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Mar 4, 2021   |  By Harman Singh
This blog post aims to provide an overview of the state of cyber security in universities and other higher education organisations. Security has been a challenge for a long time at schools, colleges and universities. Aligning ourselves with the glass-half-full attitude, these organisations and institutions have shown good progress with basic security controls. Information security is a prerequisite for various business dealings in the public sector, grant funding and procurement processes.
Feb 25, 2021   |  By Harman Singh
There is no doubt how regular penetration tests are an essential part of the vulnerability management process to reduce risks. It is important to ensure penetration tests are efficient and to do so, the use of correct penetration testing methodologies is an essential component. A methodology in this context defines the logic using which various test cases are carried out to assess an asset’s security. Let’s start with the basics first and then move on to the topic.
Feb 23, 2021   |  By Harman Singh
Taking cyber security risk assessment out of the equation, risk assessments are nothing new to the world. Industries such as nuclear, aerospace, oil, agriculture, military and railroad have long-established processes to deal with risk. Continuous risk assessments are performed by food, medical, hospital sectors to control risks affecting their environments.
Feb 23, 2021   |  By Harman Singh
Encryption is the process of converting plaintext data into an alternative form known as ciphertext. However, only authorised users can decipher the ciphertext back into clear-text to access the information. There are two types of encryption in widespread use, i.e. symmetric and asymmetric encryption. These names symbolise whether the same key can be used for encryption and decryption processes. These two terms: Encryption and cryptography, are often used interchangeably.
Feb 18, 2021   |  By Harman Singh
Although a business appears to make every effort to protect its assets, there is still no security guarantee. Hackers being fully aware of this uncertainty, tend to take complete advantage by tricking users or bypassing restrictions of the technology products in use, allowing them to acquire complete access. Such perils have given rise to the necessity of having a proactive approach towards cyber security to identify, prepare and respond to events.
Feb 15, 2021   |  By Harman Singh
Software as a Service, also known as SaaS, is a cloud-based service model where a subscriber uses the software via an internet browser. This software could be anything from a simple application such as MS Word to complex business applications such as SAP. All the software tech stack or backend components are located on external servers maintained by the SaaS provider. Before diving into security in SaaS applications, let’s go through basics.
Feb 8, 2021   |  By Harman Singh
Your penetration testing report is the security passport for your product and services to the world. It demonstrates the validation of your security controls and cybersecurity strategy at a wider level.
Feb 6, 2021   |  By Harman Singh
This is your go-to reference for examples of sensitive data, definition and GDPR personal data including how to identify, classify and protect sensitive data. Highlights It is now easy to access information relating to an individual from the north pole to the south pole with a fast-moving world. You have ever wondered how your personal information is protected or even handled?
Feb 4, 2021   |  By Harman Singh
PCI is an information security standard for organisations that handle credit card transactions. It includes any entity that processes, stores or transmits credit card information. This standard is mandated by major credit card companies – Visa, Mastercard, and American Express – and administered by Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).
Jan 31, 2021   |  By Harman Singh
Access control is unarguably one of the essential aspects of information security. It is the means or method by which your business or any entity or organisation of interest can deny access to an object to subjects or entities not permitted specific access rights. Access control provides an organisational means to limit and control access permission to and by end-users and other interested entities to grant only approved and adequate access.
Sep 16, 2020   |  By Cyphere
Cyphere Ltd is an IT security services provider of penetration testing and managed security services. Our mission is to protect most prized assets of our customers and helping them with a safe and secure infrastructure.

Cyphere is a cyber security services provider helping organisations to secure their most prized assets. We provide technical risk assessment (pen testing/ethical hacking) and managed security services. This advice is a true third party opinion, free from any vendor inclinations or reselling objectives.

Our cyber security services to address your challenges:

  • Penetration Testing: Develop an understanding of your environment to manage cyber risk effectively.
  • Managed Security Services: Outline safeguards to limit/contain the impact of an incident.
  • Security Compliance: Achieve security compliance while demonstrating your strong commitment to data security.

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