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Wedge absolute real-time protection solution enabled a managed security services provider to enhance and expand its security services. The organisation: Diversified Services Company (DSC) wanted to enhance and expand its growing cyber security practice, looking for a flexible and scalable platform to integrate with the current solutions already in place, growing its cyber security practice with security and remediation services beyond typical reporting.

Introduction to Cyber Security

Most of our personal data is stored online (healthcare database, online shopping, emails, online accounts, social media and more). It is now more critical than ever to prevent cybercriminals from accessing and getting hold of our sensitive personal data and information. Cybercriminals often target and blackmail businesses, leaking private, sensitive data and information. Companies are increasingly concerned with potential leaks that could occur which can cause severe damage, face fines and reputational damage as well as cost them millions and billions of pounds to recover from such attacks.

A walk through VPNs

Virtual Private Network (VPN) establishes a secure connection between your device and a remote location. It generates a tunnel from the device to the VPN service. All the online traffic goes through this tunnel to the VPN server, and then to the internet service that it’s connecting to it. This hides the origin of your traffic and makes it look like it comes from your VPN service. All your traffic is encrypted and your IP address is hidden, so only your service provider can know what you are doing.

SOC at 3 levels: The basics

A Security Operation Center (SOC) is a centralized unit that deals with security issues on an organisational and technical level. It comprises three building blocks employing people, processes, and technology to continuously monitor and improve an organisation’s security posture while preventing, analysing, detecting, and responding to cybersecurity incidents.

The Popularisation of Ransomware

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WannaCry is the largest ransomware attack in history that targeted hundreds of thousands of organizations around the world. WannaCry is a ransomware that spread quickly through a number of computers networks in 2017. WannaCry ransomware infected computers, it encrypted files on the PC’s hard disk, making it impossible for users to access, then demands a ransom payment in bitcoin in order to decrypt the files.

The what, how, and why of Ransomware

Ransomware is malware that employs encryption to hold a victim’s information at ransom. An organization’s critical data is encrypted so that they cannot access files, databases, or applications, a ransom is then demanded to provide access. How the malware gets into the systems depends on the type used, email phishing attacks are one of the most common ways. You may only need one employee to open the wrong email and click on the wrong link for the organization to be attacked, …