Cyber Security Archive
iot devices security

Add Your IoT Devices to your Third-Party Cyber Risk Assessments

Internet of Things (IoT) is a new concept surrounding us every day. But security of IoT devices is defined by S in the abbreviation of the term. You may say “but there is no S in IoT”. Well, that is exactly my point. In April, a casino was hacked through a thermometer, an IoT device […]
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Is Your Website Ready for GDPR?

The Europe Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) proposed by Europe Commission becomes 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 […]
Banks or Cryptocurrency Exchange Markets

Which One is More Secure: Banks or Cryptocurrency Exchange Markets?

Banks or Cryptocurrency Exchange Markets? Financial institutions like banks have been facing cyber attacks almost everyday. The cyber security experience obtained by this status quo makes banks more careful and prepared against cyber attacks. However, they are still highly valuable targets and cyber criminals explore new vulnerabilities that sometimes make banks defenseless. It does not […]
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How hackers leverage your IP addresses? IP Reputation as a Cyber Risk Assessment Metric

IP Reputation can be used as a cyber risk assessment metric to better understand how hackers leverage and exploit your IP addresses listed in websites used by hackers. What is IP Reputation? Employees may download applications that compromise computers and network. As a result, IP address can become part of a hacker’s network and hosting […]
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Cyber Risk Scorecard: A Compact View to Your Cyber Security Posture

Is there a way to see your cyber risk in a compact report? Yes there is, it is called cyber risk scorecard. Many companies use public and private tools to assess their cyber risk, but it requires processing of data gathered from many different sources and analysis and contextualization ın order to convert data to […]
Rapid Cyber Risk Scorecard

Cyber Security Services: Do Companies Really Need Them?

Cyber security services: a question of debate in our century. The last decade witnessed more technological developments than we ever imagined. In business world, there is almost nothing left to do manually; everything is digital and across networks. Companies that worth thousand and even million dollars are keeping their vital information in these digital networks […]
memcached ddos attack

Are your assets at risk of being victimized or weaponized in a Memcached DDoS attack?

Two record-breaking DDoS attacks, which used misconfigured Memcached servers for amplification/reflection, created 1.35 Tbps and 1.7 Tbps bogus traffic towards GitHub and an unnamed US-based company, respectively. Even though amplification/reflection DDoS attacks are not new to the cyber security world, the amount of traffic created is terrifyingly huge thanks to misconfigured Memcached servers’ amplification by […]
Risk Management

3rd Party Risk Management

3rd Party Risk Management; Many organizations have been talking about the third-party risk management for years and it is becoming more complex every day and attracting a lot of attention from the regulators. Most organizations have direct and/or indirect spendings on multiple vendors across the globe that make risk management more complex due to dealing with […]
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Cyber Security Risk Scorecard; Are You Safe or Not?

Cyber Security Risk Scorecard; Today, almost all companies, regardless of the size or the sector, need to rate their cyber security risk. A reliable and actionable security scorecard can assess the risks and show the ways to eliminate the threats. Generating a security scorecard does not require your personal or secret information. Because they use […]