Cybersecurity

What IT Leaders Should Know About Digital Transformation Threats

Digital transformation can be defined as integrating digital technologies into all business aspects. Digital transformation has been happening across organizations for years, but IT leaders should be paying attention to what impact this has on the security of the business. This article will provide a brief overview of digital transformation, cyber threats associated with its adoption, and how to mitigate security challenges.

Privilege Escalation: Attack Techniques and Countermeasures

Privilege escalation is a cyberattack that grants adversaries privileges beyond what the system or application intended to give. The attack can be carried out by internal or external threat actors and is considered a key phase in many advanced cyberattacks. In this article we will define privilege escalation attacks, list privilege escalation types and attack vectors, and discuss the mitigation strategies to counter this attack type.

A Critical CCPA Compliance Step Your Organization May Be Missing

When laying the foundation for compliance with regulations like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), organizations often focus on activities such as training privacy and security teams or notifying customers about data collection. These are important activities however, an important and more fundamental step to CCPA compliance that many organizations skip — properly classifying data in order to protect the right information.

Security Posture: What It Is and How to Improve It

An increasingly interconnected world powered by digital transformation puts businesses in all industries at greater risk of cyberattacks. Threat actors use diverse attack methods and tools to find any weaknesses they can exploit. Every business needs a robust cybersecurity posture to ensure adequate defense against cyber attacks. In this article we cover the 5 steps necessary to improve your security posture.

What Is Cyber Risk and How to Identify It

Risk is inherent in business and in everyday life. In a business context, risk is the possibility of some action or event exposing the business to negative outcomes. It is therefore important to identify and mitigate all possible threats that have the potential to harm your information assets and systems. In this article we discuss different types of cyber risks, and how to identify them through a cyber risk assessment and tips on mitigating them.

Calculating the ROI of your Cybersecurity Investment

Lack of financing in the security department causes enormous monetary losses due to data leaks, breaches, and other security incidents. Businesses need to invest in security — but how can you justify this investment to your management and get their buy-in? And how much budget can you allocate? In this article, we go through the numbers and the formula for calculating the ROI of security investments.

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