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Application Security encompasses measures taken to prevent exceptions in the security policy of an application or the underlying system (vulnerabilities) through flaws in the design, development, or deployment of the application.
White Paper Published By: SPAN Systems
Published Date: Aug 30, 2013
2013 was a challenging year for major companies fighting high-profile security breaches. Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, Tumblr, Burger King, Jeep, Evernote and The New York Times are just a few of the big-name organizations that had to combat security problems.
There is no question that security attacks targeting your organization will continue to grow and evolve. The question is, how can you respond to malware and other risks without unnecessarily constraining your workforce? How can you get beyond the fear and anxiety that leads to excessive prohibition, prevention, blocking, and excluding – so that you can use security technology to both protect and empower people?
The answer is with a multi-layered defense – one that uses advanced security technologies and sophisticated operational practices in combination to cover the full spectrum of threat vectors. This solution brief explores the growing importance of multi-layered defense in today’s fast-changing web environment, and key considerations in implementing an effective multi-layered defense strategy.
White Paper Published By: Rapid7
Published Date: Jul 24, 2013
As mobile devices become more common, cybercriminals see them as having huge profit potential, and aim to gain access to the user's confidential personal and financial information. In this Mobile Security Guide, we'll walk you through the mobile malware landscape and what you need to know to keep your organization's data safe.
Due to a multiplicity of users, threats and data, security has become a huge endeavor. The logical approach to solving this problem is the creation of a virtual infrastructure that can accommodate the requirements of a robust network environment, but greatly reduce the need for hardware. This white paper from BlueCoat explains the components that together make a virtualized, consolidated security infrastructure practical.
While mobile threats are still largely mischiefware and have not yet broken the device’s security model but instead more focused on for-pay texting scams or stealing personal information, the dangers are still rife. This white paper from BlueCoat examines the mobile threat landscape and the behavioral patterns of mobile users that make them most vulnerable to data loss, malicious applications, fraud and other mobile threats.
For decades, fear has dominated the discussion of cyber security. Every magazine article, presentation or blog about the topic seems to start the same way: trying to scare the living daylights out of you with horror stories, alarming statistics, and doomsday scenarios. The result is that most IT shops and security vendors think security is only about what you prevent. They think it’s about blocking, prohibiting, controlling, constraining, excluding, outlawing, and forbidding. Hence IT’s reputation as the “Department of No.”
Given the new threats inherent in an increasingly mobile workforce and the blurring of lines between business and personal use of devices, it is clear that conventional methods of securing the perimeter in this new environment are not up to the task. This white paper from BlueCoat explains how organizations can most effectively maximize their security efforts by incorporating a cloud-based solution as part of a unified approach.
More than 2 million web pages are added every day, tens of thousands malicious. How do you keep up with the volume & increasing sophistication of web-based threats? Deploying modern web security solutions, such as Secure Web Gateways, can go some of the way to help. This white paper from BlueCoat acts as a buyer’s guide, designed to help you determine the key areas you should focus on during your search for the best Secure Web Gateway solution.
CISOs recognize the risk threats such as phishing, fake antivirus (AV), and search engine poisoning bring, and are anxious to invest in web security technology to safeguard users. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy. Many security executives are struggling to answer questions about the most effective approach. This ESG white paper from BlueCoat explains why some CIOs are struggling to manage security in an increasingly complex and mobile landscape, and offers advice for what they should be looking for in web security.
"While free Wi-Fi is ubiquitous in airports, coffee shops, hotels, and other highly trafficked areas, this service is no longer unique to these locales. Guest Wi-Fi is now expected in nearly every industry – but how do you deliver Wi-Fi while enforcing acceptable use policies and meeting compliance regulations?
Dive into the requirements for Wi-Fi security by consulting this brief resource today. Inside, find five essential recommendations to help you make Wi-Fi security your business reality – read on to get started now."
Data breaches have become a fact of life for organizations of all sizes, in every industry and in many parts of the globe. While many organizations anticipate that at some point a non-malicious or malicious data breach will occur, the focus of this study is to understand the steps organizations are taking—or not taking--to deal with the aftermath of a breach or what we call the Post Breach Boom.
Sponsored by Solera Networks, The Post Breach Boom study was conducted by Ponemon Institute to understand the differences between non-malicious and malicious data breaches and what lessons are to be learned from the investigation and forensic activities organizations conduct following the loss or theft of sensitive and confidential information. The majority of respondents in this study believe it is critical that a thorough post-breach analysis and forensic investigation be conducted following either a non-malicious or malicious security breach.
From the Era Before security to this current era of empowerment this infographic from BlueCoat provides a timeline navigates the rise of web commerce and the rise in securities which protect us. Starting with when web commerce began to grow and hackers took notice to now when Web Security is able to empower businesses.
Several years ago, a transformation in IT began to take place; a transformation from an IT-centric view of technology to a business-centric view of technology that Forrester refers to as business technology (BT). This transformation has a profound impact on the role of the CIO. The CIO must now view himself or herself as a business enabler. He or she must focus on continuously aligning with business objectives, improving delivery capability to support business processes that bring new products and services to market more quickly, fostering innovation, and reducing costs through improved performance. In this custom Technology Adoption Profile (TAP), the data confirms this trend.
White Paper Published By: Dell Software
Published Date: May 28, 2013
Tools and techniques used to protect physical data are no longer sufficient for virtual data assets. How do you know which technology is right for your organization? Let an expert do the work for you: The Buyers’ Guide to Virtual + Physical Data Protection.
Case Study Published By: EMC
Published Date: Apr 18, 2013
Read the Forrester Report: The Total Economic Impact of RSA Archer IT GRC and you'll be eligible to receive a free consultation from an RSA GRC expert who will calculate the projected ROI for your organization.
White Paper Published By: SilverSky
Published Date: Apr 16, 2013
In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of the emerging managed security services provider (MSSP) market, SilverSky was identified as a leader. Forrester identified the 10 most significant providers in this category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. SilverSky was given high ranks for business and technical value, SLA adherence, security services, and threat intelligence and analytics. Download this industry research paper now to learn why SilverSky is the MSSP you should be working with today.