Cybersecurity law regulates the global digital space, protecting against cybercrime, data breaches, and cyber espionage. Cyber-crime law, cybersecurity law or cyber law comprises a number of directives that safeguard information technology (IT) with the purpose of forcing organisations to protect their information and systems from cyberattacks using various measures and methods. Definition and Key Concepts of Cyber Law Cyber laws … Read More
Malware Viruses: How to Detect a Virus?
Malware viruses are one of the most pervasive cyber threats organisations and individuals face. So much so, that malware viruses are one of the first things to come to mind when most people think about cyber attacks in general. In this post, we take a look at malware viruses, the various symptoms of malware, and how to know if your … Read More
What is vulnerability remediation in cyber security?
While the current phase of rapid digital transformation has brought a significant number of benefits, the main drawback is the huge increase in the number of cyber security vulnerabilities that cybercriminals can exploit. New technologies, whether digital wallets, contactless cards, smart appliances, the Internet of Things (IoT), etc., mean more digital data to secure and a larger attack surface to … Read More
Why is cyber security for financial services so important?
With the vast amounts of money and sensitive data they possess, financial services companies are one of the most common targets for cybercriminals. Worse, because of the highly lucrative opportunities for theft, fraud, and extortion, financial institutions attract the most competent, experienced, and motivated cybercriminals, including organised cybercriminal syndicates that employ the most sophisticated and diverse tools and techniques, making … Read More
What is 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 is IoT cybersecurity?
To best understand IoT cybersecurity is to first understand what IoT is all about. Internet of things (IoT) are objects with software, sensors, processing ability, and other technologies that connect and exchange data with systems and other devices over communications networks or the internet. And, as more businesses are adopting IoT devices, cybersecurity has never been more important to protect … Read More
What is a cyber security incident report?
A cyber security incident report is a document that captures the details of a cyber security incident, such as a data breach. A company’s IT and security teams can use the information within the report to remediate the immediate cyber threat, prevent future incidents of its kind, and, best of all, mitigate more significant cyber attacks down the line. Let’s … Read More
What is an IT security gap?
An IT security gap is a vulnerability that malicious actors can exploit in a company’s cyber security defences. Gaps in IT security represent the difference between a company’s current cyber security posture and their desired (or, in many cases, to achieve compliance, required) implementation of security policies and controls. Let’s look at some of the most common IT security gaps … Read More
What are cyber security controls?
What are cyber security controls? Cybersecurity controls are the countermeasures organisations put in place to detect, reduce, prevent, or counteract cybersecurity risks. These controls are the measures deployed to manage threats targeting computer networks and systems. Cyber security controls must adapt and evolve to an ever-changing cyber environment. Therefore, it’s fundamentally important to ensure that every organisation understands what controls … Read More