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

How to prevent a pharming attack

How to prevent a pharming attack

A recent study has revealed that 88% of organisations worldwide have suffered a DNS attack in the past year. More alarmingly, each organisation experienced seven attacks on average – at $942,000 (£836,000) per attack. One of the most common forms of attack on DNS servers is known as pharming.   Let’s explore what a pharming attack is, how they occur, … Read More

Data leakage prevention – 3 simple steps

What is data leakage prevention

What is data leakage? The simple answer is when sensitive data is purposely or accidentally leaked. This could mean, in a variety of ways, from data being exposed on the internet, physically or via lost laptops or hard drives. Data leakage could allow cybercriminals unauthorised access to sensitive data without much effort. So, knowing data leakage prevention steps your organisation … Read More

How can you avoid downloading malicious code?

How can you avoid downloading malicious code?

Most cyber threats, whether designed to steal data or extract money from a user, have malicious code at their core. Once this malicious code finds its way onto a device, it can be devastating: particularly if it first infects one machine before spreading through an organisation’s network.   Worse, the more sophisticated the malicious code, the harder it is to remove. … Read More

How to prevent ransomware attacks?

How to prevent ransomware

Ransomware attacks have increased dramatically over recent years, so much so that the 2022 cost of attacks is estimated to top US$20 billion globally.   Ransomware can cause widespread damage, but at the same time, they can be entirely preventable. The willingness to invest in even the most basic cybersecurity measures will not only protect valuable assets but could save organisations … Read More