The past few months have been rife with cyber attacks and hackings. As technology evolves, people find ways to evolve with it and learn to overcome security features. A cyber attack is defined as “an attempt to damage or destroy a computer network or system,” by Google. Cyber attacks can come from individuals or even groups that have organized together to attack a specific person, company, or group. Some of the most recent cyber attacks include:
- Target – With over 40 million credit card numbers stolen from Black Friday through the holiday season, Target’s security breach is one of the worst that has occurred so far.
- Email breach – 360 million email addresses were recently hacked and include all the big platforms such as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Emails can contain any number of personal details that can lead to identity theft.
- Snapchat – Most people use Snapchat because you can take pictures, send them, and have them self-destruct within seconds. I’m sure you can see the issue with a cyber attack into Snapchat’s system, since they keep records of all of the pictures sent.
With all of the big companies and social media sites that have been hacked lately, it is becoming more and more important to understand cyber security and how to protect yourself and your information from the skilled hands of hackers. As a business, if your information is privy to a cyber attack, information from not only your business, but from other clients and companies can easily be stolen and preyed upon. Credit card numbers and other important personal information can be taken from your email address or social media sites if you’re not careful. Learn more about the importance of cyber security and consider hiring a consulting service to help keep your personal and professional information safe.
David F. Hale founded DHA Group, Inc. in 1994 to provide superior program management and operations support services to agencies within the Federal Government. Since June 2008, DHA has won many contract awards, including a Prime Contractor position on the prestigious Program Management Support Services (PMSS) contract with the FBI. DHA was also awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract on the FBI’s $30 billion Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (IT Triple S) program to provide supplies, equipment, and IT services to support, maintain, and modernize the Bureau’s IT systems and architectures.
As we continue to expand into new areas of business, DHA remains committed to maintaining our high standards of service excellence.