Independent technology research firm Forrester evaluated web application firewall (WAF) vendors and published the results in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018. Akamai Technologies emerged as one of the leaders after a comprehensive evaluation on 33 criteria. The report states that security pros require a WAF that will automatically protect web applications, stay ahead of zero-day attacks and protect new application formats including APIs and serverless architectures. The report also reveals detailed findings for the 10 most significant WAF vendors. Akamai’s Kona Site Defender was the top scorer in the zero-day attacks criterion and one of the select vendors rated a Leader, the highest-ranking level in the report.
As customers demand and expect more of a digitized experience, the scale and volume of secure data that’s being transmitted across the network is increasing exponentially. At the same time, across the APAC region high digital connectivity, contrasted with low cybersecurity awareness, growing cross-border data transfers and weak regulations have made this data a global target.
The growth in the “as-a-service” nature of the cybercrime marketplace is also fueling an increase in the number of traditional crime groups and individuals drawn into cyber offending. New sources of vulnerability from mobile, BYOD, CYOD, web-services and IoT devices are further broadening the cyber threat landscape with ever-more sophisticated forms of malware and DDoS attacks.
Download the IDC Report to get some tips on how to stay protected against cybercrime.
When most people think of denial of service (DoS) attacks, they think of the large pipe-saturating
distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks aimed at the network layer. However, attacks on website
or application availability are not just volumetric in nature. Many attacks are designed to cause
resource exhaustion somewhere in the application stack, the application servers, middleware,
or back-end database.
Keeping your data safe requires forward-thinking approaches to cybersecurity. Learn how you can augment your existing on-premise infrastructure with security measures in the cloud for a more robust web security posture.
Download this guide to learn:
Why the cloud is critical for web security
How real-world DDoS attacks are testing the limits of on-site solutions
Discover the questions some vendors don’t want you to ask
Cyber attackers are targeting the application programming interfaces (APIs) used by businesses to share data with customers. Consumer mobile adoption, electronic goods and services, and high volumes of data have led businesses to use APIs for data exchange. Unfortunately, attackers can also use APIs to access or deny service to valuable data and systems.
This white paper explores strategies for protecting APIs. You’ll learn about APIs, how and why these endpoints are targets for web application attacks, security models, and how Akamai can help.
Exploit kits, which first became popular in 2006, are used to automate the exploitation of vulnerabilities on victims’ machines, most commonly while users are browsing the web. Over the past decade they have become an extremely popular means for criminal groups to distribute mass malware or remote access tools (RAT), because they lower the barrier to entry for attackers and can enable opportunistic attacks at scale. To understand this phenomenon, we must understand the ecosystem that surrounds exploit kits, including the actors, campaigns and terminology involved.
"Hybrid cloud adoption is exploding, with 80% of enterprises having at least some infrastructure in the cloud. This growth includes increased use of multiple endpoints to deliver applications, sites and services, requiring a performance management strategy to ensure those services reach users effectively.
This educational webinar will cover the importance of:
• Optimizing round trip times and latency, with clear real-time data
• Understanding the importance of load balancing and active failover
• Protecting your service from route hijacks, DDoS attacks and mitigating vulnerabilities
Watch this short Video Webinar and learn how focusing on the DNS layer can help you plan, migrate and optimize your way to cloud success! Watch now!
Published By: SpyCloud
Published Date: Mar 30, 2018
Because of widespread password reuse, Account Takeover (ATO) attacks have become an extremely lucrative business for cybercriminals. Organized crime rings are performing ATO attacks at a massive scale by leveraging botnet-infected armies to attempt credential-stuffing attacks against various web and mobile applications. Cyber criminals exploit compromised accounts for financial gain by pilfering financial or personally identifiable information (PII) directly or by selling access to these accounts on underground markets.
Download our report to understand:
The Underground economy driving these attacks
The tools criminals are using to automate ATO
Remediation Strategies to prevent ATO in your organization
"Financial services institutions are high-value targets for cyberattacks because of the capital they control, the personal information on customers they maintain, and the fear an attack on a bank generates in the public.
Phishing attacks on FSIs have risen steadily, especially employee credential theft - because once an employee’s credentials are stolen, cyberattackers can access customer information, employee data, even finances.
While legacy security solutions claim to block up to 99.9 percent of cyberattacks, all it takes is one employee or contractor to open an email from an unknown source, download a file from a compromised website, or in any other way fall victim to a cyberattack.
So, it’s time for a new approach: Isolation, also known as, remote browsing.
Download this Financial Services Best Practices Guide to Isolation to learn how to best eliminate phishing attacks and web malware.
"2017 was marked by a significant number of high-profile cyber breaches. Web malware and phishing played a critical role in the vast majority of these attacks.
Watch this webinar to learn from two of the industry’s leading experts – Gartner Research Analyst Peter Firstbrook and Menlo Security CTO Kowsik Guruswamy:
*Why web malware and phishing are so pervasive in today's cyber attacks
*What the shortcomings of today’s reactive security philosophy are
*Why the web continues to present a risk to businesses
*How organizations rethink their security strategy moving forward"
"Nothing kills attacks earlier than DNS-layer security.
Protection both before and during the attack
Attacks have many phases. Before launching, the attacker needs to stage internet infrastructure to support each phase. Two early phases are to redirect or link to a malicious web domain or send a malicious email attachment. For the former, most attacks leverage exploit kits (e.g. Angler) as the first stage before dropping the final payload. Cisco Umbrella effectively blocks initial exploit and phishing domains.
Securing web applications in the AWS cloud environment relies on the cloud service provider and the customer working
together in a shared responsibility model. Effective security for web applications on AWS requires full visibility into the
environment in which the apps live, while also proactively monitoring for attacks without causing delays in application
development and delivery. For some customers this may be a challenge due to limited personnel resources or expertise.
This is where Alert Logic can help. We will automatically show you why, where, and how to respond to vulnerability
findings and provide you with short- and long-term recommendations to stop active attacks.
To help guide the way, following are key considerations for providing sound web application security running on the AWS
We are pleased to present the Cost of Web Application and Denial of Service Attacks, sponsored by Akamai Technologies. The purpose of this research is to understand changes in the cost and consequences of web application and denial of service attacks since the study was first conducted in 2015. For this study, Ponemon Institute surveyed 621 individuals in IT operations, IT security, IT compliance or data center administration.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Cyber attacks are growing more sophisticated and, more often than not, target small and midsize businesses (SMBs). One unlucky click - a malicious email attachment, a link to a legitimate but compromised website - could result in a costly data breach that drains your bank account and customer trust.
This paper explains targeted attacks and examines reasons cyber attackers are aiming at small and midsize businesses, including:
Value of your data;
Low risk and high returns for criminals;
Why SMBs are easier targets.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Sep 09, 2014
DNS is a key part of enterprise networks but increasingly targeted by hackers. Traditional security measures such as next-generation firewalls or secure web gateways won’t shield your infrastructure from attacks. Learn how to protect your DNS today.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
What if you could protect your company from data loss before a mobile attack occurs? The reality is that mobile threats are everywhere and the risks are escalating. But in the world of modern work, how can IT protect mobile devices while allowing users easy access to corporate data on a device of their choice anytime, anywhere?
Watch this webinar on demand to learn how mobile threat defense is reducing risks amongst some of the largest mobility programs in the world. We will reveal:
-How mobile attacks are targeting corporate data, bypassing traditional IT defenses
-Why threat detection and remediation protects your data, without disrupting user productivity
-Why mobile threat detection is an essential component of a layered defense architecture
With one app, MobileIron Threat Defense delivers unparalleled mobile threat detection and remediation on-device without network connectivity required, and no need for users to take any action.
A Big 5 Canadian bank had been suffering from automated attacks on its web and mobile login applications for months.
Bad actors were performing credential stuffing attacks on all possible channels. Not only were the attacks leading to account takeover fraud losses, but the sheer volume of attacks also put significant strain on the bank’s infrastructure.
After months of playing cat-and-mouse with the attackers, the bank decided to seek out a sophisticated solution and approached Shape.
In this case study, learn how Shape’s Enterprise Defense service and Threat Intelligence team were able to successfully defend against these attacks.
The problem with the vast majority of network and endpoint security solutions is that they operate on the premise of static whitelists and blacklists. These lists do not account for the changing nature of URLs, IPs, files and applications, nor for the volume of unknown threats permeating the web, meaning they cannot be used to provide adequate protection.
Compounding this problem is that commercial network security technology, such as NGFWs and unified threat management systems, can easily flood the organization’s network security teams with too many alerts and false positives, making it impossible to understand and respond to new threats. As a result, not only do these threats evade the security technology and
land with the victim’s infrastructure, but they also have plenty of time to steal sensitive data and inflict damage to the victim’s business. The final characteristic of the latest attacks is how quickly they compromise and exfiltrate data from the organization, compared to the
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Jan 25, 2019
"Web application attacks are the top source of data breaches today. The 2018 Cybersecurity Insiders Application Security Report reveals that 62% of cybersecurity professionals are at best moderately confident in their organization’s application security posture. Not surprisingly, about the same number consider their application security strategies immature.Applications play a critical role in supporting key business processes, but organizations are struggling to keep them safe. This eBook examines the 5 best practices for application security.
Read this ebook now to understand:
-Which types of apps present the highest security risk
-Best practices for reducing security risks associates with web applications
-Steps you can take now to secure web applications
DDoS attacks seem to constantly be in the news, continually evolving and growing in complexity. You may have heard about the big, volumetric attacks that took down Donald Trump’s campaign website and Brazilian government sites during the Olympics. But while volumetric attacks still reign supreme, there are other, more insidious, low-level DoS attacks that can also damage your site, your applications, and your business. If you think you’re ready for a DDoS
attack—or that you don’t need to worry about one—make sure you’re not buying into some of these popular myths.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
Two of the oldest and most common attacks used against web applications, SQL injection attacks and cross-site scripting attacks (XSS), continue to impact thousands of websites and millions of users each year. Finding these exposures quickly is essential in order to prevent system compromise and avoid information leakage. SIEM solutions can be invaluable in this effort by collecting and correlating the data you need to identify patterns that signal an attack.
Effective security for cloud-hosted web applications requires full visibility into the environment in which the apps live and the potential exposure to vulnerabilities — and to do so consistently, while proactively monitoring for attacks without causing delays in application development and delivery.
Cloud adoption means that a focus on perimeter security is not sufficient and may even be obstructive, because it can impact application performance and availability.
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"Security threats come in a variety of different forms — from network to web and app attacks. As these form factors continue to morph, they often evade traditional security measures, leaving organizations scrambling to protect their digital ecosystem. With a comprehensive end-to-end security solution, your organization can securely deliver the apps and data your teams need to be productive.
Check out our e-book and discover:
- Why a holistic security approach is crucial
- What a new security approach looks like
- How Citrix solutions provide security across your entire stack"
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