How cybercriminals plan attacks

How Cybercriminals Plan Attacks – A Complete Guide

How cybercriminals plan attacks is a basic question that every cybersecurity expert needs to know. Cybercriminals use various tools and techniques to identify the vulnerabilities of their target victims. The target can either be an individual or an organization. Most cyber-attacks aim at stealing valuable information or breaching systems. Criminals plan active and passive attacks. … Read more

A Guide to Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

In recent years, more and more companies and private individuals have been looking for better ways to keep their data secure. No one is truly safe, with huge companies like Facebook, Ticketfly, and T-Mobile suffering from devastating data breaches in 2018. With data breaches happening so frequently, many individuals are understandably worried about exposing their … Read more

DNS Security

DNS Security Best Practices

DNS security best practices are vital for all organizations since the service has become critical to almost all operations involving networked applications. It facilitates the communication of networked applications. Also, DNS has become dauntingly sophisticated in implementation and theory. Meanwhile, cyber adversaries have increasingly set their eyes on attacking DNS infrastructure. An unavailable DNS service … Read more

how does email get hacked

How does email get hacked?

How does email get hacked? There are several techniques used to gain access to an email account using a password or backdoors. With the rate of technological advancements, new technologies such as deep machine learning and strong artificial intelligence have led to more sophisticated ways of hacking emails. No email is immune to hacking.  Therefore, … Read more

Security Awareness Covid19

Security Awareness During the Covid-19 Crisis

Security incidents have increased as criminals seek to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis has led to a surge in the number of cyber-attacks, malicious activities, and phishing scams, making cybersecurity awareness more significant than ever before for corporations, organizations, and other business entities. In a bid to curb the virus, employers had … Read more

Cloud Migration Security

Cloud Migration Security Challenges and Mitigation Strategies

Is your organization considering migrating to the cloud? Undoubtedly, cloud computing has exploded over the past few years and the number of cloud service providers in on the rise. Cloud migration involves transferring digital business operations into the cloud. The process is like a physical move that comprises moving information, applications, and IT processes from … Read more

Automation in Cybersecurity

Automation and Integration in Cybersecurity

Automation is one of the trending topics in cybersecurity. The primary reason for automating mundane and repeatable tasks is to allow people to shift focus to problem-solving activities. From a cybersecurity point of view, organizations can become more resilient to cyber-attacks by created by directing all the resources to these problem-solving activities. Technological advancements also … Read more

Managing a cybersecurity crisis

Managing a Cybersecurity Crisis During a Pandemic

Most enterprises have taken extraordinary measures to protect their workers and ensure business continuity. They also ensure the continuance of service delivery during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 disease has ravaged the world, with the total confirmed cases and deaths exceeding 3,500,000 and 248,000, respectively. However, the measures have exposed businesses to a variety of … Read more

Incident Response

Incident Response – A Complete Overview

Incident Response Incident response is an organized approach addressing and managing the aftermath of a security breach or cyber-attack, also known as a security incident, computer incident, or IT incident. A cyber-attack such as data breach can cause havoc to an organization and, therefore, should be handled in a way that will probably limit damage … Read more

impact of coronavirus on cybersecurity

The Impact of the Coronavirus on the Cybersecurity Industry

Facts About the Virus Everybody in the world is now aware of the coronavirus and the necessary measures to contain its spread. The World Health Organization describes coronavirus, which is known as SARS-CoV-2, as a respiratory syndrome that causes COVID-19 disease.[1] The disease is highly infectious and spreads through coming into contact with contaminated surfaces … Read more

Ethical Hacking

Ethical Hacking: A Complete Overview

Ethical hacking is the science of testing your computers and networks for security vulnerabilities and plugging the loopholes you find before guys with malicious intentions get a chance to exploit them. Ethical, for the sake of professional security testing techniques covered in this article, has been used to mean, conforming to accepted professional standards of … Read more

Cybersecurity Practices

Top 20 Cybersecurity Practices that Employees Need to Adopt

People are a company’s most valuable asset. However, they can also be the company’s most significant security vulnerability. According to a report by Verizon data breach investigation, 27% of the total cyberattacks were caused by human error and negligence. The report also revealed that cyberattacks were not only a lurking threat to large companies and … Read more

Cyber Threat Hunting

Cyber Threat Hunting – A Complete Overview

Cyber Threat Hunting – Introduction Cyber threat hunting is the process of proactively hunting for attackers or malware that are lurking in your network system and may have laid undetected. Just like real-life hunting, cyber threat hunting can be quite challenging and requires a uniquely trained professional with considerable patience, creativity, critical thinking, and a … Read more

5G networks

Top 17 Reasons 5G Networks will Redefine Cybersecurity Approaches

Many countries have been involved in the race towards realizing 5G networks. 5G or fifth-generation is an advanced wireless network technology developed based on 802.11ac IEEE wireless standard. It will replace its predecessor, the fourth-generation network, and expected to increase the data transmission and communication by over three times. Most countries are already implementing plans … Read more

Cybersecurity Disasters

Cybersecurity Disasters You Need to Know

The cybersecurity landscape has been “quite busy” as organizations have committed a lot of investments towards their cyber defenses. In spite of this, cyber adversaries have managed to outmaneuver some companies, causing severe attacks and data breaches. Some of these are serious enough to be considered disasters. It is vital to know about the top … Read more

Network Security Policy – A Complete Guide

Network Security Policy – Abstract The organization’s network security policy is an official document that lays out the security expectations of the organization.  The Network Security Policy outlines the security processes and the sanctions to be faced by those who fail to comply with the stated doctrines. Lack of a well-defined network security policy may … Read more

IT Audit

IT Auditing – Planning the IT Audit

Introduction to IT Auditing The constant advancement of technology has dramatically changed how most organizations operate. The developments have seen pen and paper transactions replaced with computerized online data entry application, instead of keys and locks for filing cabinets, strong passwords and identification codes are being used to restrict access to electronic files. Implementation of … Read more

website security

Top 10 Website Security Practices for 2020

Hackers attack at least 50,000 websites every day. These are worrying numbers given that almost every business has an online presence. The attacks target all businesses, including both small and medium-sized enterprises — approximately 43% of the attacks target small-sized businesses. Websites contain a lot of sensitive information, including personal details like email addresses, names, … Read more

computer forensics

Computer Forensics – Everything you need to know

Introduction to Computer Forensics  Computer Forensics is used to answer two of the most commonly asked questions about hacking attempts and data breaches: How did the attack happen? Is there a possibility of recurrence, and can such threats be prevented from ever happening again in the future?  There are no specific answers to these questions … Read more