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One Identity Guest Blog – The password checklist

By Dan Conrad, Security team lead at One Identity   It is not a secret that passwords are not a particularly secure method of protection, furthermore in a world where multifactor authentication is becoming the norm, talking about password hygiene seems a little dated but still, according to the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, credentials are the route to data breaches in 61% of incidents.      In an ideal world, and increasingly in reality, any...

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Jack Lindsay IT Security Guru

Cloud security is the umbrella that holds within it: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. Gartner created the SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) category for solutions that continuously assess security risk and manage the SaaS applications' security posture. With enterprises having 1,000 or more employees relying on dozens to hundreds of apps, the need for deep visibility and remediation for SaaS security settings is only getting more critical. The top pain points for SaaS security stem from:...

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Jack Lindsay IT Security Guru

It’s unfortunate, but true: SaaS attacks continue to increase. You can’t get around it, COVID-19 accelerated the already exploding SaaS market and caused industries not planning on making a switch to embrace SaaS. With SaaS apps becoming the default system of record for organizations, it has left many struggling to secure their company’s SaaS estate. CISOs and security professionals work to limit this burgeoning threat landscape, however, it’s a work in progress.   One slight misconfiguration...

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Jack Lindsay IT Security Guru

There is often confusion between Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) and SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) solutions, as both are designed to address security issues within SaaS applications. CASBs protect sensitive data by implementing multiple security policy enforcements to safeguard critical data. For identifying and classifying sensitive information, like Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Intellectual Property (IP), and business records, CASBs definitely help. However, as the number of SaaS apps increase, the amount of misconfigurations and...

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vulnerability

This week, smart vulnerability management provider Edgescan has published the findings of its 2022 Vulnerability Statistics Report, which for the 7th year running offers a comprehensive view of the state of vulnerability management globally. The report reveals that organizations are still taking nearly two months to remediate critical risk vulnerabilities, with the average mean time to remediate (MTTR) across the full stack set at 60 days. High rates of “known” (i.e. patchable) vulnerabilities which have...

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AT&T Cybersecurity grows SASE offering by adding Palo Alto Networks

Many organisations have been considering a network transformation initiative to support the adoption of SaaS, cloud-based applications, and an increasingly remote workforce. Given the connectivity needs of a remote workforce - and knowing a hybrid workforce is here to stay - many IT teams have had to make sudden changes in the way workers connect to corporate systems that could introduce new cyber risks and vulnerabilities.   When developing a security strategy for supporting a hybrid...

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Lessons Learned From the 2022 NPM Corruption

Marak Squires is the maintainer of the ‘colors’ and ‘faker’ libraries. The two projects accumulate ~23 million weekly downloads and support ~23,000 projects. In January of 2022, he intentionally introduced an infinite loop that bricked every project relying on either one of these libraries. Consequently, GitHub suspended the developer’s account. The justification provided by the developer is one of retaliation to “Fortune 500s (and other smaller sized companies)” who extensively rely on cost-free and community-driven...

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All businesses carry an inherent risk. Entrepreneurs expose themselves to different types of risks that may affect their business. For example, a natural calamity, fire, or lawsuit can severely impact the establishment. It can decimate the business model and cause the entrepreneur many problems and create a loss of reputation. This is one of the many reasons why businesses must carry tailored small business insurance. This is an insurance policy that business owners can customize based...

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How COVID-19 made the Zero Trust model the right approach to modernise networks

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to go down in history as one of the defining moments of our lifetime. From a business perspective, it transformed business models, changed customer expectations, and disrupted the networks that run businesses. These changes are long lasting and accelerated the digital transformation journey, a journey that is now driven by cybersecurity impacts and needs.   It’s no secret that the shift to remote working at the start of the pandemic...

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Securing Diversity for Success

With work still to be done to boost diversity and inclusion in cyber security, KPMG UK’s Katie Diacon unpacks where some of the challenges exist, and what could make a difference. Cyber security is one of the most innovative and dynamic sectors to work in, and it is increasingly vital to the operational resilience of organisations. Katie Diacon, Director, TMT Cyber Security, KPMG in the UK, says success in the sector requires “a great combination...

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