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Jan 14, 2022   |  By Axel Sukianto
Companies are increasingly moving their IT operations to IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) solutions. Gartner estimates that by 2022, about 60% of business entities will be leveraging cloud-managed offerings, doubling the recorded use in 2018. Cloud offerings like Amazon Web Services (AWS) are generally secure. But since IaaS uses a shared security model, there's a great chance of data security issues, including cybersecurity and workload concerns.
Jan 13, 2022   |  By Edward Kost
Both proxy servers and VPNs hide your IP address, allowing you to access websites anonymously, but only VPNs direct all network traffic through an encrypted tunnel. Another key difference is that VPNs address all network data while proxy servers only operate on an application level. The differences between the two solutions can be summarized as follows: Before diving into their technical differences, its important to first solidify your understanding of proxy servers and VPNs.
Jan 13, 2022   |  By Edward Kost
Compliance management is the process of ensuring all workflow, internal policies and IT initiatives align with specific industry cybersecurity regulations. This effort is ongoing since the digital attack surface is always expanding.
Dec 29, 2021   |  By Kaushik Sen
Whether you’re running Microsoft’s SQL Server (soon to run on Linux) or the open source MySQL, you need to lockdown your databases to keep your data private and secure. These 11 steps will guide you through some of the basic principles of database security and how to implement them. Combined with a hardened web server configuration, a secure database server will keep an application from becoming an entry point into your network and keep your data from ending up dumped on the internet.
Dec 28, 2021   |  By Axel Sukianto
Most organizations, especially those in the defense trade, are finding themselves on the spot when their prime contractors ask them whether they are ITAR Certified and ITAR Compliant. Some contractors even want to know the steps you're taking to meet this regulation. As a chief information security officer, you've probably heard of CPA and GDPR compliance and their role in consumer data. But, how well are you versed with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)?
Dec 20, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
Indicators of Attack (IOAs) demonstrate the intentions behind a cyberattack and the techniques used by the threat actor to accomplish their objectives. The specific cyber threats arming the attack, like malware, ransomware, or advanced threats, are of little concern when analyzing IOAs. Instead, only the sequence of events leading to the deployment of a cyber threat are considered in this cybersecurity strategy.
Dec 20, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an open-source application protocol that allows applications to access and authenticate specific user information across directory services. LDAP is a lightweight version of Directory Access Protocol (DAP) LDAP works on both public networks and private intranets and across multiple directory services, making it the most convenient language for accessing, modifying, and authenticating information in any directory.
Dec 16, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
The Apache Log4j vulnerability has been assigned the most critical cyber threat rating of CVSS 10. For a concise overview of the zero-day, and to learn how to secure your systems against its exploitation, all of the popular FAQs concerning this vulnerability have been conveniently compiled in this post.
Dec 16, 2021   |  By Edward Kost
An Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is a cyberattack campaign where a threat actor establishes a long-term presence inside a breached network to continuously steal sensitive data. In order to evade detection throughout the entire APT attack life cycle (which could last for many years), these cyber threats must always exceed the evolving sophistication of common security controls. The advanced attack methods of APT groups makes this cyber threat significantly more difficult to intercept.
Dec 16, 2021   |  By Catherine Chipeta
Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) is a category of cybersecurity tools that enhance cloud data security. CSPM is a relatively new concept, emerging from the ongoing rise of organizations moving their legacy workflows to the cloud.
Jan 12, 2022   |  By UpGuard
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Dec 7, 2021   |  By UpGuard
What's new in UpGuard in November 2021.
Dec 6, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Learn how to use UpGuard’s exciting new Compliance Reporting feature with Senior Product Manager, Chris Schubert 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.
Dec 6, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Join cybersecurity leaders from Built Technologies as they discuss the best practices in cybersecurity risk management. On the panel: CHAPTERS: 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.
Dec 6, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Hear from Chief Product Officer, Dan Bradbury, about UpGuard's latest features from this quarter, as we bring 2021 to a close. Dan also showcases all 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.
Dec 6, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Learn how to use UpGuard’s exciting new Questionnaire Builder with Senior Product Manager, Chris Schubert 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.
Dec 6, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Learn how to use UpGuard’s exciting new Vendor Tiering product 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.
Nov 4, 2021   |  By UpGuard
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Oct 6, 2021   |  By UpGuard
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Sep 13, 2021   |  By UpGuard
Learn about the Microsoft PowerApps data leaks that affected over 47 businesses across the globe. In our latest published research, UpGuard analysts discuss a systemic problem with the Microsoft PowerApps product that led to 38 million records becoming exposed through data leaks. The types of data included personal information used for COVID-19 contact tracing, COVID-19 vaccination appointments, social security numbers for job applicants, employee IDs, and millions of names and email addresses.
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".

A better, smarter way to protect your data and prevent breaches. Our products help security, risk and vendor management teams take control of cyber risk and move faster with confidence.

UpGuard gathers complete information across every digital surface, stores it in a single, searchable repository, and provides continuous validation and insightful visualizations so companies can make informed decisions.

UpGuard then aggregates this information into an industry standard cyber risk score called CSTAR. The CSTAR score is a single, easy-to-understand value representing an organization's aptitude in monitoring compliance, tracking unwanted change, and detecting vulnerabilities in their infrastructure.

Businesses depend on trust, but breaches and outages erode that trust. UpGuard is the world’s first cyber resilience platform, designed to proactively assess and manage the business risks posed by technology.