Today’s dangerous cyber landscape demands all businesses to position themselves ahead of cybercriminals in order to maintain their safety. This always starts with identifying your weaknesses, understanding how your company may become compromised, and implementing the most appropriate prevention and detection methods that will help you achieve cyber resilience. But first, you have to understand what vectors of attack you can encounter that may disrupt your business.
What is an attack vector in cybersecurity?
Attack vectors (or threat vectors) refer to the pathway that cyber attackers take to infiltrate your organization. In essence, an attack vector is a process or route a malicious hacker uses to reach a target, or in other words, the measures the attacker takes to conduct an attack.
Typically, attack vectors are intentional threats (rather than unintentional), as they do require some planning and analysis.
Various entities may exploit these vectors of attack, ranging from upset former employees to malicious hackers, cyber espionage groups, competitors, and more. Regardless of the person or group involved, they may either want to disrupt your business or steal your technology, confidential information, or extort money from your employees. In any event, they will do their utmost to successfully utilize attack vectors