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Largest Online Data Breaches of All Time
7 May 2023

As a leading cybersecurity company based in the UK, Sapphire closely monitors data breaches and their impact on businesses and individuals. In March 2020, the Cam4 data breach was reported as the largest data leakage to date, with over 10 billion data records exposed. This highlights the growing need for robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard […]

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Threat Landscape: Cyber Threats & Protection Practices
4 May 2023

Cybersecurity has become a substantial concern for individualsand organisations in a world where almost everything is connected to the internet. The threat landscape constantly evolves, with new and sophisticated attacks emerging daily. As such, it is essential to understand the nature and scope of the threat landscape and to develop effective strategies to protect against […]

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The Critical Frontier: PLC Security in the Digital Era

In today’s world of industrial control systems, the safety and reliability of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are paramount. They are the lifeblood of critical infrastructure, where every moment counts, and the slightest hiccup could spell disaster. Yet, lurking in the shadows, cyber threats are ever-present, ready to exploit any vulnerability in the control system. That’s […]

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Marine Cybersecurity: Protecting Ships from Cyber Threats

As we rely more on technology, the risk of cyber attacks and breaches has grown exponentially. The maritime industry, which forms the backbone of global trade and commerce, is not immune to these risks. In fact, the nature of the industry presents unique challenges that make it even more vulnerable to cyber threats. This is […]

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Certificate Pinning – What it Is, its Benefits, and Drawbacks
28 April 2023

A few years back, the largest search engine, Google, started using certificate pinning. Following that, chrome would only accept websites with pinned certificates when trying to connect to Google. This meant that Chrome would block or distrust a website with a disguise. This level of security bars anyone who tries to mimic a legitimate website. […]

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PCI DSS: Understanding Payment Card Industry Standards

Electronic payments have changed dramatically over the past few decades, with payment card transactions becoming integral to our daily lives. However, with the convenience of payment cards comes the increased risk of cyber threats and data breaches. Threat actors often find new ways to access sensitive payment card data, and businesses of all sizes are […]

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OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS)
27 April 2023

As technology advances and improves, so does the need to ensure that our systems and applications are secure from malicious attacks. The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS) is a widely accepted security standard that helps organizations develop, maintain, and test secure applications. The OWASP ASVS has become increasingly important […]

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What is Pretexting? Social Engineering Cyber Attack
26 April 2023

Do you ever receive suspicious phone calls, fraudulent texts, or emails asking for personal information from strangers? Or perhaps you’ve received a message from your bank or financial institution asking you to confirm your account information. If this is the case, you may have been the target of pretexting, a dangerous social engineering attack. Pretexting […]

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Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Testing: Detailed Guide

Nowadays, targeted and opportunistic cyberattacks occur more often and with greater sophistication. You may encounter dangers like insider threats, supply chain attacks, ransomware, and cyber fraud. Fortunately, you can test the effectiveness of your cyber security against actual criminal actors through APT testing. In this guide, we’ll define advanced persistent threat (APT) testing in detail […]

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Information Security Spend Growth From 2017 to 2023
20 April 2023

Information security products and services are forecasted to grow 11%+ to reach more than $180 billion in 2023.  At Sapphire, we are committed to addressing the rising concerns surrounding online privacy and security. With the widespread use of the internet, personal data is increasingly vulnerable to cybercrime attacks and data breaches. Regrettably, cybercrime has become […]

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Dictionary Attacks: How They Work and How to Stop Them
29 March 2023

Are you aware that weak passwords are one of your biggest cybersecurity threats? According to studies, 81% of data breaches occur due to easily guessable passwords. So, one of the most common methods hackers use to crack passwords is dictionary attacks. Let’s explore the ins and outs of these attacks and provide tips on protecting yourself and […]

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InsightVM: A Guide to Effective Vulnerability Management

Cybersecurity risks and threats are becoming more complex, and attackers are more sophisticated in today’s fast-paced technological world. With the rise of remote work, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT), organizations face many vulnerabilities and risks that could lead to data breaches, financial losses, and reputational damage. That’s where InsightVM comes in. InsightVM, […]

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