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By: Qualys     Published Date: Jan 11, 2017
With attackers using increasingly-sophisticated ways to break into systems, manual methods of locating and inspecting devices on your network are no longer enough. The right Vulnerability Management (VM) solution can monitor your environment, enabling you to: discover devices running in your network, determine whether they are vulnerable to attack, find fixes to the underlying problems, and protect yourself while those fixes are being implemented
Tags : information security, it compliance, it audit, it security, network security, web application security, application security
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By: Qualys     Published Date: Jan 11, 2017
With attackers getting more sophisticated every day, manual methods of locating and testing web-based apps are no longer enough. The right Web Application Scanning (WAS) solution can help you systematically: discover web apps running in your network, determine whether or not they are vulnerable to attack, understand how to fix them, and protect your business while fixes are being implemented
Tags : information security, it compliance, it audit, it security, network security, web application security, application security
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By: SAS     Published Date: Aug 03, 2016
A paradigm shift is underway in the cybersecurity industry. Cybersecurity professionals are moving from a focus on attacker prevention to attacker detection. Preventing the “bad guys” from getting in is still important, but cyber adversaries are increasingly able to bypass even the most sophisticated network defenses. Once inside, it is more important than ever to find these attackers fast, before their activities get buried in the daily volume and pulse of network communications. This is where security analytics holds promise. Security analytics provides the necessary and timely visibility into normal and abnormal network behavior. This visibility enables devices and entities acting suspiciously to be quickly identified and investigated.
Tags : cyber security, security, best practices, attacker prevention, paradigm shift, security analytics, technology
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By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Oct 17, 2016
This paper describes key security aspects of developing and operating digital, cloud-based remote monitoring platforms that keep data private and infrastructure systems secure from attackers.
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By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 17, 2017
This paper describes key security aspects of developing and operating digital, cloud-based remote monitoring platforms that keep data private and infrastructure systems secure from attackers. This knowledge of how these platforms should be developed and deployed is helpful when evaluating the merits of remote monitoring vendors and their solutions.
Tags : cyber security, energy efficiency, power and cooling systems, mean time to recovery, mttr, data privacy, cloud-based platforms, digital remote monitoring, data center
     Schneider Electric
By: Sophos     Published Date: Mar 30, 2017
Many papers on the topic of advanced persistent threats (APTs) begin with ominous references to the changing threat landscape and stories of how highly sophisticated cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent. That can be misleading. The majority of attacks today still use many techniques that have been around for years—social engineering, phishing emails, backdoor exploits and drive-by downloads, to name the biggest ones. Such attacks are neither advanced nor particularly sophisticated when broken down into their individual components and often rely on the weakest link in any organization—the user. However, the way in which hackers use combinations of techniques and the persistent behavior of the attackers is something that does set APTs apart from other attempts to compromise security. This paper is designed to give you an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and what kind of protection is available to help reduce the risk of an attack.
Tags : network security, firewall, data security, antivirus protection, email protection, virtual security, web protection, wireless protection, it security
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By: Symantec     Published Date: Apr 09, 2012
New attacks are threatening to expand the potential for attackers to compromise enterprise servers and the critical data on them. These problems are solved by proper use of Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates for authentication.
Tags : ssl, ssl certificates, internet infrastructure services, trust services, extended validation, two-factor authentication, identity protection, ddos mitigation, public key infrastructure (pki), domain name services, malware scan, com net tv registry, seal, verisign, security
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By: Symantec     Published Date: Jan 10, 2013
The recent release of the Firesheep Wi-Fi attack tool has increased awareness among both users and attackers of the inherent insecurity of unprotected HTTP connections. This white paper is about protecting users from Firesheep and other attacks.
Tags : firesheep, sidejacking attacks, ssl, unprotected networks, symantec, http connections, security, data management
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By: Symantec     Published Date: Oct 07, 2014
The rising intensity and sophisticated nature of cyber-attacks has created a precarious environment for businesses charged with protecting their customers’ personal data. In 2012, credit card and debit card fraud resulted in losses amounting to $11.27 billion. In January 2014 alone, a single cyber-attack exposed more than 105 million identities. To steal this data, one option is to target the point at which a retailer first acquires that card data – the Point-of-Sale (PoS) system. PoS systems are increasingly being targeted by these attackers, which is why it's more important than ever to protect these devices and the systems they are connected to. Read more into the research on these attacks in this Symantec Security Response special report.
Tags : point of sale systems, cyber-attacks, precarious environment, fraud, personal data, pos, security response, security
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By: Symantec     Published Date: Oct 07, 2014
An ongoing cyberespionage campaign against a range of targets, mainly in the energy sector, gave attackers the ability to mount sabotage operations against their victims. The attackers, known to Symantec as Dragonfly, managed to compromise a number of strategically important organizations for spying purposes and, if they had used the sabotage capabilities open to them, could have caused damage or disruption to energy supplies in affected countries. Read more into the research on these attacks in this Symantec Security Response special report.
Tags : cyberespionage attacks, range of targets, security, spying, damage or disruption
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By: Symantec     Published Date: Dec 04, 2014
The recent release of the Firesheep Wi-Fi attack tool has increased awareness among both users and attackers of the inherent insecurity of unprotected HTTP connections.
Tags : ssl, http, firesheep, side-jacking, wi-fi attacks, tls, user protection, security
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By: Symantec     Published Date: Sep 14, 2015
In the running battle with cyberthreats, your first line of defense is your IT staff: the system and network administrators, SOC and NOC operators, incident response and forensics analysts, and application development and QA teams. Are these IT professionals ready to take on an ever-growing army of innovative, persistent cybercriminals and hackers? Probably not, if you expect them to acquire the knowledge and skills they need through self-directed study and on-the-job training. There is too much to learn, and few members of the IT staff have the time to research every new threat. And you can’t afford to suffer through APTs, breaches and data leakages just to provide “teachable moments” for IT personnel. There is another solution. Security simulation immerses IT professionals in a realistic online environment and challenges them to fill the roles of cyberattackers and cyberdefenders. It borrows from education theory and online gaming to present knowledge in ways that motivate learning a
Tags : on-the-job training, it professionals, cyber security services, security programs, security
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By: Symantec     Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
By 2021, cyber attacks are expected to cause $6 trillion in damages worldwide. To combat, spending is predicted to hit $1 trillion between 2017 and 2021. Attackers benefit from an infinite amount of time and tactics at their disposal, as they work to get around the typical static network and endpoint defenses organizations put in place. Deception can complement endpoint and network defenses, adding dynamic security mechanisms that can be customized for every environment to take the attacker’s advantage away. While endpoint and network security protects you from being compromised, deception mitigates the effects of a compromise by detecting it early and identifying the attacker intent which helps coordinate a faster and better response. Read this white paper to find out more.
Tags : deception, endpoint, network, security, protection, breach, attack, symantec
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By: Symantec     Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
Security teams face sophisticated attacks that ‘hide in plain sight’ and often dwell in customer environments as long as 190 days1. And attackers increasingly employ stealthy techniques to move freely within a customer environment like using stolen credentials to masquerade as legitimate users. There has been a marginal decline in zero-day discoveries and an increase in ‘living off the land’ tactics that don’t rely on the traditional combination of vulnerabilities followed by malware. These tactics are more difficult to detect since they make use of legitimate tools.
Tags : security, software, detection, network
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By: Symantec Corporation     Published Date: Oct 03, 2013
The recent release of the Firesheep Wi-Fi attack tool has increased awareness among both users and attackers of the inherent insecurity of unprotected HTTP connections. Users on unprotected networks who connect to websites through plain HTTP connections expose their connections to those sites to open surveillance and full compromise.
Tags : symantec, security, threat, report, key findings, best practice, strategy, technology
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By: Symantec Corporation     Published Date: Oct 03, 2013
Advances in attacks on network security over the last few years have led to many high-profile compromises of enterprise networks and breaches of data security. A new attack is threatening to expand the potential for attackers to compromise enterprise servers and the critical data on them. Solutions are available, and they will require action by company officers and administrators. “SSLStrip” and related attacks were among the highlights of the July 2009 Black Hat show in Las Vegas. Researcher Moxie Marlinspike combined a number of discrete problems, not all related to SSL, to create a credible scenario in which users attempting to work with secure websites were instead sent to malicious fake sites.
Tags : symantec, security, threat, report, key findings, best practice, strategy, technology
     Symantec Corporation
By: Tenable     Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
"This IDC Technology Spotlight examines the evolution of vulnerability management. By leveraging the cloud and new technologies that deliver greater visibility, organizations can gain an accurate picture of their assets and overall risk posture. This is a critical step toward addressing the current landscape where attackers are using a wide variety of vectors such as mobile, social, and cloud-based attacks to infiltrate organizations and steal data. By reading this report you will get an overview of: - Benefits of cloud-based security and vulnerability management - Challenges of adopting cloud-based vulnerability management - IDC assessment of Tenable.io cloud vulnerability management"
Tags : vulnerability management, analyst report, idc
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By: Tenable     Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
"This IDC Technology Spotlight examines the evolution of vulnerability management. By leveraging the cloud and new technologies that deliver greater visibility, organizations can gain an accurate picture of their assets and overall risk posture. This is a critical step toward addressing the current landscape where attackers are using a wide variety of vectors such as mobile, social, and cloud-based attacks to infiltrate organizations and steal data. By reading this report you will get an overview of: - Benefits of cloud-based security and vulnerability management - Challenges of adopting cloud-based vulnerability management - IDC assessment of Tenable.io cloud vulnerability management"
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By: Third Brigade     Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Healthcare organizations are being targeted by financially motivated attackers that steal and sell valuable data, including identities and computing resources. This white paper defines the new threat, and outlines three important steps that providers can take to protect their critical systems.
Tags : hipaa, hipaa compliance, network security, network security appliance, security management, intrusion prevention, intrusion detection, hacker detection, ips, host-based ips, third brigade, security
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By: Third Brigade     Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Organizations that need to protect business critical applications, and sensitive data and hosts recognize that traditional network defenses can be readily bypassed by attackers. This white paper defines four key qualities of an effective host-based IPS.
Tags : intrusion prevention, network security, data protection, hacker detection, intrusion detection, ips, intrusion prevention systems, host-based ips, security strategy, third brigade, security
     Third Brigade
By: ThreatTrack Security     Published Date: May 21, 2015
This presentation will look at the various motivations of attackers, explore why they don’t matter at the time of attack and focus on mitigation tactics as a way to best defend your organization.
Tags : threattrack, cyber security, attacks, protection, security
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By: Vectra Networks     Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
Intrusion Detection Systems have ceased to live up to their name and have lost their ability to spot today’s sophisticated intrusions. Consequently, cyber attackers are taking advantage of it by launching more evasive and strategic threats that spread rapidly within networks. And security teams are left without the proper tools or insight to identify intrusions that pose the biggest risk.
Tags : intrusion detection systems, cyber attackers, sophisticated intrusions, intrusion detection, security
     Vectra Networks
By: Vectra Networks     Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
Covert communications are key enablers of cyber attacks that allow remote humans to patiently manage and direct their attacks undetected. Attackers choose these vehicles specifically for their ability to evade signatures, malware sandboxes and reputation lists. To learn how Vectra empowers security teams to automatically pinpoint active cyber attacks as they’re happening, correlate threats with the hosts that are under attack, prioritize attacks that pose the greatest business risk, and quickly prevent or mitigate loss, register to get the white paper Detecting Covert Communications.
Tags : malicious covert communications, cyber attacks, undetected attacks, business risk, prevent and mitigate loss, security
     Vectra Networks
By: Venafi     Published Date: Jul 27, 2015
See how APT 18 conducted its proof-of-concept attack, learn how attackers bypassed critical security controls and find out how you can eliminate blind spots, reduce risk, and respond and remediate faster.
Tags : security controls, key misuse, certificate misuse, security management, breach prevention, risk reduction, blind spots, exfiltrating data, certificate security, trust protection platform
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