Most of the departments and organizations across the globe rely on computer systems for various operations. To secure their systems and minimize the risk of security breach many organizations follow vulnerability management process.
1. Financial Systems
Financial institutions and organizations are one of the favorite targets of cybercriminals due to the information they contain. Financial systems consist of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Investment Banks, Commercial Banks, SWIFT etc. These systems contain information according to the financial work they are doing, this information is credit card information, account information, Brokerage account information. These details are the first thing that hackers steal, they also sell the information to other criminals which they then use it for their own gain.
Everything is controlled by computers nowadays. Nuclear power plants, gas plants, powerhouses, and telecommunications are all controlled by a system of computers.
Aviation industry is made up of complex systems of the computer. These computers are interconnected and are connected to the internet. Aviation industry can be attacked and its complex systems can be hampered, resulting in dangerous situations like a plane crashing, sending the plane off its course and to create chaos.
4. Consumer Durables
Devices like Desktop computers, smartphones, laptops, smart wearables, tablets and other smart devices are vulnerable to hacking. These smart devices contain valuable information such as accounting information, personal passwords, and sensitive information.
Usually, large corporations are a target of the hackers or other rival organizations. The main reasons for these attacks are to sabotage operations, to extract important information, and to gain personal profit.
6. Medical Devices
Medical devices like implants, diagnostic equipment, and lifesaving equipment can be hacked. Attacking on medical devices can be very dangerous as it can cost someone their life.
All the divisions of the government are now equipped with the computers. All their information is now stored on the computers. Once these systems are hacked, records can be stolen or the emergency services can be hampered.