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

How to Establish a Strong Security Culture in Your Organization

Createing a Strong Security Culture in Your Organization

Creating a company culture for security is key to succeeding in business today. That might seem like an extreme statement to make but with the amount of work now being conducted online and sensitive data stored on clouds, enhanced cybersecurity measures are paramount to success in today’s digital age.   With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at how … Read More

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