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Cybersecurity threats: Triggers and prevention recommendations

Vol. 15, Iss. 6, JUNE 2019

Received: 21 March 2019

Received in revised form: 10 April 2019

Accepted: 25 April 2019

Available online: 17 June 2019

Subject Heading: THREATS AND SECURITY

JEL Classification: F52, H56, J28, M15, N10

Pages: 1185–1194

https://doi.org/10.24891/ni.15.6.1185

Khrustalev E.Yu. Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (CEMI RAS), Moscow, Russian Federation
stalev777@yandex.ru

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Kostyurin G.A. Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow, Russian Federation
g.kostyurin@yandex.ru

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Subject The article focuses on issues of the exposure of IT infrastructure to cyber attacks as the global community sees an increasing number of cybercrimes.
Objectives The study analyzes and systematized major cyber attacks, which have taken place recently, chronologically. We classify cybercrimes and their consequences, define new recommendations for preventing cybercrimes and improving the cybersecurity level during the global digitization.
Methods Research is based on methods of a systems analysis, comparative, structural and logic analysis, econometric analysis, content-analysis, mass media, economic-statistical methods and modeling.
Results We arranged major cybersecurity attacks chronologically, classified cybercrimes and their consequences. The article provides the main recommendations for improving the cybersecurity level during the global digitization.
Conclusions and Relevance We reviewed key concepts, described forms and types of cyber attacks and focus on global ones. The article also analyzes key triggers of cybercrimes and gives specific recommendations for preventing them.

Keywords: cybersecurity, information security, cyber threat, cyber attack, cybercrime

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