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Jul 23, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
The recent flurry of supply chain attacks has left a trail of carnage spanning across the globe Because supply chain attacks compromise a higher number of victims with less effort, cybercriminals are unlikely to forgo this efficient attack method without a fight.
Jul 21, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Wireshark is a free open source tool that analyzes network traffic in real-time for Windows, Mac, Unix, and Linux systems. It captures data packets passing through a network interface (such as Ethernet, LAN, or SDRs) and translates that data into valuable information for IT professionals and cybersecurity teams. Wireshark is a type of packet sniffer (also known as a network protocol analyzer, protocol analyzer, and network analyzer).
Jul 19, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) is a service that allows devices on the same local network to discover each other and automatically connect through standard networking protocols (such as TCP/IP HTTP, and DHCP). Some examples of UPnP devices are printers, gaming consoles, WiFi devices, IP cameras, routers, mobile devices, and Smart TVs. UPnP can also modify router settings to open ports into a firewall to facilitate the connection of devices outside of a network.
Jul 12, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
If you're an Australian business reading this, there's a 30% chance you will suffer a data breach. Such cutthroat statistics, as uncomfortable as they are to read, are important to be aware of if you want to avoid becoming one. To help you achieve a data-driven approach to cybersecurity, we've aggregated some of the most critical data breach stats for Australian businesses. This list also includes global data breach statistics that could be a window into Australia's future modified threat landscape.
Jul 6, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Ransomware attacks are on a steep upward trend and the gradient isn't softening its progression. In Q3 2020, ransomware attacks have increased globally by 40% to 199.7 million cases. In the U.S. alone, attacks have increased by 139% year-over-year, totaling 145.2 million cases in Q3 2020. The impetus to the sudden recent spike in ransomware attacks, was the dramatic shift from a linear attack model, to an insidious multi-dimensional Ransomware as a Service model.
Jul 5, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Data breaches in Australia are on the rise, particularly in the financial and healthcare industries. In an effort to DISRUPT this pernicious trend, the Australian government is revising its cybersecurity frameworks and policies to strengthen resilience against nation-state threat actors. But Australian businesses cannot solely rely on the government's cybersecurity initiatives. Even the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) admits that proposed security frameworks only raise the baseline of security.
Jun 28, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
The Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC) strongly advises against paying ransoms of any amount to cybercriminals. In some circumstances, these payments could even be illegal. The Australian government is tightening its cybersecurity regulations to align with the United State's new stance on nation-state threats. As a result, there have been significant changes to how Australian businesses are expected to respond to cyberattacks.
Jun 22, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
In an effort to significantly improve the cyber resilience of Australian businesses, the Australian federal government is mandating compliance across all eight cybersecurity controls of the Essential Eight framework. This is an ambitious move that may be burdensome to the many entities still struggling to comply with just the top four controls of the Essential Eight.
Jun 21, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
In an ambitious leap towards improving the Nation’s security posture, President Joe Biden has instituted an Executive Order to improve cyber threat information sharing between the U.S Government and the Private Sector. The goal is to align cybersecurity initiatives and minimize future threats to national security by modernizing cybersecurity defenses in the United States.
Jun 10, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
If you're an Australian business and confused about which cybersecurity frameworks you should be complying with, you're not alone. Unlike the United States, Australia currently doesn't have clear mandatory minimum cybersecurity standards for businesses. This is likely to change in the near future. The Australian government is being pressured to follow the United State's lead in lifting the Nation's security posture.
May 19, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Hear from Chief Product Officer, Dan Bradbury, about UpGuard's latest features from this quarter, as well as the exciting releases coming soon. UpGuard is a complete third-party risk and attack surface management platform, managing cyber risk across attack surfaces and third-party vendors by proactively identifying security exposures.
May 19, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Learn how to use UpGuard’s exciting new Questionnaire Builder with Product Marketing Manager, Harsh Budholiya UpGuard is a complete third-party risk and attack surface management platform, managing cyber risk across attack surfaces and third-party vendors by proactively identifying security exposures.
May 10, 2021   |  By UpGuard
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Apr 8, 2021   |  By UpGuard
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Mar 11, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Produce accurate vendor assessments using UpGuard's new Managed Vendor Risk Assessments module. Contact support@upguard.com to learn more UpGuard is a complete third-party risk and attack surface management platform, managing cyber risk across attack surfaces and third-party vendors by proactively identifying security exposures.
Mar 11, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Detect data leaks before they become costly breaches using UpGuard's new Data Leaks Detection module.
Mar 8, 2021   |  By UpGuard
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Feb 23, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Hear from Chief Product Officer, Dan Bradbury, about UpGuard's exciting new product launch and this quarter's latest features.
Feb 23, 2021   |  By UpGuard
The most frequently used types of documents are often the least monitored, and most vulnerable to opening the door to a cyber attack. Join UpGuard's VP of CyberResearch, Greg Pollock, as he discusses these problems and more. Greg gives us insights into UpGuard's recent into public document vulnerabilities.
Feb 23, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Join cyber security leaders from across the globe in discussing approaches and tactics for the prevention of data leaks in organizations.
Nov 7, 2018   |  By UpGuard
You understand the risks that third party vendors pose to your business, and you're ready to do something about it. What are the capabilities you need to understand your cyber risk, manage your vendors, and avoid data breaches?
Sep 6, 2018   |  By UpGuard
The fact that one has to "make a case" for Microsoft in the DevOps sphere puts them at a disadvantage, especially competing against major open source options with large community bases and proven performance. But, moving forward, one can expect the gap between Microsoft and other tools to close further, as they continue pressing their business in this direction.
Sep 6, 2018   |  By UpGuard
Perhaps your organization is looking to make a transition from traditional IT operations and development practices to DevOps, or you're looking to realign your career path with DevOps to position yourself more favorably to future opportunities. Whatever your motivations are, this eBook will provide you with foundation knowledge for boosting your career with DevOps.
Sep 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
ServiceNow® customers optimizing their IT service delivery and management processes require deeper context and detail level behind IT asset changes--information the leading help desk automation and incident reporting platform does not provide. In this report you'll learn how UpGuard fills this visibility and awareness gap, keeping ServiceNow® in line with the true state of your environment.
Sep 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
Cybersecurity is officially dead. Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software and services rose to $73.7 billion in 2016 from $68.2 billion a year earlier, according to researcher IDC. This number is expected to approach $90 billion in 2018.
Aug 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
Selecting a security provider is no easy feat-it includes months of designing a company's security strategy, evaluating different solutions, budgeting accordingly, and assuring stakeholders the investment will pay off by keeping their business safe.
Aug 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
DevOps and ITIL should be compared with an eye towards the problem you're trying to solve, with a focus on the tangible benefits you and your team would see from using each.
Jul 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
With the enterprise so dependent on technology and digitized assets, how can it prevent data-related disasters from sinking the business? The answer is by taking a new approach to managing cyber risk as a function of business risk at large. McKinsey calls this "Digital Resilience", but it can simply be thought of as conducting business safely in today's connected environments.
Jun 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
Software engineering is changing and DevOps is at the heart of it. An organization's ability to be responsive to the business requires better collaboration, communication, and integration across IT.
May 1, 2018   |  By UpGuard
There is no doubt that the DevOps movement has gone mainstream. When even IBM and HP are dedicating sites to it there is no longer any question. If we were to place it on the Gartner Hype Cycle even the most devoted proponents would have to admit that it's rapidly approaching the "Peak of Inflated Expectations".

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