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CASE STUDY: FINTECH ORGANISATION
14 November 2022

To support its continued growth, a Fintech organisation wanted to show prospective clients evidence of its security maturity while protecting its infrastructure and achieving regulatory compliance with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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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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What is a Managed Security Service Provider? (MSSP)
26 October 2022

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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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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Build a Business Case for a MSSP
18 August 2022

There are two options for organisations to manage and protect to their systems from threats.

The first is in-house security management. An in-house option is one where you have a dedicated team or person responsible for managing your cybersecurity. Ordinarily, in-house staff would be led by a Head of IT or Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) (or similar).

The other option is outsourcing your cybersecurity as a managed service. 

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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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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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Threat Intelligence vs Threat Hunting
15 December 2021

A threat hunting service uses gathered and processed intelligence to carry out a thorough, system-wide search for specific threats. In simple terms, threat hunting is the process of proving or disproving hypotheses of identified threats across an organisation’s environment. One example of threat hunting would be a threat hunter team – using indicators of compromise (IOCs) to begin investigating evidence of a threat actor’s activity within an organisation’s network.  

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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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What Does a Security Operations Centre Do?
4 October 2021

Defining a clear strategy when establishing an organisation’s SOC helps to align business goals. Developing the strategy using an assessment is the best way to identify gas and potential vulnerabilities.

After this assessment, the team can create a clear, comprehensive set of processes, helping to guide the SOC team in operating, monitoring, detecting, responding and reporting as suggested above.

As a result of the fluid and ever-evolving threat landscape, this strategy will need reviewing periodically, helping to keep ahead of any new emerging risks and vulnerabilities.

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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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