by | 9 Dec 2015

The 2 eCommerce most dangerous cybersecurity threats for 2016

From identity theft and fraud to corporate hacking attacks, cybersecurity has never been more important for eCommerce sites, large or smaller ones. Hacking experts warn there are plenty more security risks ahead in 2016 as cyber criminals become more sophisticated. Discover in this article the two most dangerous cybersecurity threats for 2016.

eCommerce site should care about DDoS Attack

What: An attacker overwhelms a server with bogus traffic, causing the website or applications hosted there to slow down or become unavailable. In a recent survey, 60% of respondents saying they are worried about DDoS attacks and 39% admitting it is likely their organisation has already been targeted.

Beware: By watching a Youtube video, anyone can learn to send DDoS attacks. If website uptime is critical, get DDoS protection. In April 2015, police arrest six UK teenagers on suspicion of using a DDoS attack tool targeting a national newspaper, a school and online gaming companies and retailers.

Solution: On this last point, OZON offers an operational response to all companies that want to be protected against DDoS attacks and much more. OZON is a cloud platform that integrate several innovative security technologies working in synergy. OZON detects vulnerabilities and malwares, identifies fraudulent transactions and protects against cyber-attacks like DDoS, SQL injection or Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks. All these functions are performed in real time.

Poor Patch Management will affect your online business

What: Many organizations don’t force security updates on browsers, applications and databases, leaving easy access for hackers. A few years ago, patch management was barely a blip on the radar screens of most security and IT personnel. ‘Install and forget’ was a fairly common practice; once deployed, many systems were infrequently or never updated. Obviously, for a number of reasons, this approach is no longer an option. The rise of widespread worms and malicious code targeting known vulnerabilities on unpatched systems, and the resultant downtime and expense they bring, is probably the biggest reason so many organizations are focusing on patch management.

Beware: Recent research indicates that 80% of data breaches happen by way of known vulnerabilities. Hackers will exploit these security holes via spyware, ransomware, rootkits and spambots. Update, patch, or prepare to be hacked.

Solution: OZON solution enables the detection of vulnerabilities & malwares used in sophisticated cyber-attacks and fraud attempts. The vulnerabilities identified in this assessment give an overview of your application attack surface. Vulnerabilities are grouped above in 4 risk categories. OZON’s platform protects you from all these attacks.