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Cloud Series | The Key Principles and Challenges of Cloud Security

Posted by Nettitude on Mar 25, 2020 4:27:44 PM

By Mike Buckley | Presales Consultant at Nettitude

For those that have recently been keeping up with our Cloud Research and Innovation Series, you will by now be aware that many businesses across the globe are turning to cloud solutions. IaaS, SaaS and PaaS all have an increasingly large part to play in business IT strategy, and there are a whole host of benefits which are no longer an added convenience but a necessity for the modern 21st century worker. This is now becoming a realisation for most managers and CEO’s, who are battling against time… and competitors, to get cloud technology incorporated into their business infrastructure. However, as you will have found out from our series so far, there are a number of key considerations to make, in which security is frequently an afterthought in the rush to use all the convenient features that cloud technology provides.

Below, we will look at some of the key considerations’ businesses need to make when considering their cloud migration strategy.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Nettitude, News, Security Blog, Cyber Security Blog, Download Area, SEO Series

Four Types of Network Attacks to Protect Against in 2020

Posted by Nettitude on Mar 17, 2020 1:11:42 PM

By Mike Buckley | Presales Consultant at Nettitude

In today’s ‘always on’ digital world, the rate at which organisations and individuals experience cyber-attacks is continually increasing. The University of Maryland state that on average, there is a hacker attack every 39 seconds, which equates to 2,244 times a day. In response to this, organisations have began to step up their cybersecurity, with Gartner reporting that Worldwide spending on cybersecurity is forecasted to reach $133.7 billion in 2022.

Moreover, we are beginning to see an increasing number of organisations hiring their own in-house cybersecurity specialists and teams to protect against network threats, but for many SME’s, this simply isn’t a feasible option. In this post, we’ll be exploring the top predicted types of network attacks which could affect organisations in 2020.

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Cybersecurity and the Cloud Series – NIST Cybersecurity framework and cloud adoption

Posted by Nettitude on Mar 13, 2020 5:03:11 PM

By Joel Snape | Cybersecurity Researcher at Nettitude

The NIST framework is voluntary guidance, based on existing standards, guidelines, and practices for organizations to better manage and reduce cybersecurity risk, produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In addition to helping organizations manage and reduce risks, it was designed to foster risk and cybersecurity management communications amongst both internal and external organizational stakeholders.

Nettitude often base our guidance and solutions around this framework, in which there are some key considerations to be made when adopting cloud technology, based on the NIST framework. Continue reading to discover why the NIST Cybersecurity framework is used and how it relates to cloud adoption.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Nettitude, News, Security Blog, Cyber Security Blog, Download Area, cloud series

Social Media - Is it a Viable Source of Threat Intelligence?

Posted by Nettitude on Mar 10, 2020 1:24:56 PM

By Phil Buck | Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst at Nettitude

On a 24-hour basis, the Nettitude Security Operations Centre are monitoring our client’s digital environments for potential and current acting threats, in which our trained analyst experts are ready to detect and respond to alerts within a client environment. Through a threat- intelligence led approach, our teams use a number of tools and techniques, from deploying honeytraps, to reverse engineering malware, and monitoring our threat intelligence feeds, these activities are all in the typical day of our SOC team members. However, you may be surprised to hear that we also use social media as a tool to gather intelligence on potential threat actors.

Now that your ears have pricked up, continue reading our latest blog post to find out how social media is used as a viable source of threat intelligence!

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Topics: Cyber Security, Nettitude, News, Security Blog, Cyber Security Blog, Download Area

Cyber Risks in Communication Systems Series: Key trends in technology vulnerabilities for the M&O sector

Posted by Nettitude on Mar 6, 2020 12:27:29 PM

By Nettitude Research and Innovation Team

Communication technologies and protocols are an essential part of a vessels electronic systems. However, the unique aspects of marine and offshore environments present challenges to their use; in which the nature of their use and the widespread use of legacy systems affect all security activities and agendas.

This has become a particularly high topic on the cybersecurity agenda over the last two decades, as the explosive growth in communications services has dramatically changed the way that businesses operate in all sectors, improving efficiency and providing new opportunities. In the maritime sector, we can see this from the original adoption of VHF a hundred years ago for ship communication, through to more recent safety technologies such as AIS and satellite communication. However, the limited bandwidth and high cost of these technologies has historically limited the sector’s ability to leverage them in many of the ways seen in other industries.

The following blog post will outline some of the key trends in cybersecurity vulnerabilities in technologies utilised by the Marine and Offshore sector.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Nettitude, News, Security Blog, Cyber Security Blog, Download Area, Marine and Offshore

Cybersecurity and the Cloud Series – 5 steps for creating an effective cloud migration strategy

Posted by Nettitude on Feb 27, 2020 4:39:25 PM

By Joel Snape | Cybersecurity Researcher at Nettitude

In our previous blog post for the ‘Cybersecurity and the Cloud’ series, we looked at what considerations should be made when considering migrating to the cloud. To follow on, the next step is to establish a strategy for how you are going to migrate your business over to a cloud platform.

There are a number of options to choose from when considering what cloud platform provider you are going to go with. From public cloud spaces, to private, community and hybrid; each one has its own benefits and drawbacks and establishing which one is best for your company will depend on the way you will be using it and what for. In order to ensure you select the right platform for your businesses needs, it is essential to establish a clear cloud migration strategy.

In this post, we’ll discuss the five key steps to take in order to create an effective cloud migration strategy.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Nettitude, News, Security Blog, Cyber Security Blog, Download Area, cloud series

IoT Cybersecurity Threats – How Cybercriminals Target IoT | Nettitude

Posted by Nettitude on Feb 25, 2020 2:37:02 PM

By Graham Sharples | Threat Analyst 

Internet of things (IoT) devices are now embedded in every part of our lives, with more and more devices becoming connected to the internet each day. This is a trend that can trace its origins back to the start of the 1990s wherein a toaster was created by John Romkey that could be turned on and off over the internet. This demonstrated what could potentially be achieved with everyday household appliances. Today, IoT devices are in nearly every electronic device we use and with IBM’s announcement in 2018 that they had made the smallest computer in the world measuring 1 millimetre by 1 millimetre, there is almost nothing an IoT device can’t fit into.

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Enhanced Reconnaissance and the Three-Tier Acquisition Model – Live at CTIPs |Nettitude Events

Posted by Nettitude on Feb 25, 2020 10:31:42 AM

By Nettitude

We are pleased to announce that Nettitude will be presenting at today’s CTIPs conference in London. The event will focus on key themes relating to the professionalisation of cyber threat intelligence and will bring threat intelligence providers and the buying community together to explore how they can collaborate more effectively to develop the effectiveness of the threat intelligence industry.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Nettitude, News, Security Blog, Cyber Security Blog, Download Area

Introducing CAA Assure | Aerospace Cybersecurity | Nettitude

Posted by Nettitude on Feb 24, 2020 2:06:57 PM

By Nettitude

For many years, aerospace and aviation security has been primarily focused on the physical aspects of maintaining safety; from airside safety checks to ensure unauthorised personnel cannot access critical areas, to airport safety measures that ensure the safety of passengers and crew on board the plane. However, as passenger convenience and safety has advanced, as well as increased connectivity between airports, aboard a plane, and the outside world, the previous security model has become obsolete.

In line with this, we have recently seen the introduction of CAA ASSURE, a new cybersecurity audit model for third parties providing services to the Aerospace industry. Find out in the below post about what ASSURE entails and what Nettitude can offer in relation to this.

 

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Topics: Cyber Security, Nettitude, News, Security Blog, Cyber Security Blog, Download Area

Remote Access Solutions | Part 2 – Security challenges around remote communications at sea | Nettitude

Posted by Nettitude on Feb 21, 2020 3:51:01 PM

By Graham Sutherland, Senior Vulnerability Researcher

Developing and implementing secure remote access solutions can be a challenge in itself. As new threats continue to emerge and existing threats evolve, ensuring both your physical communications infrastructure and your communications operations are secure is vital to the day to day operations of your business. However, when factoring in the challenges of remote communications at sea, things can begin to get even more tricky if you don’t follow the correct procedures for establishing secure methods of remote communication.

At sea, the two main challenges are availability of resources and connectivity. These two factors have over the past decade have been the driving force for continual development of remote access solutions. Whilst today, we are in one of the best positions to defend our assets against ongoing threats, there are still an extensive set of considerations to be made when evaluating an approach or vendor offering.

Below, we will outline 9 key considerations which must be made when implementing remote access communications.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Nettitude, News, Security Blog, Cyber Security Blog, Download Area

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Nettitude is the trusted cyber security provider to thousands of businesses around the world. We stop at nothing to keep your data and business secure in an age of ever-evolving cyber threats.

In 2018, Nettitude became part of Lloyd’s Register, an 8,000 person strong professional services organisation, with 300 years of heritage in safety and risk management. Nettitude now provides true global coverage, through a network of over 180 offices strategically placed around the globe.

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