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By: Mimecast     Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Healthcare organizations are a favorite target for determined attackers. Any disruption to critical services provides a strong incentive to pay a ransom and patient medical data is highly lucrative for the information it contains. Research finds that providers have traditionally under invested in IT security, which further compounds the problem. Read the report to learn: • Important cyber security risks • The impact of a data breach to your organization • Key regulations around the globe
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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: Cisco     Published Date: Jun 16, 2016
Attackers are commandeering legitimate infrastructure and reaping millions in profit. Defenders are struggling to detect and combat threats, and confidence is falling.
Tags : security, application security, access control, security policies
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By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Feb 01, 2017
This year’s Cyber Intrusion Services Casebook focuses on in-depth digital forensics, incident response (IR) and remediation services performed on behalf of actual CrowdStrike clients. Real-life examples drawn from notable CrowdStrike Services IR engagements in 2016 — including the now-infamous hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) —are covered with an emphasis on best practices organizations can follow to identify and eject attackers before a devastating breach occurs. Download this report to learn: • How CrowdStrike’s Falcon OverWatch and professional services teams discovered and attributed the DNC intrusion to nation-state threat actors FANCY BEAR and COZY BEAR • The gaps in security processes and planning that your organization can address now to stop the next breach • The specific tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) a range of nation-state and eCrime adversaries used to penetrate their victims’ defenses, and how they attempted to cover their tracks
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By: Viavi Solutions     Published Date: Feb 22, 2018
Is your Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) solution a target for attackers? With increasingly creative exploits, it is important to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to data protection. NPMD tools that do not keep pace can leave your information vulnerable.
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By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
Why Cisco Umbrella is the simplest decision you can make to improve your company’s security. You have to make some serious security decisions when you’re an IT leader. That’s because both the volume and sophistication of attacks are intensifying relentlessly — and it’s clear that conventional defenses alone are no longer adequate. More efective blocking of attackers is particularly important because under-the-radar attacks are wreaking havoc on enterprises that rely on antivirus products, frewalls, and sandboxing alone. A mere 30 minutes from now, any business can be more secure than it was before. That’s the simple reality of DNS-layer 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
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By: AWS     Published Date: May 25, 2018
Effective security for cloud-hosted web applications requires full visibility into the environment in which the apps live and the potential exposure to vulnerabilities — and to do so consistently, while proactively monitoring for attacks without causing delays in application development and delivery. Cloud adoption means that a focus on perimeter security is not sufficient and may even be obstructive, because it can impact application performance and availability. Similarly, relying on your cloud service provider’s security services is insufficient; any provider will tell you that securing the cloud environment is a shared responsibility between cloud service provider and customer, and the responsibility for specifically securing web applications is the sole responsibility of the customer. And although the industry as a whole has become better at protecting lower-level network and server resources, as attackers look for targets, they are moving up the application stack.
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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: 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
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By: McAfee EMEA     Published Date: Nov 15, 2017
Machine learning offers the depth, creative problem-solving capabilities, and automation to help security organizations gain significant ground against attackers. It’s a powerful tool for processing massive amounts of data for the purpose of malware classification and analysis, especially for unknown threats. Through supervised learning, human researchers can continually develop new training models that expand the understanding and competency of machine learning systems.
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By: Palo Alto Networks     Published Date: Sep 30, 2016
Today’s threats are more sophisticated than ever before. All types of organizations and information are being targeted. Attackers exploit vulnerabilities in software and use malware to further their attack objectives.
Tags : palo alto, advanced enpoint protection, strategy works, company protection, security
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By: McAfee     Published Date: Sep 15, 2014
Attacks today incorporate increasingly sophisticated methods of social engineering and client-side software manipulation to exfiltrate data without detection. Some attackers leverage so-called spearphishing to entice employees to give up access information and spread their attacks to other enterprise systems; others use password crackers against compromised applications in order to gain further access rights to the network. The attackers might also set up channels for command and control communications with the compromised systems, as in the case of the Zeus or SpyEye bot infections.
Tags : network protection, it security, firewall, hacker detection, security management
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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: Menlo Security     Published Date: Jun 01, 2018
"Multi-stage attacks are an increasingly popular approach used by cybercriminals. By sending a malicious attachment in a phishing email that contains an embedded URL, with no malevolent code, attackers can evade existing security solutions, like sandboxes and AV. How do you prevent these attacks before they happen? Download this white paper to find out: *How Menlo Security Labs recently isolated a multi-stage document attack *What tools, techniques and procedures ( TTPs ) are attackers using to infect victims’ devices *How Isolation can foil the attack before it can even start "
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By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: May 05, 2017
Web application and DDoS attacks hit enterprises without warning or reason. Most Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks require little skill to launch with attackers can simply rent resources from DDoS-for-hire sites at a low cost.. In comparison, DDoS attacks typically result in: • Operational disruption • Loss of confidential data • Lost user productivity • Reputational harm • Damage to partner and customer relations • Lost revenue Depending on your industry, that could add up to tens of thousands of dollars in damage – and in some cases it could be millions. Only 2% of organizations said their web applications had not been compromised in the past 12 months – 98% said they had.
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By: Intel Security     Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
Threat intellegence can even up the battle between attackers and defenders. This 31 page report from Securosis defines Threat Intellegence and discusses how you can leverage threat intelligence to shorten the window between compromise and detection.
Tags : advanced malware, targeted malware, layered malware defense, targeted attacks, critical infrastructure threats, forensic analysis, static detection, dynamic detection, forensic analysis, application control, vulnerability scanning, real-time kernel protection
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By: Palo Alto Networks     Published Date: Sep 30, 2016
Every year, record levels of money are spent on new IT security technology yet major breaches and compromises are more prevalent than ever. The concept of “layered security” in which an organization supports a wide variety of security technologies in order to discourage attackers doesn’t seem to be working. It’s time to rethink IT security not just the technology, but the way it’s approached from a strategic, architectural perspective.
Tags : palo alto, security, security architecture, saas, applications
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By: Cisco     Published Date: Dec 19, 2016
Criminal groups behind today's cyberattacks have become better organized, introducing reconnaissance activity, custom malware, evasion techniques, and other sophisticated tactics that place a burden on traditional security defenses. The litany of high-profile data breaches is impacting every industry and prompting organizations of all sizes to respond by modernizing their IT security infrastructure. The battlefield continues to be at the endpoint, where attackers typically strike to gain initial access to the corporate network. Most organizations have been waging this battle using traditional antivirus at the endpoint, a solution that has received a lot of improvements over its more than 25 years of existence but clearly isn't keeping up with attacker sophistication. Emerging endpoint specialized threat analysis and protection (STAP) products can either replace or complement antivirus by adding behavioral analysis and continuous system and user activity monitoring to identify new and s
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By: Illusive Networks     Published Date: Apr 10, 2019
Do you know how attackers can move once they’re inside your network? The access footprint changes constantly as users log on and off, restart systems, change roles, and access resources. Until now, these conditions have only been visible when skilled analysts inspect individual systems. Attack Surface Manager reveals hidden credentials and paths to critical systems so you can continuously impede attacker movement—without impeding the business.
Tags : attack surface, cyber hygiene, vulnerability management, vulnerabilities, network vulnerability, threat management, vulnerability assessment, network security, privileged access management, identity access management, illusive networks
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By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015
For nearly 10 years, viruses endured as the primary method of attack, and over time they were largely matched by defenders’ ability to block and protect against them. Motivated by the notoriety and the knowledge gained by the discovery and publicizing of new vulnerabilities, attackers continued to innovate. What ensued were distinct threat cycles, an “arms race,” so to speak. Approximately every five years attackers would launch new types of threats— from macroviruses to worms to spyware and rootkits—and defenders would quickly innovate to protect networks from them.
Tags : attacks, viruses, protection, networks, threats, arms race, vulnerabilities, macroviruses, worms, spyware, rootkits, defenders, security, data management
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By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2015
Zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats have outstripped the capabilities of traditional security methods that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection. In fact, 100 percent of companies surveyed by Cisco, as part of our Annual Security Report, have connections to domains that are known to host malicious files or services. At the same time, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is accelerating, creating significant opportunities for businesses and attackers alike as more things come online - along with the people, processes, and data that interact with them.
Tags : security, attacks, data, domain, zero-day, capabilities, malicious files, blocking, protection, data management
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By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2015
Zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats have outstripped the capabilities of traditional security methods that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection. In fact, 100 percent of companies surveyed by Cisco, as part of our Annual Security Report, have connections to domains that are known to host malicious files or services. At the same time, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is accelerating, creating significant opportunities for businesses and attackers alike as more things come online - along with the people, processes, and data that interact with them.
Tags : security, attacks, data, domain, zero-day, capabilities, malicious files, blocking, protection, data management
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By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
If you haven’t had first-hand experience with ransomware in the past, chances are you’ve heard of one of the many ransomware attacks that have recently caught worldwide attention. According to a June 2016 survey from Osterman Research, nearly one in two participants indicated that their organization suffered at least one ransomware attack in the last year. In this whitepaper, we’ll cover ransomware basics and provide best practices for ransomware prevention and detection. You’ll learn: • What ransomware is, how it works, and who the attackers are • 10 best practices you can employ now to detect and prevent ransomware • How you can quickly detect ransomware and other threats with AlienVault USM Download this whitepaper now to learn more about ransomware, best practices for defense, and how AlienVault USM helps you detect ransomware quickly with a unified approach to security.
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