How To Combat An Incident Response Nightmare By Luke Price - Senior Technical Consultant Imagine the following scenario, you’re a business owner about to leave work and return home to enjoy some well-deserved down time. Your work phone rings, dread washes over you as you look at the caller ID; one of
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Cyber Security: Why Is It So Hard? By Rick Jack - Principal Consultant Despite the increased awareness and vast array of technology solutions promising protection, cyber security is still a challenge. Here is a quick look at some of the common difficulties that organisations and cyber security professionals may face, along with
Do You Need A Penetration Test? By Matthew Brooker - Senior Technical Consultant Before answering the question above, it’s probably best to clarify the definition of a penetration test, or pen test, as its more commonly known. Although it’s a term used frequently in both the cyber security and IT sector, it
Managing Supply Chain Cyber Risks By James Kench - CYSIAM Chief Operating Officer Employing good cyber practice, such as not using the same passwords on different applications and using multi-factor authentication (MFA) where possible is not just about protecting ourselves. In the same way as practicing good personal hygiene, such as washing
Information Classification: Build The Basics To Get The Benefits By Paul W - Senior Technical Consultant Having spent many years in the military, I was very familiar with the concept of protecting information. Information classification was predominately used to deny the enemy our secrets so we could maintain an advantage, but since
The “Soft” Side of Cybercrime By Becky Davies - CYSIAM Consultant It turns out, the ‘new’ world of social engineering isn’t so new anymore. It’s become a house-hold term, represented in film, marketing and sales among other mediums. With phishing being the second most popular attack vector for hackers in 2021, as
6 Lessons Learnt in Incident Response By Sean O'Connor - Principal Consultant We’ve learnt a few lessons during our emergency incident response over the last few years. Spoiler alert – these are not the sexy zero days of Hollywood. The basics done well are still the best defence against cyber-attacks. Below are
Success Is Built On Shared Values By Sarah Hales - CYSIAM Operations Manager When the pandemic hit, CYSIAM were already fortunate enough to have a distributed operating model that consisted of employees located across the country working remotely to support our clients. All with different roles, different skills, different interests, and even different
The Threat: BlackMatter By Jack Lea - Senior Technical Consultant In the aftermath of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline in May 2021 that crippled the US transport and energy infrastructure, owners of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) groups ran for the hills. US and/or Russian law enforcement had taken swift action to dissuade and
Did I Lock The Door? By Matt Cole - Senior Technical Consultant How many times have you left the house, and then 10 minutes later, you’ve wondered if you locked the door or not? Most of the time, you have, and your house is relatively safe, but it’s quite often the first