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 choose a cybersecurity framework that works for you

How to choose a cybersecurity framework that works for you

A cybersecurity framework provides security teams with a set of standards and a common language across borders and industries to understand security postures. With a cybersecurity framework in place, it can help define the procedures and processes that your organisation must take to monitor, asses and mitigate cybersecurity risk.  Let’s take a closer look at the most common cybersecurity frameworks.  … Read More

What are vulnerability management tools for? 

What are vulnerability management tools for

Vulnerability management tools are security applications that scan networks and software to identify weaknesses that malicious actors can exploit. Once a scan pinpoints a weakness, the vulnerability software initiates or recommends remediation action, which reduces the risk of attack.  Vulnerability management tools incorporated alongside other security measures are key for businesses to not only prioritise possible threats but to minimise attack surfaces … Read More

Why you should choose an Integrated Risk Management approach 

choose an integrated risk management approach

Why do we need to talk about an Integrated Risk Management now? When the options for digital solutions were relatively limited and technological advancement moved at a slower pace, risk management was largely determined by compliance. Additionally, as each team or department within an organisation was the best authority on how to achieve regularity compliance, they could be left to … 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 build a crisis communication plan for cyber threats 

Crisis communication plan for cyber threats

In today’s digital age, cyber threats are a potential crisis that hovers over every organisation – regardless of industry, size, or prominence. That’s why eevry organisation needs to have a crisis communication plan for cyber threats.  A crisis caused by a cyber attack can be debilitating: it’s not simply a case of your computer systems being compromised; they can infiltrate … 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

Digital Supply Chain – what is it, and how do you protect it?

Digital supply chain

New technologies enable businesses to provide the platform for a thoroughly modern supply chain – the digital supply chain. A digital supply chain includes the process of delivering a digital asset from the point of origin to its destination. In today’s technological world, a digital supply chain spans the entire operations of most organisations.   A digital supply chain utilises advanced technologies … Read More

Simple strategies for risk remediation in cyber security

Risk remediation in cyber security

Why remediation in cyber security is key to limiting the damage a breach can cause Remediation in cyber security refers to limiting the damage a breach can cause to your organisation. If you fail to notice and act upon a breach in a timely manner, it can move rapidly and becomes almost impossible to contain. As organisations worldwide expand, they … Read More