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Why Cyber Attacks Keep Happening

The digital age has rendered us all dependent on the internet for everything from buying groceries to paying back home loans to applying for credit cards and filing taxes. Since the internet controls so much of our lives, why not ensure that our network is secure? Shocking incidents of network breaches are constantly being reported all over the world. It is not just celebrities and politicians...

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So, you have your security infrastructure in place… your IT team has it under control, your data is safe, and you can forget about your security system, (because it’s working, right?) and focus on your core business functionalities. Then one fine morning you get a rude wake-up call—you have been breached. Your business critical data is held under ransom, and your IT team has no idea...

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One of the biggest challenges that big business companies face in present times is flawed and inadequate network security. In fact, this challenge is not limited to large companies anymore. Even in the safety of our homes, we carry out bank and credit card transactions online every day, and in doing so, expose ourselves to extreme risks. As businesses as well as home-based jobs become more...

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Sounds like an oxymoron, right? What’s there to ask about cybersecurity? It’s just the simple act of safeguarding your cyber-assets from hackers, right? Well, turns out there’s more to the concept of cybersecurity than meets the eye at first glance. While it is no doubt true that cybersecurity involves the use of technological barriers to protect your digital assets, holistic security principles take the concept further than...

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Online attacks engineered to target people—not machines, are the leading vector for cyber-attacks. Generally, computer systems will always respond in a predictable manner: the port is either open or closed, the site or resource is either available or it is not, the credentials used are either valid or invalid. Binary options are housed and run on a computing platform known for predictability and precision. Computers...

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Cyberattacks: A Brief View on Why it Happens

Cyber attackers primarily fall under two categories: Those that pose threats to your business from the outside of your organization Those that present risks from the inside Anyone with physical or remote access to your organization’s assets can expose you to cyber risk. For example: Insiders Trusted employees accidentally misplacing information Careless employees remiss of policies and procedures Disgruntled employees or ex-employees’ intent on damaging your business Malicious insiders with legitimate access to...

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Cyberattacks: A Brief View on Why it Happens

Cyber-attacks keep hitting the headlines and a lot of effort goes into preventing and dealing with the consequences when they happen. Understanding the motivation behind attacks can help organizations understand more about the risks they face so that they can tackle them. Third-party fraud is fueled by identity theft, and breached data gives criminals the information they need to take over someone’s identity. Criminal gangs are...

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Information security policy

Organizations are trying to deploy every possible security solution and appliance they can afford in order to stay ahead of the latest evolving cyber threats. While these new solutions and appliances provide protection, they also increase the complexity of your security design and infrastructure. InfoSec departments are struggling to understand how to include these new solutions and appliances while maintaining their compliance. Additionally, as I mentioned...

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Manual and Slow IT Audits Increase Risk of Cyber Attack

It continues to amaze me how so many companies still use the 25+ year old process of manual and error prone assessments. These companies rely on someone with a few pages of questions addressing a handful of security controls or policies, walking around to the different departments to hold meetings to figure out how they stack up against NIST, HIPAA, PCI, FFIEC, ISO or...

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Appliance Installations by Vendors Can Introduce Vulnerabilities

We all have the experience of purchasing cybersecurity appliances from time to time. When we do this, it’s imperative that we do so considering the overall design of the infrastructure. As I mentioned in a previous blog, it is very easy to overbuy appliances and create unnecessary risk exposure, not to mention wasting precious budget resources. The second, and equally important, factor to consider when buying...

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