GROWING CYBERCRIME INCREASINGLY THREATENS LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

In times of digitalisation, companies in particular have to contend with increasing cybercrime. The Hornetsecurity Security Lab analyzed around 1,000 domains with the largest e-mail volume and was able to identify the top 10 industries worldwide that were particularly affected by cyber attacks via email in 2019. The security analysts found that the logistics industry, one of the world’s largest and highest-revenue industries, is increasingly being targeted by hacker attacks like phishing, ransomware, etc.

LOGISTICS Cybersecurity 4.0: PROGRESS WITH OBSTACLES?

Logistics 4.0 is characterized by IT networking and automated processes. However, the digitization processes in the logistics industry do not only bring advantages, because the dynamic transformation of the systems leaves some security factors unconsidered: For example, outdated servers, unpatched systems or a lack of professional competence of the employees lead to thoughtless cybersecurity gaps.

Cyber criminals have plenty of attack vectors at their disposal to penetrate the logistics industry’s internal systems. But how vulnerable is the logistics sector compared to other industries? What goals are the hackers pursuing with their attacks on specific companies? What attack techniques are the companies concerned exposed to? In the “Cybersecurity Special – Cybercrime threatens the future of the logistics sector”, the security experts from Hornetsecurity provide answers to these questions.

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RELEVANCE OF IT SECURITY BECOMES CLEAR

Hornetsecurity takes a detailed look at the threat situation in which logistics companies currently find themselves by means of in-depth analyses of past and current cyber attacks, and security experts explain the tactics behind the various types of attacks on the logistics industry. The risks of a cyber attack on logistics are usually far greater than is generally assumed – the results and interpretations of the research, summarized in the Cybersecurity Special, paint an alarming picture.

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