The Impact of AI on Cybersecurity Management

The Impact of AI on Cybersecurity Management

Cybersecurity management is used by governments, organisations, and businesses all around the world to secure and protect sensitive data from malicious actors. Cybersecurity management encapsulates everything associated with protecting an organisation’s systems and computer networks from cyberattacks, threats, intrusions, malware, and any other type of data breach.   And, as the methods of attack become more sophisticated in nature, not only … Read More

What You Need to Know About Signature-based Malware Detection

What is Signature based Malware Detection

Malware detection calls for the use of tools and techniques to identify, alert, block and respond to malware threats, such as downloading a malicious code. Basic malware detection methods can help identify and restrict known threats while advanced malware detection tools use machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to seek out and identify new and unknown threats.  Signature-based detection is … Read More

What is vulnerability remediation in cyber security?

What is vulnerability remediation in cyber security?

While the current phase of rapid digital transformation has brought a significant number of benefits, the main drawback is the huge increase in the number of cyber security vulnerabilities that cybercriminals can exploit. New technologies, whether digital wallets, contactless cards, smart appliances, the Internet of Things (IoT), etc., mean more digital data to secure and a larger attack surface to … 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

What are vulnerability management tools for? 

What are vulnerability management tools for

Vulnerability management tools are security applications that scan networks and software to identify weaknesses that malicious actors can exploit. Once a scan pinpoints a weakness, the vulnerability software initiates or recommends remediation action, which reduces the risk of attack.  Vulnerability management tools incorporated alongside other security measures are key for businesses to not only prioritise possible threats but to minimise attack surfaces … Read More

Log4j zero day vulnerability: How to protect yourself

Log4j zero day vulnerability

The Log4j zero day vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) is a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability that allows malicious actors to take complete control of vulnerable devices and execute arbitrary code.  The Log4j 0-day vulnerability has to date, been detected in more than 3 million vulnerable instances. Researchers also found that nearly 68,000 vulnerabilities were present in cloud workloads and containers within the … Read More

New Spring4Shell vulnerability: CVE-2022-22963 and CVE-2022-22965

New Spring4Shell vulnerability CVE-2022-22963 and CVE-2022-22965

Spring4Shell – a new zero-day vulnerability which affects Spring users It’s the second critical bug that has been identified on the application within a week. Spring is a widely used application framework and inversion of control container for the Java platform. Its core features can be used by any Java application which means a large number of users may have … 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 protect your server against shellshock vulnerability

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Shellshock vulnerability is a bug in the Bash command-line interface shell that has existed for over three decades, though it was first discovered in 2014. Despite its discovery eight years ago, the vulnerability, also known as Bash Bug software, still poses a danger to organisations. In fact, the threat is so severe that the National Institute of Standards and Technology … Read More