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What are the Benefits of a vCISO

There is no doubt that the number of qualified and available to hire cyber security experts is decreasing. A study by the Center of Cyber Safety and Education identified that there may be close to 100,000 unfilled UK cyber security jobs by 2022. With this staggering statistic, it’s no wonder why many organisations battle to […]

SaaS Security – The Essentials

saas security

Software companies have naturally embraced the cloud. It provides countless benefits for their clients, ranging from the lack of installation or maintenance of on-premises solutions to the ease of scalability. However, with benefits come risks as it provides Threat Actors with a single, centralised internet-facing target. Consequently, security becomes paramount. If you are a SaaS […]

Why Are SOC 2 Assessments Becoming More Popular in the UK and Europe?

soc 2 assessments

This is a guest article written by Ty Brush. The author’s views are entirely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Risk Crew. Enjoy! Many European and UK organisations are already ISO 27001 (Information Security Management) certified, and rightfully so as the International Information Security Standard (ISO 27001) serves as the principal cyber security standard […]

Death by Trust – The Dangers of Whitelisting

dangers of ransomware

Introduction Whitelisting is a cyber security strategy where a user granted administrative rights could take action on their computer. However, rather than attempting to keep one stride in front of threat attackers to recognise and obstruct malicious code, the IT staff would rather order a rundown of supported applications that a computer or a mobile […]

Ransomware Threat Actors Turn to Target the Cloud

Ransomware threat actors

As expected, in Q2 this year, cyber criminals shifted their focus to cloud-based apps. A report by Netspoke revealed that 68% of all downloads with malware attached, were dispersed from cloud apps. Now that companies heavily rely on cloud-based services for connectivity and collaboration purposes to support working from home environments – attackers are turning […]

Protecting Your Organisation After a Ransomware Attack

ransomware attack

So, here is the scenario: you’re sitting at your desk working away and suddenly realise an attacker has taken over your screen. The threat actor is now demanding a hefty payment in exchange to release access to the system. You immediately report the incident to the Chief Information Officer and wait nervously to see what […]

Best Antivirus Software. Are You Sure?

Best Antivirus Software

If only it were as simple as the popular ‘XYZ’ Antivirus (AV) software solution is the best antivirus software and outperforms all the rest. But, unfortunately, sometimes marketing can be deceiving. As expected, popularity and quality do not go hand in hand with most AVs. As a result, there has been poor progress in AV […]

Hiring a Virtual CISO Verses a Full Time CISO Comparison

Virtual CISO

Most of us are aware that there is a huge gap of qualified cyber security talent available to hire. A study by the Center of Cyber Safety and Education identified that there may be close to 100,000 unfilled UK cyber security jobs by 2022. With this staggering statistic, it’s no wonder why many organisations battle […]

12 Critical Policies for SOC 2 Compliance

Policies for SOC 2 Compliance

If you are considering getting your organisation SOC 2 compliant, this blog should be an eye-opener. Obtaining SOC 2 compliance could be quite a time challenge in terms of preparation, process and finances. Many achievements come with obstacles, but SOC 2 does not have to be difficult if you plan well. It will be well […]

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