Cyber Security Awareness and Vulnerabilities Blog

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When Should You Replace Your Free SIEM Tools?

Free Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions have significant benefits, providing visibility into security environments and enabling proactive vulnerability management for many small and mid-sized organizations. However, these tools often come with limitations that will lead security teams to consider commercial options.…

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Though its origins date back to 2017, Smominru is a dangerous botnet that has been making headlines recently as it continues to spread, attacking targets in every industry. Smominru, which also operates under known variants like including Hexmen and Mykings, has infiltrated hundreds…

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Access certification is one of the most important types of reviews within organizations today. An access certification, also called an attestation, occurs when a manager reviews a user’s access and validates that the user still requires—or no longer requires—access to an application, system,…

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Action Items to Consider After Completing a Pen Test

 In order to complete a successful penetration test, a great deal of time is often spent in the planning stage. Time should also be invested into the post-test process. Going through the results of pen tests provides a great opportunity to discuss plans…

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Ub0House Pen Testing Tools

Penetration testing is an undeniably effective way to improve an organization’s security, allowing cybersecurity professionals to safely validate the exploitability of security weaknesses, before a malicious attacker does. Though threat actors are more persistent than ever, the good news is that more and…

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There are daily reminders seen in the news, or heard second hand, of hackers stealing or exposing data. Having just one pen test often exposes security weaknesses that are not adequately protected with compensating controls,  Which will help with  setting priorities and mitigating…

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There have been many stories in the news about Ryuk, a targeted and powerful piece of ransomware that has been attacking organizations, including municipal governments, state courts, hospitals, enterprises, and large universities. Many of these organizations have paid hefty fees to recover their…

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Improving Cybersecurity with Monitoring Solutions

When a data breach hits the headlines, questions often arise for those not familiar with cybersecurity. How did the organization not realize what was going on? Why did they ignore all the warning signs? Those more familiar with just how massive IT infrastructures…

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a type of automation technology currently transforming the way businesses operate. RPA software robots manipulate and communicate with business systems and applications to streamline processes and reduce the burden on employees. RPA can automate tasks, including claims processing…

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Part 2 of the Improving Your Security-Efficiency Balance Series:   One of the primary challenges organizations wrestle with in identity governance is how to achieve the right balance in their company between security and efficiency. In Part 1 of the Improving Your Security-Efficiency Balance Series, we…

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