Examples of Real-Life Data Breaches Caused by Insider Threats

Real-Life Data Breaches Caused by Insider Threat Examples

In organisations of all sizes, there are often a large number of employees that know the ins and outs of a company’s cybersecurity tools and infrastructure. This is the reason behind thousands of inadvertent and malicious insider attacks conducted around the world each month which can lead to real threat data breaches and substantial financial losses. Insider threats can cause … Read More

What Is Digital Risk Protection (DRP)?

What Is Digital Risk Protection (DRP)?

Digitalisation has transformed how organisations operate, allowing them to significantly expand their reach and offer their products and services to more people than ever. Better still, digital tools like web and mobile apps, eCommerce platforms, and cloud-computing environments allow companies to become more efficient, enabling them to cuts costs, improve customer service, and invest in developing new offerings.     The downside … Read More

10 Effective IT Security Risk Assessment Tactics

10 Effective IT Security Risk Assessment Tactics

IT security risk assessments are key to identifying threats facing an organisation’s data, information systems, and networks, and assessing the possible consequences should any adverse events take place. IT security risk assessments must be conducted on an annual or bi-annual basis or upon any major changes occurring within an organisation, such as mergers and acquisitions, business re-organisation, new technology added to company … Read More

Cybersecurity Risk Management for Startups

Cybersecurity Risk Management for Startups

Cybersecurity risk management is the process of identifying an organisation’s digital assets. Not only does the process provide an overview of existing security measures but also delivers solutions to mitigate risks that could threaten a business. Cybersecurity risk management is especially important for startups because it assesses the organisation’s cybersecurity risk profile early on to ensure assets are protected from … Read More

A Compliance Officer’s Guide to DORA Regulation: Building Robust Digital Defences in the Financial Sector 

Complaince officer guide to DORA regulation

As a head of compliance in the financial sector, you’re acutely aware that rapid digitisation and evolving cyber threats call for unwavering vigilance. The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), in operation since January 2023 and applicable from January 2025, serves as your guiding beacon amidst the sea of IT and cybersecurity risk management.  DORA and ICT Risk Management At the … Read More

Malware Viruses: How to Detect a Virus?

Malware Viruses: How to Detect a Virus

Malware viruses are one of the most pervasive cyber threats organisations and individuals face. So much so, that malware viruses are one of the first things to come to mind when most people think about cyber attacks in general.  In this post, we take a look at malware viruses, the various symptoms of malware, and how to know if your … Read More

What is application blacklisting?

Block Threats With 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

Remediated vs mitigated – know the difference

Vulnerability remediated vs mitigated

You’ll hear the mentions of remediation and mitigation a lot in cybersecurity. They are terms often used interchangeably but there is a distinct difference between the two. Both play a key role in cybersecurity service providers’ risk-related decision-making. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at remediated vs mitigated vulnerabilities so that you are aware of the fundamental … 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