What are the 5 steps in operational security? 

5 steps in operational security

Operational security (OPSEC), or procedural security as it’s also known, is a risk management process that managers use to view operations from an adversary perspective to protect sensitive and private information from falling into the hands of hackers.  OPSEC, originally created by the military to ensure a sufficient level of security surrounds their systems, is now becoming a useful staple … Read More

Ransomware prevention: Top Security Tips

Ransomware prevention: Top Security Tips

Why ransomware prevention is so important Ransomware attacks are now commonplace. They’re evident in almost every industry and in every country around the world. Paying a ransom might seem like the only option for recovering locked or stolen data, but experience has shown that cybergangs don’t always follow through once they’ve been paid.  Hackers manage to keep pace with cybersecurity updates … Read More

Importance of continuous control monitoring (CCM)

Importance of continuous control monitoring (CCM)

What is continuous control monitoring? Continuous control monitoring (CCM) is defined as using a set of technologies to reduce company losses through continuous monitoring. It also reduces the cost of audits via the continuous auditing of controls in financial applications and other types of applications.  In the overall business ecosystem, CCM sits above your existing security tooling, ensuring that all assets … Read More

Why is cybersecurity important? Taking proactive cybersecurity measures.

Why is cybersecurity important? Taking proactive cybersecurity measures

What proactive cybersecurity measures you can take to protect your supply chain To understand why is cybersecurity important, we have to take a look at a recent survey, conducted by Gartner. During a recent Executive Advisory Board meeting at Gartner, highly-acclaimed research and advisory firm specialising in cybersecurity amongst other things, one of its members highlighted that while their team is quite … Read More

Phishing emails and what helps protect from spear phishing

What helps protect from spear phishing emails scam

What is spear phishing? Spear phishing is defined as the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information.  As the name would suggest, spear phishing is a type of phishing attack targeted at a small group or individual. Whereas phishing attacks are broad and apply to many people, … Read More

How to protect personally identifiable information from a cyber breach 

How to protect personally identifiable information

In recent years, personally identifiable information (PII) such as social security numbers, medical history, and banking details have become a high priority target for cybercriminals. For example, There were 1.4 million reported ID theft incidents in 2020, as opposed to 650,000 incidents in 2019.  Driven by the prospect of high prices on the dark web and security vulnerabilities prevalent in … Read More

How to use NIST SP 800-61 guide to be better prepared for third-party risk

How to use NIST SP 800-61 guide for third-party risk?

As your business grows, so does its third-party ecosystem. But with growth comes a greater sense of responsibility which entails increasing cybersecurity measures and protecting your company against cyberattacks. Ensuring your organisation’s cyber defences are at an optimal level is paramount in today’s digital age to protect against technology outages, credential and data exposures, denial-of-service attacks, ransomware, and other threats. Here … Read More

How to select an effective third-party risk management framework

How to select the right third party risk management framework RiskXchange The leader in Third-Party Cyber Risk Management

RiskXchange can help your business monitor and mitigate third-party risks to prevent unnecessary exposures. Third-party technology and service providers can offer huge strategic advantages to businesses. But at the same time they can cause huge headaches for cybersecurity teams. Although third-party technology allows organisations to focus on their highest value activities, security risks often crop up with each new partnership. … Read More

How to prevent an enumeration attack

How to prevent an enumeration attack computer screen

Studies surveying major cybersecurity threats in 2022 identified several threats that could compromise web server security and pose a major threat to businesses. These covered a wide gamut of cyberattacks, including malware and enumeration attacks, with the latter proving to be a significant threat for most businesses.  A threat of an enumeration attack already proved to be a significant problem … Read More