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What is Zero Trust

What is Zero Trust?

Introduction Zero Trust security is a new way of thinking about network security. It’s not just a buzzword; it’s a full-fledged, holistic approach to protecting your organization. But what does all that mean? Let’s break it down with some analogies and examples: The Zero Trust Model The Zero Trust Model is a security model that… Read More »What is Zero Trust?

The evolution of ransomware intricate security

The Evolution of Ransomware

Ransomware was a small threat until 2011 when WinLock appeared on the scene. This variant targeted people in Russia primarily by locking their computer and demanding payment via a nearby convenience store to unlock it again. The malware made headlines as one of the first pieces of malware to use an “asynchronous” payment system, which required victims to purchase prepaid cards at local stores in order to pay off their ransom (a practice still used today by many ransomware variants).

Threat Intelligence

Understanding the different levels of threat intelligence

Introduction Understanding the different types of threat intelligence levels is important when discussing the advancement of any organization. It’s more than just collecting and compiling data. The purpose of threat intelligence is to use analytical methods and indicators to detect threats and vulnerabilities, then give advice on how to handle them. Strategic threat intelligence Tactical… Read More »Understanding the different levels of threat intelligence

security plan

Building a Cyber Security Plan should not be hard

Let’s be honest, unless you are hired to be a Security Officer for a company, creating a cyber security plan is not your main priority. Well, in this day in age, I would rethink your strategy and embrace cyber security as a common practice for any business, small or large.