Reducing Risk Through Astute Spending: Optimising the Security Toolstack

Security costs businesses money. But investing in people, processes and tools to keep your organisation safer can be one the best investments you ever make.  The risk reduction that smart cybersecurity spending creates, can deliver a return on investment equivalent to more than 170%. This figure comes from a study of 1,009 worldwide firms in…

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What is a Managed Security Operations Centre (SOC)?

This blog was co-authored by SenseOn’s Head of Security Operations Centre, Callum O’Brien. If an organisation’s IT systems were a city, security operations centres (SOCs) would be the dispatch centre for emergency services. When something goes wrong, or simply looks like it might be going wrong, SOCs are the first to know. When a recent…

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AI Malware? Three Ways AI Will Change the Threat Landscape

The release of ChatGPT by Open AI was one of the biggest stories of December 2022. It may also be an early sign of how future threats will evolve. Quick recap: Open AI, an artificial intelligence research lab previously funded by Elon Musk, released a free public test version of ChatGPT, its latest natural language…

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Automating your security data pipeline using a strict data model

This post was written by SenseOn’s CTO, James Mistry.Know all about the challenges of wrestling with big datasets whose definition is unclear? Go straight to the gory details! The “More is Better” approach Security platforms collect a lot of data. A SIEM, for example, might ingest endpoint events, firewall logs, a variety of application logs…

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Compromised Mindset, Assume Breach. How to Reduce Risk with Proactive Defence

To stop threats, you don’t just need the right people, processes, and technologies. You also need a mindset that helps you and your team make sense of a threat landscape where successful attacks are not just likely, but expected.  Trust in your prevention efforts but assume you have fallen victim to an attack anyway. After…

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Compromised Mindset: Assume You Have Unwanted Guests, Now What?

If you ever find it difficult to convey just how bad the threat landscape is today, remember this: for every organisation, it’s not a question of if. It’s a question of when. For proof, just look at the statistics. In 2022, 39% of UK businesses said they had experienced a cyber attack. Of these, about…

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3 Reasons Why Black Friday Is the Worst Day for Cyber Attacks

Are your network assets about to go on sale this Black Friday?  Even though Black Friday is a “holiday” for retailers (who get a chance to clear old stock before Christmas) and consumers (eager to buy items at a discount), cybercriminals love Black Friday too.  For threat actors, Black Friday is a perfect opportunity to…

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How to Set Up a Security Operations Centre in 5 Steps

The benefits of a security operations centre (SOC) are most obvious when you don’t have one.  For example, imagine it’s 3 am on a Saturday morning and a hacker breaks into your organisation’s systems. There’s no one to detect the intrusion and no one to deal with it either. In fact, it’s not until a…

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6 Best Insider Threat Detection Tools

Sometimes the most dangerous security threats come from inside the firewall.  A small minority of employees and other trusted individuals will compromise their organisations, whether by accident or design. Motivations for insider threats include:  Political or ideological reasons. Profit and financial gain. Revenge after an incident or lack of recognition. Sabotaging other individuals within a…

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MITRE ATT&CK: 3 Lessons From Our Recent Webinar

MITRE ATT&CK is an evolving knowledge base of known adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures. It is also a phenomenal resource for defenders. We should know. SenseOn was one of the first cybersecurity vendors to fully integrate ATT&CK and use its insights to help organisations map their detection, prevention, and remediation plans.  In a recent webinar,…

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