The Importance of Ethical Hacking: Maintaining Integrity in Cyber Security

The Importance of Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security

Most people have heard of hacking, but what about ethical hacking? Internet users are unaware of the good that ethical hackers and ethical hacking can actually do. With the right technical skillset and knowledge base, ethical hackers can help society in ways almost impossible to imagine. Ethical hacking has a crucial role to play in the safety and security of … Read More

The Importance of Cloud Risk Management 

cloud risk management

With considerable benefits like easier access to innovative technologies, simpler scalability, and reduced IT expenditures, increasing numbers of companies are migrating their data and infrastructure to a cloud environment. In fact, cloud adoption has been so prolific over the last decade that 94% of companies now use cloud services of some kind – with an astonishing 61% of organisations migrating … 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

10 Reasons why SSPM is Vital for SaaS

Why SSPM is Vital for SaaS

With benefits including enhanced functionality, rich customisation options, and high compatibility with other applications, it’s no surprise that vast numbers of companies have adopted SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications. Subsequently, research shows that around 70% of applications organisations use are SaaS, which is set to rise to 85% by 2025.  However, organisations must overcome the challenges of hosting their data and applications … Read More

10 Effective IT Security Risk Assessment Tactics

10 Effective IT Security Risk Assessment Tactics

IT security risk assessments are key to identifying threats facing an organisation’s data, information systems, and networks, and assessing the possible consequences should any adverse events take place. IT security risk assessments must be conducted on an annual or bi-annual basis or upon any major changes occurring within an organisation, such as mergers and acquisitions, business re-organisation, new technology added to company … Read More

What is an Intrusion Detection System (IDS)?

Network intrusion detection system

An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a software application or device that monitors a network for policy violations or malicious activity. These threats or violations are either collected centrally or reported using a security information and event management system. Some IDS respond to detected intrusion upon discovery, known as intrusion prevention systems (IPS). Other IDS require an incident responder or … Read More

What is Anti Malware?

What is Anti Malware

Whether viruses, Trojan horses, ransomware, or rootkits, malware is one of the most common and frequent cyber threats companies face. So much so, in fact, that there were an unbelievable 5.5 billion malware attacks worldwide in 2022. Moreover, ransomware, a single variety of malware, cost companies $4.54 million, on average, in 2022.   Consequently, organisations need to take their malware mitigation … Read More

7 Benefits of Dynamic Malware Analysis

Benefits of Dynamic Malware Analysis

Malware analysis is the process of understanding the purpose and behaviour of a suspicious file, website, server, or application. The analysis output helps with the detection, reduction and/or mitigation of potential threats.   Malware analysis is a key process that ensures overall computer and cyber security as well as the security and safety of an organisation’s digital assets. Malware analysis not only … Read More