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Navigating cyber risk in the manufacturing sector

1 Navigating cyber risk in the manufacturing sector

There’s a prevalent misconception among manufacturers - that cyber threats are all about data security and nothing else. Caroline Thompson, Chief Underwriting Officer, Cowbell discusses why this mindset needs to shift, delving into a broader understanding of cyber risks in manufacturing operations and what to do to protect your business from them.

“OMG, keep those desks clear to avoid hacking and cyber threats,” expert warns

2 “OMG, keep those desks clear to avoid hacking and cyber threats,” expert warns

A clear desk policy is vital in protecting organisations from threats such as keystroke loggers and injection payload devices like OMG cables, says a professional private investigator.

SecurityBridge unveils comprehensive security platform for SAP BTP

3 SecurityBridge unveils comprehensive security platform for SAP BTP

SecurityBridge, the global provider of SAP security solutions, has announced its SecurityBridge Platform for SAP BTP. It is claimed to provide robust threat detection and compliance capabilities, ensuring organisations maintain the highest security standards as they transition to and operate within cloud environments.

HackerOne launches partner program, announces Partnership with APNT

4 HackerOne launches partner program, announces Partnership with APNT

HackerOne, provider of human-powered security, has launched its first partner program, PartnerOne. APNT also joined as a part of this new, growing partner network.

Exploring the effects of the AI revolution on IT

5 Exploring the effects of the AI revolution on IT

By Benjamin James, freelance software engineer.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is disrupting almost every industry, ripping up the rulebook and bringing in new and efficient ways of doing things. In some cases, such as the arts, this can feel a little jarring – but one seemingly natural pairing is that of AI and the IT industry.

OMNIVISION announces new high-resolution image sensors for industrial and consumer security surveillance cameras

6 OMNIVISION announces new high-resolution image sensors for industrial and consumer security surveillance cameras

OMNIVISION, the global developer of semiconductor solutions, including advanced digital imaging, analog, and touch & display technology, has announced the addition of two new image sensors to its comprehensive family of solutions for industrial and consumer security surveillance cameras:

AU10TIX Risk Assessment Model exposes critical vulnerabilities in identity verification processes

7 AU10TIX Risk Assessment Model exposes critical vulnerabilities in identity verification processes

AU10TIX, provider of identity verification and management solutions, has launched a free Risk Assessment Model that enables businesses to conduct an initial assessment of their exposure to operational, security and identity fraud risk.

Joe Levy appointed CEO of Sophos

8 Joe Levy appointed CEO of Sophos

Sophos, a global leader of innovative security solutions for defeating cyberattacks, has announced that Joe Levy is now chief executive officer (CEO) of the company.

New partnership agreement between Censys and Xpertex tackles customers’ growing cyber risks

9 New partnership agreement between Censys and Xpertex tackles customers’ growing cyber risks

Censys, the Internet Intelligence Platform for Threat Hunting and Exposure Management, has announced a partnership with Xpertex, a leading cyber technology solutions provider in the UK.

ICO: Organisations must do more to combat the growing threat of cyber attacks

10 ICO: Organisations must do more to combat the growing threat of cyber attacks

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is calling for all organisations to boost their cyber security and protect the personal information they hold, amid the growing threat of cyber attacks.

Computer Security

Computer security is the protection of computer systems and information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. It is a broad field that encompasses a wide range of topics, including:

  • Network security: This is the protection of computer networks from unauthorized access or attack. It includes things like firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and security policies.
  • Application security: This is the protection of software applications from vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers. It includes things like code review, penetration testing, and security testing.
  • Data security: This is the protection of sensitive data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or destruction. It includes things like encryption, access control, and data backups.
  • Operational security: This is the protection of computer systems from threats that arise from human error or negligence. It includes things like user training, incident response procedures, and security awareness.

Cybersecurity

Cyber security is the practice of protecting computer systems and networks from digital attacks. These cyberattacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users via ransomware; or interrupting normal business processes.

There are many different types of cyber security threats, but some of the most common include:

  • Malware: Malware is software that is designed to harm a computer system. Malware can take many forms, including viruses, worms, trojans, and ransomware.
  • Phishing: Phishing is a type of social engineering attack that involves sending emails or text messages that appear to be from a legitimate source. The goal of phishing is to trick the recipient into clicking on a malicious link or providing personal information.
  • Data breaches: A data breach is an incident in which sensitive data is exposed to unauthorized individuals. Data breaches can occur due to a variety of factors, including hacking, human error, and system vulnerabilities.

Cyber security is a critical issue for businesses of all sizes. In today's digital world, businesses rely on their computer systems and networks to operate. A cyber attack can have a devastating impact on a business, including financial losses, reputational damage, and loss of customer trust.

Cyber security is an ongoing challenge, but by taking steps to protect themselves, businesses can help to mitigate the risks of cyber attacks.

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