The increase in sophisticated, targeted security threats by
both external attackers and malicious insiders have made it
extremely difficult for organizations to properly protect
critical and sensitive information. The task of protecting these
assets has only grown harder as IT environments have become
more complex and widely distributed across geographic locations
and in the cloud.
Many recent high-profile breaches have one thing in common:
They were accomplished through the compromise of passwords.
In many cases, end-user passwords are initially hacked through
various social engineering techniques. Then permissions are escalated to gain access to more privileged accounts — the keys to the
kingdom. This unauthorized access can easily go undetected for
weeks or even months, allowing hackers to see and steal information at their convenience.
Unfortunately, many IT users lack a full understanding of how
privileged accounts function, as well as the risks associated
with their compromise an
Published By: InsideView
Published Date: Aug 17, 2015
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Many papers on the topic of advanced persistent threats (APTs) begin with ominous references to the changing threat landscape and stories of how highly sophisticated cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent. That can be misleading. The majority of attacks today still use many techniques that have been around for years—social engineering, phishing emails, backdoor exploits and drive-by downloads, to name the biggest ones.
Such attacks are neither advanced nor particularly sophisticated when broken down into their individual components and often rely on the weakest link in any organization—the user. However, the way in which hackers use combinations of techniques and the persistent behavior of the attackers is something that does set APTs apart from other attempts to compromise security.
This paper is designed to give you an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and what kind of protection is available to help reduce the risk of an attack.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jan 03, 2017
Mimecast has detected and blocked a dangerous new campaign that uses social engineering and advanced sandbox evasion techniques to deliver stealthy malware.
This Email Security Advisory from Mimecast offers:
- Detailed attack analysis
- Mimecast viewpoint - reduce sandbox reliance
- Weaponized attachments - prevention and recommendations
Interpol reports social engineering as the “broad term that refers to the scams used by criminals to trick, deceive and manipulate their victims into giving out confidential information and funds.”
Scammers use sophisticated psychological manipulation techniques to build a level of trust with their victim, having them divulge confidential information or authenticate the fraudulent activity as genuine. They will typically claim to be from the bank or well known and trusted consumer brands.
Published By: ITinvolve
Published Date: Apr 16, 2013
Most assets in IT are governed by one or more policies, yet there is usually no quick and easy method to determine which policies apply to which assets and what specifically those policies govern. This means that IT teams are often making changes to assets that violate the policies meant to govern them. Read this use case document to understand how social knowledge collaboration techniques can help you to easily assign and track the policies that govern your assets to avoid out of compliance situations.
In this free case study Forrester Research explains how the melding of task management with social networking is increasing transparency and team member buy-in for projects - dramatically increasing projects delivered on time and within budget.
For a long time, the phone channel was thought to be
isolated and less important to defend, when compared
to the physical and online channels. The general consensus
was that fraudsters could only steal so much over the
phone, and it had little impact on fraud across the rest of
But those assumptions are wrong, and they’re becoming
grossly inaccurate as technology evolves. The phone
channel is now more vulnerable and exploitable than ever
before, as annual fraud loss is now a $14 billion problem.
Between aggressive fraud rings, social engineering and
sophisticated techniques, vulnerable call centers are
feeling the sting. Legacy and stand-alone solutions won’t
stand up to the perseverance and lengths to which fraudsters
are willing to go.
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