Who is targeted by ransomware? 

Who is targeted by ransomware

Ransomware is now commonplace within many industries around the world. Over the past three years, especially during the pandemic, ransomware attacks have increased in many different sectors including government, healthcare, education, professional services, and manufacturing.  According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Report 2021, America experienced an unprecedented increase in cyber-attacks and malicious cyber activity during 2021. These cyber-attacks compromised businesses … Read More

Why use compliance monitoring as a part of your cybersecurity program? 

Use compliance monitoring as a part of your cybersecurity program

Compliance monitoring is a key part of any cybersecurity program. It is a continuous process used to ensure staff are following procedures and policies put in place to protect company assets. Regulatory compliance monitoring is key to spotting potential issues in any organisation’s function or operations. However, it is now becoming extremely difficult for companies around the world to meet their regulatory … Read More

What is a common indicator of a phishing attempt?

What is a common indicator of a phishing attempt

A phishing attack is a social engineering method where an attacker sends a fraudulent email or message designed to trick a person into revealing private or personal information. Another method could see a hacker deploy malicious software onto a victim’s infrastructure, such as ransomware. But the burning question you might ask is, what is a common indicator of a phishing attempt? … Read More

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 is cybersecurity important? Taking proactive cybersecurity measures.

Why is cybersecurity important? Taking proactive cybersecurity measures

What proactive cybersecurity measures you can take to protect your supply chain To understand why is cybersecurity important, we have to take a look at a recent survey, conducted by Gartner. During a recent Executive Advisory Board meeting at Gartner, highly-acclaimed research and advisory firm specialising in cybersecurity amongst other things, one of its members highlighted that while their team is quite … Read More

Making a cybersecurity business case with data-driven insights

CyberSecurity business case with data insights

Data-driven insights for cybersecurity business case Mitigating risks and avoiding cyberattacks should be a key corporate objective for any industry in the current digital age. Ensuring your business has the right cyber risk data is crucial when building digital defences and protecting sensitive information. Data-driven insights allow companies to better understand their security posture and enable them to take the … Read More

Phishing emails and what helps protect from spear phishing

What helps protect from spear phishing emails scam

What is spear phishing? Spear phishing is defined as the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information.  As the name would suggest, spear phishing is a type of phishing attack targeted at a small group or individual. Whereas phishing attacks are broad and apply to many people, … Read More

Okta cyber attack: Supply chain attacks on the rise

Okta cyber attack: cloud security Supply chain attacks

Analysing Okta cyber attack and what you should do if your business has been affected Organisations that use Okta to provide access to their networks have been affected by a cyberattack conducted by the hacking group Lapsus$. Okta said that in a worst-case scenario, 366 of its clients had been compromised and their “data may have been viewed or acted … Read More

How to define sensitive data and the means of protecting it 

Define sensitive data and how to protect it

What is sensitive data, how do you define it and how to protect it A report revealed that in 2021, sensitive data was the most common target in data breaches. For example, 65% of all sensitive data incidents involve social security numbers (SSN), and 41% of incidents to personal health information because they are valuable targets.   Moreover, most data breaches occur … Read More