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Amid CHAOS, There is Also Crypto Mining
30 January 2023

Sapphire’s SOC Team have been tracking a recent Crypto Mining campaign targeting Linux systems, utilising a proof-of-concept (PoC) hack tool hosted on GitHub known as ‘CHAOS’.

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CASE STUDY: SAPPHIRE UTILITY SOLUTIONS
9 January 2023

Like all organisations, Sapphire Utility Solutions (SUS) is a target for cybercriminals. This is only exasperated by its rapid growth.

Whilst having extensive security experience within the team, SUS wanted to enhance its cybersecurity capabilities and provide the best resources for its team to take advantage of, so it decided to outsource its cybersecurity via Sapphire’s Managed Security service.

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What Does SIEM Stand for?
6 January 2023

SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) is one of many approaches to security management. It combines SIM (Security Information Management) and SEM (Security Event Management) to aggregate data from a variety of sources as well as identify any deviations and act against them.  

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Difference Between Legacy AntiVirus and EDR | Sapphire
13 December 2022

For protecting endpoints such as workstations and servers, antivirus protection has been the traditional go-to. However, with Endpoint Protection and Response (EDR), next-generation protection is available to organisations.

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SOC Team Structure
7 December 2022

For many organisations, cybersecurity is a priority for their in-house IT team and security operations teams still function as part of IT, whereas others are separated into their organisation.

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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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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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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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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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