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We regularly post our thinking here because ideas are best shared. It might be our approach to solving a problem (we’re not fans of reinventing the wheel!), perhaps simply something else entirely that has piqued our interest!

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Startup cyber security requirements

As a startup, it can be overwhelming to know where to start when it comes to cyber security, and the approaches adopted by larger organisations are often not suitable to be applied on a smaller scale as they are both costly and resource intensive.

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Why you should have Incident Response playbooks

Cydea’s Incident Response plan template Incident, n: “An event that is either unpleasant or unusual.” – Cambridge English Dictionary How confident do you feel that, if your company was hit by a cyber incident, you and your team know what to do, and in what order?

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Risks without impacts: attack path analysis

A little while ago, I was presented with a familiar problem statement from a Cydea client who was a cyber security manager at a large organisation: “There’s a new cyber vulnerability in the Operating System we use on the handheld devices used by our engineers out in the field; how do I communicate the resultant change in risk profile to the organisation?

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What is ISO 27001?

It’s the gold standard ISO 27001 is a standard that describes how organisations can implement an ‘information security management system’ (ISMS) to govern and manage their information security risk.

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Risk Advisory: Microsoft Outlook Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Cydea’s risk advisories are intended for senior management to aid their understanding of current events and the cyber risk posed to their organisations.

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Joining Cydea - reflections one month in…

New joiner apprehension… Joining any new team brings a group of thoughts and, in turn, feelings that are often contradictory. There’s a glimpse of excitement challenged with a hint of anxiety, a splatter of apprehension with a smudge of confidence.

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The link between risk scenarios and detection use cases

Earlier last year, I delivered a webinar on the importance of mapping risks and understanding threat coverage for a successful security monitoring strategy.

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How we work together

More and more businesses are adopting a hybrid working model, driving the need for collaborative tools to facilitate remote team working.

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Selecting a control framework

There’s no “right” control framework, it’s about finding what works best for you. Control frameworks are used to improve cyber security posture and manage cyber security risks.

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