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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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What is Vulnerability Management? | Sapphire
4 August 2021

Vulnerability management is the process of finding and patching vulnerabilities in your network security to protect an organisation’s networks against malicious cyberattacks. It is an ongoing program utilising a wide variety of technologies to identify and remediate vulnerabilities in your network to keep your organisation safe from cyber attacks.   

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Legacy Antivirus vs EDR: What’s the Difference? | Sapphire
6 July 2021

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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‘PrintNightmare’- July 2021
2 July 2021

On June 8th, 2021, Microsoft released their scheduled weekly security update; contained within this release was a patch for a Print Spooler service (spoolsv.exe) vulnerability CVE-2021-1675. The vulnerability had initially been deemed a low-risk Escalation of Privilege (EoP) exploit. However, Microsoft unexpectedly upgraded it to a high-risk Remote Code Execution vulnerability that would allow authenticated […]

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A Guide to Web Application Pen Testing | Sapphire
30 June 2021

Over the last year, the technological landscape has changed dramatically across the globe. More businesses than ever are investing in large and robust infrastructures, but the unfortunate truth is severe, and high-level cybersecurity weaknesses are more common today in 2021 than in 2020.

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How to Secure a Website – 8 Tips for Success | Sapphire
10 June 2021

Frequently, websites have outdated software containing known security vulnerabilities this is a security risk that can be avoided. Carrying out regular software updates and ensuring that you are using the latest version of the software will typically remediate these issues by installing security patches and increasing your website security.

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NOBELIUM Phishing Campaign | Sapphire
9 June 2021

On May 27th, the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Centre (MSTIC) announced that ‘NOBELIUM’, the threat actor behind the SolarWinds compromise, had instigated another attack in the form of a persistent and evolving phishing campaign. Conducted in increasingly complex stages, this campaign has been active since January 2021. This is since the MSTIC first became aware of the operation.

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What are Security Operations Centre Best Practices?
21 May 2021

Cyber-attacks and data breaches against organisations, companies, are an inevitable part of our digital world. Businesses and organisations of all sizes need to prioritise an emphasis on their ability to detect and respond to cybersecurity incidents quickly to maintain an effective security posture. So how can a business or organisation prevent or manage a worst-case […]

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HSE Conti Ransomware Attack
18 May 2021

In the early hours of May 14th it was revealed that a sophisticated ransomware attack had taken place against the IT systems of the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE). Information is still coming to light, but it is known that a human-operated, externally based threat group deployed a variant of the ‘Conti’ ransomware this ransomware […]

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CRING RANSOMWARE
22 April 2021

What is CRING ransomware? In April 2021, Sapphire’s threat intelligence resources identified a sophisticated ransomware campaign utilising the Cring malware and leveraging vulnerability (CVE-2018-13379), identified in 2019, affecting Fortinet VPN Servers.  The cring ransomware attack allowed a threat actor to connect to the VPN appliance with no authentication and download session files containing usernames and […]

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Vulnerability Assessment Vs Penetration Testing
10 April 2021

To protect your business from hackers, it is essential to know what level of risk your business is at. Looking at Vulnerability Assessment Vs Penetration Testing is a good way to decide which assessment is appropriate for you. It is important to know the difference between the two and the varying levels of security that […]

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