This whitepaper examines the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) movement, from carrying around a floppy disk to today's "cloud" services. This paper explains that employees may not be aware that their file transfer methods can cause a risk to security. Ways to ensure that employees can securely send files without risking corporate data security and what that dangers are with BYOD transfers are also discussed. Recent security breaches are referenced in the paper, and why such attacks are expected to continue into the future. The paper concludes with a description of how companies can ensure data security and how Globalscape's secure file transfer products meet and exceed that need.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Aug 11, 2015
This webinar talks about common PCI DSS compliance challenges, questions to ask as you plan and prepare, core capabilities needed to demonstrate compliance, and how to simplify compliance with a unified approach to security
This in-depth report provides a detailed look at a recent survey carried out by Intel Security exploring the topic of data exfiltration. Participants were asked about their top concerns, breach and exfiltration details, outsider and insider threats, exfiltration differences between traditional networks and cloud applications, and the tools and practices they use to identify and prevent data exfiltration.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jun 24, 2015
The article is a helpful reminder that your employees often make life easier for attackers by being the weakest link in your network defenses. Social media is a rich hunting ground for hackers. Names, locations, photos, interests, connections, partnerships, vacation details, email addresses and phone numbers – this is often the information that hackers use to target specific employees through well-crafted, highly personalized emails.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jun 25, 2015
In this whitepaper, Countdown to Compromise: The Timeline of a Spear-Phishing Attack on Your Organization, see exactly what happens before, during and after an attack, all the mistakes that made you vulnerable, and how you can get ready for it.
As third party data breaches have increased in recent years, regulators and organizations have moved from relying solely on static questionnaires and assessments, to continuously monitoring the security of vendors. Learn how financial institutions have adopted a continuous monitoring approach for their vendor risk management programs.
This technical case study addressing key and certificate security issues is designed for security conscious enterprises to understand real-life attack scenarios that threaten their businesses in today’s world. This white paper demonstrates a recent attack that used cryptographic keys and digital certificates as well as guidance on how to protect certificates and keys and quickly discover and remediate breaches. This paper should be read by more technical IT security staff who are interested in detailed attack methods and remediation tactics. The executive summary is intented for IT Security leaders (CISOs and their direct reports) and addresses the proof-of-concept attack impacts on the business.
The attack scenario described in this technical white paper is based on a reproduction of a real-world attack in a Raxis test environment that simulated an enterprise security infrastructure.
In the cacophony of business headlines, news of data security breaches come through like a high-tempo drum beat. In fact, the number of incidents keeps growing at a rate of 66 percent CAGR, with a cost per breach of $5.9 million. And some of the world’s most recognized brands are sustaining bruises to their
reputations and harmful hits to their bottom lines as they scramble to repair the damages.
Enterprise IT organizations are facing an elusive enemy perpetrators who range from sophisticated cyber criminals and government-sponsored spies to hackers and script kiddies, and who have motives as diverse as money, politics, or simply youthful mischief.
Recent high-profile data breaches and numerous waves of widely publicised internet
attacks have made everyone nervous about security. Families, small businesses and
other organisations are struggling to figure out how to protect themselves.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Dec 20, 2016
Every year, organizations spend millions of frustrating hours and countless sums of money trying to reverse the damage done by malware attacks. The harm caused by malware can be astronomical, going well beyond intellectual property loss and huge fines levied for non-compliance. In 2014, the cost of malware attacks and resulting breaches was estimated at $491 billion.i And these costs include more than just the money spent trying to directly respond to security breaches. Productivity, long-term profitability, and brand reputation are often severely impacted as well.
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
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Every year, organizations spend millions of frustrating hours and countless sums of money trying to reverse the
damage done by malware attacks. The harm caused by malware can be astronomical, going well beyond
intellectual property loss and huge fines levied for non-compliance. In 2014, the cost of malware attacks and
resulting breaches was estimated at $491 billion.
i And these costs include more than just the money spent trying
to directly respond to security breaches. Productivity, long-term profitability, and brand reputation are often
severely impacted as well.
The malware threat is growing larger and becoming more challenging to respond to every year. It seems like every
month there are more major breaches. Target, Neiman Marcus, and UPS have all been victims of costly breaches in
the past couple years, with each event showing signs that the breaches could have
been prevented. Phishing-based malware was the starting point 95 percent of the time
in state-sponsored attacks, and 67
A number of high-profile security breaches over the last two years have highlighted the damage that a rogue systems administrator or stolen privileged credentials can cause. Today, fewer than half of all business organizations have deployed the type of privileged identity management (PIM) solution that could help improve the situation.
This Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM) provides an in-depth view of the leading PIM solutions that are available to deal with these issues. It compares their technology, the market position each vendor has achieved, their ability to execute, and the overall maturity of each offering.
Thanks to numerous, headline-making incidents in recent years,
cybercrime has risen toward the top of the concern list for many
organizations—and the customers with whom they do business.
You’ve heard many of the stories. Major health insurers, such as
Anthem, Premera BlueCross and CareFirst had personal information
for millions of their customers stolen. Sony Pictures experienced
a breach that not only embarrassed employees and adversely
impacted the release of the high-profile film, “The Interview,” but
also damaged systems and applications—making it extremely
difficult for the company to conduct business. The list goes on.
Some you maybe haven’t heard, like the one about CodeSpaces, a
provider of version management services to developers. When
attackers were able to gain access to its cloud-based management
consoles, they deleted the company’s entire infrastructure and
backups—ultimately forcing CodeSpaces out of business.
The bad news for organizations like yours is, thanks to the
Within any organization, the most dangerous users are those with privileged access to the company’s
most valuable and sensitive data assets. This includes systems administrators, business managers,
partners, suppliers, and service providers, and also takes into account the automated interactions
between business machines, systems, and applications. Privileged access has always been a
high-risk issue, but for too long, organizations have not understood or have chosen to ignore the risks,
preferring instead to rely on the integrity of the individuals and systems involved.
A number of high-profile security breaches over the last two years have highlighted the damage that a
rogue systems administrator or stolen privileged credentials can cause. Today, fewer than half of all
business organizations have deployed the type of privileged identity management (PIM) solution that
could help improve the situation. This Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM) provides an in-depth view of the
leading PIM solution
Published By: Veracode
Published Date: Oct 26, 2016
20% of enterprises have suffered a security incident related to a business application or IT service consumed from external partners. With breaches like these making headlines, and enterprises’ growing reliance on third-party software, security of the cyber supply chain will garner increased attention. Download this joint Veracode/Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) report to explore enterprises’ challenges in securing their cyber supply chain and get best practices for ensuring that every application – regardless of its origin – is secure.
Published By: Veracode
Published Date: Oct 26, 2016
Web application attacks are now the most frequent pattern in confirmed breaches, and organizations know that application security is key to protecting their data. But many organizations lack the resources to develop a comprehensive AppSec program, and need to look to external services. Download this guide for a straightforward, four-step method for acquiring the services you need to support a comprehensive AppSec program.
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) have taken leading roles in exploring requirements for Mobile Device Management (MDM) systems for government
Mobile devices, particularly smartphones, are exceptionally vulnerable to security breaches. They are easily lost, are filled with unknown applications, communicate over untrusted networks, and are often purchased by users without regard to IT standards and security features.
As we continue to move forward into an age of big data, optimization, and shared information through the capabilities of better networking technologies, opportunities have never been greater for using technology to improve the way the government interacts with constituents. However, increasing dependence on web and network services also makes government a tempting target for hackers. Distributed Denial of Service attacks, data breaches, leaks, the risks can be enormous. Recent events have shown us that now more than ever, government servers are getting victimized by well-funded teams of foreign hackers, possibly funded by their government.
One of the biggest challenges to effectively stopping breaches lies in sifting through vast amounts of data to find the subtle clues that indicate an attack is imminent or underway. As modern computer systems generate billions of events daily, the amount of data to analyze can reach petabytes. Compounding the problem, the data is often unstructured, discrete and disconnected. As a result, organizations struggle to determine how individual events may be connected to signal an impending attack.
Download the white paper to learn:
• How to detect known and unknown threats by applying high-volume graph-based technology, similar to the ones developed by Facebook and Google
• How CrowdStrike solved this challenge by building its own proprietary graph data model
• How CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ collects and analyzes massive volumes of security-related data to stop breaches
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.Download the white paper to:?Learn how a proactive hunting strategy protects valuable data assets from a potential mega breach?Get a detailed analysis of how highly skilled human hunters pair with technology to aggressively seek out threat behaviors?Understand why integrating CrowdStrike Falcon Overwatch into an organization’s existing security resources offers the most comprehensive protection against persistent and skilled adversaries?Fi
Predictive analytics provide the foresight to understand cybersecurity risk exposure.
Cybersecurity strategies often consist of “whack-a-mole” exercises focused on the perpetual detection and mitigation of vulnerabilities. As a result, organizations must re-think the ever-escalating costs associated with vulnerability management. After all, the daily flow of cybersecurity incidents and publicized data breaches, across all industries, calls into question the feasibility of achieving and maintaining a fully effective defense. The time is right to review the risk management and risk quantifcation methods applied in other disciplines to determine their applicability to cybersecurity.
Security scoring is a hot topic, and rightfully so. When evaluating ways to integrate these scores into your cybersecurity strategy, be sure to look for an empirical approach to model development. The FICO Enterprise Security Score is the most accurate, predictive security score on the market.