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What is Cyber Insurance?

Statistics show that the fallout from successful cybersecurity incidents has both financial and business-related consequences. A data breach costs the average enterprises approximately $60,000, and in extreme situations, small and medium-sized businesses may go out of business within 6 months from the date the incident occurred. Thus, to determine whether the financial cost of successful hacking attempts, businesses have turned to insurance to deal with extensive losses.

Top 5 Most Popular Cybersecurity Certifications

The cybersecurity analyst has become the third most valuable job description in the technology industry. The increasing security incidents to IT infrastructure, the demand for accountability from end-users, and the financial cost of successful breaches are significant reasons enterprises and startups are taking cybersecurity seriously. Ambitious professionals who choose a career in IT security are reaping the benefits of securing operating systems and deployed IT infrastructure.

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a form of malware cybercriminals use to encrypt data stored in computers or online servers. Cybercriminals demand payment to release the encryption key blocking the user from accessing the encrypted data. Payment is typically made through diverse mediums, including digital currency like Bitcoin. Once payment has been made, the victim is generally provided with instructions on decrypting their data.

Security Advisory VMSA-2021-0002

VMware ESXi and vCenter Server updates address multiple security vulnerabilities.

Security Advisory Vulnerability CVE-2021-22986

Datashield recommends patching any BIG-IP servers due to the recently released series of vulnerabilities, CVE-2021-22986 in particular, a pre-auth RCE in the iControl REST interface. An unauthenticated attacker can compromise the server and obtain access into the network. If your team is unable to patch these servers immediately, we recommend following the mitigation steps outlined in the notice sent out by F5, which is below as well.

Security Advisory Vulnerability CVE-2021-26855

Datashield recommends patching any Microsoft Exchange servers due to the recently released series of vulnerabilities, CVE-2021-26855 in particular, and the evidence of this exploit being utilized in the wild. An unauthenticated attacker can compromise the server and obtain access into the network. There is no current mitigation besides patching the affected Exchange servers. Datashield has deployed some initial detections for this CVE, but is still evaluating and creating new detections as we gather more information.

What is Penetration Testing?

A penetration test or pen test is a simulated cyber-attack against computer systems, application systems, and IT infrastructure to discover loopholes. These simulated cyber-attacks come in diverse forms with the intent of breaching a system through its servers, web or mobile applications, and other endpoints. The purpose of pen testing is to discover exploitable vulnerabilities in a controlled setting before cybercriminals take advantage of them.

Chronicle vs. LogRhythm

SolarWinds vs. Splunk: Comparing Two Leading SIEM Solutions

SolarWinds Log Event Manager and Splunk Enterprise Security are two of the top security information and event management tools. Both SIEM solutions differ but offer high-performing features that simplify threat detection and response within expansive networks.

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