The ultimate goal of any cybersecurity endeavour or cybersecurity training programme is to thwart an attack and emphasize on the need for training people and systems to recognise infiltration in time. A massive part of this endeavour is to properly evaluate organisational risk and implement a strategy to manage risk in the most optimal way possible.
In this blog, we cover:
1. Five major pillars that are needed for managing cybersecurity Risk
2. Risk acceptance criteria & criteria for performing information security risk assessments
3. Risk Identification
4. How to approach and treat risk in Risk Management
You’re aware that without a cyber incident response plan you’re exposing your business to incomparable risk. You also know that these response plans are reliable only if you test their validity and effectiveness on a regular basis with cyber crisis tabletop exercises (CCTE). But do you know what really happens during these cyber crisis workshops that makes them so critical to your business continuity?
In this blog, we cover the following key aspects of an effective CCTE:
Every business needs a fit-for-purpose cyber incident response plan to enable them to rapidly and effectively respond to a cyber-attack. This blog provides ideas on how you can use our downloadable and free cyber incident response plan template to create your own plan.
In this article, we discuss combining Nmap and Metasploit together to perform port scanning and enumerate for vulnerabilities.
If you’re a smart business owner or executive, you already know that you should peg your security infrastructure and the safety of sensitive data as top priorities. To ensure that your business is safe at all times and your crown jewels are protected against malicious activities, you need to have a solid cyber incident response plan and you also need to test that plan regularly with a cyber tabletop exercise.
A successful cyber-attack can be the downfall of any well-positioned business. Data breaches not only cause significant financial losses but are also the leading cause of a bad reputation for victim companies.
Blockchain started out as the technology behind Bitcoin but has popularly grown into a promising mitigation technology for cybersecurity.
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Project Management & Cybersecurity Training have become inextricably linked today. Successfully planning and executing a business/IT project for a client is almost impossible without being able to control the IT environment and security scenario in which the operations take place.
In this blog, we cover why project managers need cybersecurity training:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have become the kind of buzzwords that are used so often, it’s fair to say that they are almost abused. They are usually over-publicized and there are vendors who indiscreetly exploit these terms for their own benefit. Very few people understand these technologies and many also consider them a new-age sect of the Dark Arts.
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Amar Singh, Founder & CEO of CM-Alliance and Patrick Bayle, Senior Systems Engineer at Cortex (a Palo Alto Networks company) delve into how Cortex’s XSOAR can automate 95% of all response actions requiring human review and allow overloaded security teams to focus on the actions that really require their attention.
In this blog, we discuss the unusual use cases for which Palo Alto Networks applies the XSOAR platform:
Cyber threats loom large today. So, have you wondered what actually happens during a cyber-attack? Can cybersecurity training and specifically incident response training help the chaos and pandemonium that ensues? In this blog, our CEO, Amar Singh, globally acknowledged expert on cyber resilience and crisis management, and creator of the NCSC-certified Cyber Incident Planning and Response course elaborates.
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There is a vast array of threat intelligence data out there and a variety of platforms that help businesses collect such insights. But is this data contextual, consumable, instructive and most importantly, actionable?
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We discuss cybersecurity training for non-IT and non-technical business executives in this blog. As a bare minimum, these professionals must have a working knowledge of cyber incident response and the basics of how to manage a cyber crisis.
Selecting the right type of cyber incident response training has never been this important. No organisation today is exempt from being vulnerable to cyber-attacks, which makes having a cyber incident response plan and training staff correctly most imperative.
You can never be too prepared when it comes to cybersecurity and data privacy. For the health of your business, it is essential to continuously test your cyber incident response plans with effective cyber table-top workshops.
In any discussion on cyber incident response & resilience, it is imperative to deliberate upon the subject of threat actors. After all, if you can’t identify who could potentially harm your business, how will you anticipate the kind and scale of damage they can cause?
We reviewed SAMA, QCB & NESA Regulations on Business Continuity Planning, Testing & Cyber tabletop exercises and created an easy reference for you. We will be updating this blog regularly. If you are aware of updates and new regulations, email the author here.
We have created an optimised cyber incident response plan template for you to download along with some guidance on how to fill it in and how to make it personal to your organisation.
To discuss cyber incident response with the CEO, you must be familiar with ISO 27001, NIST's CSF, PCI-DSS NCSC'S Cyber Assessment Framework and other regulations and standards that discuss cyber incident response and incident management.
Cyber incident response training is an important investment for today's business leaders. It's crucial that executive and management professionals throughout the organisation understand the scope of cyber threats and possess the necessary knowledge to respond quickly and effectively.
One often tends to get entangled in the word ‘tabletop’ when one thinks of conducting a cyber tabletop exercise for their organisation. It is natural to think of this exercise as one that can only be done physically in a closed room. However, contrary to that popular belief, it is often much more effective to conduct a remote cyber tabletop exercise. Read on to know why!
We are often asked about the benefits of internal cyber incident response training over our public or online training. This blog talks of the advantages of running an internal workshop that is tailored to your specific business, size & domain.
In this blog, I share why our clients who do ISO 27001 audits are including cyber tabletop exercises audits in their audit schedules.
To ensure some sense of order when you are attacked, start by following the cyber incident response checklist.
If you’re one of those smart business executives who knows how important running a cyber tabletop exercise for their organisation is, you’ve won half the battle! The other half in your company’s ongoing war with cyber-crime is about running the cyber tabletop exercise correctly so that it’s actually effective!
Your organisation may have a cyber incident response plan that it can fall back upon in case of a crisis, but you need to ensure its fit-for-purpose. We show you how to achieve that.
Most online cybersecurity training programmes appear to skip over the important topic of Cyber Kill Chain.
Cyber tabletop exercises must be on your radar in 2020 and there’s no two ways about it. Find out what makes a normal cyber response test a really good and effective cyber tabletop exercise.
How to make the cybersecurity checklist PDF work for your organisation?
With little time for cybersecurity training, how can businesses ensure their employees work securely from home?
Cyber Tabletop Exercises help you test and evaluate the efficacy of your well-laid plans in a real-world situation.
You have to ask yourself, when your organisation is under a cyber-attack will your untested response plan actually work? The only way to find out is to assess your plan with a successful Cyber Tabletop Exercise. Note the emphasis on the word successful?
The expectation - that security behaviours will change if your employees know what they need to do and if they know their firm’s security policies - is flawed. Knowledge is just a part of behaviour change; the real challenge that many organisations face is to work to ensure their people care, are motivated and have the ability and the confidence to act in the right way at the right time.
In this blog we cover:
- Hygiene factors to consider for effective cyber awareness training
- Case study of a UK Government organisation with 80,000+ staff & how it transformed its security awareness journey
- Learning points for anyone trying to bring about organisational behaviour change
- Merits and demerits of gamification
With the increasing frequency of Travelex-like, business-impacting crises, top executives of organisations are taking notice and rushing to ensure that they have cyber incident response plans to deploy when hit by a cyber crisis.
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Many organisations and security teams find it easy to blame the human factor in the security value chain. It’s become quite acceptable to say that humans are the weakest line of defence when it comes to organisational threats. But is this fair? Are human employees being given the kind of training they deserve in an ever-evolving and increasingly complex digital ecosystem?
33.5% of Indian firms were hit by a cyber-attack in 2018. Not only is this figure alarmingly high, it also makes India the third most-attacked country as per a survey conducted by Tech Asia Research for Sophos, the renowned British security software and hardware firm.
The world of modern cybersecurity has unfortunately been made more complicated than it really needs to be. Every day, we hear about new solutions that are based on the most modern and unpronounceable technologies that promise to protect organisations like nothing else can.
We live in a world that’s hard to imagine without, email. As great, quick and useful as email is, it remains , one of the easiest attack vectors that cyber criminals use to target your business, compromise the data of your employees or customers and cost you millions of pounds .
A breach is an inevitability and this blog is not about slamming Capital One. Instead, we try to provide some tangible guidance. Our network of practitioners Krisztian Kenderesi, Lorraine
Please only read this blog if you are concerned about privacy, confidentiality and security of your data stored in the Cloud.
The large array of solutions that promise to mitigate cyber threats can often confuse even the most astute buyers. Buzzwords like next-generation, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence tend to take the focus away from the fundamentals.