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No Respect. CISOs Misunderstood and Underappreciated by their C-Level Peers [ Source: ThreatTrack Security ]

October 2014- C-level executives regard the role of CISO primarily as a target for finger-pointing in the event of a data breach, and have little faith that individuals in the role could hold other leadership positions.

Prevent Data Breaches with Stronger Email Security [ Source: ThreatTrack Security ]

October 2014- Email remains the #1 threat vector for many organizations. To fight the onslaught of cyber threats, nothing short of a multilayered security architecture, backed by strict security policies and staff training, can protect an organization.

Leveraging Metadata for a Proactive Defense [ Source: GENERAL DYNAMICS Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions ]

October 2014- All too often network security professionals are forced into an escalating workflow-an arms race remediating alerts (indicators of attacks) as they come in, instead of proactively hunting for the adversary-who is likely already in your network. Resource and time constraints, as well as a lack of visibility and the right tools, lead to a best effort security posture (doing everything you can to stay above the rising tide of incoming attacks).

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Comprehensive Advanced Threat Defense [ Source: GENERAL DYNAMICS Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions ]

October 2014- The hot topic in the information security industry these days is "Advanced Threat Defense" (ATD). There are many definitions, and plenty of marketing hype and spin on the topic, but it is the science - and the art - of defending yourself against sophisticated, persistent adversaries who can get past (or have already gotten past) your security defenses.

We like to define advanced threat defense in terms of the adversary rather than the ...

Security incident response plan that actually works [ Source: IBM ]

October 2014- This brief offers a look at the top ten mistakes security organizations make with their Computer Security Incident Response Plans.

Before the breach [ Source: IBM ]

October 2014- Threat intelligence uses the symptoms of an attack to foster an understanding of who the attackers are and what their motives and capabilities may be--offering the insight necessary to develop a proactive stance and thwart attackers.

Gaining the upper hand in today's cyber security battle [ Source: IBM ]

October 2014- Threat intelligence uses the symptoms of an attack to foster an understanding of who the attackers are and what their motives and capabilities may be--offering the insight necessary to develop a proactive stance and thwart attackers.

Estimating the Cost of Insecure Mobile Devices in the Workplace [ Source: AT&T ]

October 2014- The study focuses on the risk created by employees' use of insecure mobile devices and what the potential financial exposure could be for companies.

5 Questions You Want and Need to Ask About MDM [ Source: AT&T ]

October 2014- This powerful guide gives you answers from industry-leading sources who asked organizations the questions you'd like, and need, to know.

Continuous Incident Response Solution Brief eGuide [ Source: Bit9 ]

October 2014- In a recent cross-industry study, nearly 40 percent of respondents reported having conducted between 26 to more than 500 forensic investigations over the past two years. Fifty-seven percent said they needed to "find and investigate incidents as they are occurring." However, traditional incident response is tedious, time-consuming and imperfect.

White Paper: Incident Response - How to Fight Back [ Source: Bit9 ]

October 2014- Most organizations have not proactively prepared for a breach. In fact, a majority of incident responders (52 percent) say they lack the necessary visibility into endpoint vulnerabilities. Without continuous data collection at the endpoint, preparing and responding to a breach is exponentially hampered. Download the SANS Institute's latest industry survey to understand these key findings.

eGuide to Advanced Threat Hunting [ Source: Bit9 ]

October 2014- With the number of advanced attacks increasing every day-most undiscovered through traditional detection and response solutions-truly hunting for threats within your environment can be a laborious task. To combat this, enterprises must focus on prioritizing endpoint data collection over detection, leveraging comprehensive threat intelligence, and expanding detection beyond the moment of compromise.

Rapidly Respond to Advanced Attacks in Motion eGuide [ Source: Bit9 ]

October 2014- Traditional incident response (IR) processes are being overwhelmed. The increased volume of attacks has caused the number of alerts from detection devices to balloon dramatically. Organizations try to apply traditional incident response processes and procedures for each alert, but discover those procedures are insufficient for continuous application at an enterprise scale.

2014 Cost of Cyber Crime study: Global [ Source: HP ]

October 2014- Ponemon Institute has completed its fifth year studying the cost of cyber crime to businesses around the world. The 2014 Cost of Cyber Crime study taps the collective experience of 257 organizations in seven countries. It shows that cyber crime and its associated cost to businesses continue to rise. But there is good news, too. Security defenses and a strong security posture help drive down the losses.

Separate reports exist for each country, and this ...

2014 Cost of Cyber Crime study: United States [ Source: HP ]

October 2014- For the fifth year running, the United States led the world in number and cost of cyber attacks. The Ponemon Institute surveyed 59 U.S. companies, performing 544 individual interviews to assess their experience with cyber crime. The mean annualized cost for the U.S. companies surveyed was $12.7 million—up 9.3 percent from last year. There is good news, though. A strong security posture and deployment of security intelligence systems drives down the cost for many companies. ...

eBook: Securing Business Information in the Cloud [ Source: Box ]

September 2014- For security and IT pros concerned with protecting sensitive information across multiple endpoints and applications. Explore how cloud can enable us to go back to basics of security to address the challenges of distributed computing and make our organizations more secure.

Extend Compliance And Risk Management To What Really Matters For Your Business [ Source: Absolute Software ]

September 2014- While governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) programs have matured well over time, this maturity has come mostly in response to new and changing regulations, which has resulted in programs that are narrowly focused on protecting employees, investors, consumers, and other stakeholders - not on protecting the business itself. Companies rarely fail because of poor financial controls, but they fail frequently due to their inability to understand and address disruptive technologies, market fluctuations, changing customer ...

Endpoint Security Trends [ Source: Absolute Software ]

September 2014- This report outlines Forrester's take on the endpoint security trends seen from Q2 2013 to Q4 2014, looking at IT spend, and the adoption of Endpoint Security Software-As-A-Service. Forrester provides data for organizations to benchmark their spending patterns against their peers, and strategize their endpoint security adoption decisions.

Self-encrypting Drives: You Don't Have to Sacrifice Performance for Security [ Source: SanDisk ]

September 2014- Complimentary white paper on high-performing, secure and affordable SanDisk SSDs.

Guide to Data Security [ Source: DLT / Symantec ]

September 2014- Protecting the government's data is an all-consuming, top priority. As the federal government's data growth continues to spiral, and as the types of data threats and leakage change, data and storage managers have no choice but to be on the front lines of protecting their agencies' data. That means first building a solid data storage and management foundation – one that ensures that all data is accounted for at all times and that it's continually backed ...

White Paper: Web Application Scanning with Nessus [ Source: Tenable ]

September 2014- Why is it that so many web applications are certified to be compliant with a particular standard such as PCI DSS and yet are still compromised? According to data compiled by the DatalossDB project, breaches caused by web applications and web-related flaws comprise 11% of all breaches while another 18% fall into the "hack" category (some of which are likely web application related).
Is the scanner the problem? Is it the auditor? On the other hand, ...

White Paper: Vulnerability Management and Risk Assessment for the Cyber-Security Framework [ Source: Tenable ]

February 2014- This paper provides insight to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, which calls for "a set of industry standards and best practices to help organizations manage cybersecurity risks". Specifically, this paper describes how Tenable’s solutions can be leveraged to help meet the guidelines and practices outlined in the components of the Cybersecurity Framework. Organizations can use the Framework to focus on a risk - based approach to align its vulnerability ...

White Paper: Continuous Monitoring for the New IT Landscape [ Source: Tenable ]

July 2014- Recent breaches have targeted a fatal flaw in the way organizations have approached security over the last two decades. While the focus has been on investing in multiple preventive security technologies-centralized authentication, desktop virus prevention, automated patching, next generation firewalls, sandboxes for zero-day malware, and security event management-adversaries have taken advantage of blind spots that have widened as the IT landscape has evolved. The recent breaches occurred not because of unknown weaknesses in the defensive ...

White Paper: Speed Up Incident Response with Actionable Forensic Analytics [ Source: Tenable ]

July 2014- Tenable provides a comprehensive continuous network monitoring solution that enables you to rapidly respond to security incidents, by providing actionable forensic data that can help detect incidents more accurately. In this paper, we will explore the forensic analytics and incident response capabilities of Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View (SC CV), a network security platform that identifies vulnerabilities, reduces risk, and ensures compliance. Topics covered will include:

• Recognizing how organizational silos and inefficient process ...

Vendor Landscape: Endpoint Protection [ Source: Trend Micro ]

September 2014- Info-Tech Champions receive high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have a strong market presence and are usually the trend setters for the industry.
See how Trend Micro Smart Protection for Endpoints measured up against today’s requirements:

- Protection for data on the move
- Interfaces that are highly interactive
- Expanded platform integration
- Backed by a strong vendor

Securing Business Information in the Cloud [ Source: Box ]

September 2014- Since the rise of the client-server model, IT has steadily moved from a centralized computing model to a highly decentralized one. This shift has dramatically accelerated in the last several years, fueled by mobility, cloud services and service-oriented platforms. This has created immense value for IT and end users, but adapting security controls and tools to a decentralized architecture has proven difficult. As a result, the modern enterprise is burdened with challenges like insecure devices ...

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