COMPUTER SECURITY

Cloud Penetration Testing

Cloud is the preferred solution for data storage, infrastructure and services on demand today. Penetration testers and ethical hackers are increasingly being called upon to evaluate the security of cloud-based applications, services, and infrastructures. Such work is fraught with political and technical complexity. Penetration testing, the practice of testing a computer system, network, or hosted application to discover vulnerabilities that may …

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What is Data Security

Data security refers to protective digital privacy measures that are applied to prevent unauthorized access to computers, databases and websites. Data security also protects data from corruption. Data security is an essential aspect of IT for organizations of every size and type. 5 Ways to Enhance Data Security Limit Data Access Most of the organizations give …

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Why is Computer Forensics Important to your Organization?

In today’s fast paced world, organizations have to rely more and more heavily on technology to remain competitive. Customers have come to expect organizations to have an online presence with professional looking websites, be able to respond quickly to online enquiries, have online chat functionality and have the ability to order online. Technology has become …

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What is Cyberbullying?

Cyber-bullying is the use of cell phones, instant messaging, e-mail, chat rooms or social networking  sites such as Facebook and twitter to harass, threaten or intimidate someone. Cyber-bullying is often done by young people, who have increasingly early access to these technologies. The problem is compounded by the fact that a bully can hide behind a pseudonymous user name, …

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Protecting your Business from Cyber extortion

In the shadowy world of security threats and bad actors, cyber extortion is a growing trend. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the vulnerability of intellectual property, threatening to release potentially embarrassing information publicly and encrypting data to render it useless to the rightful owners, among other sinister practices. Unlike the risks associated with more …

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Types of privileged accounts you need to know

Privileged accounts exist in many forms across an enterprise environment, and they pose significant security risks if not protected, managed and monitored. The types of privileged accounts typically found across an enterprise environment include: Local Administrative Accounts are non-personal accounts which provide administrative access to the local host or instance only. Local admin accounts are …

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When to Use Vulnerability Assessments, Pentesting, Red Teams, and Bug Bounties

There’s a lot of conversation taking place around the merits of penetration testing vs. bug bounties, pentesting vs. vulnerability assessments, bug bounties or a red team engagement, and the role of trusted advisors in all this. In my estimation, far too few organisations understand the differences between these enough to decide which one to use, …

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What does Software Security mean?

Software security is an idea implemented to protect software against malicious attack and other hacker risks so that the software continues to function correctly under such potential risks. Security is necessary to provide integrity, authentication and availability. Any compromise to integrity, authentication and availability makes a software unsecure. Software systems can be attacked to steal …

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