Cyber Security is the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access
National Cyber Security Awareness campaign (stop.think.connect) Stop • Before using the internet consider the risks and learn to spot potential problems Think • Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family’s Connect • Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.
Anybody can be a threat to TVA’s computer security. Typically, these threats lie in three categories: Cyber Terrorism Hacktivism Scam Artists
Cyber Terrorism: The use of internet based attacks in terrorist activities Recent news of Chinese Terrorists suspected of hacking US government and business facilities
Hacktivism: The use of computers and computer networks to promote political ends, chiefly free speech, human rights, and information ethics. Anonymous • Freedom fighters of the internet (digital robin hood) • Known for hacking many government websites • Janurary 25, 2013 Anonymous hacked the United States Commision website
Scam Artists can be anyone from a loosely organized group to one of your fellow employees. Scams typically intend to steal valuable information related to identification such as: social security numbers, credit card numbers, and passwords.
So why does TVA need to be worried? TVA controls many valuable resources and the power to the majority of the Tennessee Valley. Reasons to target TVA include: • Making a political statement • Terrorist attacks on nuclear facilities • Steal employee information