A New Security Model Worth Understanding—and Emulating Enterprise security traditionally relied on a fortress strategy that locked down user endpoints and created walls around the network.
Today, this strategy cannot support or secure the use of mobile devices and SaaS capabilities, which exist outside the fortress. As a result, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) have been looking for new solutions that can secure these technologies today, and adapt as threats and business needs change.
The credit card industry’s security model is one example that provides a new way to think about risk and contain it—that is, if you can see past the occasional bad rap it’s gotten from attacks and breaches.
Today’s anti-malware solutions running as applications above the operating system are no match for the stealth techniques used by today’s malware developers. Hardware-assisted security products take advantage of a “deeper” security footprint.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Aug 08, 2016
Security threats continue to be more sophisticated and advanced with each day, with the majority often going completely undetected. • Organizations are usually scrambling to keep up and implement new security controls to protect themselves, which adds a new layer of complexity. • With the rise of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and insider attacks, it becomes extremely difficult for security staff to detect all the risks. • Many IT and IT Security staff are already stretched thin by keeping track of many different security technologies that already exist.
Published By: Lumension
Published Date: Jan 22, 2013
In this webinar, Randy Franklin Smith (Ultimate Windows Security) shows how application control is an important defense-in-depth measure that can provide detection and prevention of late-stage APT attacks.
In this white paper, we recap notable trends and events in information security from 2014 and look forward to what information security professionals should expect in 2015. The past year was a landmark one in the information security field, with massive data breaches capturing the public’s attention, powerful bugs causing headaches for IT teams and end users, DDoS attacks breaking records, and phishing remaining a general annoyance – or worse – for all Internet users. In this whitepaper, we discuss these trends as well as key areas of concern for 2015, including:
- The impact of the Internet of Things
- The growing importance of threat intelligence
- The increasing influence of BRICS nations
- The evolution of encryption standards
- The changing role of the CISO
You won’t want to miss this report, “A New Era in Endpoint Protection: A SANS Product Review of CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection,” where SANS reveals the results of their evaluation of the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform.
To conduct their evaluation, SANS security analysts ran Falcon through a wide range of increasingly complex attack scenarios. The exploits they used to evaluate CrowdStrike included phishing, credential dumping/lateral movement, unknown malware, PowerShell attacks and more. The report shows that CrowdStrike Falcon was able to detect and prevent every attack to which SANS subjected it.
Read this SANS report to learn:
• Details on Falcon’s efficacy in preventing a wide range of attacks: Ransomware, lateral movement, PowerShell-based, and more
• The power of the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ and the benefits of its crowdsourced intelligence model
• How CrowdStrike’s ability to capture detailed forensic information on attempted and thwarted attacks, allows you to prevent
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Sep 18, 2013
Webroot conducted research on web security in the US and the UK. As remote users expand the security perimeter, the majority of companies reported significant effects in the form of increased help desk time, reduced employee productivity and disruption of business activities. The impacts of web-borne attacks are also more severe for companies with employees who have remote access to the corporate network or other corporate online resource via their laptops, tablets or smartphones.
• 90% of companies agree that managing the security of remote users is extremely challenging
• Twice as many companies with remote users reported Web-borne attacks by criminals, which compromised the security of customer data
• 50% of firms with remote users say web-borne attacks impacted company financials
Published By: Lumension
Published Date: Feb 07, 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.
Published By: Lumension
Published Date: Aug 25, 2014
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks exploit a single vulnerability and then use that foothold to penetrate more systems and gain access to more corporate information. A recent QuinStreet web seminar, sponsored by Lumension, discussed APT attacks and tactics for preventing them. This paper summarizes the talks given during that web seminar.
This solution guide discusses how IT incident responders can unify the Protect, Detect, and Correct stages of managing threats in order to build a comprehensive security model that more efficiently combats targeted attacks.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Today’s workforce is increasingly nomadic. Employees use personal and company-owned devices desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones with various operating systems to access corporate resources over different networks from virtually anywhere. Roaming users and cloud-based applications have eroded the network perimeter where enterprises have traditionally focused their security controls.
In the wake of this disruption, vendors offered myriad point products that solve only a portion of the security problem. These products usually require costly custom integrations and high management overhead to boot.
Making matters worse, traditional security approaches can’t address an evolving threat landscape that includes ransomware, stealthy attacks that dwell in a customer’s environment for months, and threats targeting iOS and Android devices. In fact, the mobile workforce is more vulnerable than ever before.
Endpoints continue to advance…
Employees come and go...
And the security landscape is in constant flux.
IT leadership must rise to the challenge of managing a disparate and growing number of endpoints, operating systems, and platforms.
The only efficient method of managing and securing all endpoints, their users, apps, content, and data is to implement and deploy a unified endpoint management (UEM) solution that changes and adapts with new technology, more skilled users, and increasingly sophisticated attacks by hackers.
Read onward to learn why UEM is necessary, how it addresses complex problems encountered in the modern enterprise, and best practices for a successful deployment.
Today’s malware authors continue to increase their capabilities faster than security solutions can adapt to them. Whether it’s changing their attacks or hiding malicious code within web pages, it’s more difficult to identify legitimate network traffic. With first-generation network security devices, it is nearly impossible to defend against today’s threats. The situation will get worse before it gets better. Adversaries now utilize agile development and testing methods to develop their malware, they test new malware against the latest security software to increase effectiveness. Next-generation network security devices are emerging that provide the visibility and situational context required to meet today’s threats. These solutions use security automation to provide a sophisticated solution that is both lightweight and agile
Traditional point-in-time defenses aren’t adequate protection from today’s sophisticated advanced malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs.) Get this white paper to learn how you can evolve your security strategy to address advanced threats before, during, and after attacks.
APTs (advanced persistent threats) have changed the world of enterprise security and how networks and organizations are attacked. This book provides an in-depth examination of real-world
attacks and APTs, the shortcomings of legacy security solutions,
the capabilities of next-generation firewalls, and security best
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Apr 02, 2015
The discovery of the Heartbleed bug in April, 2014 exposed a serious vulnerability in OpenSSL, an open-source cryptographic library often used with applications and web servers like Apache and Nginx. This latest high profile, targeted attack allowed infiltrators access to the memory of web servers running vulnerable versions of the library. Heartbleed quickly compromised the privacy for communications applications on the Web such as e-commerce, banking, email, and instant messaging, and opened the door to the interception of user information, passwords, and identities.
While the world now knows of the widespread havoc Heartbleed has caused to both businesses and individuals, it begs the question, “What happens when the next Heartbleed (or worse) comes along, and what can an organization do to weather yet another chapter in an all-too-familiar string of debilitating attacks?
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.
This American Banker webcast, sponsored by IBM, provides new insight into cybercrime and fraud prevention.
Financial institutions have invested heavily in fraud prevention technologies and programs. However, sophisticated organized crime syndicates continue to successfully attack financial institutions and their customers. These criminals adapt quickly by using advanced technology and with ever changing attack vectors to exploit information security and fraud protection gaps across payment types, banking channels, and organizational boundaries. Traditional fraud prevention technologies are simply not capable of detecting and preventing account takeover and advanced malware attacks. A new approach to counter fraud is needed.
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.
With the increasing complexity and volume of cyberattacks, organizations must have the capacity to adapt quickly and confidently under changing conditions.
The Securosis report on “The Future of Security Operations” explains how security orchestration and automation can help security teams address the skills shortage, alert overload, and increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.
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