Cyber Threat Research: Nuclear Power Plant Cyber Attack

In early September 2019, the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu,  India suffered a cyber intrusion. On September 3, a local security expert and former member of the Indian signals intelligence agency received a tip that there had been a malware attack and informed the Indian CERT on September 4. Mission Critical Systems Effected [...]

By |2021-08-19T11:59:57-04:00July 28, 2021|Blog, Technical|

Cybersecurity: The Need To Find Common Ground

According to Colonial Pipeline CEO Tim Felt, paying ransom for the return of his company’s data was the hardest thing he had to do. However, the ransom represented less than two days of revenue, based on $1.3B generated by Colonial Pipeline in 2020.   Unmanaged System Leaves Colonial Exposed  The source of the breach was a virtual private network (VPN) account for a system that was supposedly no longer in [...]

By |2021-08-19T12:00:05-04:00July 27, 2021|Blog, Business|

5 Reasons Technological Debt Increases the Risk of Cyber Attack (2021)

Failing to keep software and hardware up-to-date can put your business at risk for cyber attacks. The following issues frequently leave businesses exposed to cyber threats and vulnerabilities. The Culprits Behind Technological Debt Most technological debt is unintentional, the by-product of efforts to save money and resources. This focus inadvertently derails cybersecurity by shifting resources [...]

By |2021-08-19T12:00:11-04:00July 21, 2021|Blog, Business|

Cyber Immunity in an Era of Rampant Attacks

Cyber immunity is a critical component to a successful cybersecurity strategy, especially in an era of rampant cyber attacks. How CYDEF Earns Your Trust For living things, the natural world is a hostile environment filled with countless mutating threats. Static measures like hard shells, cell walls and simple membranes offer some general protection, but without [...]

By |2021-08-27T17:25:53-04:00July 12, 2021|Blog, Business|

EDR Price Comparison

EDR price comparison is not the best criteria to use when selecting your Managed Service’s newest cybersecurity partner. The promise to ‘cut the cost of a single salary’ overlooks the fact that AI and machine learning still require human supervision. EDR Price Comparison Myths In our conversations with partners, the team at CYDEF has heard [...]

By |2021-08-19T12:00:43-04:00July 8, 2021|Blog, Business|

The Basics: Secure Software Development

Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDLC) is an approach to software development that emphasizes the value of security at every phase of product development. What is Secure Software Development Lifecycle? Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDLC) is a collection of best practices focused on adding security to software development. By taking a security first approach from requirement [...]

By |2021-08-19T12:00:51-04:00July 1, 2021|Blog, Business|
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