2017 was a momentous year in security, even though the DDoS landscape appeared to plateau. Maybe it was because Mirai hit so hard at the end of 2016 and the owners of other botnets were retooling to catch up. Maybe it was because news of large data breaches captured so many headlines, drawing the attention of both criminals and the public. Or maybe it is simply due to the cyclical nature of attack popularity that we have seen in the past. No matter the cause, our prediction is that the trend won’t continue in 2018, and it is not time to be complacent. The Mirai botnet is far from played out, as botnet creators are continuing to modify the source code for their individual needs and, with more connected platforms devices than ever, the Internet will continue to offer fertile ground for largescale attacks.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 07, 2014
With the rapid rise in data breaches, advanced threats and mobility, data loss prevention (DLP) has quickly evolved from a security issue to a business imperative. This research paper examines the findings from a new study on DLP by Symantec. The goal of the study is to understand how DLP programs impact the effectiveness of security executives, while also protecting corporate data.
Published By: Varonis
Published Date: Nov 12, 2013
Odds are fairly high that there is sensitive data on your corporate network that is overexposed and itching to escape. But will it ?Forrester thinks so – in a recent survey, 22% of security decision makers reported a data breach in the past twelve months, and at an average cost of $7.2 million per breach, it’s no shock that organizations are constantly working to strengthen their defenses.
Published By: Lumension
Published Date: Jun 03, 2015
The IT news over the last year has been filled with story after story on data breaches, making the release of Lumensions’ 4th annual data protection maturity report all the more relevant. Review this report for a timely analysis of the threats, responses, policies, and technologies comprising today’s shifting data security landscape. It also reveals how organizations have made progress, the steps they plan to take to address data protection challenges in 2015—and where they may still be at risk.
This whitepaper examines the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) movement, from carrying around a floppy disk to today's "cloud" services. This paper explains that employees may not be aware that their file transfer methods can cause a risk to security. Ways to ensure that employees can securely send files without risking corporate data security and what that dangers are with BYOD transfers are also discussed. Recent security breaches are referenced in the paper, and why such attacks are expected to continue into the future. The paper concludes with a description of how companies can ensure data security and how Globalscape's secure file transfer products meet and exceed that need.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Aug 11, 2015
This webinar talks about common PCI DSS compliance challenges, questions to ask as you plan and prepare, core capabilities needed to demonstrate compliance, and how to simplify compliance with a unified approach to security
This in-depth report provides a detailed look at a recent survey carried out by Intel Security exploring the topic of data exfiltration. Participants were asked about their top concerns, breach and exfiltration details, outsider and insider threats, exfiltration differences between traditional networks and cloud applications, and the tools and practices they use to identify and prevent data exfiltration.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jun 24, 2015
The article is a helpful reminder that your employees often make life easier for attackers by being the weakest link in your network defenses. Social media is a rich hunting ground for hackers. Names, locations, photos, interests, connections, partnerships, vacation details, email addresses and phone numbers – this is often the information that hackers use to target specific employees through well-crafted, highly personalized emails.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jun 25, 2015
In this whitepaper, Countdown to Compromise: The Timeline of a Spear-Phishing Attack on Your Organization, see exactly what happens before, during and after an attack, all the mistakes that made you vulnerable, and how you can get ready for it.
As third party data breaches have increased in recent years, regulators and organizations have moved from relying solely on static questionnaires and assessments, to continuously monitoring the security of vendors. Learn how financial institutions have adopted a continuous monitoring approach for their vendor risk management programs.
In the cacophony of business headlines, news of data security breaches come through like a high-tempo drum beat. In fact, the number of incidents keeps growing at a rate of 66 percent CAGR, with a cost per breach of $5.9 million. And some of the world’s most recognized brands are sustaining bruises to their
reputations and harmful hits to their bottom lines as they scramble to repair the damages.
Enterprise IT organizations are facing an elusive enemy perpetrators who range from sophisticated cyber criminals and government-sponsored spies to hackers and script kiddies, and who have motives as diverse as money, politics, or simply youthful mischief.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Globally, sophisticated cyber-attacks are compromising
organizations at an unprecedented rate and with
devastating consequences. Modern attackers, including
criminal organizations, ideological groups, nation states
and other advanced threat actors are motivated by a wide
range of objectives that include financial gain, industrial
espionage, cyber-warfare, and terrorism. These attacks
are often very expensive for compromised organizations,
costing each company an average of USD $7.7M.1
Ponemon 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Study
CyberEdge 2016 Cyberthreat Defense Report
Symantec, Underground black market: Thriving trade in stolen data, malware, and attack service.
November 20, 2015; Medscape, Stolen EHR Charts Sell for $50 Each on Black Market, April 28, 2014
Deloitte, Beneath the Surface of a Cyberattack, 2016
The Modern Cyber Threat Pandemic 3
The odds that your organization will be compromised are
high. In fact, a recent report indicates that 76 percent
of surveyed organizatio
Within any organization, the most dangerous users are those with privileged access to the company’s
most valuable and sensitive data assets. This includes systems administrators, business managers,
partners, suppliers, and service providers, and also takes into account the automated interactions
between business machines, systems, and applications. Privileged access has always been a
high-risk issue, but for too long, organizations have not understood or have chosen to ignore the risks,
preferring instead to rely on the integrity of the individuals and systems involved.
A number of high-profile security breaches over the last two years have highlighted the damage that a
rogue systems administrator or stolen privileged credentials can cause. Today, fewer than half of all
business organizations have deployed the type of privileged identity management (PIM) solution that
could help improve the situation. This Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM) provides an in-depth view of the
leading PIM solution
As we continue to move forward into an age of big data, optimization, and shared information through the capabilities of better networking technologies, opportunities have never been greater for using technology to improve the way the government interacts with constituents. However, increasing dependence on web and network services also makes government a tempting target for hackers. Distributed Denial of Service attacks, data breaches, leaks, the risks can be enormous. Recent events have shown us that now more than ever, government servers are getting victimized by well-funded teams of foreign hackers, possibly funded by their government.
One of the biggest challenges to effectively stopping breaches lies in sifting through vast amounts of data to find the subtle clues that indicate an attack is imminent or underway. As modern computer systems generate billions of events daily, the amount of data to analyze can reach petabytes. Compounding the problem, the data is often unstructured, discrete and disconnected. As a result, organizations struggle to determine how individual events may be connected to signal an impending attack.
Download the white paper to learn:
• How to detect known and unknown threats by applying high-volume graph-based technology, similar to the ones developed by Facebook and Google
• How CrowdStrike solved this challenge by building its own proprietary graph data model
• How CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ collects and analyzes massive volumes of security-related data to stop breaches
The frequency of “mega breaches” continues to rise at an alarming rate. In fact, crippling incidents involving tens of millions of customer records, theft of highly valuable intellectual property, and related criminal activity have become commonplace. This report asserts that many such breaches could be prevented by deploying next-generation endpoint protection technology in concert with an aggressive proactive hunting strategy. This potent combination provides the most effective means to reduce attack surfaces and defend against advanced adversaries.Download the white paper to:?Learn how a proactive hunting strategy protects valuable data assets from a potential mega breach?Get a detailed analysis of how highly skilled human hunters pair with technology to aggressively seek out threat behaviors?Understand why integrating CrowdStrike Falcon Overwatch into an organization’s existing security resources offers the most comprehensive protection against persistent and skilled adversaries?Fi
Predictive analytics provide the foresight to understand cybersecurity risk exposure.
Cybersecurity strategies often consist of “whack-a-mole” exercises focused on the perpetual detection and mitigation of vulnerabilities. As a result, organizations must re-think the ever-escalating costs associated with vulnerability management. After all, the daily flow of cybersecurity incidents and publicized data breaches, across all industries, calls into question the feasibility of achieving and maintaining a fully effective defense. The time is right to review the risk management and risk quantifcation methods applied in other disciplines to determine their applicability to cybersecurity.
Security scoring is a hot topic, and rightfully so. When evaluating ways to integrate these scores into your cybersecurity strategy, be sure to look for an empirical approach to model development. The FICO Enterprise Security Score is the most accurate, predictive security score on the market.
Cybercrime and data breaches are daily news. Escalating cost, new regulations and increased focus on managing third-party relationships means cybercrime is a boardroom issue.
This executive briefng explains why cybercrime is a relevant and pressing problem, and will show you how to evaluate and invest in layered controls to help you understand the security posture for your organisation.
The ongoing success of 7ticks depends on having an IT infrastructure that adapts and scales to unforgiving reliability, performance, and transparency requirements. To support the torrid growth of data, 7ticks needed to expand the IP/MPLS network connecting its data centers to 40 Gbps—and have an immediate path to 100 Gbps and beyond. Within its data centers, 7ticks needed network and security solutions that would keep pace—and would simplify service management and support automation.
“Our biggest challenge is performance at scale,” says Scott Caudell, founder of the 7ticks business and vice president of IT infrastructure at Interactive Data. “IT is our business. The 7ticks infrastructure helps customers get a lower time to market and faster execution speeds at a cost that’s sustainable for their businesses.”
Most organizations have a dirty little secret: they are relying on user and password-based authentication to protect sensitive internal applications. With 81% of data breaches involving weak or stolen credentials1, applications that use single-factor authentication are an easy target for attack. Unfortunately, updating internal cloud applications—as well as legacy and custom applications—to support multi-factor authentication can be an IT headache for many organizations.
Okta and Palo Alto Networks have collaborated to make rolling out multi-factor authentication a snap. Join Daniel Lu, Product Marketing Manager at Okta and Kasey Cross, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Palo Alto Networks, to learn:
>The latest trends in credential-based attacks
>Why every sensitive cloud application needs multi-factor authentication
>How to enforce network-level multi-factor authentication without touching your apps using Palo Alto Networks and Okta
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are stealthier and more spiteful than ever. Sophisticated techniques are used to quietly breach organizations and deploy customized malware, which potentially remains undetected for months. Such attacks are caused by cybercriminals who target individual users with highly evasive tools. Legacy security approaches are bypassed to steal sensitive data from credit card details to intellectual property or government secrets. Traditional cybersecurity solutions, such as email spam filters, anti-virus software or firewalls are ineffective against advanced persistent threats. APTs can bypass such solutions and gain hold within a network to make organizations vulnerable to data breaches.
Encryption, if properly deployed and managed, is one of the most powerful tools that organizations can
use to avoid costly and embarrassing data breaches. Yet organizations struggle with the complexity
associated with the technology that often stems from a history of siloed investments of point solutions
designed to largely address pools of regulated data associated with a compliance mandate.