How to Detect, Predict and Eliminate Advanced Targeted Threats
From the hacktivists who deploy powerful distributed-denial-of-service attacks, to nation states that pilfer competitive information, as well as organized crime rings that siphon payment card data from the likes of Target and Neiman Marcus... the threat landscape has evolved dramatically.
The 2014 Targeted Attacks Study looks at the specific threats organizations face today; where traditional security approaches are failing; and what advanced tools organizations are ...
April 2014- Think for a moment about all the employees, customers and business partners who need access to your enterprise resources - using all sorts of different devices in all sorts of locations. Today's identity and access management solutions need to do more than just "let the good guys in and keep the bad guys out." In fact, there are few security initiatives that currently demand as much deliberation and scrutiny.
The cyber security threat landscape is constantly evolving. The tools, behaviours and techniques of those attacking and defending organisations are constantly adapting to each other.
While high-profile attacks now regularly appear in the press, many decision makers are left wondering what steps they can actively take to stay on top of a threat which is forever changing.
In our report Cyber threat landscape: Guide for business leaders we outline five cyber ...
Across the world, cyber attacks are now taking place on an industrial scale. The
World Economic Forum has warned that the theft of information and the intentional
disruption of online or digital processes are among the very top business risks that
major institutions face. It also suggests, however, that improved cyber security could
save the world economy trillions of dollars.
Recent high profile attacks have highlighted just how much cyber crime can cost ...
When an organization has been compromised, some of the first questions to ask are critical:
•Which systems can I trust?
•What was done to compromise my systems or data?
•How quickly can I figure out where I stand?
Tripwire is often called in after the fact to help answer these questions, even if the breached organization was not monitoring their systems with Tripwire technology. The following ...
May 2012- Organizations have traditionally viewed vulnerability scanners as a tactical product, largely commoditized, and only providing value around audit time. How useful is a 100-page vulnerability report to an operations person trying to figure out what to fix next? But the tide is definitely turning?there is now a clear shift from a largely compliance-driven orientation to a more security-centric view. It?s widely acknowledged that compliance provides a low bar for security, and it just ...
In almost every year since 2000, the Internet Crime Complaint Center has reported an increase in cybersecurity crime reports by individuals and organizations. Over the last dozen years, the number of attacks reported in the United States seems to grow consistently over time. After examining this trend, the question arises: Is there anything an organization can do to stop these attacks from occurring and protect their critical information systems from intruders?
Business leaders need ...
Threat Intelligence & Incident Response: A Study of U.S. & EMEA Organizations, sponsored by AccessData, surveyed 1,083 CISOs and security technicians in the United States and EMEA about how their company handles the immediate aftermath of a cyber-attack and what would help their teams more successfully detect and remediate these events.
Learn the unsettling truth about how limited today?s information security departments really are when it comes to defending their domains, including:
February 2014- DDoS attacks continue to grow in size, frequency and complexity, forcing network-dependent companies to implement a plan for protection. However, recent research from Forrester suggests many companies are coming up short in their DDoS attack protection strategy. Learn how changes in processes or technology can improve your DDoS attack readiness.
February 2014- As next-generation firewall (NGFW) technology becomes more mainstream, it is time to review the advanced capabilities and features that separate the leaders from the laggards. At its most basic, the consensus of a NGFW definition would include these capabilities - standard firewall features like stateful inspection and network address translation, integrated intrusion prevention, application awareness and some level of intelligence and integration with vulnerability and reputation databases. Network and cyber security teams understand the three ...
At one time, the concept of allowing an employee to use an external or personal application for work related purposes was unheard of. Today, employees are always online and are continually using the latest applications, often times melding personal and work-related usage. Summarily blocking these applications is equivalent to blocking the business.
The 10 Things Your Next Firewall Must Do validates the fact that the best location to execute secure application enablement is at ...
July 2013- Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks today are targeting businesses of all sizes and types. This article provides an expert overview of common methods of DDoS attacks and four main ways enterprises and providers of Web applications can protect themselves and their customers from falling victim to this type of attack.
This in-depth report provides a broad view of the cyber vulnerability landscape, ranging from industry-wide data down to a focused look at different technologies, including Web and mobile. Download this valuable report to gain the security intelligence you need to better understand how to deploy limited enterprise resources and best minimize security risks.
The world is constantly evolving and always connected, and your enterprise must be too. Forward-thinking enterprises realize that they need a sustainable approach to security and risk management-one that addresses the new wave of vulnerabilities that prevail due to increasing trends in IT consumerization, mobility, social media, cloud computing, cybercrime, and nation-state attacks.
Did you know it takes an average of 416 days to detect a security breach? Read the 2012 HP Cyber Risk Report for information that will guide you in deploying security programs to minimize risk and protect against breaches. You'll gain insight into the top vulnerability trends, web application vulnerabilities, and mobile application security, and you?ll learn what to look for in the year ahead to keep your enterprise secure.
June 2013- Confused about Network Access Control? NAC is critical to an enterprise network's defense against unauthorized devices. Don't sacrifice on business process. ForeScout's CounterACT offers granular policy control with the least amount of user disruption.
As businesses continue to move critical
operations online, distributed denial of service
(DDoS) attacks are increasing in frequency,
sophistication and range of targets. In a 2011
Verisign study, 63 percent of respondents
reported experiencing at least one attack that
year, while 51 percent reported revenue loss
as a result of downtime from the attack. Those
numbers are undoubtedly higher today as
the size, frequency and complexity of DDoS
attacks continue to grow.
Mitigation against these types ...
May 2013- The most recent financial institution attacks have been launched via the BroBot/itsoknobroblembro toolkit. This advanced toolkit supports multiple attack methods, including HTTP, HTTPS and DNS.
May 2013- While most enterprise risk managers are accustomed to addressing regulatory compliance, data integrity and data privacy within an IT risk management framework, many have not fully accounted for IT availability as it relates to business continuity. Even risk managers who do consider IT availability may focus only on operational and environmental threats (e.g., human error, fires and floods) while overlooking distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which are one of the leading causes of ...
Given the extraordinary and rapid changes in the DDoS terrain, traditional DDoS
mitigation tactics such as bandwidth overprovisioning, firewalls and intrusion
prevention system (IPS) devices are no longer sufficient to protect an organization's
networks, applications, and services. Verisign has successfully defended its global
DNS infrastructure against DDoS and other attacks for more than 12 years and
has maintained 99.99 percent availability of its critical infrastructure during that
In addition, Verisign has maintained 100 percent availability ...
May 2013- You've found a virus running on your server. You discover logon IDs on your network that don't belong. A hacker has your credit card database. Any one of these is enough for you to hit your panic button and lose it - don't. In this eBook, get the steps you need to take to provide immediate aid to hacked systems, infected workstations, and other IT security disasters. This ultimate first aid kit for system admin ...
May 2013- Though most organizations have invested considerable time and effort in improving their endpoint risk management processes, many of them are ill-equipped to handle the myriad of third-party applications that are increasingly introducing the most risk into today's IT environment. That's because as the typical IT organization has worked on reducing the risk profile of PC and server operating systems, cyber criminals have started to look for greener pastures - namely among third-party applications. This white ...
Conventional information security measures, including anti-virus and next-generation firewalls, aren't enough to protect your organization from today's deluge of sophisticated web threats.
That's just one of the key findings in the "Websense® 2013 Threat Report." Based on data collected by the Websense ThreatSeeker® Network, the world's largest and longest-standing security intelligence network, the Report details how advanced threats are specifically targeting mobile devices and social media, and rendering traditional security solutions ineffective.
The software industry has learned that putting fancy boxes on the network doesn't fix bad software, cloud converts must focus on the risks they bring along with the software they deploy. This paper details risks to software deployed in the cloud and what steps to take to mitigate that risk.
April 2013- When DDoS attacks hit, companies go into crisis mode. It's all hands on deck until the danger passes. In February 2013, Neustar surveyed IT professionals across North America to see how companies are managing the crisis and measuring its bottom-line impact. The report compares 2012 results with survey findings from 2011, detailed in last year's Neustar report "When Businesses Go Dark."
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