Loopholes that facilitate hacker attacks have several causes, such as the people involved, inadequate application coding, and infrastructure failures. It is precisely because of this scenario, so broad and uncertain, that companies are concerned about data security. Whether in the Process of DevOps or even in an innocent email opening, the risks of hacker attacks surround the business. The question that remains is: how to identify these attacks, undermine bottlenecks and produce with tranquility?
First of all, we need to understand that this is a global problem. Even though the advancement of technologies has enhanced productive and strategic levels with new tools and resources, it has also provided more gaps to be explored.
That other side of the coin that’s so discussed.
After all, at the same speed that technology evolves, also evolve tactics to conduct hacker attacks. Lately, the most common targets have become data —which for many businesses are their most valuable assets.
Just to give you an idea, in the second quarter of 2019 alone, data theft cases increased by 64,reaching more than 5,000 registered cases.
However, companies are already acting. According to the gartner study, cybersecurity investment could reach up to $133 billion by 2022. The attempt to shield systems, applications, data and networks from hacker attacks has everything to strengthen companies.
As an impact, we highlight the improvement in team and product productivity —especially in the case of application, software, and system developers.
Now the question remains: how does your company defend itself against hacker attacks? To come up with a solution, first of all, it is essential to understand the source of the problem.
And that’s what we’ll cover in this content. Want to learn more? So just continue reading!
How are hacker attacks carried out?
Criminals use various techniques to conduct their hacker attacks, both deceiving users and exploiting basic application loopholes. There’s no way to point your finger and choose a single hack method: it all depends on how you and your system users interact with it—and how it’s protected.
However, it is possible to unravel some of the main techniques. Understanding them, even in a basic way, is enough for you to watch out for potential bottlenecks in your infrastructure and user behavior.
Phisinhg is one of the methods that most generate hacker attacks today. It’s about deceiving users by “handing over” their data and passwords to hackers.
You want an example? Emails from banks informing a financial situation to be resolved and suggesting downloading an attached file.
By downloading it, unknown, you install malware on your system, ready to steal your data: be login and password for your email as for your bank.
Of course, several websites have their own security, barring malicious actions of the kind. However, in an enterprise scenario, software and applications often do not have such security.
Thus, it is possible that a user’s computer is infected and, with the login on some particular platform of the company, ends up passing on valuable data.
If cybersecurity is not a constant during all the development mats of an application,it is likely that your code will become vulnerable to hacker attacks.
That’s what happened in a major recent case of data theft. As forensics found, the data leak of 143 million people from a U.S. credit agency happened because of a code failure. In this case, more specifically in the legacy code of an enterprise application.
That is, a loophole in an application’s code that can generate a domino effect of malicious actions within your systems.
When we talk about infrastructure in the context of hacker attacks, we can mention several factors. It is a digital and network ecosystem whose maintenance and verification is not constant or in-depth.
By sticking only to the surface, focusing on one aspect or another, you give loopholes to hacker attacks from all corners.
Therefore, ensuring a strong IT infrastructure means being aware of software updates, data validation, passwords and accesses, constant antivirus scans, and best practices for safe use of your system and applications.
How can bugScout help you?
Preventing hacker attacks is a mission of companies today, especially those in the technology industry. However, protecting yourself in all layers — such as developing an application — is a real challenge.
So there is bugscout!
The platform (on-premise or cloud) promotes the security of your applications in a complete way. It enables the automation of all processes within the development mat —in more than 35 programming languages.
Thus, the platform is able to track each vulnerability, attesting to the quality of its source code and shielding the development of your solution.
Protect yourself from hacker attacks and optimize your DevOps with an efficient platform that boosts your team’s productivity by eliminating security noise. Meet bugScout!