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The Secure Development Lifecycle is a process that can reduce the occurrence of security-related bugs and increase reliability and privacy. SDL integrates security and privacy considerations into every phase of development, resulting in highly secure software that meets compliance requirements. It starts with security requirements as part of the outline of the clientโ€™s needs. A risk assessment and threat model are then completed, followed by secure coding, automated testing, and manual code review. Penetration testing is performed before the thread model is repeated. When all vulnerabilities are addressed, the application can be uploaded to production by a separate team, and ongoing monitoring can begin.

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Phishing attacks are on the rise and ensnaring ever more victims. In fact, 76% of businesses have reported being a victim of a phishing attack in the last year and the number of such instances has grown by 65% in that year.

The statistics for phishing attacks are so significant that protecting yourself against them is one of the best ways to secure yourself in cyberspace. Phishing attacks account for an entire 90% of all data breaches, a fact that doesn’t diminish the seriousness of other threats, but does make it crucial that you know how to spot and react against a phishing attack.

The price of falling victim to a phishing attack is also high, averaging $3.86m. Knowing these facts, how do you go about defending yourself against this threat? The first step is understanding how a phishing attack works.

But what’s in it for the attackers? After all, most people are at least somewhat intuitive and mindful – it takes a fair amount of work to fool someone into interacting with a harmful email. Attackers can collect valuable data on individuals or entire organizations, enjoy access to systems and networks for future assaults like ransomware attacks, or directly harm computer infrastructure if that is their goal. In any case, the organization bears the cost.

 

Doโ€™s and donโ€™ts to help prevent phishing attacks

Understanding the process an attacker goes through in targeting your organization can help you understand best how to combat them. Luckily, there are some steps you can take and certain habits you can get into that will drastically decrease the likelihood of falling victim to this kind of attack.

A lot of work goes into making phishing attacks successful and it can be quite difficult to spot a sophisticated, well-informed attack. A really precise attacker could even send you emails that seem to be from family members and co-workers. If you want to save your organization time, money and heartbreak, it’s always best to establish protocols that have you constantly, automatically and intuitively on guard.

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Many of our early stage start up clients were straggling to plan their cybersecurity program and budget, they didn’t know what to expect and how to build it correctly.

Based on our vast experience of working with startups (and enterprises) we came up with this list of tips for every phase of you startup life cycle.

We are always available to further assist, use the link below to book free consultation with our team.

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Still not ISO compliant? Well, itโ€™s time to get started, and weโ€™ve got the basics laid out for you in 11 steps so you know what to expect.

For any extra assistance, you are welcome to book a free consultation call with our team. We will be happy to help.

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You need to be GDPR compliant, but it doesnโ€™t have to be overwhelming or confusing. Here are the 10 steps youโ€™ll have to go through to get there.

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You achieved your PCI-DSS compliance! Great!
But now, you need to maintain it, this is why we created this checklist.
Follow it and stay compliant.