How Missing Continuous Monitoring Makes Third-Party Risk Management Programs Ineffective

Many organizations have hundreds of vendors and the Third-Party risk exposure is one of the biggest threats. Most of the organizations depend upon partners, vendors, suppliers, contractors and other third-parties for day-to-day operations. Each of them presents some potential risk to the organization.

Third-Party Risk Management programs helps in assessing the cybersecurity of vendors/3rd parties that handle an organization’s sensitive data or have access to internal IT systems.Read More

6 Must-Know Facts About Shadow IT

Shadow IT refers to IT applications and infrastructure that are managed and utilized without the knowledge of the enterprise’s IT department. Shadow IT risks exists in most organizations but most IT leaders and CISOs underestimate about its reach. In this blog, we will uncover the important facts that every business leader should understand about Shadow IT. Read More

Domain Hijacking & 3 Easy Countermeasures

Domain hijacking is the act of changing the domain name registration without the original Registrant’s permission, or by abuse of privileges on domain hosting and registrar software systems. It is a form of theft that takes place online, where the thief/attacker takes access of a domain without the consent of the domain registrant.Read More

Top 9 Highlights Of Google’s Study On Leaked Credentials

This blog is based on the Google’s study on leaked credentials which was published by Google along with researchers from University of California, research paper titled “Data Breaches, Phishing, or Malware? Understanding the Risks of Stolen Credentials.

 

Researcher have collected data over the course of March, 2016–March, 2017, They identified:

  • 788,000 potential victims of off-the shelf keyloggers;
  • 12.4 million potential victims of phishing kits;
  • 1.9 billion usernames and passwords exposed via data breaches and traded on blackmarket forums

 

Key Highlights (Google’s Study On Leaked Credentials):

 

1- More Than 20% Users Were Affected:

As per the study, 7–25% of exposed passwords match a victim’s Google account.Read More

Shadow IT in Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare organizations and pharmaceutical companies rest on a foundation of sensitive patient data and intellectual property.

Healthcare entities in the private sector – especially those affiliated with academic medical centers and university research facilities – also commonly face challenges of identifying and reining in shadow IT and mitigating the security risks posed by technology deployments that aren’t formally sanctioned or managed by the healthcare organization’s IT or security team.Read More

Top 3 Insights Into The Impact Of Shadow IT

Digital Security is a challenging practice of protecting your organization’s information and to understand the Impact of Shadow IT. In most organizations, it would be hard just to make sure that they are not compromised through your networks, communication systems, and storage systems. Having to worry about information that is outside your control, and that you know little or nothing about, makes it even harder.Read More