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Cybersecurity compliance isn’t something you can accomplish easily. There are an overwhelming number of acronyms, controls, and laws that leave many scratching their head. Compliance requirements vary and can be imposed by law, non-government regulatory bodies, and even private industry groups. Cybersecurity Compliance involves meeting various “conditionals” or controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and...
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An incident response plan is a“set of instructions to help IT staff detect, respond to, and recover from network security incidents. These types of plans address issues like cybercrime, data loss, and service outages that threaten daily work.” Generally, an Incident Response plan is created before any incidents occur. Although, most companies have taken a...
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According to Gartner, Software Defined – Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) does the following:  “SD-WAN solutions provide a replacement for traditional WAN routers and are agnostic to WAN transport technologies. SD-WAN provides dynamic, policy-based, application path selection across multiple WAN connections and supports service chaining for additional services such as WAN optimization and firewalls.” Software Defined –...
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According to Gartner, Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the security discipline that enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times for the right reasons. IAM addresses the challenging task of ensuring appropriate access to resources across increasingly diverse technology environments as well as keep up with the necessary regulatory...
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You have an endpoint protection solution, email security gateway, antimalware, and a plethora of other security tools at your fingertips. How do you make sense of it all, to see the whole picture? The simple answer is a SIEM or Security Information and Event Management. A SIEM solution takes all the data generated by your...
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What is an “Email Security Gateway”? An Email Security Gateway is one of the first lines of defense we deploy against certain cyberthreats to our organizations. Spam, phishing attacks, and email compromise are just a few of these threats that email security gateways block. Most email solutions like G-suite and Office365 offer some baseline gateway...
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Spyware is a type of malware that infects your PC or mobile device and gathers information about you, including the sites you go to, usernames and passwords, payment information, and the emails you send and receive. Similarly, stalkerware is a type of software or application that spies on victims. Stalkerware apps are capable of a plethora...
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VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) in theory provide anonymity and secure passage to your online destination. What we’ve increasingly seen is VPN companies go through their own security breaches and exposing users internet logs. Even when a VPN provider claims that it keeps no logs, it can simply be marketing in a way where that might...
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Hacktivism is the “the use of computer technology to achieve a political agenda through legally ambiguous means.” However, hacktivism differs from cyberterrorism. Cyberterrorism involves hacking to cause severe harm, like grave economic damage or outages that cause a loss of life.  This subset of hacking can have various motivations, and usually involves causes associated with...
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Data breaches are events where certain confidential information is accessed without proper authorization. this goes further by having copies of that data distributed. The average data breach in 2020 caused roughly 3.92 million (USD) in damages. The core concept of a data breach is the fact that data confidentiality has been compromised. Data breaches can...
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