It seems that barely a day goes by without the news of some large company or other being hacked by cyber criminals hitting the headlines. Sony, eBay, J.P, Morgan, Carphone Warehouse, have all been recent victims, and if the big boys make such easy targets it makes you wonder if the rest of business stands a chance.
With the International Cyber Threat Task Force, the answer is yes. Hackers can breach computer security systems in numerous ways. Sometimes theyre phishing for information. Sometimes theyre looking for easy money. Sometimes theyre just plain malicious, looking to corrupt files, disrupt services, destroy systems, just for the fun of it. While hackers have the reputation of working as lone wolves, they have access to a vast network of information, and it is this that makes them powerful. It is only through the similar sharing of information that we can hope to beat them at their own game.
The International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF) has been created to successfully combat the hazard that cyber crime poses to the businesses and, consequently, the economy of Ireland.
Uniting thousands of experts from across the globe, the fundamental aim of ICTTF is to make the internet a safer place. All sectors of business depend upon the internet; it has become integral to almost everything that we do: communication; data storage; advertising; sales; outsourcing work; and yet this reliance makes us vulnerable.
The ICTTF provides a facility for members to share, collaborate, connect and learn from each other. Working together, we can find ways to protect our businesses from current threats, detect and close loopholes to prevent future exposure, and discover a means to police the internet so that would-be criminals have no place to hide, and nothing to gain from their unlawful activities.
About As company owners, CEOs, and MDs, it is our responsibility to see to the security of our businesses, protecting our customers and the jobs of our staff. As members of the Irish community it is our responsibility to make society as safe as possible for all of those we share it with. The internet should not be an exception to that rule. The International Cyber Threat Task Force can help with that.
Visit www.CyberTaskForce.ie for more information.