To prevent attacks caused by human error, SMBs must first identify factors that can lead to a data breach, such as over-worked employees, lack of cyber-security education & awareness across departments.
Before adding another point solution provider, another risk score, another data source, have you made an honest assessment and exhausted the data you already have? Test the lift of new providers using AI.
Intelligent, automated, cloud delivered endpoint protection can help provide the visibility to explore patterns, trends or clues and identify weak points and and improve endpoint hygiene.
Data masking creates virtual, sanitised copies of real data - anonymised and desensitised - while ensuring it remains meaningful to those in DevOps who need it to improve security and accelerate innovation.
The first time a crisis team meets shouldn't be during a crisis. Here's how to setup and executie a tabletop exercise to test your DR plan including simulating an unfolding disaster & applying your response strategy.
Are you or your staff vulnerable to IOT? Amazon and Google have requested IoT manufacturers enable their products to provide continuous streams of data to hub devices even when the device is inactive.
We need to create additional methods for assessing the software security of 5G use cases before they are live in the real world, to stress test designs for potential threats, and to offer clear risk mitigation guidance.
By re-routing so many Internet traffic pathways in one go, Russia would be relying on a number of different backup systems to come on at once. This increases the risk of failures that have the potential to snowball.
Security monitoring & diagnosing a network's performance is essential to analyse IP traffic. Solutions should use signature matching & anomaly detection techniques to identify potential threats.
Traditional network connectivity in and out of the cloud lags behind software innovation. Multi-cloud strategies reduce risk exposure but cloud providers don't make this easy, preferring to lock customers in.
In the age of digital transformation, source code becomes an even greater target as its a competitive differentiator. Protecting against malicious actors therefore must extend to version management tools.
Fact and fiction - a summer reading list for pros and others interested in cyber-security to help enlighten, educate and entertain, and while they may be from a US perspective, the lessons are international.
Protracted legal ramifications, dramatic loss of business and incalculable recovery costs are just a tip of the iceberg for a breached website.
A binary decision between patching or not patching is reductive & ill-advised. Vendors should agree standards on how to report & addresses OT security vulnerabilities, simplifying the process via automation.
In 2019, the threat of a data breach is higher than ever, and changing tactics on the part of the criminals requires a new way of defending on the part of the businesses.
Cyber Essentials - what changes should we expect? More flexible controls by business size and industry would increase uptake, but will the technical requirements dumbed down as a result?
Both Have I Been Pwned and Authlogics boast substantial breach databases (that are constantly expanding), but each was built with different intentions in mind and thus can be used in different ways.
SDP solutions are a subset of NaaS, driving reduced physical networking infrastructure, accelerated cloud adoption, development of new data centre infrastructures and increased SDN integration.
Cloud First focused minds on protecting public data. If you don't secure your APIs, you haven't secured your clouds. It requires dynamic data security where identity and data security are combined.
Defenders need fully automated response, informed by sophisticated ML to anticipate, recognise & disable each novel attack, AND avoid time-wasting time false alarms: Autoproactive" security is available now.
To bolster their professional capabilities and boost their attractiveness in the eyes of potential employers, candidates should be throwing their full weight behind learning the right skills and languages.
Threat exposure can be significantly higher on an SD-WAN network, requiring an understanding of what's important to the business, a network blueprint, what data is being transmitted, where, & likelihood of attack.
The probability of losing more than £400,000 in a data breach is less for GDPR-ready businesses (37%) than those expecting to be ready in more than one year (64%) and system downtime is shorter too.
GDPR provisions prohibit the transfer of personal data to 'third countries' outside the EU that do not ensure adequate protection. Post-Brexit, the UK could become a 'third country' unable to transfer data.
Ensure visibility of all infrastructure; test security is actually maintained (ideally automated). maintain insight into vulnerability exposure, pinpoint vulnerabilities & develop context-rich remediation strategies.
Sender Policy Framework; DomainKeys Identified Mail, Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance provide a powerful set of tools to detect misconfiguration and discover attempted abuse.
How can the rapidly evolving, and increasingly popular, sharing economy industry continue to offer consumers a safe service, given that it is based on the concept of sharing with strangers?
By taking a more proactive approach to threat intelligence, layered on top of industry best practices, there's a way to generate enough situational awareness to mitigate cyber risk and regain the initiative.
Contact centre businesses' digital infrastructures have become outdated as regulatory requirements have become more intricate. They need to upgrade their systems to boost compliance & identify violations fast.
Know what your Active Directory looks like, deploy automated monitoring to identify changes or logins that happen, detect unusual behaviours & activities, correlate perimeter telemetry, file activity & user behaviour.
Many SMBs believe cloud storage is inherently less safe than on-premises, adopt a hybrid approach, cause headaches managing on-premise & cloud storage & shoot themselves in the productivity foot.
All members of your staff who are in any way involved in network access must always request authentication from anyone seeking to gain access. There are to be no exceptions to this rule.
Criminals increasingly use of web scraping; where rogue bots or web crawlers extract photos and images from websites. A business can fall victim to cloning, and have cyber-criminals perfectly mimic their website.
ID integrity undermined as scammers seeking to amass social media followers pretend to donate aid to Sudan in exchange for clicks and followers.
Organisations need to have the right security in place to defend against attacks. A company that has taken its security seriously will be in a stronger, healthier position while also being able to uphold its reputation.
To keep your personal data safe and away from the hacker's reach, you should be aware of the top five mistakes most people make when managing passwords.
As old vulnerabilities close, new ransomware variants replace them; CryptoLocker & CryptoWall from 2013 to 2016; WannaCry & SamSam in 2017 & 2018 and most recently GandCrab and Ryuk dominated.
Bank automation & AI collaboration urged to bridge security gaps more efficiently than they could achieve on their own - but how well do IT security teams collaborate with each other today? What helps or hinders?
Using S/MIME email certificates across an enterprise - an efficient way of digitally signing & encrypting business emails - combats spear phishing by enabling the user to confirm the true sender of an email.
Employees don't lose their privacy rights when they come to work, companies should implement monitoring technology by intention using the plan-do-check-act formula, adopting a privacy-first approach.
AI techniques travel, making everything vulnerable. False data inserted into systems will provide 'false' AI training. Activity of systems must be examined 'out-of-the-box', & ML used to identify activity matching malware.
The next president of the United States could be a former hacker. Its a good thing, helping change perceptions of what was previously seen as a criminal offence become a legitimate profession - white-hats.
To preserve consumer faith in use of customer data companies must demonstrate trustworthy behaviours & acknowledge & protect consumers' right to privacy, considering the impact of new technology.
Pornography could become the first freedom to die; it's difficult to go back once this first step is taken. The UK government proposed limits on social media access before, following on from the August 2011 riots
From PINS to biometrics: the rise of fingerprint biometrics revolutionising payment security across Asia
Biometric cards are tested for false accept rates (FAR) and false reject rates (FRR). A card that regularly rejects a fingerprint would not be fit for purpose; a high false acceptance rate would be vulnerable to fraud.
Deep learning algorithms give visibility into networks as a whole, with more ability to identify behaviour that may require investigation. It can identify anomalies and hidden patterns not detectable by humans alone.
Tools to protect against data manipulation attacks include the MITRE ATT&CK Framework, a live matrix of all known tactics, techniques and procedures, alongside the most effective way to detect and combat it.
Whichever way you look at it, GDPR has left its mark on the technology landscape. Customer data protection has moved to top of the C-Suite priority list, forcing companies to think about how they use data.
Containers & Agile methodologies let developers continuously update applications, or components, and push them live to add functionality, support the latest devices, or fix bugs. But which model to choose?
How applying a threat lifecycle management framework can improve the effectiveness of security operations
Automation in TLM enables efficient data collection and immediate prediction of certain suspicious patterns, which helps identify anomalous behaviour earlier in the breach lifecycle.
Is Zero Trust really achievable given the complexity in finance service organisations?
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