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Cyber Security Help is at Hand!

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Cyber Security Help is at Hand!

In this Ascertus blog series, several cyber security issues have been addressed including insider threat, ransomware, phishing and supply chain risk. Clearly, there’s a human impact emanating from cybercrime, which has been well-articulated in this series too.  

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Human Psychology for Cybersecurity Similar to their Approach to Health

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We all know the importance of good personal health, right? For instance, weight loss reduces the risk of heart disease, blood pressure and diabetes, and can extend an individual’s lifespan. But we still eat burgers and fatty foods – perhaps until something drastic happens to our health, which is when we act. Similarly, smoking significantly increases the risk of lung cancer and a variety of pulmonary diseases, but that doesn’t stop us from partaking in this activity. Our rationale? If we were to acknowledge every single negative or risk, life wouldn’t be worth living. Perhaps! Also, we don’t see the value of pre-empting such health scares – the benefits of good health are intangible – until ill health strikes.

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Supply Chain Risk Management a Focus Area

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Supply chain risk management is not a new concept; but in recent times the issue has come to the fore, primarily driven by cyber security, but also regulatory compliance. Like for many other types of risk (e.g. financial, operational), it’s important for organisations to build in resilience against supply chain risk too, given its the potential to disrupt business operation.

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Supply Chain Risk Comes from Software and Physical Service Providers

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Supply Chain Risk Comes from Software and Physical Service Providers

Supplier risk is a growing concern today and organisations need to look at third party risk more comprehensively. Regardless of in which organisation the breach occurs, the reputational damage is borne by the firm that holds the data. Ticket Master is a case in point. The breach was caused by malware that infected a customer support system managed by Ticketmaster’s partner Inbenta Technologies, on the company’s behalf.

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Minimise Internal Accidental Risk with Security Awareness & Training

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Security Awareness and Training on ‘Accidental’ Risks Key to Minimising Insider Threat 

Insider threat is growing, especially as law firms increasingly adopt newer digital technologies to conduct business. According to the Ponemon Institute, two out of three insider threat incidents occur by accident.

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