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Everything you need to know about vulnerability scanning

With high-risk vulnerabilities popping up every other week, realising there is no such dream ‘patch everything’ and configuration changes slowly add up to weakening your infrastructure security. Vulnerability management and scanning are core components of a solid cyber security strategy, ensuring a sound risk management process. Vulnerability management helps an organisation keep an eye on their assets, both from asset management and operational security.

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What is Cyber Kill Chain?

The Cyber kill chain, also called CKC, is a phase based cybersecurity model developed by Lockheed Martin. It is co-opted from the military term ‘kill-chain’ used to break down the structure of an attack. The team developed the model to help security teams understand with break down of an externally originated attack into seven different steps. It helps teams to learn how cyber attacks work and help prepare the defensive controls of an organisation.

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Most common types of cyber security attacks (includes threats & attack vectors)

The cyber threat landscape evolves every day following the most basic to more advanced types of cyber attacks that makes daily headlines. It is due to data breaches, causing reputational, financial losses and regulatory penalties. Our aim with this article is to update the reader on various types and categories of cyber attacks that help them make informed decisions about their business to identify what is important and how it should be protected.

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What is an SMB Port? How to check for open ports 445 and 139? SMB versions explained.

SMB stands for Server Message Block, once known as Common Internet File System, is a communication protocol for providing shared access between systems on a network. At a high level, it is a set of rules adopted to share files, printers in a network. SMB is a file sharing protocol that involves computers communicating with each other in a local network. This local network could be a small business within the same office or a multi-national company with offices around the globe connected to each other.

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What harm can computer viruses cause?

It’s often said that coders can make or mar the internet. They make the internet by creating great apps, websites, software etc, and can also mar the internet through malicious programs like viruses. Computer viruses are one of the most discussed topics by regular computer users. You must have found yourself discussing this topic one way or the other. However, many don’t know the details about computer viruses.