Published By: Lumension
Published Date: Jun 05, 2015
The volume and sophistication of malware is skyrocketing, and traditional anti-virus approaches are struggling to keep up. It’s time to rethink how we protect our endpoints. Instead of trying to build a better anti-virus “mousetrap,” without any shift in the underlying management model for vetting change in endpoint environments, security professionals should investigate more innovative approaches to endpoint security that can automate trusted change policies. This paper discusses an innovative approach to application whitelisting – one that integrates application control, anti-virus, patch management and a trusted change management engine into one unified solution – to improve endpoint security and provide the necessary flexibility to optimize IT operations and user productivity.
Published By: Lumension
Published Date: Jun 05, 2015
Microsoft withdraws support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. Here’s how you need to respond to protect your organization’s information assets. Just after enterprises have finished migrating their desktops from Microsoft Windows XP, they now have to turn around and move away from Windows Server 2003. The venerable (and now vulnerable) operating system reaches end of support on July 14, 2015. But many companies will continue to use the software after that deadline, and that has serious security implications.
Security practitioners and threat actors are constantly developing new techniques to gain advantages over the other. In recent years, security teams have stepped up their approaches to protecting their infrastructure by fortifying their network perimeter defenses, building up protections against advanced malware, upgrading vulnerable operating systems, automating the delivery of patches to stop exploits, and developing counter-measures to spot intruders. The threat actors looking to circumvent these measures are shifting their attention toward the next weakest link in the security chain – the user.
One of the biggest challenges faced by information security teams today is how to e?ectively prioritize their vulnerability remediation work.Burdened with this overload of vulnerability disclosures, infosec teams often get overwhelmed by the task at hand and throw up their hands in frustration. After all, no IT department has enough sta? and resources to promptly patch every single vulnerability within their environment.
Choosing a solution for Vulnerability Management (VM) is a critical step toward protecting your organization's network and data. Without proven, automated technology for precise detection and remediation, no network can withstand the daily onslaught of new vulnerabilities that threaten security.
Published By: Secunia
Published Date: Sep 30, 2015
In 2014, the world saw an increased number of security breaches in high profile companies. We will take a look back at some of these cases, and why it’s not only the high profile companies that were breached. Plus we will show you steps you can take to prevent yourself from being hacked in 2015. We will focus on “getting back to the basics” going into detail on why complete patch management means a safer year for any organization.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
Industry analysts expect rapid growth in the private cloud market over the next five years as CIO’s use private clouds to transform their IT environment. This growth expectation is not surprising as private clouds provide businesses with many features of a public cloud along with the security, control, and performance of a dedicated environment. While private clouds provide many advantages, they are also exceedingly complex and are difficult to manage. They must be implemented and managed by experts who understand cloud architecture and know how to upgrade, patch, monitor, and scale a cloud environment.
Published By: AuditBoard
Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Affecting over 200,000 machines in more than 150 countries, the ransomware known as Wanna Decryptor, or “WannaCry,” became the largest cybersecurity attack in history in May 2017. The malicious software locked out users from critical data, and demanded a ransom payment to unlock the contents. Governments, hospitals, and corporations scrambled to address the attack and prevent the infection from spreading. Ironically, the virus’ execution method was simple: it exploited a vulnerable Windows SMB protocol to spread – an exploit Microsoft had addressed two months prior to the attack with the release of a patch.
The primary approaches used to fight advanced threats over the past several years simply aren’t effective. Traditional methods such as user education, vulnerability patching, and malware detection have failed to protect enterprises against the current threat landscape. Attackers continuously develop sophisticated tactics and evasion techniques to bypass the latest protection methods, requiring the security industry to find a different approach to malware protection.
Trusteer has pioneered a new cybercrime prevention approach that provides unparalleled protection against spear-phishing, drive-by downloads and advanced, information-stealing malware.
System vulnerabilities, ransomware, malware, intrusions, and other malicious activities are on the rise, showing that today’s cybersecurity professionals are hard-pressed to keep enterprises secure. Although threats are growing in sophistication and attack vectors are expanding, many of the intrusions and cyber attacks happening today are simply a result of improper protections being put in place, systems going unpatched, or weak security policies. While much of the blame is being placed on cybersecurity professionals, the real blame should often be placed upon the tools and policies that many of those professionals have come to trust and the complexity that comes with them.
IBM QRadar and BigFix solutions empower IT security teams to view, prioritize and respond to endpoint intelligence in near real time.
How can an organization stay ahead of these advanced security threats? Maintaining a high level of baseline security by consistently enforcing security policies and patch levels on endpoints and servers is definitely required and important. But when networks can have multiple vulnerabilities per IP address at scan time, the slow process of mitigating and patching these weaknesses can result in dangerous security gaps. Today’s IT personnel have to make difficult, risk-based decisions on where to focus their efforts—often without having a complete picture of the security environment. This is even more critical when the number of vulnerabilities across the organization is increasing while the organization has limited resources and skills to fix the vulnerabilities.
"DBAs need help with tackling significant issues, including doing more with fewer resources, quickly responding to upgrade and patch needs, while reducing the time spent on cloning databases. Finally, they need help eliminating the time they spend integrating, testing, and deploying full-stack cloud solutions. How can DBAs reconcile these competing demands?
Learn more about expanded offerings in a database appliance that are delivering numerous advantages. These new configurations have the potential to help IT derive new benefits in its efforts to serve the business.
Today's IT organizations are dealing with the consequences of exploring IT Infrastructure growth and complexity. With its growing complexity and volume, the cost of managing the infrastructure from simple patch management to skill sets requirements for IT administrators is increasing.
"Welcome to the age of Social CRM, a different way of thinking about customer relationship management that focuses on using social media to enhance customer engagement. How prepared are companies to make this shift? Despite widespread
adoption of social media, for most, Social CRM is still in its early stages, execution is patchy and concerns about ROI remain. To fully exploit the power of social media to connect with customers, organizations need to move beyond isolated projects to integrated programs and, ultimately, a Social CRM strategy."
Prevention is your first line of defense. Make sure your Next-Gen Endpoint Security includes:
Global Threat Intelligence – a team of threat hunters detecting the newest threats and uncovering zero-days to keep you protected 24/7
Signature-based AV Detection – let your Next-Gen Endpoint Security solution do all the AV heavy lifting and consolidate protection onto one agent
Built-in Sandboxing – get static and dynamic analysis of suspicious threats, without having to deploy a third-party sandbox
Proactive Protection – identify and patch vulnerabilities, and analyze and stop suspicious low-prevalence executables before they become real problems
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