Meltdown & Spectre Part 1. Meltdown of Intel Processor Security

Three weeks have already passed since Meltdown and Spectre turned out to be the biggest chip-level flaw in the history of CPU, affecting all processors since 1995. Meaning that almost every laptop, desktop, server, smartphone and other devices have these vulnerabilities. Jann Horn made the initial discovery of this critical security flaw half a year … Continued

SysAdmin Magazine: Danger in the Cloud

What is the cloud for you: friend or foe? It can be a great IT asset for your company — but you have to know how to navigate its dangers. Discover what threatens data that resides in the cloud and learn how to protect it, with the January edition of SysAdmin Magazine. Inside, you’ll find … Continued

Cloud Security Risks and Concerns in 2018

In 2015, Gartner predicted  that 95% of security failures in the cloud through 2020 will be the customer’s fault. The new Netwrix 2018 Cloud Security Report supports this prediction, noting that employees were considered responsible for 58% of security breaches in 2017, even though most attacks were external. More broadly, the report explores the current … Continued

How to Perform IT Risk Assessment

Cybersecurity is all about understanding, managing, controlling and mitigating risk to your organization’s critical assets. Whether you like it or not, if you work in security, you are in the risk management business. To get started with IT security risk assessment, you need to answer three important questions: What are your organization’s critical information technology … Continued

How to Jump-Start GDPR Risk Assessment

Ever since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted in April 2016, there has been a barrage of scary articles and industry papers about the penalties and reputational damage that will ensue when the regulation comes into force in May 2018. But most of the articles simply recap the general provisions of the GDPR, … Continued

Identify and Prioritize Information Security Risks

Information security risk is the possibility that a given threat will exploit the vulnerabilities of one or more assets and thereby cause financial loss for the organization. For example, if your systems go down, how much money will your company lose because of downtime? The seriousness of a given risk depends on the specifics of … Continued