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

What Is the CIA Triad Security Model?

What Is the CIA Triad Security Model

While a company’s information security controls and policies aim to keep its sensitive data secure, what does that mean in practice? Or, put another way, how can security teams determine whether the information and assets under their purview are actually secure?   Confidentiality, integrity and availability, collectively known as the CIA triad, is a model designed to guide a company’s information … Read More

A guide to cybersecurity metrics and KPIs

a guide to cybersecurity metrics and KPIs

Cybersecurity metrics are types of data a business tracks on a regular basis. Not only does this data help organisations make key decisions but also provides a basis for bolstering overall cybersecurity measures. Cybersecurity teams should have a set of metrics that they track regularly, some companies even track them daily.   Utilising the proper cybersecurity metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) … Read More

What is cyber risk modeling

Cyber risk modeling - why it's important

As malicious actors continue refining their attack methods, the average cost of a data breach is rising. Consequently, companies must devise cyber risk mitigation strategies and implement the required security controls to better protect their networks and infrastructure with an appropriate sense of urgency.   Unfortunately, the technical nature of cyber security means that IT personnel often have difficulty accurately conveying … Read More

What is a cyber security incident report?

Cyber security incident report importance

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?

Identifying IT security gaps

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 is technology risk management?

Technology risk management guide

Technology risk management demands careful attention and a comprehensive plan. RiskXchange can deliver both.  Almost every business today relies upon technology to function. The use of computers, laptops, smart phones, tablets, and the internet, have created a technological foundation upon which businesses are built. This, however, opens up some major technological risks and where technology risk management comes in handy.  … Read More

What is cyber security risk mitigation?

What is cyber security risk mitigation

What is cyber security risk mitigation?  With a cyberattack occurring worldwide every 44 seconds, companies can no longer afford to be complacent about their cyber security posture. Similarly, organisations can’t adopt a “set and forget” mindset regarding their cyber security: which sees them institute policies and controls and expect them to be effective in the long term. Instead, companies need … Read More