Oops, I did it again
The ongoing quest to catch a cybercriminal — While looking out the window, Carl discovers something interesting. Something that can change his and Jennifer’s lives altogether. While studying for his exams, he conceives a brilliant idea. Discreetly, he drafts a plan. Will he achieve his goal and make his girlfriend happy when the plan is successfully executed? Or will someone intervene? The danger of a cybercriminal can come from anywhere, and they can wreak havoc when they strike successfully. Are you prepared for when chaos strikes?
The moment I graduated from school and received my diploma in accountancy, I received a job offer to start as a junior system and network administrator. Simultaneously I got introduced to the world of cybersecurity. However, back then things were not as complicated as they are today. Like any other…
Initiating a project to implement a security control is a critical undertaking in any organization’s cybersecurity strategy. However, it often raises a fundamental and seemingly straightforward question: “When can we consider this security control fully implemented?” This query, though seemingly simple, is anything but, as it entails a multifaceted evaluation that requires careful consideration of various elements.
Do you really need a dedicated SOC for the OT-environment?
By adhering strictly to the Purdue model, your OT environment will exclusively consist of essential devices required for seamless factory operations, effectively mitigating IT-related threats. However, as is often the case, theory and practice diverge. In reality, the situation is more intricate. Let’s delve into the myriad facets of this issue to help you determine the optimal approach for your environment.
Inside the Shadows
Ethan Walker, a disgruntled employee of Vanguard Financial, decides to weaken the company’s IT security controls and collaborate with a hacking collective called “The Syndicate”. Ethan secretly manipulates the company’s security protocols, paving the way for a devastating ransomware attack orchestrated by The Syndicate. However, Ethan witnesses the extent of…
MTTC - The only KPI that matters
“Mean Time to Contain” (MTTC) is the critical Key Performance Indicator that holds immense significance in the constantly shifting landscape of cybersecurity. This metric essentially functions as a litmus test, providing an insightful measure of an organization’s prowess in promptly identifying and efficiently mitigating cybersecurity incidents or breaches once they have successfully bypassed the organization’s digital defenses. The significance of MTTC is underscored by the relentless proliferation and escalating sophistication of cyber threats, which have collectively conspired to make achieving this KPI an increasingly formidable endeavor.
The question is not if but when
In today’s interconnected and digitized landscape, the inevitability of cyberattacks has transformed the question from a matter of ‘if’ to a matter of ‘when’. This paradigm shift underscores the critical importance of cybersecurity preparedness in the modern world. The notion that organizations and individuals will eventually experience a breach has compelled a shift from a reactive approach to a proactive and strategic stance in safeguarding digital assets.
Is there such a thing a fake security news?
Yes, there is such a thing as fake security news. Fake security news refers to false or misleading information regarding security threats, vulnerabilities, or cybersecurity-related events that are intentionally created and spread with the aim of deceiving or manipulating individuals or organizations. — Fake security news can take various forms, including fabricated reports, misleading headlines, false claims about cybersecurity breaches or vulnerabilities, and deceptive information about security products or services. It is often spread through various channels, such as social media, websites, emails, or even traditional media sources.
How to provide more value as a vulnerability specialist to the business?
As a vulnerability specialist, it is your job to discover all known vulnerabilities. And on its own, that is already challenging. You can wonder if you merely provide a report with discovered known vulnerabilities including steps on how to remediate them if you indeed provide value to the business. Remember, if you have set up the rights processes and configured the technology correctly, you are sitting on a pot of gold (high-value data). Therefore, the logical question is what should you be doing as a vulnerability specialist to deliver true value to the business?