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How to Lower Cyber Insurance Premiums
16 November 2022

Cyber insurance, commonly referred to as cyber-liability insurance, is a type of insurance that aids in shielding organisations from the repercussions of hacking and cyberattacks. Cyber insurance can minimise the organisation disruption caused by a cyber incident and its aftermath with the help of cyber insurance policy coverage. It can also potentially cover some of the associated costs.  

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What is Cyber Security Awareness Training?
9 November 2022

Security awareness training objective is to ensure that employees understand the role they can play in helping to enhance and enforce the organisations’ security. From understanding data protection requirements to being able to spot the telltale signs of a phishing email, your employees are your first and foremost defence against a security breach.

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Endpoint Protection: What is NDR, EDR & XDR?

‘What are the differences between these three types of detection and response?’ Unlike legacy security tools, network detection and response don’t rely on signature-based security tools. They often can’t detect new cyber attacks unless these signatures have already been recognised as cyber attacks on a network. However, NDR works to monitor and analyse networks via built-in response capabilities.  

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The Rise of MFA Fatigue Attacks
24 October 2022

Several high-profile organisations, including Cisco Talos, Microsoft, and Uber, have been breached by threat actors who have successfully utilised this technique. Whilst MFA plays a significant part in strengthening an organisation’s cybersecurity posture, it is not a ‘silver bullet’.

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What Is Vulnerability Management?   
14 October 2022

With the rapid changes in how organisations work driven by external factors such as COVID-19 and rapid demands placed on IT teams, the potential for vulnerabilities to occur has increased. This has raised the associated risk of becoming a victim of high-impact cyber-attacks.

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AWS Buckets: There’s a Hole in my Bucket – Securing your Data in the Cloud 
6 September 2022

In 2021, AWS S3 accounted for roughly 60% of breaches.  

Like most data breaches, the AWS bucket incident resulted from an incorrectly configured bucket which exposed 36GB of data to the public. The information leaked included mortgage and customer demographics. 

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Five Ways to Reduce your Cyber Exposure 
1 August 2022

Improving your cybersecurity to reduce cyber exposure is an ongoing process.

Recent data suggests that there is a cyberattack every 39 seconds. Therefore, an organisation-wide cybersecurity plan is critical to tackling the constantly changing modern threat landscape. This article will discuss the five steps you can take to reduce your cyber exposure.

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How to reduce security alert fatigue
27 July 2022

Alerting is essential to cybersecurity.  However, alerting can also be an overwhelming aspect of cybersecurity. A never-ending set of alerts that require investigating can cause alert overload. So how do you reduce security alert fatigue? An effective Managed Security Information and Events Management (SIEM) system, paired with the skill set of a 24/7 Security Operations […]

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Building a Zero-Trust Strategy   
30 June 2022

In the past, security professionals relied on traditional perimeter security such as firewalls to prevent unwanted access to their data; however, this has become progressively irrelevant in today’s modern landscape due the adoption of cloud first strategies and flexible working approach which in turn has blurred the line as to where that perimeter actually exists. 

The pandemic and cloud-first technologies have expedited this move to an extended perimeter which has driven cybersecurity professionals to prioritise a Zero-Trust strategy throughout many organisations. 

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What does a SOC analyst do?
31 May 2022

SOCs (Security Operations Centre) are cross-functional, which helps centralise operations carried out by different departments within an organisation. This means that they provide value to organisation stakeholders and help meet agendas. 

SOC analysts play a critical role in taking responsibility for security incidents and assisting in communications on security incidents.  

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Sapphire Gains Five Star Partner Status with Check Point
13 May 2022

With over two decades of mitigating cyber risk across people, processes, and technology, Sapphire supports its customers through its expertise, quality, and skill by employing a progressive set of cybersecurity services from in-house and partner-provided solutions.  

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How Do Managed EDR Solutions Work?
5 May 2022

Increasing the scale of your cybersecurity is not easy. After all, cybersecurity is not just about prevention. With cyber-attacks part of our world, organisations must be prepared to respond effectively to threat actors. One such way of preparing and responding is through endpoint detection and response (EDR) and or Managed EDR solutions. Organisations use EDR […]

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