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Should SOCs monitor application or infrastructure logs for suspicious events?

We learned from the previous article that SOCs/Incident Response teams should be looking for threats that represent high-level risks to the normal business activities.

We know the who, but how can we define what needs to be protected?

Assume your company has over a thousand business applications. They are hosted in multiple data centres as well as in the cloud. There are Windows and Linux hosts, and many of these are not patched of course. On top of that, nobody knows who owns them.

The following article cuts through this complexity and explains a simple approach.

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Scanning Sites for SRI Usage with sritest.io

Scanning Websites for SRI Hash Usage with sritest.io

Third-party hosted website assets, such as JavaScript libraries, are vulnerable to tampering. However, a new technique named Subresource Integrity (SRI) is here to protect these external assets.

One problem is the slow implementation of SRI, thus sritest.io was born. The new service enables website owners and frontend developers to evaluate their sites for SRI hash usage. Sritest.io aims to help the widespread implementation of SRI, thus, ultimately protect website visitors from malicious code.

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Risk-Driven Incident Response

Psst! Do you wanna protect your company from security incidents?

But what you have is hundreds of apps, your infrastructure looks like a bowl of spaghetti and the company is short on resources? Don’t worry, it’s doable with careful planning!

This risk-based incident response framework lets you target the most critical things at your organisation. Keep on reading and your incident response team will operate as a powerful sniper rifle, rather than a clunky shotgun.

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Ransomware Playbook for Managing Infections

Ransomware is a variation of malicious software that encrypts the victim’s files without any consent, then demands a ransom in exchange for the decryption keys. This is a lucrative, multi-million-dollar business model, which targets hundreds of thousands of users each day.

Files becoming unavailable could lead to the disruption of normal business activities, therefore it costs money. A formal incident response playbook with effective pre-designed instructions, however, helps minimize the impact on the business.

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