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Aug 11, 2022   |  By Kyle Chin
Having a plan to back up your data is one of the most important processes to protect the data in the event of a cyber attack. Should a malware or ransomware attack occur, you can boot a saved backup and restore your data to its previous state. Some organizations might use cloud-based solutions like Google Drive or Dropbox, while others prefer to keep their backups on an external hard drive. However, to ensure total data security, your backup strategy should include multiple solutions.
Aug 10, 2022   |  By Kaushik Sen
Privileged access management is a package of cybersecurity strategies and access management tools used for controlling, monitoring, and safeguarding users with privileged access permissions. PAM is widely regarded by analysts and IT teams as a valuable and critical cybersecurity platform, as it's able to achieve high-security ROI.
Aug 10, 2022   |  By Axel Sukianto
A web application firewall is a network security solution for commercial use that protects servers from potential cyber attacks that can exploit a web application’s vulnerabilities.
Aug 8, 2022   |  By Edward Kost
Executive reporting in cybersecurity is important because it keeps business leaders and stakeholders informed about the progress of cybersecurity initiatives, allowing them to track cybersecurity alignment against overarching company goals.
Aug 8, 2022   |  By Edward Kost
Cyberattacks are growing in prevalence and sophistication, and so are the damage costs associated with these events. According to a 2022 cost of data breach report, the average damage cost of a data breach has reached a record high of USD 4.35 million. Provoked by increased data breach damage costs, a growing number of US businesses are partnering with Cybersecurity Insurers, who, in turn, respond to this increased demand by inflating cyber insurance premiums.
Aug 8, 2022   |  By Kyle Chin
Identity theft is a serious problem that can have a lasting impact on your life. If your identity is stolen, it can be used to open new accounts, make purchases, and commit other crimes. The impact of identity theft can be devastating, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself. In this post, we'll discuss what identity theft is and how you can prevent it from happening.
Aug 8, 2022   |  By Edward Kost
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a United States Federal Law designed to protect sensitive patient information from unauthorized disclosure, either through accidental data leakage or the result of a planned cyberattack.
Aug 5, 2022   |  By Catherine Chipeta
Organizations of all sizes that store, process, or transmit credit card data must comply with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards). The PCI standard’s 12 principal requirements can prove challenging for organizations to achieve and maintain, especially those in the highly-regulated financial industry. An upcoming PCI compliance audit may be cause for concern for many organizations, who are left scrambling to ensure their cybersecurity practices are up to scratch.
Aug 5, 2022   |  By Kyle Chin
As businesses and organizations scale and grow, their network infrastructure can also grow increasingly large and complex. Using a flat network structure (all devices connected on one server) makes it easier for cybercriminals to roam freely and unimpeded in the system in the event of a successful cyber attack. Implementing network segmentation best practices can limit the scope of an attack, prevent malware from spreading, and disrupt lateral movements across your IT ecosystem.
Aug 4, 2022   |  By Kyle Chin
In recent years, there has been increasing amounts of ransomware attacks on colleges and universities due to poor cybersecurity practices, a higher likelihood of ransom payment, and the value of information involved. The entire education sector performs poorly as a whole compared to other sectors when it comes to data security, and hackers are quickly taking notice.
Aug 11, 2022   |  By UpGuard
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May 30, 2022   |  By UpGuard
Hear from a panel of Cybersecurity leaders, as they discuss vendor risk management and the best practices in securing your organization.
May 25, 2022   |  By UpGuard
Hear from UpGuard's Product Marketing Manager, Annie Luu, as she introduces you to UpGuard's new Jira Integration feature. UpGuard's Jira integration plugs directly into your workflow management, giving you the flexibility to present only the information you want to the relevant people to address security risks promptly. =========== CHAPTERS:=========== Interested in finding out more about UpGuard?
May 25, 2022   |  By UpGuard
Join UpGuard's Chief Product Officer, Dan Bradbury, as he shines a spotlight on all of the groundbreaking product releases from the last quarter and the exciting releases coming soon.
May 25, 2022   |  By UpGuard
Hear from UpGuard's Senior Product Manager, Chris Schubert, as he introduces you to UpGuard's new Remediation Requests within Risk Assessments feature. You can now also send remediation requests from within risk assessments, enabling you to track the progress of each item under remediation and have a record of the remediation request embedded directly into the point-in-time risk assessment.
May 25, 2022   |  By UpGuard
Learn from UpGuard's Product Marketing Lead, Harsh Budholiya, as he introduces you to UpGuard's new Vendor Portfolios feature. Vendor portfolios provide security teams greater control over user permissions by giving them the ability to define access to all or selected portfolios for each user on the platform based on their role in the organization.
May 8, 2022   |  By UpGuard
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Apr 13, 2022   |  By UpGuard
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Apr 10, 2022   |  By UpGuard
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Apr 7, 2022   |  By UpGuard
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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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