Specialty networking solutions provider, Belden, owners of specialist cyber security vendor Tripwire, recently disclosed a data breach resulting in the theft of employee and business information. Belden said in a press release that the security incident took place after hackers gained access to a “limited number” of its file servers. The intrusion was spotted after IT personnel detected unusual activity on some of its servers.
Have you heard of the CIS Controls? Even though they’re not part of any specified GRC (Governance, Risk Management, Compliance) mandate, they could actually be used as the foundation for them all. A light, straightforward hors d’oeuvre before you take on the mega-calorific, piled-high, full-fat platters of the multi-course feast that is a full Compliance standard.
Out of all the cat videos you could watch, how do you decide which one to view first? The beauty of social media is its real-time, democratic operation. Everyone gets to vote and the content with the most shares is the People’s Choice, rightfully ‘The Best’. But we now know this Facebook-era notion of ‘most popular equals best’ is open to abuse. It turns out that a significant proportion of social media interaction is in fact, manufactured.
As of late, cybersecurity has come to the forefront of the I.T. Industry, and is one of the key functions of any organization. This article will discuss 5 key processes and potential controls you should implement in order to maximize the effectiveness of your cybersecurity efforts, leading to an all-around secure environment.
Change Management is blind. It is a key IT Service Management process and, undeniably, it's beneficial to plan and schedule changes. But Change Management’s ‘dirty little secret’ is that, despite the comfort blanket of documentation and approvals, you never know what’s really going on. You have no idea what was actually changed, either during the Change Window or at any other time.
If you think you’re having a bad day, you should see what happened to a group of Greek merchants crossing the Black Sea, 2,400 years ago. Providing a stark perspective on the vastness of history, their ship has just been discovered under 2km of water.