In 2015, the average cost of a data breach was $3.79 million, a 23% increase from 2013. While a data breach of just average magnitude could be enough to cripple numerous companies, there are still organizations failing to take the necessary cyber security precautions.
Privileged user accounts—whether usurped, abused or simply misused—are at the heart of most data breaches. Security teams are increasingly evaluating comprehensive privileged access management (PAM) solutions to avoid the damage that could be caused by a rogue user with elevated privileges, or a privileged user who is tired, stressed or simply makes a mistake. Pressure from executives and audit teams to reduce business exposure reinforces their effort, but comprehensive PAM solutions can incur hidden costs, depending on the implementation strategy adopted. With multiple capabilities including password vaults, session management and monitoring, and often user behavior analytics and threat intelligence, the way a PAM solution is implemented can have a major impact on the cost and the benefits. This report provides a blueprint for determining the direct, indirect and hidden costs of a PAM deployment over time.
Privileged user accounts—whether usurped, abused or simply misused—are at the heart of most data
breaches. Security teams are increasingly evaluating comprehensive privileged access management (PAM)
solutions to avoid the damage that could be caused by a rogue user with elevated privileges, or a privileged
user who is tired, stressed or simply makes a mistake. Pressure from executives and audit teams to reduce
business exposure reinforces their effort, but comprehensive PAM solutions can incur hidden costs,
depending on the implementation strategy adopted. With multiple capabilities including password vaults,
session management and monitoring, and often user behavior analytics and threat intelligence, the way a
PAM solution is implemented can have a major impact on the cost and the benefits. This report provides a
blueprint for determining the direct, indirect and hidden costs of a PAM deployment over time.
Businesses today must reduce the risk of security breaches to protect the valuable data within their
organizations. At the same time, IT auditors are increasingly enforcing ever more stringent requirements
on the business. The bottom line is that privileged accounts and privileged access are being targeted by
hackers as a new attack surface and focused on by auditors who are insisting on greater controls around
The right privileged access management solution provides comprehensive protection for your missioncritical
servers with powerful, fine-grained controls over operating system-level access and privileged
user actions. Capable of enforcing access controls on powerful native Superuser accounts—like the
UNIX® and Linux® root and Microsoft® Windows® administrator—this system-level, host-based privileged
access management solution controls, monitors and audits privileged user activity, improving security and
simplifying audit and compliance.
Privileged credentials have served as a major attack
vector in the successful execution of many breaches.
Protecting privileged access is an imperative to
successfully defend an organization from a breach and
is a core requirement of multiple compliance regimes.
CA Privileged Access Management helps drive IT
security and compliance risk reduction and improves
operational efficiency by enabling privileged access
defense in depth—providing broad and consistent
protection of sensitive administrative credentials,
management of privileged identity access and control
of administrator activity.
Published By: Veracode
Published Date: Oct 26, 2016
Web and mobile applications are now top attack vectors for cyber attackers, accounting for more than a third of data breaches. As a result, securing the application layer has now become a high priority for enterprises. Enterprise application security testing solutions for Web, native, cloud and mobile applications are key to this strategy.
In the latest Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, Veracode has been positioned as a Leader for the third year in a row based on our completeness of vision and ability to execute in the AST market.
Download the report for more on why Veracode's automated cloud-based service is in Gartner's “Leaders” quadrant.
Published By: Veracode
Published Date: Oct 28, 2016
Web application attacks are the most frequent pattern in confirmed breaches. But many security budgets don’t line up with this risk. Getting the budget for AppSec won’t be easy, but now is the time to make the case. Download this e-book to find out the reasons why AppSec is the most productive security spend.
The days are long gone when lone hackers working in bedrooms and garages wrote viruses and broke into computers just for the fun of it. Organized crime syndicates are now monetizing attacks, breaches,
and even the tools that hackers need to commit their break-ins.
Regardless of efforts to secure your network from external threats, data breaches usually begin from inside.
In this Globalscape paper, you’ll learn:
- 3 layers most targeted: the network, data & users
- Bad security practices
- Why Managed File Transfer is a critical component to combat bad practices
Are you sure that employees are only using IT-sanctioned ways of transferring data? If the answer is “no,” then your sensitive data may be vulnerable.
In this guide from Globalscape, you’ll learn:
• What shadow IT is and the drawbacks
• Signs of a shadow IT problem
• How to reduce shadow IT
The frequency of “mega breaches” continues to rise at an alarming rate. In fact, crippling incidents involving tens of millions of customer records, theft of highly valuable intellectual property, and related criminal activity have become commonplace.
This report asserts that many such breaches could be prevented by deploying next-generation endpoint protection technology in concert with an aggressive proactive hunting strategy. This potent combination provides the most effective means to reduce attack surfaces and defend against advanced adversaries.
This year’s Cyber Intrusion Services Casebook focuses on in-depth digital forensics, incident response (IR) and remediation services performed on behalf of actual CrowdStrike clients. Real-life examples drawn from notable CrowdStrike Services IR engagements in 2016 — including the now-infamous hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) —are covered with an emphasis on best practices organizations can follow to identify and eject attackers before a devastating breach occurs.
Download this report to learn:
• How CrowdStrike’s Falcon OverWatch and professional services teams discovered and attributed the DNC intrusion to nation-state threat actors FANCY BEAR and COZY BEAR
• The gaps in security processes and planning that your organization can address now to stop the next breach
• The specific tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) a range of nation-state and eCrime adversaries used to penetrate their victims’ defenses, and how they attempted to cover their tracks
As the number and severity of cyberattacks continue to grow with no end in sight, cybersecurity teams are implementing new tools and processes to combat these emerging threats. However, the oneoverriding requirement for meeting this challenge is improved speed. Whether it’s speed of detection, speed of remediation or other processes that now need to be completed faster, the ability to do things quickly is key to effective cybersecurity.
The reason why speed is essential is simple: As the dwell time for malware
increases, the lateral spread of an attack broadens, the number of potentially breached files expands, and the difficulty in remediating the threat increases. And the stealthy nature of many of the newer threats makes finding them faster?before they become harder to detect?a critical focus in reducing the impact of an intrusion. These requirements make it essential that security operations centers (SOCs) can complete their activities
far more quickly, both now and moving forwa
The Security Operations Center (SOC) is the first line of defense against cyber attacks. They are charged with defending the business against the many new and more virulent attacks that occur all day, every day. And the pressure on the SOC is increasing.
Their work is more important, as the cost of data breaches are now substantial. The Ponemon Institute’s “2017 Cost of Data Breach Study” says the average cost of an incursion is $3.62 million. The study also says larger breaches are occurring, with the average breach impacting more than 24,000 records. And with new regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) putting stiff financial penalties on breaches of personal data, the cost of a breach can have material impact on the financial
results of the firm. This trend toward increasingly onerous statutory demands will continue, as the U.S. is now considering the Data Privacy Act, which will bring more scrutiny and accompanying penalties for breaches involving
Published By: Exabeam
Published Date: Sep 25, 2017
Most enterprises and government organizations that experience data breaches have traditional security point solutions, log management, and security information and event management (SIEM) solutions in place. However, SIEM is not a comprehensive solution on its own. There has been a great deal of focus on the attack-chain – or kill-chain – of steps in the process leading to these breaches.
Companies are facing massive cyber security challenges – many of which are rooted in the endpoint. In fact, according to IDC, 70% of successful breaches begin at the endpoint. If you are a Kaspersky Lab customer, and still have breaches in your endpoint security, then something isn’t working. Perhaps you’re struggling to prevent advanced attacks, or your security team may be burdened by maintaining overly complex policies. You and your end users may even be facing performance issues.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, then your endpoint security products may actually be creating more problems than they solve. Ask these questions and find out for yourself.
Companies are facing massive cyber security challenges – many of which are rooted in the endpoint. In fact, according to IDC, 70% of successful breaches begin at the endpoint. If you are a McAfee customer, and still have breaches in your endpoint security, then something isn’t working. Perhaps you’re struggling to prevent advanced attacks, or your security team may be burdened by maintaining overly complex policies. You and your end users may even be facing performance issues.
If you are experiencing any of these challenges, then your endpoint security products may actually be creating more problems than they solve. Ask yourself these questions for a cybersecurity reality check.
On May 25, 2018, per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations with business ties to the European Union will need to comply to GDPR standards. The cost of non-compliance are stiff fines. The GDPR contains nearly 100 separate and nuanced articles that can be difficult to understand even if you are a data privacy expert.
This short primer is a cheat sheet to help both the data privacy expert and non-expert approach the GDPR with key takeaways. Download your free copy of “A Short Primer of GDPR Essentials” to learn:
*Financial Implications: The potential impact of a GDPR breach condition.
*Key Focus Areas: A "new considerations checklist" for data privacy experts. It can also be used as a basic "bootstrapping checklist" for those less versed in data privacy.
*People, Process, Tools: Tips to help reduce anxiety and uncertainty about how to operationalize GDPR.
Alice Bluebird, a quirky security analyst for hire, is hunting down a nation state of hackers thirsty for the recipes of Frothly, a cutting-edge craft brewery. Follow Alice as she works to solve the mystery of the breach. Did she catch the incident before the hackers managed to steal Frothly’s super secret formulas? Did the hackers act alone or — scarier yet In this light hearted graphic novel “Through the Looking Glass Table”, discover how machine data, as well as an analytics-driven platform, log management, SIEM, UEBA and SOAR solutions, can help anyone — IT managers and sophisticated SOC analysts — better understand and respond to incidents, breaches, phishing attempts, insider threats and more.— did they have help from the inside?
Don’t lose unnecessary time coping with attacks, threats and theft. Lenovo ThinkShield is a comprehensive security portfolio that brings you end-to-end protection.
In your solutions guide, you’ll find out the benefits of ThinkShield, how to ensure your data stays secure, how to keep employees stay safe online and some important statistics on the rise of cyber attacks.
It’s time to act before your next attack, read the guide to find out what to do next.
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How much money does the average data breach cost? How many days of downtime does ransomware cause? How many millions of people have their data exposed? Discover the vast impact on time, money & productivity of security breaches. Investing up front in strong security, will save you in the long run. Comprehensive end-to-end security not only reduces the risk of being compromised, it also brings benefit to the business., Taking steps to invest in the right solutions, that use rigorous, trackable and auditable security standards, across their entire supply chain is a must to mitigate risks. ThinkShield provides that and so much more. It is a security solution that offers end-to-end protection that drives productivity, innovation, and profitability.
Find out why it’s harder than ever to keep data secure, as well as what could be causing security breaches. Plus see how to mitigate this risk using end-to-end solutions in this infographic.
Learn how Lenovo’s ThinkShield solutions, combine cutting-edge security solutions to protect your devices from cyber-attack, throughout their lifecycle.
Making all the difference with true, end-to-end protection at the device, identity, online and data levels.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Dec 13, 2018
Despite increasing security budgets, companies find there is too much data for new tools to analyze, not enough skilled IT security professionals and little confidence in current technology investments. Read the “2018 Cyberthreat Defense Report” to learn how your peers are managing increased breaches, vulnerabilities and encrypted traffic. How does your cyberthreat approach compare to other security pros who are protecting their organizations? Learn now.