Information Security Governance

Today, business operations relying on technology are vulnerable to privacy and security threats. While advanced technologies can help, they aren't sufficient to defend against sophisticated cyberattacks. Cybercrime is rising, and so is the need for robust security measures in business processes and employees.    However, achieving this can be challenging, so companies turn to frameworks to ensure they follow the best practices for information security. This is...

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As mobile and touchless payment methods become a norm in today's technology-driven landscape, vendors working in this industry become a prime target of cybercriminals. Data breaches can be costly and cause a business financial loss as well as a loss of reputation. According to Statista, e-commerce losses to online payment fraud were estimated at $41 billion globally.    To defend against such attacks, five major credit card...

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The world's leading information security standard, ISO/IEC 27001, was updated on October 25, 2022. While the new update doesn't bring any major changes, it's essential to study them closely.    The article explores the key updates in the ISO 27001:2022 standard and how it differs from ISO 27001:2013. But first, let’s discuss why the update took place.    Why Was There a Need to Update ISO 27001:2013?   Cyberattacks on businesses...

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With cyber threats becoming more advanced and sophisticated, organizations also need a sophisticated approach to compliance and cybersecurity. During the third quarter of 2022, almost 15 million data records were compromised due to cyberattacks. To help organizations protect against cyberattacks, counties have implemented different regulations. One such standard is SAMA Cybersecurity Framework.    However, in this era of technology, a manual approach to SAMA compliance is time-consuming,...

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With businesses migrating their workloads to the cloud, several security concerns, including data loss, and accidental exposure of credentials, have become more critical than ever. Over the past few years, cyber threats have increased, thus making cloud security and cloud security compliance essential to ensure business continuity.    Several non-profit organizations, including the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), have also created cybersecurity frameworks and controls to ensure secure...

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With the increase in technology and the use of digital devices comes a great responsibility of securing the infrastructure utilizing this technology. We live in a world where everything is connected to the internet, and a minor vulnerability can lead to the exploitation of the whole network. Despite the efforts made in the cybersecurity industry, cybercriminals still find ways to breach networks. Cyberattacks not only...

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Due to the increasingly sophisticated threat landscape, cybersecurity has become a significant concern. Traditional security controls are no longer sufficient to protect organizations against sophisticated cyber-attacks, resulting in devastating results. In 2022, 31% of respondents of a survey by Statista stated they were affected by disruption of partner/customer operation and financial information theft as a result of successful cyberattacks.    Businesses need to implement defensive security controls...

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Information security has become a vital aspect of our lives today. With the increase in security-related concerns due to growing cyber attacks, governments across the globe issue different security protocols and regulations to ensure security throughout their country or state.    UAE has also been among those making strict security policies and laws for organizations to make information security an essential aspect of their business operations. According...

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Over the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the top technologies in the world. Due to the increased usage and demand of IoT-connected devices, the number of IoT devices is expected to reach 29 billion Internet of Things devices in 2030, which is almost three times 9.7 billion in 2020.    Nevertheless, the more connected devices, the more they are at...

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Compliance is necessary for businesses to run their operations effectively, prevent heavy fines due to violations, and ensure data security. But not to miss the frustration it may create for a large-scale enterprise. Also, meeting the regulations can affect the security budgets of companies. According to a recent report, compliance obligations now consume “over 40% of the entire IT security budgets of a company”, making...

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