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Oct 18, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
The trend of global data breach events is steep and still continuing to tilt upwards. According to the latest data breach investigation report by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, data breach costs in 2021 have reached a record high. Last year, the average cost was US$3.83 million, and this year it has peaked at US$4.24 million. Mitigating these events involves comprehensive management of the entire attack surface, including the third, and even fourth-party vendor network.
Oct 18, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Ransomware attacks and data breaches seem to be continuously contending for the top positions in news feeds. But what's the difference between these cyber threats and which should you be most concerned about? For a comprehensive breakdown of each type of cyberattack, read on.
Oct 18, 2021   |  By Catherine Chipeta
An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a software application or hardware device that detects vulnerability exploits, malicious activity, or policy violations. IDSs place sensors on network devices like firewalls, servers, and routers, or at a host level. Once the IDS detects any cyber threats, the system will either report this information to an administrator or a security information and event management (SIEM) system collects it centrally.
Oct 13, 2021   |  By Catherine Chipeta
Open source intelligence (OSINT) is the process of identifying, harvesting, processing, analyzing, and reporting data obtained from publicly available sources for intelligence purposes. Open source intelligence analysts use specialized methods to explore the diverse landscape of open source intelligence and pinpoint any data that meets their objectives. OSINT analysts regularly discover information that is not broadly known to be accessible to the public.
Oct 13, 2021   |  By Catherine Chipeta
A cache is a temporary data storage location that stores copies of frequently accessed data or files to provide faster access to software or hardware. Computers, mobile devices, web browsers, and other applications use cache to speed up data retrieval. Caches allow faster access to this data by removing the need to reload it each time the device/app needs it. Cached data is reusable and can be retrieved directly.
Oct 1, 2021   |  By Catherine Chipeta
A proxy server is an intermediary server that retrieves data from an Internet source, such as a webpage, on behalf of a user. Proxy servers have many different uses, depending on their configuration and type. Common uses include facilitating anonymous Internet browsing, bypassing geo-blocking, and regulating web requests. Like any device connected over the Internet, proxies have associated cybersecurity risks that users should consider before use.
Sep 24, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
In cybersecurity, an attack vector is a method of gaining unauthorized access to a private network. These pathways are either unintentional, such as vulnerabilities in third-party software, or intentionally designed by hackers, such as malicious software (malware). Cybercriminals primarily exploit attack vectors to advance extorsion tactics, the most popular being the deployment of ransomware.
Sep 24, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
During a web shell attack, a cybercriminal injects a malicious file into a target web server's directory and then executes that file from their web browser. After launching a successful web shell attack, cybercriminals could gain access to sensitive resources, recruit the target system into a botnet, or create pathways for malware or ransomware injections. If you haven't implemented defense strategies against this cyber threat, your systems are at a high risk of exploitation.
Sep 21, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Vendor tiering is the key to a more resilient and sustainable third-party risk management strategy. But like all cybersecurity controls, it must be supported by the proper framework. To learn how to optimize your Vendor Risk Management program to greater efficiency through best vendor tiering practices, read on.
Sep 21, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Security teams are struggling to contend with the expanding third-party attack surface which is fueled by the pernicious cycle of poor vendor risk management.
Oct 6, 2021   |  By UpGuard
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Sep 13, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Learn about the Microsoft PowerApps data leaks that affected over 47 businesses across the globe. In our latest published research, UpGuard analysts discuss a systemic problem with the Microsoft PowerApps product that led to 38 million records becoming exposed through data leaks. The types of data included personal information used for COVID-19 contact tracing, COVID-19 vaccination appointments, social security numbers for job applicants, employee IDs, and millions of names and email addresses.
Sep 7, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Are Australian businesses prepared for cyberattacks? We assess the security posture of the ASX 200. In our latest research, we assessed the scale of cyber risk in Australia by examining the ASX 200, the index of the top 200 public companies in Australia by market capitalization. Join Greg Pollock, VP Cyber Research, and Josh Kiff, VP Sales, as we explore the eye-opening findings.
Sep 6, 2021   |  By UpGuard
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Aug 22, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Join cybersecurity leaders from across the globe as they discuss the common challenges with risk remediation planning and share some best practices to overcome them.
May 19, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Hear from Chief Product Officer, Dan Bradbury, about UpGuard's latest features from this quarter, as well as the exciting releases coming soon. UpGuard is a complete third-party risk and attack surface management platform, managing cyber risk across attack surfaces and third-party vendors by proactively identifying security exposures.
May 19, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Learn how to use UpGuard’s exciting new Questionnaire Builder with Product Marketing Manager, Harsh Budholiya UpGuard is a complete third-party risk and attack surface management platform, managing cyber risk across attack surfaces and third-party vendors by proactively identifying security exposures.
May 10, 2021   |  By UpGuard
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Apr 8, 2021   |  By UpGuard
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Mar 11, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Produce accurate vendor assessments using UpGuard's new Managed Vendor Risk Assessments module. Contact support@upguard.com to learn more UpGuard is a complete third-party risk and attack surface management platform, managing cyber risk across attack surfaces and third-party vendors by proactively identifying security exposures.
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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