Int. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management   »   2016 Vol.6, No.4

 

 

Title: Conquering the cyber attacks: analysis and protecting the enterprise resources

 

Authors: Emmanuel U. Opara; Ahmed Y. Mahfouz

 

Addresses:
College of Business, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas 77446, USA
College of Business, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas 77446, USA

 

Abstract: Security breaches of all kinds are growing in complexity, sophistication, and impact. Hacktivists are bypassing conventional security deployments at will by breaching network systems. Security professionals have invested billions of dollars into conventional defenses. Yet attackers are compromising networks at an alarming rate. Regardless of what vendor or combination of typical defense-in-depth tools an organisation deploys, attackers are bypassing these with ease. This study addresses these developments and creates awareness among security practitioners so that they can be prepared to defend their enterprise systems.

 

Keywords: hacking; vulnerability exploitation; vulnerabilities; cyber security; malware; cyber attacks; network security.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2016.10002275

 

Int. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2016 Vol.6, No.4, pp.314 - 329

 

Submission date: 31 Aug 2015
Date of acceptance: 27 Feb 2016
Available online: 28 Dec 2016

 

 

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