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Elements of Managed Detection & Response

Posted by Nettitude on May 26, 2020 3:03:18 PM

By Mike Buckley | Pre-Sales Consultant at Nettitude  

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Services have matured hugely in the last ten years. Moving from a compliance driven requirement, to becoming security best practice, SIEM Services are now recognised by various Security Frameworks. As the marketplace has developed, so too have the Managed Service offerings that protect SIEM technologies. As a result, it is no longer enough to deploy a SIEM technology with reliance on only the most basic of filtering to detect a potential threat.

This blog post will look at the development of Security Information and Event Management Services and will consider what additional security measures are now needed.

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An Introduction to the Lloyd's Register Cybersecurity Framework

Posted by Nettitude on May 21, 2020 12:37:07 PM

By Elisa Cassi | Cyber Product and Services Manager 

Nettitude and Lloyd's Register have released the LR Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) for the Marine and Offshore sector, to complement the Cybersecurity Strategy paper that was previously published. The two documents are part of a suite of marine specific documents to support shipping organisations defining and implementing a robust and appropriate Cybersecurity Strategy.

This post focuses on the LR Cybersecurity Framework and provides an overview of how to use it effectively to deliver relevant and pragmatic cyber capability within your organisation for addressing cyber-threats.

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Sniffing Secrets – Sensitive Maritime Communications Broadcast on a Global Scale

Posted by Nettitude on May 14, 2020 12:18:00 PM

By Joel Snape | Security Researcher at Nettitude

One of the key enablers of business modernisation and efficiency in the Maritime Industry has been the availability and adoption of VSAT satellite connectivity. This has allowed vessels to stay connected to shore-based networks throughout their voyage: providing internet and corporate network access for crews and passengers; increasing the amount of administration which can be carried out at sea to save time in port and enabling remote monitoring and management of on-board systems.

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

Small Handling Errors in Incident Management

Posted by Nettitude on May 13, 2020 1:24:25 PM

By Adrian Shaw | Senior Incident Response Consultant at Nettitude

Incident Response, in line with Information Security, is generally a challenge for a lot of organisations. Despite this, the good news is that cybersecurity is now being recognised as more of a crucial component of a business plan within organisations; many of which now have a programme in place to implement Incident Response capability. Whilst this is a step in the right direction, it should be ensured that these programmes should be iterative in order to facilitate the maturing of their capabilities.

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Top Security Threats to Cloud Computing in 2020

Posted by Nettitude on May 7, 2020 3:57:24 PM

By Nettitude

As of 2019, statistics showed that 60% of all workloads were being hosted on a cloud service, with this figure set to increase to 94% of workloads by 2021. This trend is the rise of businesses becoming reliant on cloud-based technology shows just how far we have come since the days of Floppy Disks and USB’s. Cloud computing has created a whole new way of collaborative working, with teams from across the globe connecting to shared resources in one central location. These new levels of capability have not only made our lives easier, but have enabled extended business growth that had have a positive impact on the economy, with companies now able to hire top talent from all corners of the globe.  There’s no doubt that the benefits of cloud computing have been significant.

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IACS New Recommendation on Cyber Resilience

Posted by Nettitude on May 6, 2020 2:05:31 PM

By Nettitude

IACS have this week released its’ Recommendation on Cyber Resilience (No. 166)’.  This is a consolidated version of their previous 12 recommendations related to cyber resilience (Nos 153-164). This provide a single reference guide to help shipbuilders and owners/operators in the constructional aspects of the 12 previously published Recommendations.  It provides helpful information on reference guidelines and standards, terms and definitions, goals for design and construction, functional requirements, technical requirements and verification testing.

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Learning the Difference Between Vulnerability Testing vs. Penetration Testing

Posted by Nettitude on May 6, 2020 10:17:08 AM

By David Lenehan | Security Consultant at Nettitude

When it comes to security testing, there are two very common tests that you may want to consider. The first is vulnerability testing and the second is penetration testing. This blog post aims to explain what each kind of test is, and then define the difference between penetration testing vs vulnerability scanning.

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How Can Shipping Companies Mitigate Cyber Risk?

Posted by Nettitude on May 1, 2020 12:55:00 PM

 

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The shipping sector has recently been facing wave after wave of setbacks as various economic and word events have caused disruption to the industry. The current pandemic has created a significant amount of challenges for shipping companies and cruise ships in particular, as global travel restrictions have been put in place and social distancing rules disrupt our usual way of working. However, BIMCO representative – Peter Sand has stressed that the industries setbacks are not a result of COVID-19, but rather a ripple effect of it’s spread, in which the introduction of the 2020 sulphur cap by the International Maritime Organisation and the failed attempt of the US-China phase one trade agreement have also had a profound impact.

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

How to Configure your Identity and Access Management Controls (IAM)

Posted by Nettitude on Apr 28, 2020 11:37:33 AM

By Mike Buckley | Pre-Sales Consultant at Nettitude

Are you confident your critical business systems are secure? Willing to bet your career on it? Whilst fairly easy to manage if you have the right systems and procedures in place, if your identity and access management controls are not configured correctly, it could be like leaving the front door of your house wide open. The challenge that many of our clients’ face is working out to what extent they need to configure access to their business-critical systems. With too many controls in place, it can be disruptive to work flow and cause projects to become overdue. However, with too much freedom, you risk compromise to those critical systems. So how do you get the balance right?

Below, we’ve compiled some of our expert in-house knowledge to help businesses get a better idea of how to strike a balance when it comes to identity and access management controls.

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What impact is the COVID-19 pandemic having on the cybersecurity of the Marine and Offshore Industries?

Posted by Nettitude on Apr 24, 2020 11:06:48 AM

By Nettitude

On Wednesday the 11th of March 2020, the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially used the term ‘pandemic’ to describe the COVID-19 outbreak, causing many countries to shut their borders, lockdowns to be put in place across a third of the world, and economic activity to begin to slow. Whilst the impact on the shipping industry was only marginalised to begin with, China is a major player within the global shipping sector and as a key partner for many countries maritime activity. This meant that the world quickly began to feel the effects of COVID-19, before it had even spread beyond the confines of China. As the virus progressed on a global scale, the threat level quickly escalated in many countries, and as a result, the cruise and shipping industries began to feel the full force of COVID-19.

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

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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