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Outsource Cybersecurity: Expectations vs Reality
12 January 2022

Sapphire has designed its UK-based Security Operations Centre (SOC) to help organisations respond quickly to threats and receive the optimum cyber security protection available today. Organisations across the UK benefit from Sapphire’s twenty-five years of experience from network monitoring to vulnerability management and incident response. Sapphire security analysts have a wealth of knowledge.

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How do Endpoint Security Solutions Secure Data?
7 January 2022

When a device connects to business networks, cybercriminals may use this connection to compromise corporate data and put the network at risk. This means that these endpoint devices need to be fully secured to prevent any potential incidents from happening. To do this, organisations must ensure that they are utilising appropriate solutions to protect the front line of their cybersecurity

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Endpoint Protection: What is NDR, EDR & XDR?
30 December 2021

‘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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Types of Penetration Testing
29 December 2021

There are a variety of routes whereby a bad actor can gain unauthorised access to an organisation’s systems. They range from telephony solutions, modems, ISDN and DSL, to name a few. These systems are used for various business purposes, including; support for remote and home working by staff, dedicated connections with organisation partners and suppliers, access to public networks (e.g. Internet) and third-party networks.

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ISO 27001 Certification: Now is the Time to Consider the Benefits
19 November 2021

ISO 27001 is a standard set out by the International Standards Organisation that helps your organisation to manage the security of your information assets (electronic/paper, reputational, applications, infrastructure, third parties, etc.). Additionally, the certification helps organisations formulate an Information Security Management System (ISMS) to mitigate the growing number of information and cyber attacks.

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What does the OWASP 10 mean?
18 November 2021

OWASP selected eight of the ten categories from contributed data and two categories from the Top 10 community survey at a high level. AppSec (Application security) researchers attempt to find new vulnerabilities and new ways to test for them. Because of the nature of the testing, it takes time to integrate these tests into tools and processes.

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What is Cyber Security Awareness Training?
8 November 2021

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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What are Threat Actors?
25 October 2021

In the world of cybersecurity, the more you know about threat actors, the better placed you are to counteract and manage cyber threats and attacks. But what is a threat actor? We can define a threat actor as a person, group, or entity performing a cyber-attack designed to impact an organisation negatively.

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An Interview with Vernon Poole on Cyber Security Culture
18 October 2021

It’s an exciting concept and one that many people don’t grasp. All organisations today can potentially fall victim to a cyber-attack or cyber security outage, which can cause severe damage to its ability to operate and its infrastructure. It’s more than just cyber security awareness; it requires the whole workforce to know what the risk is and the processes that need to be followed to avoid this risk.

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Do your Part. Be Cyber Smart: Cybersecurity Awareness Month U.K. 2021 | Sapphire
4 October 2021

There have been many participants in Cybersecurity Awareness Month, such as DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano back in 2009. In 2010 during the STOP. THINK. CONNECT campaign, former U.S. President Barack Obama used this phrase as a national cybersecurity education and awareness message.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month has also had many themes to help articulate the different aspects of cybersecurity, such as education, cybercrime, law enforcement, mobility, critical infrastructure for any organisation from small to large.

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The importance of Incident Response
27 September 2021

While many threat and risk management solutions help organisations deal with low-level security events with automated responses, having an incident response plan, delivered by an experienced team will determine your success in responding to an attack.

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