destructive nature and potentially catastrophic outcome of future cyber attacks."

Radware has deep experience in the network security space offering its award-winning DefensePro solution, a real-time network attack prevention device that protects the application infrastructure against network and application downtime, application vulnerability exploitation, Radware has deep experience in the network security space offering its award-winning DefensePro solution, a real-time network attack prevention device. It integrates a set of security modules – Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA), Denial-of-Service (DoS) Protection and Reputation Engine - to fully protect networks against known and emerging network security threats. DefensePro protects the application infrastructure against network and application downtime, application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, network anomalies, information theft, and other emerging network attacks.

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