Cybersecurity Skills Are Non-Negotiable for Successful Startups

July 14, 2019

It’s a truism that technology is always changing. But what’s important is the way that it’s changing. Right now, we’re moving out of the era where businesses derived their value from the capital that they hold and into one where their data repositories are what matters. Facebook wouldn’t be worth much at all if it didn’t have mountains of information on its users, which advertisers can use to market their products. Protecting that information, therefore, is a priority for startup entrepreneurs. No matter what kind of business you run, you need systems in place to protect data, especially if you use so-called “personally identifiable information” of your customers. Global internet security threats are on the increase. Cybercriminals are beginning to discover that they can extract significant sums of money from firms that do not have a secure cybersecurity policy in place. Security naive companies run the risk of being subjected to ransomware attacks, or worse.

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Cyber Security Alliance

The Cyber Security Alliance - formerly known as the Application Security Forum (Western Switzerland) - is a swiss initiative aiming at increasing awareness around Cyber Security. We organize a yearly conference and have created a community. Over the last 5 years of our existence we have met an amazing number of smart people who contribute to increasing security in Switzerland and around the world. We have decided to create a community to rally all that incredible level of expertise and energy in order to promote the community and offer a 365/365 days round flow of cool information and great events.

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What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

Infographic | February 12, 2020

Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon. The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something they want or need — a request from their bank, for instance, or a note from someone in their company — and to click a link or download an attachment. What really distinguishes phishing is the form the message takes: the attackers masquerade as a trusted entity of some kind, often a real or plausibly real person, or a company the victim might do business with. It's one of the oldest types of cyberattacks, dating back to the 1990s, and it's still one of the most widespread and pernicious, with phishing messages and techniques becoming increasingly sophisticated.

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Help Your Employees Overcome Cybersecurity Fears by Promoting Cyber Awareness

Infographic | January 23, 2020

Increased cyber awareness has never been more important for businesses and consumers, as U.S. data breaches continue to increase at a record pace and are predicted to reach an all-time high of over 1,000 in 2017. This increase seems to have contributed to a growth in consumer concerns, as our recent research revealed that consumers’ worries about identity theft and cybercrime are now on par with other common concerns such as illnesses and car accidents.

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IT Audit-IT Security Infographic

Infographic | December 5, 2019

Cyber security has become a prevalent issue facing most organizations—one that companies recognize as an enterprise-wide issue requiring thoughtful attention. Investments in controls are necessary to protect organizations from increasingly sophisticated and widely available attack methods. Intentional attacks, breaches and incidents can have damaging consequences.

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Know the Use Cases of Biometric Technologies

Infographic | April 4, 2022

Biometrics is the most suitable means of identifying and authenticating individuals. It is reliable and fast because of the unique biological characteristics it uses.

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The Importance of Active Directory Security Best Practices

Infographic | February 9, 2022

There’s no silver bullet solution to cybersecurity, a layered defense is the only viable defense. Active directory (AD) security best practicesare crucial because they are central to many vulnerable functions, such as Network access.

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Alarming Cyber Security Stats to Know in 2022

Infographic | June 29, 2022

Attackers use multiple tactics to get access to your credentials and among those phishing is the most commonly used method. Every 9 out of 10 cyber-attacks start with a phishing email and end up costing millions of dollars to the organizations.

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Cyber Security Alliance

The Cyber Security Alliance - formerly known as the Application Security Forum (Western Switzerland) - is a swiss initiative aiming at increasing awareness around Cyber Security. We organize a yearly conference and have created a community. Over the last 5 years of our existence we have met an amazing number of smart people who contribute to increasing security in Switzerland and around the world. We have decided to create a community to rally all that incredible level of expertise and energy in order to promote the community and offer a 365/365 days round flow of cool information and great events.

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