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Latest Content From Dark Reading

Research Report: State of the Cloud: A Security Perspective

by Dark ReadingMar 23, 2022

Cloud computing has evolved over the years from a nice-to-have item on the IT wish list to a core technology driving business initiatives. But despite widespread adoption, cloud-based IT systems continue to be saddled with issues related to data security, privacy, and resilience.

Download this report from Dark Reading for an in-depth look at what IT security teams are thinking and doing when it comes to the cloud.

Research Report: Understanding DNS Threats and How to Use DNS to Expand Your Cybersecurity Arsenal

by Dark ReadingMar 23, 2022

With attacks and breaches on the rise, enterprise security teams need full visibility over what they have in their network. DNS is a key tool for visibility and asset discovery. Proactive DNS-layer security — such as using DNS data to mitigate threats that network-based controls may miss — is about blocking threats before they compromise the enterprise.

What's Inside:

  • How to Work With DNS
  • Details of a DNS Name Server Hijack Attack
  • Six Common Mistakes in TCP/IP Stacks
  • About the DNS Ecosystem

Research Report: Rethinking Endpoint Security in a Pandemic and Beyond

by Dark ReadingMar 01, 2022

IT security teams are expending the concept of "endpoint security" as companies adjust to a distributed workforce. How much responsibility will enterprise IT take for the security of personal devices such as printers. How will they manage identities across multiple cloud services?

The report covers areas enterprises should focus on for their endpoint security strategy:

  • Managing identities and credentials
  • Vulnerability scanning and remediation
  • Quarantining at-risk endpoints
  • Reviewing suspect accounts

Research Report: How Enterprises Are Securing the Application Environment

by Dark ReadingMar 01, 2022

Many IT teams have maintained their focus on application security last year, despite the challenges associated with operating during the global COVID-19 pandemic. But few made significant progress in scaling up their efforts to secure apps across the entire cloud and on-premises environments. Download this report from Dark Reading to learn more about the measures enterprises have adopted to ensure the security of their internally developed applications and third-party packaged applications.

Research Report: How Enterprises Plan to Address Endpoint Security Threats in a Post-Pandemic World

by Dark ReadingFeb 16, 2022

It is often said that the end user is cybersecurity's weakest link. As enterprises emerge from COVID-19 still supporting an unprecedented number of remote workers, that axiom is more important than ever. Zero-trust network access and multifactor authentication have emerged as top focus areas to bolster endpoint security defenses.

Dark Reading's 2022 Endpoint Security Report examines how IT and cybersecurity professionals are grappling with the impact of pandemic-related changes on endpoint security strategies. The report explores how they are building their endpoint security defenses, and provides insight on what organizations are doing to protect users from malware, hackers, and social engineering attacks.

Research Report: How Enterprises Are Assessing Cybersecurity Risk in Today’s Environment

by Dark ReadingDec 16, 2021

The adoption of cloud services spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in pressure on cyber-risk professionals to focus on vulnerabilities and new exposures that stem from pandemic-driven changes. Many cybersecurity pros expect fundamental, long-term changes to their organization's computing and data security due to the shift to more remote work and accelerated cloud adoption. Download this report from Dark Reading to learn more about their challenges and concerns.

Research Report: Implementing XDR to Modernize Enterprise Security

by Dark ReadingDec 15, 2021

Extended detection and response (XDR) promises to provide visibility across an organization's endpoints, network, and cloud workloads. XDR could be the answer to many enterprise security teams' prayers, except that the SIEM market had made similar promises and fallen short on delivering them. For XDR to succeed on a wide scale, enterprises need to understand and plan for the implementation challenges. This report highlights the considerations and strategies that contribute to XDR success.

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Research Report: Zero Trust in Real Life

by Dark ReadingNov 02, 2021

With a growing number of attacks targeting credentials and identity technology, organizations are increasingly looking at the zero-trust security model to protect their network, employees, and data. Despite the buzz around zero-trust, many organizations are still in the early stages of deployments and figuring out how to get the most out of this security architecture. Zero-trust is not a set-and-forget security strategy. In this special report, learn how to think about redundancy and layered defense while transitioning to a zero-trust security model.

Research Report: How Data Breaches Affect the Enterprise (2021)

by Dark ReadingNov 01, 2021

Data breaches continue to cause negative outcomes for companies worldwide. However, many organizations report that major impacts have declined significantly compared with a year ago, suggesting that many have gotten better at containing breach fallout. Download Dark Reading's Report "How Data Breaches Affect the Enterprise" to delve more into this timely topic.

Research Report: How Enterprises are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem

by Dark ReadingOct 06, 2021

Concerns over supply chain vulnerabilities and attack visibility drove some significant changes in enterprise cybersecurity strategies over the past year. Dark Reading's 2021 Strategic Security Survey showed that many organizations are staying the course regarding the use of a mix of attack prevention and threat detection technologies and practices for dealing with cyber threats.

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