As edge computing pushes workloads further towards the air interface in the 5G network and away from cloud data centres to manage bandwidth loading & latency of traffic, a bigger security threat is generated.
UBA deployment mistakes include establishing baselines using limited data (eg 1 department); too short baseline periods increase false positives; too long can result in malicious activity going unnoticed.
Whether a healthcare organisation stores its data on-premise, cloud or in a hybrid environment, its IAM framework needs to be secure, seamless & scalable. Top IAM platforms in the healthcare sector include ...
You must have a threat management strategy in place to minimise risk. This means having the operational visibility, skills and ability to turn unknown threats into known threats.
Denial of service, release of sensitive data, defacement of public facing accounts or websites, or the takeover of key accounts depends upon the quality of the tools available to achieve or defeat these aims.
28% of Universities suffering a successful cyber-attack saw it reduce their credibility, while 61% said it had forced a research project to stop - yet cyber security spend averages just 8% of their IT budget.
Cyber city analyst; Cyber-calamity forecaster; Cyber-attack agent; & Juvenile Cyber-crime rehabilitation counsellor are among new cyber-security jobs that will be needed to cope with the growing cyber-threat
Failing to perform entitlement reviews regularly will put a business at a much higher risk of a wide range of potential problems, not to mention the sanctions of failing to comply with regulations. So automate them.
BA & Marriott fines totalling £280 million, currently being appealed, will be more than 12 times what the ICO had handed out in its entire history & set the benchmark of what companies can expect.
With 5G there will be applications that will depend on the lack of latency, yet the integrity of the content will be just as critical. In such cases, cyber-security will play a pivotal role.
Listed passports are just the tip of the security risk iceberg when it comes to dark web offerings. The amount of personally identifiable information available to bad actors in the public domain is astonishing.
What does your team do when the tools and processes you rely on are silent, despite other evidence of potentially illegitimate activity?
You should revoke credentials when you don't trust a 5G device, block it from accessing any company content, cloud or on-prem, and possibly even partially wipe company data or the entire device.
To effectively enforce and comply with data laws, regulators must work together to identify common values & standardise rules. We can expect data privacy regulations to become more similar across jurisdictions.
The biggest threat to security comes from human error & the availability of sensitive data. Employees need to access corporate systems, but managing that access is the key to guarding against insider threats.
When securing your compay's cryptocurrency, do you go for a 'hot' or 'cold' wallet? Who regulates any delegated third party? Are your wallets encrypted and regularly backed up and stored offline?
Equifax the most searched breach, Heartbeed the most searched vulnerability, trends show predictable drop in AV search and growth in 'Threat hunting', 'AI Security' and 'Zero Trust Security'; SiEM surprise ...
Andrew Bud argues that not only is it possible for privacy to exist without anonymity, but contends that it may become vital that it does so for our safety as, if you're anonymous, you aren't accountable.
81 percent of organisations implementing an ISMS are doing so to meet growing client demands for increased data security, while 62 percent reported improved staff awareness of information security.
Governments working to close the shutters on possible routes into their country's national security infrastructure have begun to vet M&A or other corporate transactions entailing investing in technology.
Attribute-based access control allows access based on examination of attributes rather than specific roles. Examine the risk associated with the application and the user at the time of authentication.
FIDO2 articulates a set of standards that define how various types of authenticators can be used for employee, customer, partner, contractor or citizen access requests which follow security best practices.
A method that generates particular success for phishers is Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) gathering. The more 'inside' information that can be gathered from the public domain, the easier it is.
Restricting access is not practical, and no organisation will ever prevent 100 percent of data from being compromised or exposed--especially when it's an insider threat from a user that has legitimate access to the data. The strategy needs to shift from prevention --which is futile -- to protection.
A'Jira Service Desk' SaaS platform incident investigation is detailed, providing a sobering lesson into the potentially far-reaching impacts of a simple security mistake in complex 'cloud' based environments.
Sending an email to the wrong person/adding the wrong attachment, has become a sackable offence; this doesn't support stressed & tired employees who become more stressed & more likely to make a mistake.
For any organisation, updating your technologies in-line with the latest versions is essential to ensure compliance and keep corporate and client information secure.
Risk hunting entails searching for Indicators of Risk (IoRs) within the IT estate. It takes Continuous Control Monitoring (CCM) and layers in a deep understanding of business processes and cyber-risk appetite.
Just 38 percent use MFA to strengthen network credentials. Why the reluctance in adopting MFA? There are common misconceptions, such as, that a company needs to be a certain size to benefit from MFA.
A surprising number of organisations still display a reluctant, or even lackadaisical, attitude towards cyber-security
ISO/IEC 27701 defines requirements for a PIMS; we can observe this standard from three different points of view: Information security; Privacy protection for PII controllers; Privacy protection for PII processors
IT departments should have one consistent security posture across all the devices that hold their information as mobile devices are just as prone to malware - its outdated thinking to believe otherwise.
SMB M&A activity is expected to continue to grow. Those showing higher levels of security are more attractive propositions. But before building better security, they need to understand what's broken.
RaaS kits are user-friendly, easily deployable by anyone with zero knowledge of code. Effective blocking of ransomware requires broad coordination of security training, technology and management.
Narrow AI only does what it's trained for - it can't prevent unique new attacks. Viiewing AI as a cybernetics subset adds learning that fully regulates itself, adapts to situational changes, & maintains consistency.
Many companies effectively don't have any cyber-security. They made the mistake of investing in a 'silver bullet' that they believe will do everything. You can mitigate most issues by getting the basics right.
'Easy' SMS-based attack allows SIM "take over" & precise victim' tracking. Fix requires new SIM cards, without the vulnerablility - or continuously monitor the activity that runs over SS7 and Diameter networks
There are steps that businesses can take to keep them as safe as possible from danger. It's time for businesses to address these 10 common security mistakes.......
80% of millenials would give up their email address for a coffee, and 42% would give up their mobile phone number, while baby boomers (26%) are much more likely to keep that information a secret.
Targeted DDoS attacks threaten the everyday services we rely on - how do organisations mitigate and block them?
Cloud services now account for eighty-five percent of all enterprise web traffic and its top three violations are all policy violations caused by internal users, with Data Loss Prevention (DLP) violations in first place.
Retailers and ecommerce players are becoming increasingly lucrative targets for financially motivated cyber-crime actors.Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales will test retailers' cyber-defences to the maximum.
Online data is now a representation of your 'digital-self'; data inside a business has corporate ownership so loss of that data could affect thousands of people -or even force the business to close altogether.
Staying with Windows 7 puts organisations at significant risk. But with the right tools, migration is possible, affordable and even easy and it will certainly make future management easier.
Aalthough 30 percent of organisations are expected to adopt a cloud-only approach for new software, they still need to continue to apply traditional security controls on-prem at the same time.
Facial recognition technology has the potential to enhance security and public safety; it is another eye, with an eternal memory, that could provide the faces of criminals unseen or forgotten by police.
Risk-averse organisations need to avoid over-anonymisation of data at the expense of analytical utility, while innovators must avoiding under-anonymisation of data at the expense of safety and compliance.
External clients might be attempting to hack into your database and read information that they shouldn't, or far worse, get access to alter it.
To avoid losing its standing as a world leader in AI post-Brexit, the UK will need to compensate for the benefits it will lose by leaving the EU, such as creating data sharing partnerships & use of data trusts.
By going through four examples of successful social engineering attacks, we can explain the measures your organisation can take to avoid suffering a similar fate.
Is Zero Trust really achievable given the complexity in finance service organisations?
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