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 ...
March 2014- Measuring and managing the security risk associated with information and information technology remains one of the most challenging and elusive problems faced by all levels of an organization. The challenge of how to measure, and therefore how to manage, risk is ever-present and top of mind for information security professionals. Unfortunately, most of the tools for vulnerability and risk management that exist today do not provide a suitable metric and consequently do not improve an ...
Most organizations understand the critical role that vulnerability management (VM) plays in helping them meet compliance requirements,ensure security and reduce risk. However, many organizations discover,only after investing in a solution, that it doesn't properly address their needs. Avoiding this costly mistake can be difficult though, because at first glance many VM solutions appear similar.
This guide helps you objectively choose a new or replacement VM solution by teasing out the real ...
March 2014- With the sophistication and sheer volume of exploits targeting major applications and operating systems, the speed of assessment and deployment of security patches across your complex IT infrastructure is key to mitigating risks and remediating vulnerabilities. Here are the Lumension-recommended steps to cure your patch management headache.
March 2014- Last year we offered our thoughts on buying Endpoint Security Management offerings - including patching, configuration, device control, and file integrity monitoring - which are increasingly bundled in suites to simplify management. In this updated and revised 2014 Endpoint Security Buyer's Guide we update our research on the management functions described last year and add coverage of antimalware, mobility, and BYOD. All very timely and relevant topics. The goal of this guide remains to provide clear ...
March 2014- Memory injections are on the rise. And traditional endpoint security tools can do little to stop them. Here's what you need to know about memory-based attacks-and how to effectively protect against them.
March 2014- Corporate economic concerns have put increased pressure on already limited IT resources in recent years as the onslaught of malware and sophistication of cyber attacks continues to grow at exponential rates. As a result, 50% of endpoint operating costs are directly attributable to malware, yet corporate IT budgets are still focused on maintaining stand alone antivirus as the keystone in endpoint security. In this paper, we will benchmark the effectiveness of standalone AV and O/S ...
March 2014- Understanding the industry of fraud and its impact on global businesses is critical to defend against the growing sophistication of cyber threats. Learn how organizations are using dynamic, intelligence-driven techniques to redefine fraud risk.
March 2014- In its latest Executive Brief, security industry analyst Frost & Sullivan examines why any organization can be a target, and how robust authentication from leading global vendor RSA is a proven strategy for reducing your vulnerability. RSA's breadth of form factors - including Risk-Based Authentication - is just one aspect that sets RSA solutions apart. The insightful content focuses on: Why even secure passwords aren't enough, what makes an organization a target, four key areas that ...
March 2014- Making the Case for Strong Authentication - in this paper, RSA examines the need for strong authentication and explores the return on investment that can be realized in order to help organizations make an informed decision when contemplating their strategic move toward more effective security.
March 2014- This paper focuses on defining levels of critical incident response maturity and how organizations can continually improve their incident response capabilities to help reduce the risk of experiencing a damaging incident. It provides a framework to help organizations determine where they are in the security journey and where they want to be.
March 2014- Learn about the tools, technologies and techniques required for comprehensive detection and remediation of advanced malware threats and why traditional signature-based approaches fall short of protecting your organization.
March 2014- The demand for new and innovative technology solutions has created a software industry laser focused on speed to market, costs and product functionality. While this may help companies achieve a first-to-market advantage, it has also led to an environment where developers are more focused on meeting unrealistic schedule commitments than producing high-quality software. The result is a "deliver now, fix later" software development culture, where it is acceptable to leave the task of finding and ...
From sophisticated new forms of malware to nation-state sponsored attacks and the advanced persistent threat, cybersecurity incidents have evolved at a rapid pace and are taking down entire networks, successfully stealing sensitive data and costing organizations millions to remediate.
In this white paper this report, you'll receive a comprehensive overview of survey results and expert analysis on:
• The top security threats for global organizations in 2013;
• The largest gaps in organization's ...
If information is the lifeblood of today's digital economy, data centers are the heart. These mini-metropolises of silicon, metal, and cable are as essential to modern business as steel, motors, and coal were to the last great industrial revolution. In addition to their vital role in most business processes, data centers are the building blocks of emerging trends such as Big Data, global collaboration, and even bring-your-own-device (BYOD).
The white paper describes:
Today's cyber attacks have changed radically from just a few years ago. No longer are they the sole province of opportunistic crooks, online vandals and digitial ""hacktivists."" Today, advanced cyber attacks are the weapon of choice for organized criminal enterprises and nation-states.
This white paper highlights:
• Why organizations need much more than fundamental security tools;
• Strategies for dealing with advanced targeted attacks.
Whether they work for an up-and-coming startup or an industry giant, security response teams are under siege as never before. Today's cyber attacks are sophisticated, relentless, and devastating, costing U.S. businesses $8.9 million a year each on average. Attacking in multiple stages across multiple vectors, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and other sophisticated attacks easily evade signature-based detection and other traditional defenses.
Thiswhite paper describes:
• The 10 most common mistakes, strategic and technical, ...
March 2014- Learn about how your NGFW must be able to deliver a deeper level of network security to safeguard your organization from ever-evolving threats.
March 2014- Fighting malware doesn't have to be a losing battle. The key is to remember that the varieties of malware on the loose today mean no single method of defense will suffice. An integrated portfolio of solutions, such as those provided by IBM, can work together to enhance protection.
March 2014- USB flash drives and other removable storage devices continue to proliferate throughout organizations. This could result in the loss or theft of your sensitive corporate and customer data, or in the propagation of malware like Stuxnet. Fortunately, powerful data protection tools are now available to help mitigate these risks, while still enabling flexible and managed use of these productivity devices. Learn about the best practices for deploying device control within your environment. Walk away with ...
March 2014- The primary approaches used to fight cybercrime over the past several years simply aren't effective. Despite losing some of these battles, we can still win the war. However, a new approach is needed. Trusteer, an IBM company, has pioneered a new cybercrime prevention approach that provides unparalleled protection against spear-phishing, drive-by downloads and advanced, information-stealing malware, which enable targeted attacks, with no management load for IT staff or disruption to end users.
Competitive advantage is derived by an organization when it develops strategies, techniques, or resources that allow it to outperform its competition. One such resource is the innovative use of analytics to improve business decisions or operational processes. Decision makers can use analytics to cultivate the data collected from day-to-day operations into key insights unavailable to the competition.
The field of predictive analytics is the next evolution in business intelligence - moving beyond the ...
February 2014- This e-book describes how DNS has developed over the years to support business growth as new needs have emerged, for example, advanced traffic management and protection from cyber threats. It outlines the evolution of DNS as "invented by geeks, perfected by suits" and suggests how organizations can win by augmenting their current DNS set-up.
February 2014- Since last fall, several waves of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have targeted major players in the U.S. banking industry. JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and PNC were among the first to sustain intermittent damage. Eventually, the top 50 institutions found themselves in the crosshairs. Websites crashed, customers couldn't connect to make transactions and banks scrambled to get back online- and stay there as long as they could. In the months to come, security experts ...
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