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
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 application blacklisting?
Application security breaches are one of the most common cyber threats companies face. Malicious actors can use vulnerabilities in one of the many applications an organisation uses to get past their cyber security defences and access their network. Application blacklisting, also often called application blocklisting, is the process of implementing security measures that prevent particular software from being installed on … 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
Why is cybersecurity important in banking?
Cyber security in banking is one of the most important elements in finance today. Banks are not only responsible for their customer’s assets but are also liable for the funds if they go missing. Therefore, protecting a user’s assets via robust cybersecurity measures has become the primary goal in banking in 2023. However, customer accounts are not only susceptible to hacking. … Read More
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
What are cloud security metrics?
Cloud migration has surged in recent years, with an estimated 94% of companies adopting cloud services as of 2022. Predictably, cybercriminals have capitalised on this rapid shift to the cloud, and have turned their attention to finding ways to infiltrate the cyber security defences of cloud service providers. Unfortunately, as their sensitive data, applications, servers, and other assets are stored … Read More
What is network segmentation?
Network segmentation is an architectural approach that divides a network into smaller, distinct sub-networks – or subnets. This allows a company to compartmentalise different areas in its network for increased security and improved performance. Let’s take a look at network segmentation and how you can use it to make your IT infrastructure more secure. How does network segmentation work? Network … Read More
What is Data Exfiltration?
Data exfiltration is a type of security breach that occurs when a company or individual’s data is retrieved, transferred, or copied from a server or computer without authorisation. Cybercriminals are usually responsible for data exfiltration by stealing data from corporate or personal devices, such as mobile phones or computers, using various data exfiltration attack methods. Another definition of data exfiltration … Read More