Perhaps the most difficult challenge IT crews face today is making sure their organization is protected from hackers. There are more connected devices today than ever before, and therefore more points of access that need to be defended against cyber-attacks. Not every company can field its own cyber-security team, and not every IT guy is a PKI expert, nor should they have to be. The most common attacks are actually pretty simple to execute, and so are their countermeasures.
The following sections describe three of the most common cyber-attacks a website will encounter, how to protect against them, and some industry best practices that even the newest IT guy working for the smallest company can put into practice.