Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020, Page: 19-23
Emerging Cyber Security Threats in Organization
Hailye Tekleselase Woldemichael, Department of Information Systems, School of Informatics, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Received: Dec. 27, 2019;       Accepted: Apr. 29, 2020;       Published: Aug. 27, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijics.20200502.12      View  176      Downloads  78
Background Cyber-security is a preventive preparation of protecting sensitive information, information systems, computers, servers, critical infrastructure, mobile devices, and computer networks from unauthorized access or hackers. Now a day digital technology takes the most significant role in growth effectiveness and efficiency in the organization. However, new technologies like mobile technologies (5G), IoT and cloud computing are Coming with new information security threats. Study design qualitative, survey, case study and an in-depth literature review were conducted. Employees still using the old software, they didn’t update the software (operating system), they use a permanent password, they are still using weak and default password (Wife name or her phone number) information security literacy and behavior end users or IT staff. They don’t have awareness about proactive cyber-attacks prevention policies and procedures. Because they have not took short and long term training on most serious cyber-attacks like ransom ware, social engineering, malware, DDoS, and phishing. This study aims to assess the most common and emerging cyber security threats. That the organizations are facing. The main objective of these investigations is to create awareness about the emerging and the most serious cyber-attacks occurring in the organization. The findings/results demonstrate that cyber security preparations and trained employees are very low; hackers becoming more sophisticated. Conclusion based the findings we conclude that cyber security protection using current method is not sufficient; employees have no idea about security threats due to lack of awareness and training.
Cyber Security, Sensitive Information, Threats, Information Security
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Hailye Tekleselase Woldemichael, Emerging Cyber Security Threats in Organization, International Journal of Information and Communication Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2020, pp. 19-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ijics.20200502.12
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