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HealthTech Protection

How healthcare breakthroughs could help cybersecurity

Many startups are achieving success by redefining how the economy works. Xtechs (financial, health, insurance, among others) are reducing operational costs and delivering more value to customers,...



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Risk indicator roundup

A matter of taste

What is the best risk indicator? Bottom line: there is no "best", only different approaches to the same thing. Ultimately, it’s up to you. Here we will show the pros and cons of each so you can...



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Seek for chaos and dive into it

The Antifragile philosophy

Imagine a medium-sized sealed carton box, with two or three glasses inside. If you kick the box (like kicking a soccer ball), the glasses will surely break. The glasses are fragile. Now, think of...



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Great Expectations

What to expect when you're at risk

Thus far, the situations we have modeled have been either over-simplifications or fabrications in order to illustrate a concept. This article will try to improve on that a bit by considering more...



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The F*CK strategy

The pratfall effect application on business

Do you like fried chicken? A year ago or so, KFC -the chicken fast-food chain- was featured in almost every news outlet in the UK: they ran out of chicken for an entire weekend. A horror story for...



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Quantitative Python

Risk management with Python

Now that we have an understanding of risk concepts such as the loss exceedance curve, value-at-risk, Bayes Rule, and fitting distributions, we would like to have a realiable, extensible and...



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Para bellum

Prepare for the worst risk

"Si vis pacem, para bellum", goes the old adage. If you want peace, prepare for war. In our case, the worst possible risky scenario our information assets could go into. While probability...



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Hit or miss

Estimating attack probability

One of the main obstacles against adopting a quantitative approach to risk management is that since major security breaches are relatively rare and hence, there cannot be enough data for proper...



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Updating your beliefs

How Bayes Rule affects risk

Usually, changing our beliefs is seen as a negative thing. But when those beliefs represent our state of uncertainty regarding a particular cybersecurity risk, you’d better use all the tools at...



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Monetizing vulnerabilities

From probabilites to dollars and cents

In our previous article, we merely scratched the surface of the problem that quantifying risks poses, barely touching on concepts such as calibrated estimation, confidence intervals and specifying...



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Quantifying risk

From color scales to probabilities and ranges

One of the least understood parts of a vulnerability is the risk it poses to the target. On the client side, it tends to get confused with impact and occurrence likelihood, due to devices like the...



Fluid Attacks, Among the Top Global Leaders 2018

Among the Top Global Leaders 2018

Fluid Attacks, a top cybersecurity company

In an era where IT companies and business services are diverse, realizing which companies have the best performance on service delivery is crucial when buying services from companies that...




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