Throughout this blog post, we have put together some of the latest industry insights from us and our vendors in KedronUK’s monthly Techbrief! This month we share with you information on The Dangers of Cyber Risk Quantification, How AI is Enabling Resilience in Healthcare, Ransomware’s Impact on Government Organisations, and much more.

KedronUK Has Come of Age! (Case Study)
KedronUK has reached the grand old age of 21 and will be celebrating this milestone with the team by attending the Henley Royal Regatta 2024!

We find it hard to believe we are making over two decades of success in the ever-evolving IT industry, so we wanted to take a look back and share with our customers where it started, what has changed and where we think we will be going next!
Read the full blog here!

The Dangers of Cyber Risk Quantification. (Blog Post)
Cyber risk quantification (CRQ) is an approach to analysing and reporting on cybersecurity risks that has grown in popularity over the past decade. One of the leading CRQ frameworks is known as the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) model. The FAIR model posits that cybersecurity risk can be quantified in terms of its potential financial impact, just like any other business risk. The benefits to quantifying risk financially are that security leaders can communicate the impact of a potential cybersecurity incident in terms executives are familiar with and they can clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of their cybersecurity programs.
Read more here.

StableNet® Analytics Portal (SNAP). (Blog Post)
Dashboards are an invaluable tool to visualize data, gain insight and share information with stakeholders. For network management, dashboards are not “one-size-fits-all”; specific user groups require different levels of granularity. With the all new StableNet Analytics Portal (aka “SNAP”), near-real-time dashboards can be customized easily and with multi-tenancy, your level of control has never been greater. .
To learn more, click here and see how, with the all new StableNet Analytics Portal, getting and sharing the information you need really is a “SNAP”.

Keysight Technologies
3 Ways that Artificial Intelligence is Enabling Resilience in Healthcare. (Blog Post)
The Covid-19 pandemic heightened existing pressure points in nearly every sector and industry. The pandemic exacerbated the already crisis-level burnout that healthcare workers were struggling with. Hospital networks are struggling to keep pace with more patients requiring care from a shrinking healthcare professional workforce. Inflation, increased doctor-patient ratios, and a shrinking healthcare talent pool have stretched the medical industry to its breaking point. Digital health technologies that leverage AI contribute to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of hospital systems in meaningful ways, including cost reductions, improved access to healthcare, and resource optimisation.
Find out more here.

Why The External Attack Surface Matters: An analysis into APAC related threat activities. (Blog Post)
Considerable focus within the cybersecurity industry has been placed on the attack surface of organisations, giving rise to external attack surface management (EASM) technologies as a means to monitor said surface. It would appear a reasonable approach, on the premise that a reduction in exposed risk related to the external attack surface reduces the likelihood of compromise and potential disruption from the myriad of ransomware groups targeting specific geographies and sectors.
Read more here.

There’s Something Phishy about Generative AI. (Blog Post)
The rise of GenAI (Generative AI) gives leeway to malicious content creators with 80% of all phishing campaigns discovered in the wild being generated by AI tools such as ChatGPT or similar.
In this article, we are going to explore the latest phishing techniques that capitalise on GenAI.
Find out more here.

The Mega Impact of AI-Driven Disinformation Campaigns. (Blog Post)
The amount of money to run an AI-based disinformation campaign is miniscule compared to the influence the campaign can have on society. As noted in a recent SecurityWeek piece “Preparing Society for AI-Based Disinformation Campaigns in the 2024 US Elections”, there are four common steps in these efforts: Reconnaissance, content creation, amplification and actualisation. Unlike other threat actors who typically act out of financial motivation, the question here isn’t ‘how do we monetise the campaign?’ It’s ‘how do we effect change?’ They want to change the way people think and act — and change what they believe.
Read the full blog post here.

How Ransomware Impacts Government Organisations. (Blog Post)
Government institutions provide critical services to citizens, including healthcare, public safety, transportation, and utilities and as such are prime targets for ransomware attacks. Ransomware attacks can disrupt these services, causing delays, shutdowns, and potentially putting lives at risk. In some cases, ransomware attacks on government institutions may have broader national security implications. For example, if critical infrastructure or sensitive government systems are compromised, it could impact national defence, intelligence operations, and diplomatic relations.
Read more here.

Phil Swainson

Phil Swainson

Head of Technology

Responsible for the KedronUK portfolio, including in-house product development.

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