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PCI Compliance – What have we learnt in 2020? | Nettitude

Posted by Nettitude on Jul 29, 2020 10:48:26 AM

By Stuart Wright | Head of Information Security Consulting at Nettitude

We are now over halfway through 2020, and it is fair to say that this has been an unusual year so far for everyone. Like many organisations, Nettitude has had to be agile in how we work, in which we have adapted to a whole new way of delivering consultancy. In addition, many of our clients have had to adapt their processes for how they receive assessments. As a result, we have all become very familiar with new ways of working and whilst this has been challenging to say the least, there is hope that it will create a new resilience in the way be approach challenges moving forwards. So how has the current climate affected PCI compliance? And what’s in store for the rest of 2020?

Below, we’ll take a look at some of the challenges faced around PCI compliance in recent months and reflect on what we’ve learnt, what needs to change, and the approach we’re taking to continue to ensure the effectiveness of our consultancy and assessment procedures.

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An Introduction to SOC Monitor Services| Nettitude

Posted by Nettitude on Jul 27, 2020 3:34:20 PM

By Jenny Wu | Senior Incident Response Consultant at Nettitude

In 2019, 12,174 new vulnerabilities[1] were reported to MITRE, and cybersecurity-related attacks are expected to cost over $6 trillion USD in damages globally by 2021[2]. These numbers show that the threats in today’s world are only increasing. Threat actors and their tactics are evolving to be more sophisticated than ever, outwitting static alerts and traditional means of detection.

Organizations are facing increasing pressure from all sides to meet cybersecurity requirements and protect the business: government bodies, compliance organizations, partners, clients, and leadership. In order to manage and successfully mitigate these threats, organizations must be poised to detect them; however, detection requires skilled personnel and smooth processes combined with the appropriate technology to combat these ever-growing and evolving threats. SOC monitoring is an organization’s best ally in detecting these threats.

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

How to Prepare for the CMMC | Nettitude

Posted by Nettitude on Jul 23, 2020 2:34:13 PM

By Joe Donohue | Senior Information Security Consultant at Nettitude

For many defense suppliers, CMMC is just another headache. COVID19 is already pushing most organizations to their limits. So, being asked to adopt a new set of practices is a tall order, especially for those organizations that recently put in a tremendous effort to meet the requirements of the NIST 800-171 framework. Fortunately, rather than being a massive change in direction, CMMC is actually the next logical step in the DoD’s drive to secure its supply chain. So, with the proper approach, your organization can gracefully meet this new challenge and benefit by becoming more secure and resilient in the process.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Nettitude, Events, Security Blog, Cyber Security Blog, Download Area, CMMC Campaign

The Cost of Malware & its Impact on Business | Nettitude

Posted by Nettitude on Jul 21, 2020 5:03:17 PM

By Jenny Wu | Senior Incident Response Consultant at Nettitude

Malware in today’s world is a fact of life. As technology advances and devices are increasingly connected and evolving, so too are techniques and tools used to exploit this technology. With exploitation and malware rampant, the likelihood of your organization experiencing an attack and paying the price is set to increase.

Cyber-attacks and the damage they cause can be very costly to organizations. The costs of cyber-attacks are not limited to the immediate containment and eradication of threats. Operational costs, loss of revenue from downtime, emergency remediation and recovery solutions can exacerbate costs, not to mention the existence of intangible costs such as reputational loss. But what is the real impact of malware on business, and how can organization reduce its impact?

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The Importance of Network Security Consulting | Nettitude

Posted by Nettitude on Jul 17, 2020 2:30:59 PM

By Mike Buckley | Pre-Sales Consultant at Nettitude

In today’s busy environment, it’s becoming very rare for an organisations IT support team to be well resourced, with plenty of time on their hands. Having worked closely with our client’s IT Teams, one of the most frequent issues we hear about which poses a risk to an organisation’s cybersecurity is not having enough time. With cyber-threats constantly evolving, it is essential for IT teams to have time to attend training courses and gain experience on everything they are expected to support.

IT Support teams don’t have an easy job; they have to contend with a multitude of issues across a multitude of different technologies, all the while trying to appease their user base. Alongside other technologies that require in depth specialist knowledge, networks can be a particular challenge for IT teams.

In the following blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most challenging issues that IT support teams in SME’s face, analyse the importance of making time for essential training and professional development, and examine the role of network security consulting.

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Nettitude's New CEO - What does this mean for our clients?

Posted by Nettitude on Jul 17, 2020 1:38:00 PM

By Nettitude Communications Team

As most of our clients will now be aware following the recent press release, we are pleased to announce that Karen Bolton has been appointed as the new CEO of Nettitude. As with any changes that an organisation faces, you may have questions about the new appointment and how it will affect the future of the business, as well as the impact on our clients. First and foremost, we would like to stress that whilst we may introduce some small structural changes as part of our international growth plans, Karen’s mission for the future of Nettitude remains entirely consistent with our founder Rowland’s original vision when he formed the company in 2003.

In the following blog post, we’ll provide a bit more information about Rowland Johnson’s new focus within the business and the role Karen will play in the future growth of the organisation.

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

Cybersecurity and the Industrial Internet of Things: Protecting people, operations and systems | Nettitude

Posted by Nettitude on Jul 15, 2020 12:39:27 PM

By Elisa Cassi | Cyber Product and Services Manager

Enabling safer and more resilient infrastructures

Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the University of Oxford, with contributions from Nettitude and a wide-range of industry players, have recently published a foresight review of Operational Cybersecurity for the Industrial Internet of Things [IIoT]


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Press Release - Nettitude appoints Karen Bolton as new Chief Executive Officer

Posted by Nettitude on Jul 9, 2020 4:46:42 PM

By Nettitude Communications Team

For immediate release - 09.07.2020

Global cybersecurity services provider Nettitude today announced that Karen Bolton, EVP Americas and Chief Marketing Officer, will replace Founder Rowland Johnson as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

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The State of Application Pen Testing

Posted by Nettitude on Jul 7, 2020 1:58:53 PM

By Adam Jeffreys | Managing Principal Security Consultant

Applications can come in all shapes and sizes. We use them every day when we browse the web and we may have hundreds on our phones, but they all have one thing in common; if they can be interacted with, they are potentially a target.

Just how targeted and by whom is going to be dependent on many factors such as whether the app is available publicly, as well as what sector your organisation works in. The combination of factors such as these will make your applications more or less likely to be targeted by specific threat groups, e.g. a disgruntled employee or organised crime. Understanding where your threat comes from is important for your business and typically all applications, even those such as a third-party hosted WordPress site, will likely have one or more associated threat groups. To stay proactive with security, application penetration testing can be used to identify vulnerabilities in your applications, determine likely threat groups, and help you understand your current risk.

If you are reading this, then you may already be familiar with app penetration testing as a recommendation for your business. This post will discuss the types of testing there are, what may be suitable for your specific situation and what the app pen testing service is at its core.

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

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): The most rigorous privacy regulation so far?

Posted by Nettitude on Jun 23, 2020 5:09:51 PM

By Shai Canaan | Principal Security Consultant at Nettitude

The state of California will start enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Assembly Bill 375 (AB 375) on July 1st 2020. This California privacy law legislation is, as its name suggests, privacy specific and aims at protecting the information of residents of the state of California - or as its language refers to them, “California consumers”.

 

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About Nettitude

Nettitude is the trusted cybersecurity 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 The Lloyd's Register Group, 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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