Security measures need to be high on the agenda for any company that uses and relies on networking technology.
Cyber attacks and cyber terrorism are ways of attacking companies and organisations online. There are frequent cyber attacks on the government and businesses in the UK.
Hackers attempt to break into networks to steal private information.
In 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network was hacked and security details for thousands of users were released.
IT security specialists are employed by companies to hack their own networks and find security faults or weaknesses. These ‘white hat hackers’ (as they are sometimes called) must be experts in their field and have knowledge of the latest techniques being used by illegal hackers. By attempting to hack into a network, they can spot security flaws and offer advice on how to fix them.