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By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
The cyberattacks of 2017 proved more numerous, sophisticated, and ruthless than in years past. Threat actors, armed with knowledge stolen from the CIA and tools lifted from the NSA, demonstrated an elevated level of proficiency. WannaCry and NotPetya, two prominent threats from last year, successfully exploited these stolen assets in their assault on systems worldwide. As 2017 progressed, new opportunities developed in ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), opening the gates of malware-for-profit to everyone. Advancements in fileless attacks provided new ways for threats to hide from once reliable detection methods. Malware features such as polymorphism continued to play a powerful role in evading traditional defenses. The victims of cybercrime ranged from private businesses to the fundamental practices of democracy. France and the United States saw significant data breaches during their recent presidential elections. Several high-profile companies lost their customers’ personally identifiable information to cyberattacks, blemishing their brands and costing them untold millions in recovery operations. This report contains an overview of the threat trends and malware families Cylance's customers faced in 2017. This information is shared with the goal of assisting security practitioners, researchers, and individuals in our collective battle against emerging and evolving cyberthreats.
Tags : cyber attacks, cia, nsa, wannacry, notpetya
     BlackBerry Cylance
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 20, 2017
An interactive white paper describing how to get smart about insider threat prevention - including how to guard against privileged user breaches, stop data breaches before they take hold, and take advantage of global threat intelligence and third-party collaboration. Security breaches are all over the news, and it can be easy to think that all the enemies are outside your organization. But the harsh reality is that more than half of all attacks are caused by either malicious insiders or inadvertent actors.1 In other words, the attacks are instigated by people you’d be likely to trust. And the threats can result in significant financial or reputational losses.
Tags : insider threats, data management, organization management, data analytics, threat detection, risk management, fraud discovery, forensics investigation, incident response
     IBM
By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 22, 2017
Security threats are very real, and the stakes are higher than ever. Each day, tens of thousands of malware variants are created, with new classes of threats continually added and improved upon. Savvy attackers use polymorphic programs to alter malware into new form factors after each delivery. And all of this is exacerbated by the proliferation of mobile devices, cloud computing and social media—in fact, the intersection of these technologies provides fertile new ground for threats and malware. Today’s attacks are often not random, but targeted for maximum financial gain and impact. Rogue individuals and groups are constantly innovating new ways to attack organizations’ most valuable assets. As a result, traditional methods of dealing with threats are no longer enough. Organizations need more threat intelligence than ever before in order to effectively protect themselves.
Tags : cyber security, global threat intelligence, malware prevention, cyber threat, protection
     IBM
By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 26, 2017
Security threats are very real, and the stakes are higher than ever. Each day, tens of thousands of malware variants are created, with new classes of threats continually added and improved upon. Savvy attackers use polymorphic programs to alter malware into new form factors after each delivery. And all of this is exacerbated by the proliferation of mobile devices, cloud computing and social media—in fact, the intersection of these technologies provides fertile new ground for threats and malware.
Tags : mobile devices, security, data protection, data loss, information security
     IBM
By: Cisco     Published Date: Dec 19, 2016
Today’s threat landscape has forced us, once again, to evolve how we think about and deliver effective security to protect endpoints (PCs, Macs, Linux, mobile devices, etc). Malware today is either on an endpoint or it’s headed there. Advanced malware is dynamic, can compromise environments from an array of attack vectors, take endless form factors, launch attacks over time, and can quickly exfiltrate data from endpoints. Such malware, including polymorphic and environmentally aware malware, is very good at masking itself and evading traditional security tools, which can lead to a breach. As a result, it’s no longer a question of “if” malware can penetrate defenses and get onto endpoints, it’s a question of “when”.
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By: Symantec     Published Date: Jun 18, 2015
Learn how to use actionable threat intelligence to protect your digital business and see how aligning your threat intel efforts with the goals and success factors of your digital business will greatly improve your company’s organizational goals.
Tags : actionable threat intelligence, digital business, information security, targeted cyber-attacks, security, data management
     Symantec
By: Decru     Published Date: Apr 23, 2007
Company data is vulnerable to threats from - insiders, unauthorized access to data, data backup, off-site mirroring - just to name a few. Encrypting data at rest, on tape or disk, significantly mitigates these threats. This document provides guidance into some of the factors a company should consider when evaluating storage security technology and solutions.
Tags : storage, security, encryption, key management, protecting your data, security controls, networked storage environments, audit & logging, role based administration, secure access controls, enterprise security, data security, network security, storage management, authentication, standards compliance, security & privacy, security appliances, decru
     Decru
By: Focus     Published Date: Feb 09, 2011
Discover the primary vendor solutions and decision factors that must be considered when selecting a Unified Threat Management product to provide network defense.
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     Focus
By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 06, 2013
In this IBM security report, we will take a look at the data we've gathered through our monitoring operations and the security intelligence generated by our analysts and incident response teams who interpret that data. Our aim is to help you gain important insights into the current threat landscape - with a close look at the volume of attacks, the industries most impacted , the most prevalent types of attacks and attackers, and the key factors enabling them.
Tags : ibm, security services, cyber security intelligence, index, security report, security attacks, security protection, business security, data security, security intelligence index, security, enterprise applications, data management
     IBM
By: LogRhythm     Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Globally, sophisticated cyber-attacks are compromising organizations at an unprecedented rate and with devastating consequences. Modern attackers, including criminal organizations, ideological groups, nation states and other advanced threat actors are motivated by a wide range of objectives that include financial gain, industrial espionage, cyber-warfare, and terrorism. These attacks are often very expensive for compromised organizations, costing each company an average of USD $7.7M.1 1 Ponemon 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Study 2 CyberEdge 2016 Cyberthreat Defense Report 3 Symantec, Underground black market: Thriving trade in stolen data, malware, and attack service. November 20, 2015; Medscape, Stolen EHR Charts Sell for $50 Each on Black Market, April 28, 2014 4 Deloitte, Beneath the Surface of a Cyberattack, 2016 The Modern Cyber Threat Pandemic 3 The odds that your organization will be compromised are high. In fact, a recent report indicates that 76 percent of surveyed organizatio
Tags : data, breaches, organizations, global
     LogRhythm
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 26, 2017
Threats to your digital assets are everywhere. They’re constant. So you build defenses to keep them out. But like a carpenter framing a new addition to a house, you want to regularly step back from working on the details for a full view of your work. Do the enterprise security measures you’ve built do a complete job of protecting against intrusions? Or have you left any gaps that allow bad actors an easy way in? When you check all the possibilities, you might be surprised.
Tags : data protection, sensitive data, data security, identity governance, digital assets
     IBM
By: Darktrace     Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
Cyber security is today an unavoidable concern for law firms and the legal sector at large, which oversees disproportionately large volumes of sensitive data and which is therefore an attractive target for sophisticated threat actors. From confidential information about mergers and acquisitions to disclosures made under attorney-client privilege, today’s law firms are inundated with data that would be disastrous if leaked, both for the results of individual cases and for these firm’s long-term reputations. Indeed, this reputational damage diminishes the very trust upon which the legal profession is predicated, jeopardizing client relationships and hindering customer acquisition. Legal organizations lose 5% of their clients following a data breach, while significant or high-profile breaches can even prompt a firm’s eventual collapse, as was the case for Mossack Fonseca in the infamous Panama Papers breach. In today’s increasingly digital business world, even the most private legal docum
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     Darktrace
By: Darktrace     Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
Cyber-attacks targeting technology and telecommunications firms represent the most significant threat to their sensitive customer data and invaluable intellectual property. When successful, such attacks cost these firms dearly, not only in terms of immediate loss of revenue but also in the form of subsequent reputational damage. Technology firms that provide digital services or house vast quantities of user information are particularly at risk, as demonstrated in the Uber breach that exposed the personal information of more than 25 million users. Regulations around personal data, such as GDPR, increasingly require technology firms to adopt a robust cyber defense strategy that can detect cyber-threats at an early stage. Cyber-attacks aimed at technology firms with lucrative IP have also become a fact of life in the Information Age. Often perpetrated by nation-state actors with advanced capabilities, these attacks are now remarkably subtle and stealthy, with some of the latest examples b
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