Taxonomies, categories, classifications – whatever term you use – are all designed to provide order and hierarchy. This is true regardless of the topic or the industry. This interesting topic came to us from Security Boulevard in their article, “Using Similar Taxonomies To Understand Present And Future Security Challenges.”

This is true for information and cyber security. With cyber crime on the rise and threatening individuals, enterprises and governments, it has become vital for the security industry to establish a common way of talking about the problem.  This enables organizations and their information security teams to clearly convey their concerns and request guidance matching their needs.

There are many different types of cyberattacks, via email or other nefarious means. Their similarities and differences are best understood by breaking down the nature of the attacks. There are always new ways being developed for criminals to target their victims.

Melody K. Smith

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