Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is nothing new, but in the last few years it has been brought more into focus by the software development and business world. Cybercriminals has become savvier, hacks have become more frequent, and hackers are targeting smaller organisations for quick ransoms. No longer is cybersecurity an afterthought, it is a must for all organisations and particularly those organisations that develop software.

 

spriteCloud recently launched a cybersecurity testing arm and we’ve been pretty busy with it. This page contains posts and articles about cybersecurity, penetration testing, and vulnerability scanning.

 

Hackers are opportunists which means if you make yourself a slightly harder target, that will already go a long way to helping you protect yourself. Find some articles here to help you do just that. In this case, knowledge is power.

 

For many penetration testing and vulnerability scanning are the same thing, but they actually aren’t, find out the differences.

 

The video conference app Zoom saw a massive rise in customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it also suffered from some security issues.

 


 

Zoom’s Cyber Security Issues: Lessons to Take Away

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Due to the unprecedented spread of the novel coronavirus across the globe, many organisations were forced to adopt remote working and virtual conferencing solutions to stop their activities from grinding to a complete halt. The most widely known of these tools, due to its most recent media coverage, is Zoom.  At the time of publishing …

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Dutch site’s zero-day hack: a lesson in vulnerability scanning

The hack of the Dutch site, hookers.nl, provides a valuable lesson on cybersecurity.

Last month (at the time of writing this post), a Dutch website was hacked. This was not just any website. It was a forum used by, among others, employees of Dutch governmental institutions like law enforcement, foreign affairs and the ministry of defence. Normally such a breach would simply mean that users of the affected …

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DevOps Security: Secrets from the Trenches

Like a castle, DevOps security is meant to secure your development.

Image source: Pexels Software development is occurring faster and deployment is becoming more complex every day, and security vulnerabilities and threats are mirroring this process. This means that security can no longer be treated as an add-on if you want to ensure that your applications are reliable and that you and your customers’ data is …

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How E-commerce Brands Can Better Protect Customer Data

Data security: how ecommerce brands can better protect customer data

Around the time at which Amazon assumed its position at the top of the ecommerce mountain, the average online shopper had become extremely relaxed about distance selling. After all, it had evidently been turned into a reliable and hyper-efficient process, and there didn’t seem to be anything to worry about — but that naive optimism …

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Penetration Testing vs Vulnerability Scanning: what’s the difference?

What is penetration testing?

There is a considerable amount of confusion in the security testing industry regarding penetration testing. This confusion mainly revolves around understanding the differences between what is penetration testing and vulnerability scanning. Despite the two services being quite different, they are equally vital for evaluating and maintaining an organisation’s security posture. This situation has come about …

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