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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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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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Is Your Security Policy Configured Correctly?
25 February 2022

Is Your Security Policy Configured Correctly? Wouldn’t it be great if there was an in-built feature that checks your settings are aligned with security in mind? Your cyber security policy is not wide open to letting anyone in, something that offers peace of mind that everything is secure? Well, you’ll be pleased to know; there […]

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Log Management and Log Management Best Practices
10 February 2022

What is Log Management? Log management refers to real-time alerting, collecting, storing, putting together, and analysing data from differing programs and applications.  The data is referred to as log data. Log data is a computer-generated file (or the data within the file) written to every time-specific event in a controlling application (or program). Going one […]

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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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Supporting others to become cyber resilient
9 December 2021

At Sapphire, we believe that bringing and working together with people of all backgrounds can help us generate ideas or perspectives that aid the delivery of our innovative services. Hosted by the SBRC (Scottish Business Resilience Centre), the Scottish Cyber Awards celebrate innovation and cybersecurity achievement. Sapphire sponsored the Diversity Champion award in which colleagues in public, private and charity sectors showcased their important work.

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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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What is Network Detection and Response (NDR)?
17 September 2021

Used by organisations to detect and prevent malicious activity in an organisation, Network Detection and Response describes a category of security solutions that are used to investigate and mitigate the risk of attackers. It is a progressive security solution providing a centralised machine-based analysis of network traffic and response solutions.

NDR solutions provide a single solution for visibility across on-prem, remote, and cloud environments.

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Why Scan your Network for Vulnerabilities? | Sapphire    
16 August 2021

Network scanning can help organisations know what vulnerabilities are present in their network and its connected devices. Scanning your network in this way can help find current vulnerabilities and find potential security flaws. You can ensure that your organisation has the proper security controls and measures in place to prevent and best protect your network against malicious attackers.  

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What is a Managed Security Service? | Sapphire Cybersecurity
12 August 2021

The ability to detect and respond to threats quickly and effectively is crucial for maintaining the health and security of the hardware, networks and software maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of enterprise, data and software assets in your business.

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