1.2 - Cyber Security Incidents
Cyber Security incidents can occur in many different forms.
This type of incident means that an attacker has gained access to data / a computer system / a network without permission.
Another type of unauthorised access is escalation of privileges.
Hacking is the most common type of unauthorised access.
A hacker achieves access without valid credentials (e.g. without a username and password).
Vertical escalation means that an intruder has gained entry to a low-level access account but exploits security flaws to gain further, higher-level access.
Horizontal escalation means that an intruder has gained entry to a low-level access account and exploits security flaws to gain access to similar accounts.
1.3: Cyber Security Importance
Cyber Security Incidents: