System security

Threats to system security involve the ‘hacking’ of online systems by malicious individuals or groups. Threats fall into three main areas:

  • ‘Denial of Service’ attacks in which online systems are overwhelmed by additional network traffic targeted by hackers.
  • Infiltration of online systems by third parties for the purposes of disruption, damage or theft of information.
  • Disruption from viruses or malware that may inadvertently be passed on to/from third parties (Note: Local legislation may make NBAs financially liable for passing on viruses etc. It is therefore important to ensure appropriate measures are in place to minimise this risk).

Bibliography, Best practice

Last update: 5 December 2017


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