Why you should get a penetration test for your company
Why you should get a penetration test for your companySep 1, 2021 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
Ensuring your business’s information is secure is a key goal of any organization because information security differs greatly between successful and unsuccessful companies.Read More
What are the signs of cyberattacks?
What are the signs of cyberattacks?Aug 10, 2021 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
Has your computer been acting strange, or have you noticed commands that shouldn’t be there? Most don’t know and never find out about the millions of people who are hacked every year. Here are some signs you have been hacked.Read More
Securing AWS container services
Securing AWS container servicesJul 10, 2021 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers several security controls across the cloud-native stack, including identity and access management, centralized logging, and threat monitoring. Organizations can leverage these services to provide scalable solutions for enterprise IT organizations.Read More
Cloud-Based SIEM: Is Cloud the Right Solution?
Cloud-Based SIEM: Is Cloud the Right Solution?Jun 10, 2021 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
The implementation of a cloud-based SIEM may provide benefits that traditional on-premise solutions can’t. These include scalability, security, and cost-efficiency. However, there are some things to consider before deciding if the cloud is right for you! This article will give you a headstart in your search for a SIEM solution and how to decide if cloud SIEM is the right choice for your organization.
Cloud SIEM deployment means customers don’t need to ship, receive, install and configure SIEM appliances (whether physical or virtual) before the SIEM solution can consume their first log sources. No more navigating around a data center or VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) when configuring your SIEM solution for remote access. You can access whatever you need from the SIEM user interface. You don’t have to worry about bottlenecks or downtime because cloud-based solutions offer better scalability and quicker recovery time when resources are added on the fly or if crashes happen unexpectedly.
However, there are several factors to consider when deciding whether cloud-hosted SIEM is appropriate for your organization’s needs. These include the cost of inbound network bandwidth, latency, and on-site requirements like OS updates. For instance, data generated in an IaaS environment may incur a fee of exportation. Consideration should also be given to the data treatment methodology that will comply with policy and regulatory requirements.
- Must the data be filtered, obfuscated, and encrypted for transport?
- Must data reside in specific geographic regions?
- Must it be encrypted for long-term storage?
Although this list of questions is not exhaustive, it offers a primary framework for buyers and vendors to use when determining whether cloud SIEM meets their requirements.
- What are the technical and budgetary constraints of my cloud SIEM environment?
- Are there costs associated with moving the data when the relationship with the cloud SIEM vendor ends?
- Does the vendor’s licensing model allow on-demand scalability elasticity (e.g., dynamic data ingestion, compute, and storage needs)?
- How often will information in the cloud SIEM be patched or upgraded to keep up with new threats and vulnerabilities?
- What are the security measures taken by the vendor for operations and delivery of the SIEM solution?
- Does the vendor offer robust data collection, transport, and storage options to support my use cases?
- Is the SIEM solution cloud-native?
- What are the vendor’s service level agreements (SLAs) and evidence of process maturity in delivering rapid feature, function, and content updates while maintaining product availability and functionality?
- Can the vendor offer mature processes for deployment, management, and break-fix when using cloud SIEM?
- What is the vendor contract charge for early termination (EX) or extension up to the end of the contract?
As cloud security solutions grow in popularity, there are some questions potential buyers should ask before purchasing to ensure they meet their needs and specific use cases. Hope that this helps you decide which SIEM solution would work best for your organization.Read More
7 activities boost your cybersecurity to the next level in detecting cyber-attack signals
7 activities boost your cybersecurity to the next level in detecting cyber-attack signalsFeb 17, 2021 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
If you look at significant data breaches happened in the past decade, or so, most of them became major incidents because attacks not detected early enough to thwart the attacks before it became unmanageable. It is only a matter of time cyber attackers intrude, so the key to success is early detection of the cyber attacker at work before executing the cyber attack.Read More
Lessons learned form 3 Billion User Accounts Theft
Lessons learned form 3 Billion User Accounts TheftJan 31, 2021 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
Yahoo suffered a massive data breach impacting 3 billion user accounts, and this breach provides several critical lessons for the organization to protect their critical assets. Let's look at in detail how it happened and what we can learn from it.Read More
Top ten cybersecurity trends organizations to look for in 2021
Top ten cybersecurity trends organizations to look for in 2021Jan 24, 2021 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
2020 pandemic has impacted one way or another, and our personal lives have upended. Organizations forced to make decisions as a result of that fundamentally, and perhaps permanently, changed the way they do business. This cybersecurity trens list for 2021 aims to empower organizations and decision-makers to frame a proper, strategic response that can withstand change and disruption.Read More
Cybersecurity Tips for Keeping You and Your Employees Protected Today
Cybersecurity Tips for Keeping You and Your Employees Protected TodayJan 17, 2021 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
Companies are under attack today. Cybercrime, as of last year, cost the globe [$600 billion](https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/02/the-cost-of-cybercrime/) dollars in management. The speed at which digitization and expansive technology continues to integrate into our lives can be so overwhelming, that even company owners don’t know how to stay protected with new avenues. With everything from banking apps open on your phone, to sensitive information collected through social media, to cloud security measures, there are open-ended portals hackers are just waiting to use.Read More
The Importance of Cloud Security Today: Why Universal Access is Growing Companies
The Importance of Cloud Security Today: Why Universal Access is Growing CompaniesJan 10, 2021 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
When we hear “cloud” as it relates to business data and information, it can be hard for us to wrap our minds around this invisible floating server that contains all information central to the company. By using the cloud, employees from around the world can access certain elements immediately without needing a fax or email. It’s a brilliant way to back-up an entire company in just seconds, which also opens it up to dangerous hacking that could expose and ruin the entity forever.Read More
The Top 5 Reasons Your Company Needs a Comprehensive Cybersecurity Strategy
The Top 5 Reasons Your Company Needs a Comprehensive Cybersecurity StrategyJan 3, 2021 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
As cybercrime continues to grow in prevalence and costliness, more and more companies are turning their attention to cybersecurity, the very act of identifying and preventing cyber attacks before they occur. With over 3.2 billion Internet users at large, although a small percentage make up cyber attackers, it is still a few million people in the world working every single day to develop tricks, tools, and software that will hack companies and potentially expose critical information.Read More
The Top Cybersecurity Skills Provided by Vetted, Quality Information Security Talent
The Top Cybersecurity Skills Provided by Vetted, Quality Information Security TalentDec 27, 2020 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
As a business owner, you might be aware of cybercrime and its relevance today. Reading all of the news headlines and company takedowns that faltered as a result of information breaches, it has become common knowledge to defend against the growing threat of cyber attacks. As an ever-expanding and developing industry, protecting against these veteran hackers can be difficult and near impossible for individuals lacking in the right skillsets and experience.Read More
Access Management Weak Spot: Are Your Privileged Accounts at Risk?
Access Management Weak Spot: Are Your Privileged Accounts at Risk?Sep 12, 2016 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
Privileged accounts are those within an organization's IT infrastructure that have more power than ordinary user accounts. Examples of privileged accounts might include Windows Administrator accounts, and accounts associated with router access. Such accounts are necessary for keeping IT processes running smoothly, and they are required in emergency situations as well. As you may imagine, access management for privileged accounts is extremely important.Read More
Identity Management Nightmare: Is Your BYOD Policy Putting Your Company at Risk?
Identity Management Nightmare: Is Your BYOD Policy Putting Your Company at Risk?Aug 9, 2016 | BY Veera Sandiparthi
One key to maintaining a sharp competitive edge today is mobility. Laptops, tablets, and smartphones are pressed into service in almost every industry. Sometimes, these are personal devices and fall under the umbrella of a bring your own device (BYOD) policy, and it's easy to see both the risks and the benefits of this type of policy.Read More
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