What is an Intrusion Detection System (IDS)?

Network intrusion detection system

An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a software application or device that monitors a network for policy violations or malicious activity. These threats or violations are either collected centrally or reported using a security information and event management system. Some IDS respond to detected intrusion upon discovery, known as intrusion prevention systems (IPS). Other IDS require an incident responder or … Read More

What Can Malicious Code Do?

What can malicious code do

With there are thought to be over a billion strains of malicious code in existence – and over 500,000 new forms detected every day, companies must make protection against malicious code a top priority. However, strategies for mitigating the effects of malicious code have to constantly evolve to combat their growing variety and the ever-increasing damage they can cause.      So, … 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 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 Anti Malware?

What is Anti Malware

Whether viruses, Trojan horses, ransomware, or rootkits, malware is one of the most common and frequent cyber threats companies face. So much so, in fact, that there were an unbelievable 5.5 billion malware attacks worldwide in 2022. Moreover, ransomware, a single variety of malware, cost companies $4.54 million, on average, in 2022.   Consequently, organisations need to take their malware mitigation … Read More

7 Benefits of Dynamic Malware Analysis

Benefits of Dynamic Malware Analysis

Malware analysis is the process of understanding the purpose and behaviour of a suspicious file, website, server, or application. The analysis output helps with the detection, reduction and/or mitigation of potential threats.   Malware analysis is a key process that ensures overall computer and cyber security as well as the security and safety of an organisation’s digital assets. Malware analysis not only … Read More

Cybersecurity Statistics You Should Know In 2023

Cybersecurity Statistics 2022

With cyberattacks liable to occur at any time, coming in so many guises, and constantly evolving – the cybersecurity industry has to move quickly. Consequently, for organisations and individuals alike, keeping up with the latest statistics of cybersecurity trends can be overwhelming.  In response to this, we’ve compiled some of the most important cybersecurity statistics to know by the end … Read More

What is killware and how it can threaten your organisation

What is killware and how it can threaten your organisation

Cyberattacks are appearing in a new guise, in the form of killware. Killware is a code or program that deploys on machines with the sole intention of causing harm to people. As the name suggests, its aim is to kill. This deadly malware is, unfortunately, a growing threat right around the world.  Killware attacks might sound strange to some, but they’ve … Read More

How can you avoid downloading malicious code?

How can you avoid downloading malicious code?

Most cyber threats, whether designed to steal data or extract money from a user, have malicious code at their core. Once this malicious code finds its way onto a device, it can be devastating: particularly if it first infects one machine before spreading through an organisation’s network.   Worse, the more sophisticated the malicious code, the harder it is to remove. … Read More