Examples of Real-Life Data Breaches Caused by Insider Threats

Real-Life Data Breaches Caused by Insider Threat Examples

In organisations of all sizes, there are often a large number of employees that know the ins and outs of a company’s cybersecurity tools and infrastructure. This is the reason behind thousands of inadvertent and malicious insider attacks conducted around the world each month which can lead to real threat data breaches and substantial financial losses. Insider threats can cause … Read More

7 Advantages of DSPM for Data Security

7 advantages of DSPM for data security

Although cloud computing has revolutionised a company’s ability to share data, to account for an increasingly mobile and distributed workforce, cloud environments also complicate its ability to secure sensitive data.   The exponentially increasing volume of data – and datasets being frequently duplicated across multiple cloud-based platforms, applications, and services – mean that most cloud security solutions struggle to keep up … Read More

What Is the CIA Triad Security Model?

What Is the CIA Triad Security Model

While a company’s information security controls and policies aim to keep its sensitive data secure, what does that mean in practice? Or, put another way, how can security teams determine whether the information and assets under their purview are actually secure?   Confidentiality, integrity and availability, collectively known as the CIA triad, is a model designed to guide a company’s information … Read More

What is integrity in cyber security?

integrity in cyber security

Integrity in cyber security is one of the key components of the CIA triad of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Every security control and vulnerability can be viewed in relation to one or more of the three concepts. In order for a security program to be deemed comprehensive and complete, it must address all three components of the CIA triad. More on … Read More

What are cloud security metrics?

cloud security metrics

Cloud migration has surged in recent years, with an estimated 94% of companies adopting cloud services as of 2022. Predictably, cybercriminals have capitalised on this rapid shift to the cloud, and have turned their attention to finding ways to infiltrate the cyber security defences of cloud service providers.   Unfortunately, as their sensitive data, applications, servers, and other assets are stored … Read More

What are information security standards? 

What are information security standards

An information security standard is a series of documented processes that define how to implement, manage, and monitor various security controls. As well as providing a blueprint for mitigating risk and reducing vulnerabilities, cybersecurity standards and cybersecurity frameworks typically detail the necessary steps for achieving regulatory compliance.     Let’s look at information security standards, why they’re important, and the consequences of failing … Read More

What is Data Exfiltration?

What is data exfiltration

Data exfiltration is a type of security breach that occurs when a company or individual’s data is retrieved, transferred, or copied from a server or computer without authorisation. Cybercriminals are usually responsible for data exfiltration by stealing data from corporate or personal devices, such as mobile phones or computers, using various data exfiltration attack methods.  Another definition of data exfiltration … Read More

How does the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) affect you?  

About Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)

RiskXchange can help you stay on the right side of data privacy regulations anywhere in the world.  The ever-increasing risk of cyberattack has prompted the EU to adopt a legislation to improve the cybersecurity and operational resiliency of the financial services sector – the DORA act. The Digital Operational Resilience (DORA) Act was implemented to ensure that the European financial sector is able to remain … Read More

How to avoid a baiting attack

How to avoid a baiting attack

Social engineering attacks are one of the most significant threats to an organisation’s information security. So much so that a staggering 98% of cyberattacks involve some social engineering component. One of the social attacks favoured by cybercriminals is known as baiting.   In this article, we look at baiting attacks and how to avoid them.  What is a Baiting Attack?  Baiting … Read More