Understanding the cyber risks of the LDAP protocol

Understanding the cyber risks of the LDAP protocol

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP protocol) is an open, vendor-neutral, industry-standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol network.  LDAP is a client-based lightweight version of Directory Access Protocol (DAP). It operates on both private intranets and public networks, and across multiple directory services which makes it the most convenient for authenticating, … Read More

How a cyber ecosystem works – your protection against a supply chain attack

Cyber ecosystem - your Supply chain attack protection

A cyber ecosystem is very much like a physical ecosystem. Within a cyber ecosystem, individuals, organisations, and external parties interact with one another to form one digital functioning unit. Your organisation remains at the heart of this ecosystem and will be joined by other entities surrounding it, such as suppliers, vendors, and third or fourth parties. But in case of a supply chain … Read More

What is a zero trust security model?

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RiskXchange comes up with innovative solutions to everyday problems experienced at the hands of hackers. Principal Analyst of Forrester Research, John Kindervag founded the zero trust security model in 2010. The model, also known as perimeterless security, describes an approach to the design and implementation of IT systems. The zero trust concept is based around “never trust, always verify,” which means devices should … Read More

Domain-name typosquatting attacks are increasing: Here’s how to secure your networks

Domain-name typosquatting attacks

When BlueCat combed through a sample of seven billion DNS queries, they discovered that some of the most queried top-level domains were misspelt variations of “.com”. This trend reveals that typosquatting attacks, also known as URL hijacking, is a growing phenomenon.  Domain spoofing is not a new trend, although it has been growing considerably in the past year due in … Read More