New headlines provide ongoing evidence that IT Security teams are losing the battle against attackers, reinforcing the need to address the security of enterprise applications.This Analyst Insight reviews several practical steps you can take to get started now.
Attacks today incorporate increasingly sophisticated methods of social engineering and client-side software manipulation to exfiltrate data without detection. Some attackers leverage so-called spearphishing to entice employees to give up access information and spread their attacks to other enterprise systems; others use password crackers against compromised applications in order to gain further access rights to the network. The attackers might also set up channels for command and control communications with the compromised systems, as in the case of the Zeus or SpyEye bot infections.
The attacks continue. The breaches occur. Penalties are assessed. While most universities manage to keep pace with the latest digital trends, they have been far less timely when it comes defending their networks and sensitive data against the latest targeted attacks and threats. This lack of protection is evident as recent headlines expose costly data breaches of student records and research, state and federal compliance violations, and a raft of other privacy and security issues that put students, alumni, staff, and the institutions themselves at considerable risk.
Published By: OpenDNS
Published Date: Mar 31, 2015
A security strategy centered on preventing identified attacks and threats no longer provides adequate protection. New malware tactics emerge at a rate impossible for security professionals to match.
Learn how to become a less appealing target and reduce the potential impact of security breaches.
Published By: Intralinks
Published Date: Apr 13, 2015
The truth is that they can get a lot worse – and no one is immune. Your company’s data has never been at greater risk.
There is no doubt that 2014 was a dire year for many organizations, as they failed to properly protect their computer systems and the data held upon them.
As if it wasn’t bad enough keeping on top of new zero-day vulnerabilities, targeted attacks, and revelations of state-sponsored espionage, users are potentially exposing companies’ most important data by not following best practices and using consumer-grade cloud services that aren’t built with enterprise needs in mind.
An ever more mobile workforce wants to work on their files remotely but may be taking dangerous risks with sensitive corporate data at the same time.
In this white paper, we detail some of the biggest computer security threats of the last year and offer some predictions on what we can expect to see in 2015.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Nov 28, 2017
With the healthcare industry as the #1 target for ransomware attacks, it’s critical to ensure steps are taken to prevent, detect and respond to these attacks without downtime – and without loss of patient data. A multi-layered approach to protective controls – including a Secure Email Gateway (SEG) with advanced threat protection capabilities – will start your healthcare organization on the right path to ransomware resilience.
Download and use this top 10 list of how to protect your organization now. Use it as a reference tool for frequent health checks of your own ransomware resilience program.
Recent research from Kaspersky has revealed a massive criminal campaign that was able to infiltrate more than 100 different banks and steal upwards of $1 billion from the affected institutions. Kaspersky dubbed this operation the Carbanak APT due to a connection between the malware used in the attacks and the now infamous Carberp banking botnet. You may recall the headlines in 2013 that revealed the Carberp source code had been leaked into the wild, making it accessible to virtually any would-be criminal group that may want it. The accessibility of Carberp source code could easily have provided a starting point for the Carbanak as they built their malware.
Organizations invest heavily to block advanced attacks, on both endpoints and networks. Despite all this investment, devices continue to be compromised in increasing numbers and high-profile breaches continue unabated. Something doesn’t add up. It comes down to psychology: security practitioners want to believe the latest shiny widget for preventing compromise will finally work and stop the pain.
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.
Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Oct 05, 2016
Cyber attacks against utilities and power producers are on the rise. Prudent leaders are taking action now to lock down their control systems and operations assets before a potentially catastrophic event occurs. Download the eBook “5 Security Imperatives for Power Executives” to learn how to prepare and react to threats to your business and the public you serve.
The SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team analyzes security threats and helps
organizations protect their systems. During May and June 2017, CTU™ researchers identified lessons
learned and observed notable developments in threat behaviors, the global threat landscape, and
• The global WCry and NotPetya campaigns reinforced the need for a layered approach
• Attacks used obfuscated malicious files and scripts to bypass filtering and deliver malware.
• A Chinese threat group has had repeated success using compromised websites to attack
• Threat actors have been stealing intellectual property from Japanese enterprises.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Mar 29, 2017
Read the eBook to learn the difference between securing mobility and mobile security, why Enterprise Mobility Management/ Mobile Device Management (EMM/ MDM) solutions alone are not security, and the kinds of attacks your mobile fleet might be facing.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Mar 29, 2017
When it comes to enterprise mobility, both iOS and Android suffer from major security vulnerabilities and are at risk of malicious threats and malware attacks. Read the Lookout’s review of today’s most prevalent issues, including OS, app, and jailbreak threats.