safety: a cyber-security attack can have devastating effects on safety. The systems that are linked with safety and security are very well protected against cyber-security attacks, with logical and physical protection measures. The tree main consequences resulting from safety and security issues caused by a cyber attack are: individuals- the use of internet and big data stores means that most businesses, government departments and the armed forces are inter-connected an attack on these could lead to issues with the national security or the infrastructure of the country, possibly posing issues for the safety of the population, possible data could be stolen leading to identity theft.
equipment- this could take the from of a DDoS a business could be unable to fully function and individuals may not be able to access the internet to carry out day to day task such as online banking a DDoS may also affect the connected home, as devices use the internet to interact.
Finance - this impact can be while the attack is taking place or after it has ended, access to financial websites may be denied, along with the financial data of a business being lost. the personal financial data of individuals may be lost meaning identity theft and fraud can take place.