The cyberattacks of 2017 proved more numerous, sophisticated, and ruthless than in years past. Threat actors, armed with knowledge stolen from the CIA and tools lifted from the NSA, demonstrated an elevated level of proficiency. WannaCry and NotPetya, two prominent threats from last year, successfully exploited these stolen assets in their assault on systems worldwide. As 2017 progressed, new opportunities developed in ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), opening the gates of malware-for-profit to everyone. Advancements in fileless attacks provided new ways for threats to hide from once reliable detection methods. Malware features such as polymorphism continued to play a powerful role in evading traditional defenses. The victims of cybercrime ranged from private businesses to the fundamental practices of democracy. France and the United States saw significant data breaches during their recent presidential elections. Several high-profile companies lost their customers’ personally identifiable information to cyberattacks, blemishing their brands and costing them untold millions in recovery operations. This report contains an overview of the threat trends and malware families Cylance's customers faced in 2017. This information is shared with the goal of assisting security practitioners, researchers, and individuals in our collective battle against emerging and evolving cyberthreats.
Today’s advanced cyber threats target every computer and
mobile device, including enterprise endpoints, especially
those that make up critical infrastructure like industrial
control systems and embedded devices that control much
of our physical world. The modern computing landscape
consists of a complex array of physical, mobile, cloud, and
virtual computing, creating a vast attack surface. Meanwhile,
the cybersecurity industry is prolific with defense-in-depth
security technologies, despite a threat landscape that remains
highly dynamic, sophisticated, and automated.
Cylance, however, takes a unique and innovative approach
of using real-time, mathematical, and machine learning
threat analysis to solve this problem at the endpoint for
organizations, governments, and end-users worldwide.
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.
The targeted attacks and advanced threats that are increasingly used to breach enterprise networks are purpose-built to evade traditional defenses. Enterprises require an advanced approach to protection that identifies these attacks and enables organizations to prevent breaches and their costly consequences. Read this white paper to learn how the Trend Micro Custom Defense can prevent the collateral damage associated with targeted attacks and advanced threats.
join Robb, Jimmy Ray, and their panel of guest experts as they show you how to protect your network with advanced threat defense across the entire attack continuum by combining Cisco’s proven ASA firewall skills with industry-leading Sourcefire next-generation IPS and advanced malware protection.
Cisco AMP for Endpoints is a cloud-managed endpoint security solution that provides the visibility, context and control to not only prevent cyberattacks, but also rapidly detect, contain, and remediate advanced threats if they evade front-line defenses and get inside—all cost-effectively, without affecting operational efficiency, and before damage can be done.
Today, defending your organization’s web properties means more than just protecting a handful of enterprise web applications from advanced malware. Learn more on the complexity and challenges of defending against today’s modern threats and discover how Citrix NetScaler application delivery controller (ADC) is an ideal defense solution.
With every new data breach revealed or costly identity-theft case reported, confidence in data security and the protection of private identity information transactions — and overall trust — erodes. This loss of confidence in online services and reputation can have a direct impact on trust from end-users, customers, employees, partners, vendors and more.
With significant advances in criminal threats — both in sophistication and sheer frequency — all enterprises are urged to bolster defenses, authenticate digital identities and safeguard sensitive information.
Entrust offers five specific best practices — with emphasis on strong authentication, identity assurance, mobile enablement and general layered security — that can help protect against targeted attacks now and over the long term.
In this Executive Brief, we share best practices in how to evaluate and deploy layered controls that will help you develop a holistic approach to controls, investigate and control where risk is introduced, assess your risk appetite and benchmark your cybersecurity posture against others in your industry.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Feb 28, 2014
If I were to boil down these survey results to a single sentence, it would be this: To keep pace with today’s advanced threats, incident response teams need tools and techniques that give them greater speed, accuracy and insight.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Whether they work for an up-and-coming startup or an industry giant, security response teams are under siege as never before. Today's cyber attacks are sophisticated, relentless, and devastating, costing U.S. businesses $8.9 million a year each on average. Attacking in multiple stages across multiple vectors, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and other sophisticated attacks easily evade signature-based detection and other traditional defenses.
Thiswhite paper describes:
The 10 most common mistakes, strategic and technical, that incident response teams make;
The effect of these mistakes and how to avoid them with a well-defined incident response plan.
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) have been central to network security discussions in the past few years, with many organizations implementing new solutions to protect themselves from this determined type of malware. Yet, cybercriminals continue to be effective in penetrating the network defenses of even the strongest security systems, including some very high-profile enterprises. One of the dirty little secret weapons hackers use to bypass security systems and penetrate even the most locked-down networks are advanced evasion techniques (AETs). While AETs are not a secret among the hacking community—where they are well known and have been in widespread use for several years—there are misunderstandings, misinterpretation, and ineffective safeguards in use by the security experts charged with blocking AETs.
In this brief, we’ll take a look at common use cases that show how integration between McAfee Advanced Threat Defense and other security controls from McAfee, a part of Intel Security, create a multipronged strategy designed to make enterprise defenses both more effective in detecting previously unknown malware and globally responsive when a new attack occurs.
This Tech Target research report summarizes a new survey of IT and security professionals that identifies what organizations are doing to combat advanced targeted attacks, and how they feel about their current preparedness to handle both detection and remediation of endpoint breaches due to these attacks.
This solution brief outlines how security operations must evolve to a continuous operation focused on assessing readiness, acquiring and integrating threat intelligence, and increasing the speed of threat response capability
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Feb 22, 2018
The traditional approach to cybersecurity has been to use
a prevention-centric strategy focused on blocking attacks.
While prevention-centric approaches do stop many threats,
many of today’s advanced and motivated threat actors are
circumventing these defenses with creative, stealthy,
targeted, and persistent attacks that often go undetected
for significant periods of time.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Globally, sophisticated cyber-attacks are compromising
organizations at an unprecedented rate and with
devastating consequences. Modern attackers, including
criminal organizations, ideological groups, nation states
and other advanced threat actors are motivated by a wide
range of objectives that include financial gain, industrial
espionage, cyber-warfare, and terrorism. These attacks
are often very expensive for compromised organizations,
costing each company an average of USD $7.7M.1
Ponemon 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Study
CyberEdge 2016 Cyberthreat Defense Report
Symantec, Underground black market: Thriving trade in stolen data, malware, and attack service.
November 20, 2015; Medscape, Stolen EHR Charts Sell for $50 Each on Black Market, April 28, 2014
Deloitte, Beneath the Surface of a Cyberattack, 2016
The Modern Cyber Threat Pandemic 3
The odds that your organization will be compromised are
high. In fact, a recent report indicates that 76 percent
of surveyed organizatio
Sophisticated advanced targeted malware requires a sophisticated approach. This solution brief explains how to defend your organization with a comprehensive, layered approach that identifies, contains, and remediates these insidious threats.
You spoke and we listened. Today’s advanced malware threats have you spending a lot of resources fighting an uphill battle. The answer is McAfee Advanced Threat Defense—so you can find, freeze, and fix threats.
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