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Feb 27, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Supply chain attacks are on the rise, yet few businesses are equipped to face this threat. This could be due to a growing despondency towards cybersecurity in light of the SolarWinds attack. If the nation-state hackers were sophisticated enough to bypass highly-secure Government agency critical infrastructures, how could any organization prevent a supply chain attack? The answer is a change of mindset - don't assume a supply chain attack might occur, assume it will occur.
Feb 27, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
The SolarWinds supply chain attack against the US Government was the largest and most sophisticated breach in history. A post mortem operation is still underway and with every stage of its progression, cybersecurity experts become increasingly flabbergasted at the INNOVATIVE complexity of the techniques used. But despite nation-state's efforts to conceal their tactics, they left some highly-valuable clues about their methods that could be leveraged to sharpen supply chain attack defenses.
Feb 23, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
The SolarWinds supply chain attack has rocked the business world, stirring a whirlwind of supply chain security evaluations. The pernicious effects of the SolarWinds cyberattack (which is likely to take months to fully comprehend) reveals an uncomfortable truth causing stakeholders globally to reconsider their business model - vendors introduce a significant security risk to an organization.
Feb 22, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the toughest privacy and security law in the world, yet few organizations are completely compliant with its statutes. Complacency is dangerous territory. Non-compliant entities could be fined up to £18 million or 4% of annual global turnover (whichever is greater). This post clearly outlines the standards set by the GDPR and provides a checklist to help organizations remain compliant.
Feb 15, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
A news feed isn't complete if it isn't peppered with data breach news. Every day prestigious businesses are falling victim to a pernicious threat expected to cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. The key to overturning the formidable upward data breach trend is to prevent the events that could potentially develop into data breaches. All data leaks need to be identified and remediated before they are discovered by cybercriminals.
Feb 15, 2021   |  By UpGuard Team
If you host a website, chances are good that you are running either Apache or Internet Information Services (IIS). Depending on the data source, they are two of the most common web server platforms, comprising a virtual triumvirate with Nginx for control of the market. They each also have their passionate supporters and haters. In fact, IIS vs. Apache flame wars are many times really spillover or proxy tirades of ‘Microsoft vs. Linux’.
Jan 20, 2021   |  By UpGuard Team
It's no longer enough to simply ensure that your organization's systems and enterprise web presence are secure. Your risk management program needs to look beyond the perimeter of your organization to properly vet the third and fourth-party vendors who will have access to your data without being subject to your internal risk management process. The use of third parties in your supply chain or for data handling create potential risks that can be compounded by these third-party weaknesses.
Jan 14, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
A simple DLL file was the catalyst to the most devastating cyberattack against the United States by nation-state hackers. This cinematic breach demonstrates the formidable potency of DLL hijacking and its ability to dismantle entire organizations with a single infected file. DLL hijacking is a method of injecting malicious code into an application by exploiting the way some Windows applications search and load Dynamic Link Libraries (DLL).
Jan 8, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
In December 2020, the U.S government announced that it fell victim to what is believed to be the largest security breach in the nation's history. The breach occurred through an innocuous IT update from the Government's network monitoring vendor, SolarWinds. This monumental breach exposes a novel and powerful method of clandestinely penetrating even the most sophisticated security defenses through third-party vendors - supply chain attacks.
Dec 30, 2020   |  By Kaushik Sen
The BlueKeep RDP vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) is a remote code execution flaw that affects approximately one million systems (as at 29 May 2019) running older versions of Microsoft operating systems. Attention shifted to BlueKeep about two weeks ago, during Microsoft's May 2019 Patch Tuesday. Microsoft released patches but their warning that the vulnerability is wormable drew the attention of security researchers who have uncovered more concerning findings about this emerging threat.
Jan 26, 2016   |  By UpGuard
Get a full change report / detailed change audit for your entire enterprise environment with UpGuard.
Jan 26, 2016   |  By UpGuard
Learn how to manage an enterprise desktop environment with UpGuard.
Jan 26, 2016   |  By UpGuard
Learn how to scan and manage vulnerabilities (CVEs) across your entire environment with UpGuard.
Jan 26, 2016   |  By UpGuard
See how UpGuard is can help you manage IT Risk for your business and is revolutionizing the cyber security and insurance industries.
Nov 7, 2018   |  By UpGuard
You understand the risks that third party vendors pose to your business, and you're ready to do something about it. What are the capabilities you need to understand your cyber risk, manage your vendors, and avoid data breaches?
Sep 6, 2018   |  By UpGuard
The fact that one has to "make a case" for Microsoft in the DevOps sphere puts them at a disadvantage, especially competing against major open source options with large community bases and proven performance. But, moving forward, one can expect the gap between Microsoft and other tools to close further, as they continue pressing their business in this direction.
Sep 6, 2018   |  By UpGuard
Perhaps your organization is looking to make a transition from traditional IT operations and development practices to DevOps, or you're looking to realign your career path with DevOps to position yourself more favorably to future opportunities. Whatever your motivations are, this eBook will provide you with foundation knowledge for boosting your career with DevOps.
Sep 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
ServiceNow® customers optimizing their IT service delivery and management processes require deeper context and detail level behind IT asset changes--information the leading help desk automation and incident reporting platform does not provide. In this report you’ll learn how UpGuard fills this visibility and awareness gap, keeping ServiceNow® in line with the true state of your environment.
Sep 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
Cybersecurity is officially dead. Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software and services rose to $73.7 billion in 2016 from $68.2 billion a year earlier, according to researcher IDC. This number is expected to approach $90 billion in 2018.
Aug 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
Selecting a security provider is no easy feat—it includes months of designing a company's security strategy, evaluating different solutions, budgeting accordingly, and assuring stakeholders the investment will pay off by keeping their business safe.
Aug 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
DevOps and ITIL should be compared with an eye towards the problem you’re trying to solve, with a focus on the tangible benefits you and your team would see from using each.
Jul 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
With the enterprise so dependent on technology and digitized assets, how can it prevent data-related disasters from sinking the business? The answer is by taking a new approach to managing cyber risk as a function of business risk at large. McKinsey calls this "Digital Resilience", but it can simply be thought of as conducting business safely in today's connected environments.
Jun 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
Software engineering is changing and DevOps is at the heart of it. An organization's ability to be responsive to the business requires better collaboration, communication, and integration across IT.
May 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
There is no doubt that the DevOps movement has gone mainstream. When even IBM and HP are dedicating sites to it there is no longer any question. If we were to place it on the Gartner Hype Cycle even the most devoted proponents would have to admit that it’s rapidly approaching the “Peak of Inflated Expectations”.

A better, smarter way to protect your data and prevent breaches. Our products help security, risk and vendor management teams take control of cyber risk and move faster with confidence.

UpGuard gathers complete information across every digital surface, stores it in a single, searchable repository, and provides continuous validation and insightful visualizations so companies can make informed decisions.

UpGuard then aggregates this information into an industry standard cyber risk score called CSTAR. The CSTAR score is a single, easy-to-understand value representing an organization's aptitude in monitoring compliance, tracking unwanted change, and detecting vulnerabilities in their infrastructure.

Businesses depend on trust, but breaches and outages erode that trust. UpGuard is the world’s first cyber resilience platform, designed to proactively assess and manage the business risks posed by technology.