security

What is Cybersecurity Risk?

According to NIST SP 800-60 volume 1 revision 1, Cybersecurity risks relate to the loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of information, data, or information (or control) systems and reflect the potential adverse impacts on organizational operations (i.e., mission, functions, image, or reputation) and assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation. Cybersecurity risk is the probability of exposure, …

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What is a DMZ Network?

In network security, a demilitarized zone (DMZ) functions as a subnetwork on an organization’s network infrastructure that is located between the protected internal network and an untrusted network often the internet. The DMZ is designed where there is one inside interface connected to the private network, and one outside interface connected to the public network. …

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Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

What is PII? The Nation Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), defines personally identifiable information (PII) as Any information about an individual maintained by an agency, including any information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as name, social security number, date and place of birth, mother‘s maiden name, or …

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T-Mobile Data Breach, Over 40 Million People Affected

A cyberattack on T-Mobile has exposed the information of over 40 million people. In a statement issued by the organization, that it had been investigating the data breach since last week when it was “informed of claims made in an online forum that a bad actor had compromised T-Mobile systems.” The company said the stolen files …

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What is OWASP?

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a non-profit organization focused on improving the safety of software. It was founded in 2001 by Mark Curphey. OWASP features a range of tools it uses, methodologies, and libraries to see web application security to seek out security vulnerabilities in web applications. They even have documentation guidelines …

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What is Maltego CaseFile?

Maltego CaseFile is employed for offline intelligence problem-solving. It had been born as a result of Maltego users using the tool to do offline intelligence investigations. These users are not using the Transforms available in Maltego. CaseFile is a visual intelligence application that can be used to determine the relationships and real-world links between hundreds …

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Spyware

Spyware is a type of malware or malicious software that is installed on a computing device without the end user’s knowledge. It can also be classified as any program that gathers your personal information and sends it to a third party. Spyware is controversial because, even when it is installed for safety reasons, it can …

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The US, 6 Other Countries in new call for backdoor encryption access

On the 13th October 2020, the US Division of Justice signed on to a new worldwide assertion warning of the hazards of encryption and calling for an industry-wide effort to allow law enforcement agencies to access encrypted information as soon as a warrant has been obtained. The US was joined in the effort by the …

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Data Security, It’s role in Network Security

Data Security describes all the processes involved in keeping accounts, databases, and files connected to a network safe by adopting a group of controls, applications, and techniques that identify the relative importance of various datasets, their sensitivity, regulatory compliance requirements then applying appropriate protections to secure those resources. Data security also refers to the method …

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