What to Know About Cyber Warfare

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What to Know About Cyber Warfare

March 08, 2022
  • Information Technology
  • Security

With the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine, it’s important to talk about what’s going on the cyberspace. Cyber Warfare isn’t a shadowy possibility anymore; it’s real and has been used to take down banks and government institutions in Ukraine.

And the threat is real here at home, too, with the possibility of attacks potentially being targeted at the financial system in the USA. We’d expect larger institutions and core providers to be targeted before smaller, local institutions like credit unions, but diligence is still our best defense.

Most experts think that if we see attacks, they will be in the form of DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks. A DDOS attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service, or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traffic, which shuts it down or renders it inoperable. 

Time is absolutely of the essence when detecting a cyber-attack; the faster you detect it, the quicker you can remediate it! If you experience any of the examples below, report it to your IT team right away!

With so many kinds of Cyber Warfare, and new variations every day, it would be impossible to warn your team about every possible threat. So, let’s sum it up with the best advice we have:

Think before you click!


Rich Szabo

About the Author: Rich Szabo isn’t just the VP of IT, he’s our O.G. IT safety and security expert. With more than 30 years of experience inside and outside of the financial industry, cutting-edge IT hardware, software, and best practices are always on his radar.