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10 Ways to Reduce Cybersecurity Risk for Your Organization

‍Cybersecurity breaches have been on the rise, and it's expected that by 2023, they'll have grown to 15.4 million. While technological advancements have made it easy for organizations to upgrade their security measures, malicious hackers are now using sophisticated tools. This means that in addition to implementing strict cybersecurity policies, you also have to take proactive measures to reduce your cybersecurity risks.

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How to To Harden MS SQL Server 2008: 11 Ways

As Redmond's flagship RDBMS solution, SQL Server provides the underlying data platform for a broad range of Microsoft enterprise solutions— from Sharepoint to BizTalk Server. This, of course, makes bolstering SQL Server security a critical necessity for protecting MS-centric infrastructures against attackers. To this end, the following are 11 ways to harden MS SQL Server 2008 security.

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What is an Enumeration Attack? How they Work + Prevention Tips

An enumeration attack is when cybercriminals use brute-force methods to check if certain data exists on a web server database. For simple enumeration attacks, this data could include usernames and passwords. More sophisticated attacks could uncover hostnames, SNMP, and DNS details, and even confirm poor network setting configurations. Every web application module that communicates with a user database could potentially become an enumeration attack vector if left unsecured.

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How to Detect Data Exfiltration Before It's Too Late

A data exfiltration attack involves the unauthorized transfer of sensitive data, such as personal data and intellectual property, out of a target system and into a separate location. These transfers could either occur internally, through insider threats, or externally, through remote Command and Control servers. Every cyberattack with a data theft objective could be classified as a data exfiltration attack.

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What is the CCPA? Definition and Compliance Guidelines for 2021

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) gives Californian consumers greater transparency into how their personal data is being handled. Under the CCPA, California residents have a right to: California's landmark move to greater privacy laws mirrors the consumer data protection posture outlined in the GDPR and Canada's propositions in Bill C-11. Guidance for complying with the CCPA is outlined through CCPA regulations.

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What is a Security Operations Center (SOC)?

A security operations center (SOC) is a centralized facility that unifies an organization’s security monitoring across all IT infrastructure. SOCs function as a hub for information security personnel and the processes and technology needed to detect, monitor, and remediate cyber threats through real-time data analysis.

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The 6 Biggest Cyber Threats for Financial Services in 2021

According to VMware, the first half of 2020 saw a 238% increase in cyberattacks targeting financial institutions. And according to IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach in the financial sector in 2021 is $5.72 million. Based on these statistics, if you're in the financial services sector, there's a very high chance that you'll eventually fall victim to a very costly cyberattack.

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The 8 Biggest Data Breaches in Financial Services (2021 Edition)

Cybercriminals choose their targets based on two conditions - maximum impact and maximum profit. Financial institutions perfectly meet these conditions because they store highly valuable data, and their digital transformation efforts are creating greater opportunities for cyber attackers to access that data. This is why the financial sector is disproportionately targeted by cybercriminals, behind healthcare.

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Meeting ISO Third-Party Risk Management Requirements in 2021

ISO 27001 is the most popular internationally recognized standard for managing information security. Its creation was a joint effort between the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) - this is why the framework is also referred to as ISO/IEC 27001. ISO 27001 can also be implemented into a Third-Party Risk Management program.