What are cloud security metrics?

cloud security metrics

Cloud migration has surged in recent years, with an estimated 94% of companies adopting cloud services as of 2022. Predictably, cybercriminals have capitalised on this rapid shift to the cloud, and have turned their attention to finding ways to infiltrate the cyber security defences of cloud service providers.   Unfortunately, as their sensitive data, applications, servers, and other assets are stored … Read More

What is network segmentation?

What is network segmentation

Network segmentation is an architectural approach that divides a network into smaller, distinct sub-networks – or subnets. This allows a company to compartmentalise different areas in its network for increased security and improved performance.  Let’s take a look at network segmentation and how you can use it to make your IT infrastructure more secure. How does network segmentation work?  Network … Read More

What are information security standards? 

What are information security standards

An information security standard is a series of documented processes that define how to implement, manage, and monitor various security controls. As well as providing a blueprint for mitigating risk and reducing vulnerabilities, cybersecurity standards and cybersecurity frameworks typically detail the necessary steps for achieving regulatory compliance.     Let’s look at information security standards, why they’re important, and the consequences of failing … Read More

What is Data Exfiltration?

What is data exfiltration

Data exfiltration is a type of security breach that occurs when a company or individual’s data is retrieved, transferred, or copied from a server or computer without authorisation. Cybercriminals are usually responsible for data exfiltration by stealing data from corporate or personal devices, such as mobile phones or computers, using various data exfiltration attack methods.  Another definition of data exfiltration … Read More

How does the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) affect you?  

About Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)

RiskXchange can help you stay on the right side of data privacy regulations anywhere in the world.  The ever-increasing risk of cyberattack has prompted the EU to adopt a legislation to improve the cybersecurity and operational resiliency of the financial services sector – the DORA act. The Digital Operational Resilience (DORA) Act was implemented to ensure that the European financial sector is able to remain … Read More

What are botnets?

What are botnets

Continuous monitoring by cybersecurity firms like RiskXchange highlights vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit to prevent a botnet attack.     What are botnets? In short, a botnet is a group of internet-connected devices (IoT) that are infected by malware and used for cyberattacks by cybercriminals. They tend to be under the control of one attacking party, the “bot-herder.” Each machine under the … 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 prevent a pharming attack

How to prevent a pharming attack

A recent study has revealed that 88% of organisations worldwide have suffered a DNS attack in the past year. More alarmingly, each organisation experienced seven attacks on average – at $942,000 (£836,000) per attack. One of the most common forms of attack on DNS servers is known as pharming.   Let’s explore what a pharming attack is, how they occur, … Read More

Data leakage prevention – 3 simple steps

What is data leakage prevention

What is data leakage? The simple answer is when sensitive data is purposely or accidentally leaked. This could mean, in a variety of ways, from data being exposed on the internet, physically or via lost laptops or hard drives. Data leakage could allow cybercriminals unauthorised access to sensitive data without much effort. So, knowing data leakage prevention steps your organisation … Read More