What are the consequences of my business being hacked?

With instances of cybercrime continuing to rise dramatically throughout 2020 and 2021, cyber security has become a focus for many organisations. Examples of high-profile data breaches and hacks have spurred this focus even more, with Dixons Carphone, Tesco, and many more experiencing such breaches in 2021 alone.

Unfortunately, just as there are many businesses proactively preparing, a lot of businesses are being forced to react to a hack. Experiencing a data breach and then attempting to build a cyber security presence in a short space of time is one of the worst ways to approach the problem.

To help organisations adopt a more proactive approach, we thought it was important to highlight the consequences they could face if they were the victim of a successful hack. Keep reading to find what could happen to your business if you were hacked.

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Should I hire a Microsoft Sentinel Security Analyst?

When you are considering the future of your cyber security policy, you will probably arrive at the question: do I need to hire more security analysts? Often, lack of resources within a security team is one of the leading drivers for investing further in cyber security.

In this article, we are going to explore the pros and cons of hiring internal security analysts. For clarity, we will be focusing on Microsoft Sentinel, but your company might use another SOAR or SIEM solution for your cyber security needs. Don’t worry, the points we discuss will be applicable regardless of the solution you use.

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Microsoft Sentinel vs. Splunk

When organisations come to us wanting to set up a security information event management (SIEM), they often have two options in mind: Microsoft Sentinel or Splunk. Whilst the two solutions do have some similarities, they differ in a variety of ways, which we’ll explore in this article.

We will look at integrations, SIEM functionality, cost-effectiveness, analytics, threat intelligence, and much more. As well as looking at functionality and the details of each solution, we will discuss how each solution may be better for certain organisations as well as our recommendations when it comes to installing a SIEM or security orchestration and automated response (SOAR) solution.

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Best SIEM Tools in 2022

With the increasing number of SIEM tools available in 2022, it can make choosing the right one difficult. To help you pick the right one, we have put together a list of some of the best SIEM tools around, as well as some details on when and why you should use them.

SIEM tools come in all shapes and sizes, with some offering affordability over functionality and others offering the opposite. We’ll cover a good mixture of the two here and hopefully, provide a couple of options that fit the bill for your organisation.

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What is Ethical Hacking? Everything you need to know in 2022

There’s a negative connotation around the word “hacking”. Despite this, many hackers are using their skills for good, promoting the idea that the internet can be a safer place for all of us.

Understanding the term “ethical hacking” is important for people and businesses alike. It demonstrates that hacking can be a positive thing when used correctly. In this article, we are going to discuss what ethical hacking is, how it can be used to benefit a business, and why you should be aware of it.

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3 Valentine’s Day phishing scams to watch out for in 2022

Like many other popular holidays around the world, Valentine’s Day is beloved by millions of people and is widely celebrated. Unfortunately, holidays like this have become a magnet for cybercriminals, as people look to buy gifts, book experiences, and do something special for their significant other.

Due to the popularity of Valentine’s Day, certain things can become incredibly scarce. Dinner reservations, jewellery, flowers, and more are booked up and bought out quickly, leading to many people getting desperate, especially as the day grows closer.

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Mysterious new malware threatens IOT devices

Cyber security researchers have identified a new form of malware that targets IOT devices and routers. Written in the programming language Golgang, BotenaGo can exploit over 30 vulnerabilities within the code of many IOT devices.

Due to its difficulty to detect, it’s thought that the malware may have already infected a large number of devices which, if true, could cause some serious problems for users. The researchers stated that it has the potential to exploit millions of devices, so it’s important that security teams be as prepared as possible if their network includes routers and IOT devices.

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Security Procedures you should consider in 2022

With cybercrime continuing to rise and cyber-attacks affecting more and more organisations around the world, it’s vital to constantly improve and iterate on your cyber security procedures.

In this article, we’ll cover a few different ways that you can improve your cyber security readiness. Whether you’re an SME or a multinational corporation, there will be something here that you should consider. No organisation is immune to the threats of cybercrime, and the more you can protect yourself and be proactive, the better.

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5 cyber security statistics in 2022 you need to know

Throughout 2021, the world of cyber security continued to evolve. With this, trends that existed last year in the industry have advanced and entirely new ones have formed, leading to some startling statistics.

In this blog, we are going to cover five of the most interesting trends that you need to know for your organisation in 2022. We have tried to focus on statistics that will benefit your business if acted upon by improving your cyber security. In turn, investing in these areas will reduce the likelihood that your organisation is affected by a data breach or cyber-attack.

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UK and US facing cyber security skills shortage

With the global rise in cyber-attacks continuing, cyber security continues to be a hot topic for almost every business and government around the world. The last year especially has highlighted that no organisation, however small or large, is immune to the threats of cybercrime.

Ransomware and malware attacks are targeting schools, hospitals, and have even shut down a critical US oil pipeline. As cybercriminals continue to develop more sophisticated attacks, it’s up to businesses and governments to keep up.

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A guide to setting up your business’ cyber security program

As a business, when you are looking for a tool to protect your business’ network infrastructure from cyber-attacks and data breaches, it can be difficult to know where to start.

During your research, you have probably been presented with a huge variety of solutions. If you have arrived at this article, Microsoft Sentinel, formerly known as Azure Sentinel, has probably been one of these solutions.

In this article, we are going to discuss why you should use Microsoft Sentinel over other SIEM and SOAR solutions. If you are looking for more basic information, take a look at our blog which introduces Sentinel and how it can benefit your business.

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What is penetration testing and how can it benefit your business?

As a business, when you are looking for a tool to protect your business’ network infrastructure from cyber-attacks and data breaches, it can be difficult to know where to start.

During your research, you have probably been presented with a huge variety of solutions. If you have arrived at this article, Microsoft Sentinel, formerly known as Azure Sentinel, has probably been one of these solutions.

In this article, we are going to discuss why you should use Microsoft Sentinel over other SIEM and SOAR solutions. If you are looking for more basic information, take a look at our blog which introduces Sentinel and how it can benefit your business.

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How does Microsoft Sentinel work?

As a business, when you are looking for a tool to protect your business’ network infrastructure from cyber-attacks and data breaches, it can be difficult to know where to start.

During your research, you have probably been presented with a huge variety of solutions. If you have arrived at this article, Microsoft Sentinel, formerly known as Azure Sentinel, has probably been one of these solutions.

In this article, we are going to discuss why you should use Microsoft Sentinel over other SIEM and SOAR solutions. If you are looking for more basic information, take a look at our blog which introduces Sentinel and how it can benefit your business.

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What’s the difference between a cyber security review & pen testing?

As a business, when you are looking for a tool to protect your business’ network infrastructure from cyber-attacks and data breaches, it can be difficult to know where to start.

During your research, you have probably been presented with a huge variety of solutions. If you have arrived at this article, Microsoft Sentinel, formerly known as Azure Sentinel, has probably been one of these solutions.

In this article, we are going to discuss why you should use Microsoft Sentinel over other SIEM and SOAR solutions. If you are looking for more basic information, take a look at our blog which introduces Sentinel and how it can benefit your business.

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Why should I use Microsoft Sentinel?

As a business, when you are looking for a tool to protect your business’ network infrastructure from cyber-attacks and data breaches, it can be difficult to know where to start.

During your research, you have probably been presented with a huge variety of solutions. If you have arrived at this article, Microsoft Sentinel, formerly known as Azure Sentinel, has probably been one of these solutions.

In this article, we are going to discuss why you should use Microsoft Sentinel over other SIEM and SOAR solutions. If you are looking for more basic information, take a look at our blog which introduces Sentinel and how it can benefit your business.

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What is Microsoft Sentinel and how can it help my business?

Developing a cyber security system that protects your business from data breaches and cyber-attacks is difficult. Many organisations will elect to use an off-the-shelf product with a lack of in-house expertise that doesn’t provide the level of protection they need.

At Wizard Cyber, we protect ourselves and our customers using Microsoft Sentinel. Sentinel allows us to identify security issues and malicious behaviour within your network and deal with them before you are affected.

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