The Importance of Ethical Hacking: Maintaining Integrity in Cyber Security

The Importance of Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security

Most people have heard of hacking, but what about ethical hacking? Internet users are unaware of the good that ethical hackers and ethical hacking can actually do. With the right technical skillset and knowledge base, ethical hackers can help society in ways almost impossible to imagine. Ethical hacking has a crucial role to play in the safety and security of … 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 Reasons why SSPM is Vital for SaaS

Why SSPM is Vital for SaaS

With benefits including enhanced functionality, rich customisation options, and high compatibility with other applications, it’s no surprise that vast numbers of companies have adopted SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications. Subsequently, research shows that around 70% of applications organisations use are SaaS, which is set to rise to 85% by 2025.  However, organisations must overcome the challenges of hosting their data and applications … Read More

9 Ways to Leverage Cyber Threat Intelligence

9 Ways to Leverage Cyber Threat Intelligence

Cyber threat intelligence is data that is collected, analysed, and processed to understand a malicious actor’s attack behaviours, motives, and targets. Cyber threat intelligence allows IT security specialists to make quicker, more informed cybersecurity decisions and changes the response from reactive to proactive in the fight against cybercrime.  Why is Cyber Threat Intelligence Important?      In the ever evolving digital world, threat … 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

Types of cybercrime and how to protect yourself from each 

Types of cybercrime

Instances of cybercrime are climbing – costing organisations trillions of dollars annually. Worse still, the more society relies on technology and digital solutions, the larger the attack surface for cybercriminals to exploit. This means that it’s vital for organisations to maintain an awareness of the different types of cybercrime they’re susceptible to so they can implement the optimal cybersecurity infrastructure … Read More

Types of threat actors and dangers of each one

Types of threat actors

For your organisation to implement the optimal information security infrastructure, controls, and policies, it not only has to account for the various cyberattacks it faces but the types of threat actors who could carry them out too, to avoid costly breaches.   Let’s get a closer look into different threat actors types and discover how dangerous each of them is. Threat … Read More

How to avoid a baiting attack

How to avoid a baiting attack

Social engineering attacks are one of the most significant threats to an organisation’s information security. So much so that a staggering 98% of cyberattacks involve some social engineering component. One of the social attacks favoured by cybercriminals is known as baiting.   In this article, we look at baiting attacks and how to avoid them.  What is a Baiting Attack?  Baiting … Read More

How to protect yourself from a cyber threat

Cyber threat

Cybersecurity or cyber threat is an intentional act designed to steal data, damage data or disrupt daily digital life. Cyber threats can range anywhere from data breaches or viruses to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and other kinds of attacks.   Cyber threats can refer to cyberattacks that have caused widespread disruption, damage or destruction. They can also be classed as those that allow hackers … Read More