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General Cyber Security Knowledge

In plain English, what is authentication and authorising?

 Definition – an online login is a set of credentials used to access an area requiring proper authorization, such as a computer system, network, SaaS platform, or online account.    In plain English – identifying and authenticating oneself with a username and one of the following unique security processes:    • Password   • Email Authorization   • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) – 2FA is a subset of MFA that requires users two different factors to access a system or application    • Current Industry standard – OAuth 2.0 (Open Authorization) – an authorization protocol and NOT an authentication protocol. It is designed primarily as a means of

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Data Encryption
General Cyber Security Knowledge

How does data encryption work?

Definition – Data encryption translates data into another form, or code, so that only people with access to a secret key (formally called a decryption key) or password can read it. Encrypted data is commonly referred to as ciphertext, while unencrypted data is called plaintext How Does Encryption Work – Data, or plaintext, is encrypted with an encryption algorithm and an encryption key. The process results in ciphertext, which only can be viewed in its original form if it is decrypted with the correct key.   Contact TQT – Request a demo Quantum Safe Data Management Click Here Some of the types are: HASH –

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Immutable Data
Data Analysis

Is your data immutable, or can it be easily altered?

What is Immutable data Immutable data is data that is unable to be altered or modified after its initial creation. Unlike mutable data, which can be changed, immutable data remains unchanged and any attempts to modify it will result in a new version being created. This ensures consistency and reliability of the data over time. Immutable data refers to data that is fixed and unchangeable once it has been created. Unlike mutable data, which can be updated, immutable data remains constant and any modifications will generate a new version. This characteristic guarantees the integrity and reliability of the data. Immutable data is data that cannot

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Leadership Compass
Digital rights Managment

As a CEO, should I care about digital rights management?

Digital transformations are complex processes that impact every aspect of a company, making them difficult to successfully implement. CEOs must possess digital literacy and actively participate in order to achieve success. Unfortunately, many companies lack the necessary leadership to effectively navigate these transformations. CEOs not only need to understand digital technologies, but they must also act as catalysts for change. It is crucial to recognize that digital transformation involves more than just adopting new tools and procedures; it requires overcoming resistance and inertia in order to shift mindsets and work habits. The CEO must take charge, instil confidence in their vision, and motivate the entire

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General Cyber Security Knowledge

6 Most Common Hacks

Firewall penetration -A firewall is a security device that monitors network traffic and acts as a gatekeeper between a computer and another network, such as the internet, to prevent unauthorized access. Firewalls can be vulnerable to hacking, and attackers can use a variety of techniques to bypass them, including: Malware and payload delivery – Attackers can use malicious software to exploit firewall vulnerabilities and infiltrate networks undetected. Phishing attacks – Attackers can trick people into divulging sensitive information or performing malicious actions. Social engineering tactics -Cybercriminals can manipulate people’s psychology to trick them into disclosing confidential information Data breach – A data breach is a

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Cyber Security Strategy
General Cyber Security Knowledge

If we lose our data, how to explain where it’s gone to my board colleagues?

Cybersecurity risks are becoming more systematic and more severe. Although the short-term impacts of a cyberattack on a business are quite severe, the long-term impacts can be even more important, such as the loss of competitive advantage, reduction in credit rating, and increase in cyber insurance premiums. They should not be ignored. In order for companies to address these concerns effectively, there needs to be a cybersecurity champion on the board to help set the tone for the organization and develop a long-term cybersecurity strategy, which should be a priority for every organization. The viewpoint shared by around 70 percent of executives representing financial institutions

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Data breach
General Cyber Security Knowledge

I think my company data has been compromised, what can I do?

Data holds significant value in the modern digital era as it offers valuable insights and influences the decision-making process within organizations. Nevertheless, the rise in data breaches and cyber threats has become more widespread, underscoring the importance for companies to safeguard their data in order to mitigate financial losses, legal consequences, and reputational harm. The subsequent article outlines five actionable steps that can be taken promptly in the event of a data breach within your company. In today’s technology-driven society, data holds immense importance for the success of organizations as it grants valuable insights into consumer behavior, market trends, and operational functions. Businesses count on

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Computer Forensics. What is it?
Data Analysis

Computer Forensics. What is it?

Just as law enforcement officers scour crime scenes for evidence, computer forensics experts examine digital devices for information that can be utilized by laywers in various legal matters, including criminal investigations, civil cases, cybercrime probes, and matters of national security. Computer forensics, also referred to as digital forensics, cyber forensics, or computer forensic science, merges computer science with legal forensics to collect digital evidence that can be presented in a legal setting. The field of computer forensics is closely linked to cybersecurity, as findings from computer forensics can aid cybersecurity teams in quickly identifying and resolving cyber threats, as well as in preventing future cyberattacks.

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