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Open Invitation to Hackers: Misconfigured Cloud Servers

Many companies use cloud servers to store their data. Despite their great advantage, misconfigured servers may expose sensitive data, a mistake which is an open invitation to hackers to dump and use a company’s data for their malicious activities. How is it possible? 4th party service providers, such as cloud storage providers, improve their cyber […]

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Check Whether Your IP Assets Are Blacklisted Or Not

Employees may download applications that compromise computers and network. As a result, IP address can become part of a hacker’s network and hosting malware. Hackers can leverage IP addresses for Advanced Persistent Attacks, a situation that can compromise the company’s brand reputation and lead to a breach. IP Reputation tells something about your company NormShield […]

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Major Third-Party Breaches Revealed in September 2018

A recent survey conducted by Ponemon Institute reveals that 56% of companies have experienced a 3rd-party breach in 2017, which is an increase of 7% compared to previous year. Data breaches caused by third parties cost millions of dollars to large companies. Third-parties include broad range of companies a company directly worked with such as […]

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Are Your Third-Parties PCI-Compliant?

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standard Council releases Data Security Standard to explain requirements and security assessment procedures. The latest version (v 3.2) was released on April 2016 and starting February 2018 it became effective as requirements. But what PCI says about third-party cyber risk management? What is PCI Data Security Standards? PCI is an […]

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GDPR Compliance Checker

The Europe Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) proposed by Europe Commission became active after May 25, 2018. GDPR has very strict rules about collecting, storing, and processing data. Gathering even very small piece of information about an EU citizen requires consent from customer/visitor and very high responsibility for the companies. The fines are […]

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British Airways Breach: Is it a third-party attack?

British Airways (BA) announced that 380,000 customer records containing credit card details had been taken during the cyber attack executed between 21 August and 5 September. As one of the major data breach in 2018, the cyber attack, though still fresh, has been speculated by many respectful cyber security researchers about  the cause of the […]

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How to Prevent Software Supply-Chain Attacks

The recent warning posted by US National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) for software supply-chain attack risk draws attention to software used by companies in their supply chain. Every 3 out of 4 professionals acknowledge that they are not fully prepared for supply-chain attacks (aka third-party attacks or value-chain attacks) in responses given to a […]

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Do You Monitor Your Suppliers? ISO/IEC 27001 Regulations Say You Should

Suppliers, in general third parties, have become one of the weaker links in the system. Recent TicketMaster data breach show how third parties may carry too much risk to your organization. Thus, they should be constantly monitored as ISO 27001 standard suggests. What is ISO/IEC 27001? ISO/IEC 27001 (some only write ISO 27001) is an […]

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Third-Party Risk Management from COBIT’s perspective

Since its release in 2012, COBIT 5 has become a good-practice framework for IT management and governance for enterprises. By following certain checkpoints in the framework, a company can create a good IT risk management. It’s not surprising that COBIT emphasize third party risk management considering major cause of recent data breaches are third parties. […]