Governments Now Using “Have I Been Pwned” to Check Data Breach Status

You may be familiar with Troy Hunt’s simple, yet sophisticated, domain monitoring site, Have I Been Pwned (HIBP). The site gives users the opportunity to instantly check whether their personal or company domain has been involved in a data breach incident. It’s a very interesting site, and you might be surprised to learn just how many data breaches your personal information was involved in. I … [Read more...]

4 Things You Should Know About IT Risk Assessments

The term “Risk Assessment” has become a bit of a buzzword that is regularly being used by vendors to confuse, intimidate and fear-sell tools. Risk assessments are quite often misunderstood by organizations looking to improve their overall IT security, and the misinformation circling the web isn’t helping in this regard. With that being said, risk assessments are a vital part of understanding how … [Read more...]

Why IT Security Is Inside Out

We think there’s a big problem with how a lot of organisations approach IT security – and here’s why. We speak to IT teams on a daily basis about their security measures and hear all the same products being referred to and the vast sums of money spent on ensuring their systems are secure. However, the reality is that so many of the deployments of these security solutions fail due … Read more … [Read more...]

The Myth of Ransomware Prevention Solutions

Unfortunately, ransomware isn’t going to go away any time soon. In fact, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that the cost of ransomware attacks is likely to reach $11.5 billion by 2019. The primary cause of this is the increasing regularity of attacks. In 2019, the same report predicts that a new ransomware attack will occur every 14 seconds. Scary numbers! Naturally, many organizations are turning … [Read more...]

Using Change Auditing for an Effective Incident Response Plan

All enterprises should have an incident response plan in place to help minimize the damage caused by a cyber-attack. The plan should enable enterprises to recover in the shortest time possible, with the least amount of money spent, and damage caused to their reputation. The plan should include a list of processes that should be executed in the event of a breach and should also provide a clear … [Read more...]

Understanding Internal Controls in the Finance Industry

In this age of digital banking, organizations must implement robust security architectures to keep their customers’ data safe. Cybercrime and internal data oversights can leave financial institutions with huge losses and eroded credibility. This is why security issues should be tackled on all fronts, both internally and externally. Internal controls are critical to reducing risks in the IT … [Read more...]

How can Financial Services Sector be Protected from Cyber-Crime

As you may expect, the financial services industry is a prime target for cyber-criminals. According to the Sovereign Business Integration Group, the financial sector experiences 300% more cyber-attacks than other industry. Last year alone there were 2,356,000 reported cases of bank account fraud. In the age of digitalization, an increasing number of payment services are being pushed online. We … [Read more...]

How Important are Global Threat Intelligence Services to your Defense Strategy

In addition to training employees and auditing important system changes, the use of global threat intelligence services can prove to be an invaluable contribution to your cyber security arsenal. Global threat intelligence provides you with an ongoing stream of information about current or potential cyber threats – both internal and external – which you can use to update your current … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Improve Data Security

One after another, security breaches in high profile businesses all over the world are hitting the news. These attacks highlighted the vulnerability of data and the lack of robust security strategies in organizations of all sizes. Your data security is vital to the overall wellbeing of your business. Your trade secrets, financial records and employee records all need protection. If compromised, … [Read more...]

8 Technologies Financial Institutions Should Be Aware Of

Organizations in the finance industry are constantly at risk of being victims of a data breach, from both the inside and outside. Due to the potential financial value of the data held in these organizations, it’s important that IT teams stay up to date with new technologies that could help in the fight against data breaches. Below I’ve briefly outlined eight technologies which could help you … [Read more...]