Ransomware prevention: Top Security Tips

Ransomware prevention: Top Security Tips

Why ransomware prevention is so important Ransomware attacks are now commonplace. They’re evident in almost every industry and in every country around the world. Paying a ransom might seem like the only option for recovering locked or stolen data, but experience has shown that cybergangs don’t always follow through once they’ve been paid.  Hackers manage to keep pace with cybersecurity updates … Read More

Why do you need a cloud security posture management (CSPM)?

cloud security posture management or CSPM

What is cloud security posture management or CSPM? Cloud security posture management (CSPM) is a key element of cloud data security that scans cloud environments and alerts security teams to configuration vulnerabilities and compliance risks in cloud services.   CSPM automates the identification and restoration of risk across cloud infrastructures, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as … Read More

All you need to know about leveraging a cybersecurity risk taxonomy 

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What is cyber risk taxonomy? A cybersecurity risk taxonomy is a tool that can identify risk vectors facing your organisation. Using the insights gained, it allows security teams to communicate cyber risk to the board of directors, implement the right protections and advocate for resources.  Creating a cybersecurity risk taxonomy generates specific areas or groups which enable the technical management … Read More

New Spring4Shell vulnerability: CVE-2022-22963 and CVE-2022-22965

New Spring4Shell vulnerability CVE-2022-22963 and CVE-2022-22965

Spring4Shell – a new zero-day vulnerability which affects Spring users It’s the second critical bug that has been identified on the application within a week. Spring is a widely used application framework and inversion of control container for the Java platform. Its core features can be used by any Java application which means a large number of users may have … Read More

The Rise of Ransomware as a Service

The Rise of Ransomware as a Service

Ransomware as a service – what is it and how to prevent it? Ransomware attacks have more than doubled in the last 12-months alone. It’s a scary statistic that sends shudders down the spines of security teams around the world who are constantly battling cyber threats. But just why has ransomware become the weapon of choice for cyber attackers? The … Read More

How to handle Cyber Risk Management in Healthcare

Cyber Risk Management in Healthcare

In 2020, over 81% of UK healthcare organisations were hit by ransomware attacks, which had disastrous consequences on healthcare services, with over 64% stating that they had to cancel patient appointments. What this shows is that today, maintaining digital security and risk management in healthcare sector is not only vital for an organisation’s credibility but also patient safety.  However, it’s … Read More

How to protect your server against shellshock vulnerability

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Shellshock vulnerability is a bug in the Bash command-line interface shell that has existed for over three decades, though it was first discovered in 2014. Despite its discovery eight years ago, the vulnerability, also known as Bash Bug software, still poses a danger to organisations. In fact, the threat is so severe that the National Institute of Standards and Technology … Read More

Looking back at the top data breaches of 2021

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RiskXchange can help your company avoid becoming one of those affected by costly cyberattacks and ensure your organisation doesn’t make our list of top data breaches.. Cybercriminals flourished in 2021, which is, of course, bad news for businesses right around the globe. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITCR) reported that by the end of September last year, the number of … Read More

Health industry cybersecurity practices: How to secure your exposed attack surface

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Modern healthcare industry systems incorporate digital technology to deliver high-quality medical care in a timely and efficient manner. In light of modern medical needs, these systems have evolved into massive ecosystems; while necessary, their sheer size and scope have enlarged the attack surface, making it significantly harder to secure and ensure you implement the best health industry cybersecurity practices. This … Read More