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Cyber Security for Board Members

As a Board member you need to understand enough about cyber security so you can have a fluent conversation with your experts. 

Good cyber security is all about managing risks. The process for improving and governing cyber security will be similar to the process you use for other organisational risks. It is a continuous, iterative process.

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Sizing Up Your Cyberrisks

Over the past decade the costs and consequences of cyberbreaches have grown alarmingly. The total financial and economic losses from the 2017 WannaCry attack, for instance, were estimated to reach $8 billion. In 2018 Marriott discovered that a breach of its Starwood subsidiary’s reservation system had potentially exposed the personal and credit-card information of 500 million guests.

 

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What Are Botnets?

Botnets are groups of malware-infected, Internet-connected devices that perform mundane tasks with precision and speed. They are led by bot masters, aka bot herders, who communicate with a C&C server (a computer that instructs infected devices to carry out attacks and perform other functions) via covert channels, such as Internet Relay Chats (IRCs) and websites.

Each individual connected computer in a botnet is called a zombie because the computer or device owner is generally unaware that their machine is mindlessly performing malicious actions. Botnets can wreak all kinds of havoc—from DDoS attacks to cryptocoin mining, from sending spam to spreading fake news.

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How hardware security modules could protect your crypto assets

As a security consultant for blockchain projects at Orbs, one of the recurring concerns I hear from customers is how to protect the private keys of their hot and cold wallets.

A hardware security module (HSM) is a tradition security solution which manages digital keys and is been used widely in PKI environments and in the financial sector.

At first glance, using of a HSM might be the perfect solution for blockchain-based solutions. The HSM generates key pairs, has secure storage, and can off-load cryptographic operations from the entire system.

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The Importance of Securing the Blockchain

Blockchain is a technology that promises to change how data is stored and businesses operate. 

It is important to ensure that the blockchain, and the data that it stores, is properly protected.

Store your cryptographic material for blockchain in a Hardware Security Module (HSM).

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News

CREAplus awarded with AAA Creditworthiness Certificate of Excellence

AAACompany CREAplus has been classified into legal entities that have received highest AAA Creditworthiness Certificate of Excellence, awarded by Analytical House Bisnode.

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Utimaco acquires Realsec to strengthen its solution portfolio and expand its regional presence

Utimaco acquires Realsec to strengthen its solution portfolio and expand its regional presenceUtimaco, a leading global provider of IT security solutions, announced that it has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Realsec, the Spanish IT security company and Hardware Security Module (HSM) provider. The closing of the acquisition is expected in July.

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Technical Training for Hardware Security Module (HSM)

utimaco trainingCREAplus, authorized Utimaco training partner, is going to deliver an online hands-on technical training for hardware security module (HSM), on 23-24 September 2021.

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CREAplus Successfully Delivered Training for Utimaco HSM

utimaco LAN V5 4CREAplus, authorized Utimaco training partner, successfully delivered another 2-day online hands-on technical training on hardware security module (HSM), in April 2021.

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CREAplus at Locked Shields 2021 with Cynet 360

cynetThe largest international live cyber defense exercise Locked Shields 2021, in which CREAplus experts also participated with the Cynet 360 platform, has successfully come to an end. 

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