Below is a Glossary that you can learn about some of the main terms for common attack threats that may come up in a digital capacity, while at work or at home.
You can download our Glossary of Common Attacks guide to use in your organisation to help educate your staff on what threats to look out for and protect your business.
Lost/stolen devices or hard copy documents, unauthorised access or extraction of data from the network.
Typically a flood of traffic taking down a website can apply to phone lines, other web-facing systems, and in some cases internal systems
Malicious or accidental action by an employee causing a security incident.
Emails attempting to convince someone to trust a link/attachment.
Malware infection on the network, including ransomware
An attack specifically targeted at the business – usually by a sophisticated attacker.
Access to systems, accounts, data by an unauthorised person (internal or external) – for example access to someone’s emails or account.