UpGuard

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2012
Nov 20, 2020   |  By Edward Kost
Cyber attackers are continuously cultivating their methods to evade detection. Now, they can cloak a seemingly innocuous webpage with an invisible layer containing malicious links. This method of attack, known as clickjacking, could cause you to activate your webcam or transfer money from your bank account. In this post, we outline the different types of clickjacking attacks and teach you how to best defend yourself against this application security threat.
Oct 23, 2020   |  By UpGuard Team
This is a clash of virtualization titans: one virtual machine, the other a containerization technology. In reality, both are complementary technologies—as hardware virtualization and containerization each have their distinct qualities and can be used in tandem for combinatorial benefits. Let’s take a look at each to find out how they stack up against each other, as well as how the two can be used in tandem for achieving maximum agility.
Oct 20, 2020   |  By UpGuard Team
Putting a website on the internet means exposing that website to hacking attempts, port scans, traffic sniffers and data miners. If you’re lucky, you might get some legitimate traffic as well, but not if someone takes down or defaces your site first. Most of us know to look for the lock icon when we're browsing to make sure a site is secure, but that only scratches the surface of what can be done to protect a web server.
Oct 20, 2020   |  By Axel Sukianto
An SQL injection (also known as SQLi) is a technique for the “injection” of SQL commands by attackers to access and manipulate databases. Using SQL code via user input that a web application (eg, web form) sends to its database server, attackers can gain access to information, which could include sensitive data or personal customer information. SQL injection is a common issue with database-driven websites.
Oct 19, 2020   |  By UpGuard Team
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, Twitter's Jack Dorsey, what do these three high-flying CEOs have in common? Their social media accounts were all hijacked recently due to bad password habits.
Oct 19, 2020   |  By UpGuard Team
The 10-second version is this: Digital resilience is a fundamental change in understanding and accepting the true relationship between technology and risk. IT risk (or cyber risk, if you prefer) is actually business risk, and always has been.
Oct 19, 2020   |  By UpGuard Team
Full stack development is all the rage these days, and for good reason: developers with both front-end web development skills and back-end/server coding prowess clearly offer substantially more value to their respective organizations. The ability to traverse the entire stack competently also makes interacting and cooperating with operations and security an easier affair—a key tenet of DevOps culture.
Oct 19, 2020   |  By UpGuard Team
A skillful black hat hacker can quickly assume control of your digital products with just a few swift modifications to its coding, and as businesses continue to digitize their processes, this risk of penetration will only multiply. The solution is the adoption of secure coding practices. Secure coding is a method of writing software and source code that's shielded from cyber attacks.
Oct 19, 2020   |  By UpGuard Team
The question is indeed a contentious one, never failing to incite heated arguments from all camps. Many ways exist to cut the cake in this regard—WhiteHat Security took a stab at it in a recent edition of its Website Security Statistics Report, where it analyzed statistics around web programming languages and their comparative strengths in security.
Oct 19, 2020   |  By Edward Kost
You're woken by your phone erupting with notifications. You drowsily reach for it and find a barrage of messages from frustrated clients complaining about your website. You try to load your website but you're met with a frightful "service unavailable" message. You could be a victim of a DDoS attack. A Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS attack) is the process of sending an overwhelming amount of data requests to a web server with the intention of impeding its performance.
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.
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.
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.