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May 3, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
The Solarwinds supply chain attack has made the danger of third-party breaches very clear. Businesses globally are realizing that their vendors may not be as secure as they originally thought. The concerning truth about vendor relationships is that you can never be confident of a prospective vendor's cybersecurity. In fact, onboarding new third-party vendors increase your digital risk and the likelihood of becoming victim to a third-party breach.
Apr 30, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Threat modelling is a process for identifying potential threats to an organization's network security and all the vulnerabilities that could be exploited by those threats. Most security protocols are reactive - threats are isolated and patched after they've been injected into a system. Threat modelling, on the other hand, is a proactive approach to cybersecurity, whereby potential threats are identified and anticipated.
Apr 23, 2021   |  By Abi Tyas Tunggal
The rising trend in data breaches continues to angle upwards, and as a result, there has never been a more precarious time in history to launch and maintain a successful business. To prevent the repetition of mistakes that result in data theft, we’ve compiled a list of the 56 biggest data breaches in history, including recent data breaches in 2021. Click on the table of contents dropdown above for a list of all the companies in this post.
Apr 21, 2021   |  By Abi Tyas Tunggal
Social Engineering, in the context of cybersecurity, is the use of deception to convince individuals into relinquishing their personal information online. This information is then exploited in cyberattacks. Most social engineering campaigns target employees because they could be manipulated into gateways to an organization’s sensitive data. The success of these campaigns relies on a lack of cybersecurity awareness training in the workplace.
Apr 20, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
The mastermind that orchestrated the SolarWinds attack may finally have a name. On Thursday, April 15th, the White House officially announced that the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) - also known as APT 29, Cozy Bear, and The Dukes - was responsible for the campaign that exploited the SolarWinds Orion platform. But the attacks are not over yet. A joint advisory from the U.S.
Apr 16, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Though digital transformation is necessary, it's accompanied by some serious risks. This is the scaling conundrum of 2021 - organizations must embrace digitization to remain relevant, however, the greater the digital transformation, the greater the associated digital risks. Thankfully, with the correct digital risk management, organizations can continue to safely embrace digital transformation while mitigating the byproduct of digital risks.
Apr 6, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
The personal information of over 500 million Facebook users has been published on a hacker forum on the dark web. To put the impact into perspective, in 2019, the population of the entire United States was 328.2 million. This data was stolen in 2019 after a vulnerability in Facebook’s ‘Add Friend” function was exploited.
Mar 26, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Digital risks are an inevitable by-product of an expanding ecosystem, and an expanding ecosystem is essential to societies' progression into the fourth industrial revolution. This unsettling conundrum has given rise to a novel field of cybersecurity known as Digital RIsk Protection (DRP). But like all novel solutions, it can be difficult to identify the capable minority from the majority still finding their feet.
Mar 26, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Digital risk refers to all unexpected consequences that result from digital transformation and disrupt the achievement of business objectives. When a business scales, its attack surface expands, increasing its exposure to outside threats. This makes digital risk an unavoidable by-product of digital transformation. Fortunately, digital risk protection strategies have been developed to mitigate digital risk so that organizations can continue confidently scaling their operations.
Mar 26, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Digital risk protection (DRP) is the practice of protecting organizations from cyber threats during digital transformation. Rather than reacting to cyber threats after they're discovered, cybersecurity strategies must shift to a proactive approach to protection. This is the key to supporting ecosystem expansion while mitigating risk.
Jan 26, 2016   |  By UpGuard
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Jan 26, 2016   |  By UpGuard
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Jan 26, 2016   |  By UpGuard
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Jan 26, 2016   |  By UpGuard
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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”.

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