Companies are moving towards or rebranding their teams to Trust and Safety (T&S) as they undergo multiple types of fraud caused by an increase in sophisticated and diverse cyber-attacks.
A health practice should make sure they use an enterprise-safe and secure file-sharing solution to store patient data and use the same solution when sharing information internally and externally.
The key is to have network monitoring systems capable of cross-correlating anomalies allowing identification of the behavioural patterns that point to bitcoin or other cryptocurrency mining.
Most insiders will not be malicious in intent, but anyone can make mistakes. Moreover, any user account can be compromised by attackers, turning them into de facto insiders.
Failing to pay close attention to each aspect of data governance across the entire lifecycle of data creates additional cyber-risk as 'discarded' metadata may be required for critical business reasons.
It is crucial that organisations provide their security teams with the appropriate staff, funding and time to deal with each of these top threats to help protect their web applications successfully.
Broadly speaking there are two main cybersec measures, "Preventative" and "Detective". Board audiences are more interested in reduction of risk, - that's more tightly aligned to the "Preventative" security controls.
The insider threat analysts' job is to analyse data on the network for signs of suspicious behaviour, measuring data, designing & implementing self-learning code to harvest potential signs of insider incidents.
Organisations need to ensure that only trusted users and devices are accessing corporate applications. Zero Trust approaches = no user trusted to access applications until they can fully verify their identity.
Whilst with the right technology and security mitigations businesses can arm themselves, the internal threat must be fought with knowledge, data and insight.
What can remote support and IT teams do to achieve GDPR compliance without impacting efficiency and the customer service they deliver?
Taming the cyber-security tiger: how greater proactivity and an outward-looking perspective can work wonders
Incorporating a proactive cyber-security strategy - taking the lead and finding vulnerabilities before they become a problem - is paramount to stay one step ahead of the hackers.
Organisations should also be using technologies and processes to reduce their attack surface, detect attacks that do get through, and take rapid action to contain malicious activity and vulnerabilities.
Zero login technologies learn about the user and they build up a complex profile of what is 'normal' and, by extension, what appears out of the ordinary behaviour.
How can banks better align cyber-security, their most challenging risk to manage after economic uncertainty?
Vendors continue to evolve their technology at a faster pace and even banks cannot evolve to newer platforms at the same pace, nor do their budget cycles allow agile purchasing to meet cyber-needs.
An effective security system needs to ensure protection from malware-laced attachments, without standing in the way of business. Hence, achieving effective ROI.
Insecurity is undoubtedly a barrier to innovation. 34 percent of survey respondents believed that eliminating hardcoded passwords would considerably accelerate ability to adopt next-gen technologies.
Prepare for all scenarios and section out your plan to include any possible cyber-attack scenario, be it a phishing scam, DDoS attack, malware attack; practice the plan, establish a budget, involve everyone.
An EU motion explicitly called into question the trustworthiness of Russian cyber-security solutions developer Kaspersky Lab; its credibility as a cyber-security developer has thus been compromised.
Simon Walker, CEO, First Central Group
As cyber-security technology has become more sophisticated and effective, attackers have turned their attention towards compromising and manipulating people.
The Dixons Carphone breach occurred before the GDPR came into force: the ICO can levy a maximum fine of just £500,000, which pales in comparison to the potential £16 million fine under GDPR.
Organisations need to rethink their cyber-security practices, implementing preventative measures that help them proactively identify and manage threats before an attack or breach occurs.
The NHS needs to tear down silos of security information (across the network, endpoints, and identity management) and take a holistic approach to the entire threat landscape.
David Higgins, Director of Customer Development EMEA, CyberArk
Smaller organisations can be significantly more vulnerable to security threats, due to their limited resources, budgets and staffing, however the estimated cost of an attack is actually falling.
Many CEOs believe that suffering a cyber-attack has now become an inevitable part of operational reality. This shift means that organisations have to take steps now to plan for the unexpected.
Ransomware as an easy money-maker and its capacity demonstrated by NotPetya; its still a major threat, plus, NotPetya should be held up as a reminder to what poor cyber-hygiene can bring.
Avishai Wool, CTO of AlgoSec, shows how organisations can better manage vulnerabilities across their networks to help maintain continuous PCI DSS compliance.
Many companies were not truly compliant with GDPR when enforcement began in May, but they don't need to panic, so long as they are clearly doing the right things to become compliant.
Worry about the low hanging fruit that hackers are more likely to target - worry about the low hanging fruit that hackers are more likely to target.
Peter Groucutt, managing director, Databarracks
Hybrid web application security solutions use scanning technology supported and improved by regular manual penetration testing to help minimise false-positives and adapt to evolving hacking techniques.
Trust can be achieved just by using data in the right way; being transparent and delivering a personalised, relevant customer experience - which the GDPR naturally helps businesses to do.
How letting go of its most talented "NSA" employees every three years allows Israel to continue innovating in cyber-security - spearheaded by Unit 8200.
Virtualisation allows applications to open and carry out each task in its own self-contained virtual environment so any threat caused by an action in this environment won't have access to anywhere else.
Using integrated technical network solutions to achieve regulatory compliance can inherently offer proven ROI by ensuring that, for example, new contracts can be won through constantly proven compliance.
Can you measure the performance of your cyber-security? If not, you are not alone. Why organisations need to do more than buy kit to achieve cyber-security maturity, for their sake and the country's.
Following the Trump-Putin summit where it was suggested that the US and Russia work more closely on cyber-initiatives, Priscilla Moriuchi followed up Recorded Future's research with her thoughts.
Analysts will have to re-assess a number of their traditional methods for identifying and assessing (and sharing information on) threats, and contribute fully to ICAAN's proposed compliance model.
Regular and continuous training is key for all generations, but in regards to millennial employees, this will be key in changing bad behaviours that may have been entrenched from a very young age.
IT administrators should be able to enforce policy, restrict access to certain sites and types of content, and review non-compliant activity throughout the organisation.
The NHS' operating system upgrade is only the beginning of what will be a long and arduous journey toward full modernisation and security if not managed correctly.
Once clarity has been achieved on the issue of priorities, take an objective look at the IT organisation as currently constituted and compare it to the structure implied by those priorities.
Why are insiders the growing threat to GDPR compliance, and what threat mitigation best-practices should you be implementing to avoid damage to your organisation, including fines and loss of reputation.
Rubella simplifies building and embedding Macros in Office documents, a favoured attack method as most organisations let in legitimate document features by default. File-regeneration technology use is advised.
A more holistic approach must be taken to deploy digital technologies effectively. Integrated cyber-risk management is all about integrating people, process and technology while managing risks in real time.
The next generation of outsourced managed security services must do better, providing top services, both in terms of the breadth of attacks they can detect, and the speed at which they detect and respond.
DDoS extortion risk is very high. Among businesses surveyed, 32.5% have been hit by a DDoS attack; 21.5 % threatened by DDoS extortionists; 21.1 % DDoS emergency led to investing in DDoS protection.
Sophos research assesses the impact of ransomware kits that hit half of organisations last year, with attacks costing £100,000 on average, then it advises on best defensive measures to take.
Every vendor is pushing a threat intelligence feed, program, and/or product. How does a lean organisation separate the hype from the actual value?
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