Data Breach is one of the worst nightmares that organizations are facing these days.Breaches can be a very costly event, especially if the Data Breach incidents are of a larger scale, affecting millions of customers.It said that on average breach can cost an organization $4 million, or approximately $200 per record breached especially when considering the lost business reputation, fines, and litigation costs, lost shareholder value, etc.With this, it is clear that breaches can affect an organization regardless of the size or perceived security measures established.While businesses are taking all the necessary measures to prevent a security breach incident, it is now a known fact that even the most secure organization is not 100% immune to Data Breaches.A business’s response to a data breach incident is crucial and makes all the difference.Matter of fact, how organizations effectively detect, investigate and notify affected parties largely affect the quantum penalties and legal action.
Data Breach is one of the worst nightmares that organizations are facing these days. Breaches can be a very costly event, especially if the Data Breach incidents are of a larger scale, affecting millions of customers. It said that on average breach can cost an organization $4 million, or approximately $200 per record breached especially when considering the lost business reputation, fines, and litigation costs, lost shareholder value, etc. While businesses are taking all the necessary measures to prevent a security breach incident, it is now a known fact that even the most secure organization is not 100% immune to Data Breaches. The webinar will be a live and interactive panel discussion with some of the most eminent industry stalwarts sharing their views, experience, and tips for dealing with incidents of Data Breach. Webinar will be moderated by our in-house expert- Mr. Narendra Sahoo, Founder and Director of VISTA InfoSec (PCI QSA, PCI QPA, CISSP, CISA, CRISC).
No sign of ransomware - or attacker's identity, so far A Fujitsu project management suite is causing red faces at the Japanese company’s HQ after “unauthorised access” resulted in data being stolen from government agencies, local reports say.…
Bug-hunting industry wants to know a bit more before doing that, though Businesses operating in the word of infosec have been urged to write to the Home Office and support a public interest defence being added to the Computer Misuse Act.…
Increasing Attacks on Cloud Services in Digital EraThe cloud used in enterprises has evolved, and so are the cloud security services.The cloud substantially has become an inevitable part of the corporate and enhances the digital footprint.In the current world data is the king; therefore, it calls for enormous IT resources to protect it.According to a recent report by McAfee, there was a 630% increase in cloud attacks, and these staggering numbers are bound to increase in the future.Organizations have to understand that the deployment of cybersecurity services is crucial to stop breaches.Activities such as rushed cloud migrations, flaws in the cloud architecture, poor management can expose your cloud in front of hackers.Let’s discuss the threats to cloud services and how you can prevent them.Inadequate Access and Control ManagementAccording to a recent report, 40% of the attacks on the cloud are due to insiders.Not changing the passwords frequently, neglecting to use multi-factor authentication and various factors like this pave the way for the hackers to thrive on their malicious activities.How to prevent it?Ensure to put a strict identity control to access the data.Frequently change the passwords and cryptographic keys.Deploy multi-level authentication to the essential accounts.For more details:-
In-flight entertainment system ran Windows NT4 – and almost defied access attempts Researchers from infosec biz Pen Test Partners established a persistent shell on an in-flight entertainment (IFE) system from a Boeing 747 airliner after exploiting a vulnerability dating back to 1999.…
Expert Judges Select Apiiro for its Code Risk Platform™RSA® Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, announced today during RSA Conference 2021 that Apiiro is the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest winner.Named the “Most Innovative Startup,” Apiiro was selected by a panel of esteemed judges for its Code Risk Platform™, which provides a 360° view of security and compliance risks across applications, infrastructure and open-source code, developer experience, and business impact.In its sixteenth year, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest is a leading platform for startups to showcase their groundbreaking technologies that have the potential to transform the cybersecurity industry.Since its inception, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest’s top 10 finalists have collectively seen over 50 acquisitions and received over $8.2 billion in funding.Previous winners include companies such as Imperva, Phantom, Axonius, and most recently,“We are thrilled to be named the ‘Most Innovative Startup’ by the RSA Conference,” said Idan Plotnik, CEO of Apiiro.“It’s so hard to invent something completely new and get such recognition from the market, customers, and the industry-expert RSAC Innovation Sandbox judges.We are honored by this recognition.”Apiiro is a Code Risk Platform™ that provides risk visibility with every change, from design to code to cloud.
Recognized for in-depth attack path analysis to prevent, prioritize, and remediate cyberattacksLightspin, a pioneer in contextual cloud security that simplifies cloud security for cloud and Kubernetes environments, announced today that they have been awarded the CDM Global Infosec Award for Hot Company in SaaS/Cloud Security at RSA 2021.“An increasing reliance on cloud computing is leading to an expanding threat landscape risking enterprises’ reputations, compliance and business,” said Vladi Sandler, CEO and Co-Founder at Lightspin.“We’re thrilled to be recognized for our advanced technology and comprehensive solution, that addresses the full scope of security challenges for dynamic, modern cloud and Kubernetes environments.”Lightspin provides rapid, in-depth visualization of the cloud stack, analyzes potential attack paths, and detects the root causes of the most critical vulnerabilities.Using patent-pending graph-based technology based on attack-path analysis, Lightspin proactively and continuously visualizes, detects, prioritizes and fixes critical security gaps for cloud environments, from build to runtime.With Lightspin, both Security and DevOps can maximize their productivity by dramatically reducing the number of security alerts and addressing the most critical issues.“Lightspin embodies three major features we judges look for to become winners: understanding tomorrow’s threats, today, providing a cost-effective solution and innovating in unexpected ways that can help stop the next breach,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.We’re thrilled to be a member on this coveted group of winners, located here: join us virtually at the #RSAC RSA Conference 2021, today, as we share our red carpet experience and proudly display our trophy online at our website, our blog and our social media channels.For more such updates and perspectives around Digital Innovation, IoT, Data Infrastructure, AI & Cybsercurity, go to
Open XDR Platform Wins Global InfoSec AwardStellar Cyber, the innovator of Open XDR – the only intelligent, next-gen security operations platform – announced today that it has captured Cyber Defense Magazine’s Global InfoSec Award, Cutting Edge in Cybersecurity Startup of the Year.This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s ninth year of honoring global InfoSec innovators.Entries are judged by CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, and other certified security professionals around the world who vote based on their independent review of submitted materials.“We scoured the globe looking for cybersecurity innovators that could make a huge difference and potentially help turn the tide against the exponential growth in cybercrime.Stellar Cyber is absolutely worthy of these coveted awards and richly merits consideration for deployment in your environment,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.“XDR is a hot market segment right now, and we were the first to offer an Open XDR platform that enables customers to preserve their investments in existing security tools,” said Steve Garrison, VP of Marketing at Stellar Cyber.“Our customers are responding to our approach, and we’ve seen triple-digit growth over the past two years.We are delighted to have been selected for this Global InfoSec award.”ResourcesStellar Cyber security operations platformStellar Cyber case studiesOpen XDR vs. XDRWhile standard extended detection and response (XDR) platforms enforce vendor lock-in and abandonment of existing security tools, Stellar Cyber’s unique Open XDR platform works seamlessly with existing EDR, SIEM, UEBA, NDR, and other solutions to preserve their investments.In addition, Stellar Cyber’s platform enhances those investments by ingesting their data, normalizing and correlating it, applying AI-driven analytics to inspect it, and automatically responding to complex threats.
Why? It might reveal whistleblowers' names... British infosec accreditation body CREST has declared that it will not be publishing its full report into last year's exam-cheating scandal after all, triggering anger from the cybersecurity community.…
Business Continuity in the COVID 19 era.| Top 5 approaches to a secure and effective Work from Home.The COVID-19 pandemic presents a serious threat to people, businesses, and economies across the world.Gartner’s recent Business Continuity Survey shows just 12 percent of organizations are highly prepared for the impact of Coronavirus.Smart leaders must focus on how they can best protect their people, serve their customers, and stabilize business continuity.During times of crisis, business operations—the intelligence engine of an organization—are more important than ever.Business continuity and disaster recovery plans are being tested by rapidly evolving challenges, such as travel restrictions, and as large-scale remote working becomes a reality.32% - of senior executives rarely update their operating model, according to initial data from an ongoing Intelligent Operations survey by Accenture and Oxford Economics.In this interesting webinar, our in-house expert - Mr. Narendra Sahoo in a very practical way covered: 1.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 severely taking a toll on businesses across different sectors, companies are further facing new challenges of cyber security for remote workers.As steps to counter the lockdown situation and prevent the community spread of coronavirus, millions of employees across the globe have been asked to work from home with their laptops.While the business processes have been disrupted largely, working remotely has now become the need of the hour.During such situations, while some businesses already have a remote working policy in place, the others are having a tough time managing this new challenge.Here is a checklist that can ensure cyber security for the entire team working remotely, and limit the possibility of cyber-attacks.The checklist is categorically divided into sections and sub-section, specifying in detail what needs to be done and what are the precautions that need to be taken by employees working remotely.General Precautions:Remind the employees about the importance of confidentiality of data, at all times.Remind your employees not to share their work devices with their family or friends.Let the employees know that they are bound to abide to the policies of the company and are being monitored by the company as per the terms and conditions of employment.Remind them that the cybersecurity protocols that were applicable at the office are now applicable at their home office, too.Provide employees with a VPN set up, as a solution to remote working.Ensure all the systems, firewalls, and antivirus software are applied without delays for systems and applications installed and updated from time to time.Company policies:Remind employees of company policies and other relevant policies as stated by the company.Remind employees that visiting websites that contain illegal content is prohibited.Remind employees that they are prohibited to download any documents or content from unauthorized sites.Ask employees to only use authorized USB flash drives and cloud services.Electronic devices provided by the company should only be used for official work.Electronic devices:Implement enforceable technical security measures on all electronic devices provided to the employees,Ask employees to use all the electronic devices such as laptops, mobile phones, USB stick etc to be used only for official use and to only store company data.Create awareness among employees about phishing and malware attacks.Privacy:Remind employees to respect client privacy, and not share any information of the client to family members or friends.Remind employees not to print any personal information of clients while working from home.Strictly use official mobile devices for sending any message or calling clients.Remind your employees to get into the habit of blocking webcams, both physically and through the application, especially when on a meeting or conference call.Backups:Remind your employees to take a backup of all types of critical data and important documents at all times.Working remotely with probable issues of the network can lead to loss of information or data therefore, backup of all work is essential.Employees should be reminded of only using approved hard disks for taking a backup of their work/information/data.Passwords/pins:Remind employees not to share passwords with any family member or friends.Avoid sharing official passwords and pins to any person via SMS or email or even verbally.Ask your employees to keep strong passwords and avoid using automatic remember password optionsEmployees should remember all the passwords and shouldn’t expect a reset of the password by the company over phone calls.Ensure you make two-factor authentication for logins, mandatory.Create awareness about Phishing emails and scams:Ask your employees not to open any suspicious email attachments or download any suspicious files as it could be a malware.Remind employees to avoid opening any kind of pop-ups on their work devices.Ask employees to immediately report on any malware and ransom ware, in case they come across it on their work device.Streamline processes to report any kind of suspicious incident.Educate employees on the different types of social engineering attacks and ways to not fall prey to it.Remind employees to check and ensure they only receive emails from authorized sites and company domain or only trusted source from where they have earlier received emails.Ask employees not to share any confidential information with an unauthorized individual.Ensure that the company has an incident response policy in place.Ensure to frame, test, and implement such a policy.  
AI infosec start-up avoids same opening day peril as Deliveroo British AI-powered security startup Darktrace has enjoyed a bumper IPO Friday as its shares climbed 40 per cent on its London Stock Exchange debut.…
Notwithstanding, going out and getting the salary bang can regularly feel more irksome than one may expect!Taking everything into account, how two or three things can you oversee/develop your cybersecurity salary?In light of everything, there's a blend of approaches you can place into play, from securing new certifications to focusing on more beneficial affiliations.Whichever tips you eventually pick, you're in karma, since cybersecurity is a well-paying field.That is remarkable information for monetarily pushed infosec experts like you!Shouldn't something be said about we see six signs for getting that cybersecurity salary increment you've been throbbing for?This individual is answerable for shielding the association's resources from threats and requirements to have sharp authoritative, specialized, and relational abilities.The work includes looking after information, checking security access, and ensuring information frameworks and advanced documents against unapproved access, adjustment, and annihilation.The individual makes a plan dependent on the organization's requirements and afterward cooperates with the programming group to make the last construction.
Assessing the maturity level of an organization’s Cyber Security program is crucial for business.This is because the evaluation process helps the organization determine the areas of improvement.This further enables them to embed strong security policies and controls in their work culture and process.In Saudi Arabia, Member Organizations who fall in the scope of the SAMA Cyber Security Framework are required to determine and measure the maturity levels against the Cyber Security Maturity Model outlined in the Cyber Security Framework.Explaining this in detail, we have today covered an article that will help you understand the Security Maturity Model outlined by SAMA.SAMA Cyber Security Maturity ModelFor Member Organizations who are unsure of where their security program stands in terms of their preparedness and the capability of their Cyber Security Program, the Security Maturity Model works as a guide for them.It provides a direction to organizations in testing their preparedness against evolving security threats.Assessing the maturity of an organization’s security level helps them establish, improve and maintain a strong security framework.This is an effective approach for addressing and managing Cyber Security risks within the Financial Sector.The Cyber Security Maturity Model in the SAMA Security Framework distinguishes 6 maturity levels (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), which are all briefly summarized in the image below (sourced from the official document).
The global IT Training Market presents comprehensive information that makes it a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists during 2021-2026.Given the technological innovations in the market, the industry is likely to emerge as a complementary platform for investors in the emerging market.A thorough competitive analysis covering insightful data on industry leaders is intended to help potential market entrants and competing existing players to reach their decisions in the right direction.The market structure analysis discusses in detail the profile of the IT Training company, revenue share in the market, comprehensive product portfolio, networking and distribution strategy, regional market footprint, and more.Key Players Mentioned:CGS, Firebrand, Global Knowledge, New Horizon, Tech Data, Corpex, Dell EMC, ExecuTrain, Fast Lane, GP Strategies, Progility (ILX Group), Infosec Institute, ITpreneurs, Koenig Solutions, Learning Tree International, NetCom Learning, NIIT, Onlc Training Centers, QA, SkillSoft, TTA, LearnQuest, Tedu, ItcastFor Right Perspective & Competitive Insights, Request a Sample @ segmentationThe IT Training market is segmented by type and application.Growth between segments over the period 2021-2026 provides accurate calculations and forecasts of revenue by type and application in terms of volume and value.This analysis can help you expand your business by targeting eligible niches.Product Segment Analysis:Infrastructure, Development, Data and AI, Security, OthersApplication Segment Analysis:Individuals, SMEs, Large Enterprises, Government, Military and OthersThe market research report also discusses the numerous development strategies and plans that the IT Training industry follows to expand to a global level.Details related to the dynamic change in the segment are provided in the research report.
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The Harris Federation learns infosec lessons the hard way The Harris Federation, a not-for-profit charity responsible for running 50 primary and secondary academies in London and Essex, has become the latest UK education body to fall victim to ransomware.…
C-suites need a kick up the proverbial, says Lindy Cameron in first speech So-called cyber-attack insurance "cannot be a substitute for better basic cybersecurity," the National Cyber Security Centre's chief exec has said in her first major speech since taking office.…
Doc makes all the right noises if you like government support for business In a change from its recent bombastic blather, the British government has published a new Defence Industrial Strategy that looks like it wants to put the infosec industry on a gold-plated pedestal.…