News headlines have been inundated with stories of massive personal and credit card data breaches. The rising intensity and sophisticated nature of cyber attacks has created a hostile and precarious environment for businesses charged with protecting their customers’ personal data. The lucrative business of selling credit card data on the black market has made point-of-sale (PoS) devices, PoS environments, and web kiosks a prime target for cybercriminals. Read this solution brief to learn how to protect your network and PoS terminal and web kiosk endpoints from costly multi-stage cyber attacks.
As cyberattacks and fraud continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, organizations are placing a greater emphasis on cyberthreat intelligence as a way to protect against compromise, data breach, and losses from online fraud. Measuring the true value of threat intelligence has been difficult however.
For the first time the Ponemon Institute has conducted a study that reveals the facts behind the impact that weak threat intelligence is having on organizations.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Threat Intelligence is one of the most critical weapons we can use in cyber defense. Knowing which attackers are trying to target your organization, as well as how, why, and when gives you an advantage when trying to thwart these attacks.
In today’s landscape, security researchers are a modern-day version of Sherlock Holmes. They’re constantly analyzing clues to an adversary’s motives and techniques, tracking down their ephemeral footprints amidst the chaos of our cyber community. However, these researches can also make hasty conclusions before all the facts are gathered, and dismiss the most important clues during investigations.
This evaluation guide is designed to help you evaluate threat intelligence service providers, so that you can effectively put threat intelligence to work for you.
• The 3 characteristics to look for when evaluating threat intelligence vendors
• The most important questions to ask when evaluating threat intelligence vendors and what to listen for
Recently, a series of cyber attacks on the Defense Department and Defense contractors in the United States as well as the Ministry of Defense and Parliament in the U.K. have created significant cause-for-concern by computer security experts. It is imperative you read this brief and learn how we're all vulnerable and what is being done to prevent these Cyber Attacks.
As the military and US government rely more heavily on custom-built applications for communications and management, they also become more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Worse, according to the Dept. of Homeland Security, the number of attacks on custom-built applications is doubling every year. Learn about critical threats, methods that military and civilian agencies can use to deal with cyber attacks and technologies that improve security for custom-built applications.
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In this IBM security report, we will take a look at the data we've gathered through our monitoring operations and the security intelligence generated by our analysts and incident response teams who interpret that data. Our aim is to help you gain important insights into the current threat landscape - with a close look at the volume of attacks, the industries most impacted , the most prevalent types of attacks and attackers, and the key factors enabling them.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 07, 2014
The rising intensity and sophisticated nature of cyber-attacks has created a precarious environment for businesses charged with protecting their customers’ personal data. In 2012, credit card and debit card fraud resulted in losses amounting to $11.27 billion. In January 2014 alone, a single cyber-attack exposed more than 105 million identities. To steal this data, one option is to target the point at which a retailer first acquires that card data – the Point-of-Sale (PoS) system. PoS systems are increasingly being targeted by these attackers, which is why it's more important than ever to protect these devices and the systems they are connected to. Read more into the research on these attacks in this Symantec Security Response special report.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 07, 2014
An ongoing cyberespionage campaign against a range of targets, mainly in the energy sector, gave attackers the ability to mount sabotage operations against their victims. The attackers, known to Symantec as Dragonfly, managed to compromise a number of strategically important organizations for spying purposes and, if they had used the sabotage capabilities open to them, could have caused damage or disruption to energy supplies in affected countries. Read more into the research on these attacks in this Symantec Security Response special report.
An effective cyber security strategy calls for the latest intelligence on the kinds of attacks that are occurring, who is committing them, and how often they are happening. A new IBM report offers expert insight into a range of security statistics, based on monitoring tens of billions of security events that occurred at 3,700 organizations around the world.
NSS Labs performed an independent test of the Cisco FirePOWER 8350 v5.3. The product was subjected to thorough testing at the NSS facility in Austin, Texas, based on the Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) methodology v5.4 available on www.nsslabs.com. This test was conducted free of charge and NSS did not receive any compensation in return for Cisco’s participation.
NSS Labs performed an independent test of the Cisco ASA 5585-X SSP60 v5.3.1. The product was subjected to thorough testing at the NSS facility in Austin, Texas, based on the Next Generation Firewall methodology v5.4 available on nsslabs.com.
NSS Labs performed an independent test of the Cisco ASA 5525---X v5.3.1. The product was subjected to thorough testing at the NSS facility in Austin, Texas, based on the Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) methodology v5.4 available on www.nsslabs.com. This test was conducted free of charge and NSS did not receive any compensation in return for Cisco’s participation. For additional information on NGFW technology, refer to the NSS Analysis Brief entitled “What Do CIOs Need to Know About Next Generation Firewalls?”
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.