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Top 5 Harmful Cyber Threat Types

Cybersecurity threats are evolving and the IT industry is on high alert. Modern cyber threats are more sophisticated and fast such as malware, phishing, cryptojacking, and IoT threats. The major cyber-attacks in 2019 witnessed that cybersecurity defenses were inefficient to prevent cyber threats altogether. The situation will even prevail in 2020. However, mitigation strategies can help to minimize the chances of data breaches.

In this article, we will explore some most harmful cyber threat types and prevention techniques that organizations must be aware of to thwart cyber-attacks.

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What is a SOC Framework?

In the age of the digital world, owning a Security Operations Center (SOC) is vital for the cybersecurity of every organization. However, it is not necessarily true that every SOC is effective against cyber threats and attacks. The main reason behind this fact is a lack of standardized SOC frameworks. SOC framework requires a document to be designed to provide guidelines, requirements, and specifications in order to support cybersecurity operations effectively.

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The Vulnerability Management Maturity Model and Its Stages

The need for a mature cybersecurity process in today’s corporate environment is becoming ever more critical. As hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated, so our management and defense systems should also be strengthened accordingly. While there are many components that make up a solid security program within an organization, today, we will shed a light on one essential of these components, which is a vulnerability management maturity model. Rather than simply relying on passive defense, or post-infection processes, it is taking on a more active role. The goal is to help avoid or reduce the occurrences of these security incidents in the first place. In short, this model provides the backbone for how an organization should be assessing and handling vulnerabilities. This model consists of 5 stages that will be described in the upcoming sections.

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Cyber Risk Management Framework

Data is regarded as the most valuable asset in today’s business world. The examples of critical data include e-commerce data, e-banking data, and Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Therefore, data security is, and data breaches have become an international concern for individuals as well as organizations. The role of the Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework (RMF) in data security is indispensable. The RMF provides a structured, disciplined, and flexible process for managing the privacy and security risks that include information security categorization, control selection, assessment, and implementation, as well as system and control authorization and continuous monitoring.

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File Integrity Monitoring Best Practices

File Integrity Monitoring Best Practices

Nowadays, most of the IT systems use file-based architectures to store and process information. In addition, the critical applications such as operating systems, application binaries, configuration data of systems and applications, organization’s sensitive data, logs, and data which is pertinent to security events are stored in files. If any of these files is compromised, the financial and reputational damage occur to organizations. Therefore, ensuring the integrity and security of critical files extremely is important than ever. This is the reason File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) services come into place.

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