7 Advantages of DSPM for Data Security

7 advantages of DSPM for data security

Although cloud computing has revolutionised a company’s ability to share data, to account for an increasingly mobile and distributed workforce, cloud environments also complicate its ability to secure sensitive data.   The exponentially increasing volume of data – and datasets being frequently duplicated across multiple cloud-based platforms, applications, and services – mean that most cloud security solutions struggle to keep up … 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

What Is the CIA Triad Security Model?

What Is the CIA Triad Security Model

While a company’s information security controls and policies aim to keep its sensitive data secure, what does that mean in practice? Or, put another way, how can security teams determine whether the information and assets under their purview are actually secure?   Confidentiality, integrity and availability, collectively known as the CIA triad, is a model designed to guide a company’s information … Read More

What is integrity in cyber security?

integrity in cyber security

Integrity in cyber security is one of the key components of the CIA triad of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Every security control and vulnerability can be viewed in relation to one or more of the three concepts. In order for a security program to be deemed comprehensive and complete, it must address all three components of the CIA triad. More on … 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 to define sensitive data and the means of protecting it 

Define sensitive data and how to protect it

What is sensitive data, how do you define it and how to protect it A report revealed that in 2021, sensitive data was the most common target in data breaches. For example, 65% of all sensitive data incidents involve social security numbers (SSN), and 41% of incidents to personal health information because they are valuable targets.   Moreover, most data breaches occur … Read More