Securing your infrastructure, your customer interactions and protecting your data are critical to preserving your reputation and your bottom line. Many cyber attacks remain undetected for up to eight months and can cost an organization an average of 11 million USD.
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.
As traditional network perimeters surrounding data centers dissolve, agencies face enormous difficulties fending off attacks using a patchwork of traditional security tools to protect classified or personally identifiable information (PII). Time and again, traditional security practices have proven porous and/or unsustainable.
Read this i360Gov Book to understand the importance of:
- Transforming federal fortifications into intelligence-driven defense
- Intensifying focus on cyber intelligence
-Needing a well trained cybersecurity force
For cybersecurity professionals, 2016 presented a year of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that were unprecedented. Week after week, the public was inundated with news of hacks, attacks, and data leaks. It didn’t take long for everybody to realize the old axiom of cybersecurity still holds true - there are two types of companies: those who are hacked and know about it, and those who are hacked and soon will find out. As a key player in the war against DDoS attacks, Neustar has been on the front line, detecting, alerting, and mitigating strikes to keep companies and their customers safe.
Of all the industries targeted by cyber-attackers, financial services is one of the most attractive. As noted bank robber Willie Sutton once said, “Go where the money is … and go there often.” That, it seems, is what cybercriminals are doing, launching malware, Trojans, spear phishing and ransomware attacks at banks and institutions to compromise networks and gain access to valuable data. Download now!
Download this white paper to learn:?The detailed anatomy of a fileless intrusion, including the initial compromise, gaining command and control, escalating privileges and establishing persistence?How fileless attacks exploit trusted systems —the types of processes compromised, the specific exploit tactics used to gain a foothold, and more?Why traditional technologies fail to protect against fileless attacks and what you can do to better defend your organization against them
You won’t want to miss this report, “A New Era in Endpoint Protection: A SANS Product Review of CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection,” where SANS reveals the results of their evaluation of the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform. To conduct their evaluation, SANS security analysts ran Falcon through a wide range of increasingly complex attack scenarios. The exploits they used to evaluate CrowdStrike included phishing, credential dumping/lateral movement, unknown malware, PowerShellattacks and more. The report shows that CrowdStrike Falcon was able to detect and prevent every attack to which SANS subjected it. Read this SANS report to learn:?Details on Falcon’s efficacy in preventing a wide range of attacks: Ransomware, lateral movement, PowerShell-based, and more?The power of the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ and the benefits of its crowdsourced intelligence model
?How CrowdStrike’s ability to capture detailed forensic information on attempted and thwarted attacks, allows you to prevent attacks
"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!
DDoS attacks increase by over 100% year over year. What’s scarier is that 82% of enterprises described DDoS attacks as crippling to their business. In order to have a secure disaster recovery plan and overcome these increasingly sophisticated threats you need a highly resilient and scalable DNS infrastructure.
Download this quick guide and learn:
Common types of DDoS attacks and which layers of your infrastructure are most at risk
How to geographically isolate attacks and mitigate latency when you have multiple endpoints
How to get the best before, during and after attack protection
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Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
By 2021, cyber attacks are expected to cause $6 trillion in damages worldwide. To combat, spending is predicted to hit $1 trillion between 2017 and 2021. Attackers benefit from an infinite amount of time and tactics at their disposal, as they work to get around the typical static network and endpoint defenses organizations put in place. Deception can complement endpoint and network defenses, adding dynamic security mechanisms that can be customized for every environment to take the attacker’s advantage away.
While endpoint and network security protects you from being compromised, deception mitigates the effects of a compromise by detecting it early and identifying the attacker intent which helps coordinate a faster and better response.
Read this white paper to find out more.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
Enterprise’s are increasingly under threat from sophisticated attacks. In fact, research has found that threats dwell in a customer’s environment an average of 190 days1. These Advanced Persistent Threats use stealthy techniques to evade detection and bypass traditional security defenses. Once an advanced attack gains access to a customer environment the attacker has many tools to evade detection and begin to exploit valuable resources and data. Security teams face multiple challenges when attempting to detect and fully expose the extent of an advanced attack including manual searches through large and disparate data sources, lack of visibility into critical control points, alert fatigue from false positives, and difficulty identifying and fixing impacted endpoints.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
Security teams face sophisticated attacks that ‘hide in plain sight’ and often dwell in customer environments as long as 190 days1. And attackers increasingly employ stealthy techniques to move freely within a customer environment like using stolen credentials to masquerade as legitimate users. There has been a marginal decline in zero-day discoveries and an increase in ‘living off the land’ tactics that don’t rely on the traditional combination of vulnerabilities followed by malware. These tactics are more difficult to detect since they make use of legitimate tools.
Organizations globally realize that working only to prevent and detect cyberattacks will not protect them against cyber security threats. That is why IBM Resilient® was developed: to arm security teams with a platform for managing, coordinating, and streamlining incident response (IR) processes.
IBM Security has had the privilege of working with organizations of all sizes and across all industries as they implement Resilient solutions to develop more sophisticated and robust incident response functions. These organizations build IR processes that are consistent, repeatable, and measurable, rather than ad hoc. They make communication, coordination, and collaboration an organization-wide priority. They leverage technology that empowers the response team to do their job faster and more accurately
As fraudsters grow in sophistication and
experience, they often aren’t acting
alone. Syndicated crime rings are big
business around the world. In the fraud
economy, different fraudsters specialize
in different aspects of the attack, from
gathering data and creating profiles of
targeted victims, to socially engineering
call center agents, to creating tools like
robotic dialers. These fraudsters might
work alone, selling their skills on the
black market. In other cases, fraudsters
are running entire call centers overseas
dedicated to executing attacks.
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
"According to Gartner, ""by 2022, 25% of enterprises will adopt browser isolation techniques for some high-risk users and use cases, up from less than 1% in 2017.”
""By effectively isolating endpoints from browser-executable code, attacks that compromise end-user systems will be reduced by 70%, while eliminating the need to detect or identify malware."" -Gartner
What do these organizations know that you don’t?
Learn more about why Gartner believes this to be true in this report."
"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"
"Multi-stage attacks are an increasingly popular approach used by cybercriminals. By sending a malicious attachment in a phishing email that contains an embedded URL, with no malevolent code, attackers can evade existing security solutions, like sandboxes and AV.
How do you prevent these attacks before they happen?
Download this white paper to find out:
*How Menlo Security Labs recently isolated a multi-stage document attack
*What tools, techniques and procedures ( TTPs ) are attackers using to infect victims’ devices
*How Isolation can foil the attack before it can even start
"Despite deploying multiple security layers to defend against cyberattacks, enterprises continue to be infected by web malware and have credentials stolen via phishing. Why is this?
Here’s a 40 minute webinar featuring a representative of a leading insurance company - providing the customer perspective, along with John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Technologies at SANS Institute, and Kowsik Guruswamy, Menlo Security CTO, to answer this. Together, they discuss:
* The shortcomings of today’s reactive security philosophy
* Why the web continues to present a risk to businesses
* The benefits of embracing Isolation
* How organizations should rethink their security strategy moving forward"
It's demanding times for businesses. Facing risks as diverse as extreme weather and cyber-attacks, ?rms are focusing more intently on business continuity plans. At the same time, the digital revolution is changing lifestyles, disrupting business models and acting as a catalyst for change. Energy itself is undergoing a transformation, as generation moves towards renewables and decentralization, while technological advances present new opportunities. Energy now has the potential to deliver competitive advantage, to enhance sustainability and resilience, and to power innovative business models. But equally, the range of new options available is making the management of energy more complex. Read this thought leadership paper to find out how energy can drive your business strategy.
The security information and event management (SIEM) market is defined by the customer's need to analyze event data in real time for the early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches, and to collect, store, analyze, investigate and report on event data for incident response, forensics and regulatory compliance. The vendors included in our Magic Quadrant analysis have products designed for this purpose, and they actively market and sell these technologies to the security buying center.
Security leaders across all industries face mounting
challenges. Cyberattacks are continually growing in
volume, complexity, and sophistication, and incident
response (IR) teams are pushed to the limit of their time,
skill, and resources. Additionally, the average Security
Operation Center (SOC) uses more than 75 different
security tools – making full visibility nearly impossible
and integrating those tools challenging as well.
"DDoS attacks increase by over 100% year over year. What’s scarier is that 82% of enterprises described DDoS attacks as crippling to their business. In order to have a secure disaster recovery plan and overcome these increasingly sophisticated threats you need a highly resilient and scalable DNS infrastructure.
Download this quick guide and learn:
• Common types of DDoS attacks and which layers of your infrastructure are most at risk
• How to geographically isolate attacks and mitigate latency when you have multiple endpoints
• How to get the best before, during and after attack protection
Get the guide!