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.
Centralized and accurate network security management is more than a trend—it is quickly establishing itself as the only means of network survival. Old-school point solutions, where each solution served a single purpose at a particular point in the network, are quickly becoming unwieldy, if not impossible, to manage. Larger enterprises may have hundreds of point products throughout their network, and managing them effectively, efficiently, and securely can only be done through a centralized network security management solution. Look for eight key features in your network security management solution to ensure that your network not only survives but thrives.
With networks sprawling to massive proportions and malicious activity hitting hard, fast, and constantly evolving, situational awareness is more vital than ever in keeping your network secure. Situational awareness refers to the continuous monitoring of your network by analyzing bulk data collected from sources across the board. In other words, it delivers a detailed overview of all areas of your network so you know exactly what’s going on through increased visibility and response capabilities.
Advanced evasion techniques, or AETs, are delivery mechanisms used to disguise advanced persistent threats (APTs) and permit them to slip through network security undetected.
AETs work by splitting up malicious payloads into smaller pieces, disguising them, and delivering them simultaneously across multiple and rarely used protocols. Once inside, AETs reassemble to unleash malware and continue an APT attack.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Feb 08, 2013
Cyberwar fundamentally changes how government must handle security. Firewalls, intrusion detection systems and other security devices can stop the average hacker, but new threats use stealth techniques that these defenses cannot detect on their own.
Fraud preventative solutions are designed to avert new accounts fraud before it occurs. The strategic advantage of fraud prevention therefore lies in the ability avoid losses to institutions and consumers.
Published By: McAfee Inc
Published Date: Aug 19, 2009
Most midsized businesses aren't fully aware of the number of vulnerabilities that exist on their networks. Is it possible to address them all? This brief explains the key benefits of implementing a network security solution with McAfee. Read more.
Published By: AirDefense
Published Date: Apr 24, 2007
This document outlines how hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in 802.11 wireless LANs and describes the widely available hacking tools. As a collection of already published risks to wireless LANs, this white paper is written to inform IT security managers of what they are up against.
Making corporate data accessible through Wi-Fi networks means intruders and other unwanted visitors can easily access such networks if proper precautions and tools aren't used to protect them. This paper will discuss best practices in all five areas to secure the enterprise network, whether wired or wireless.
NitroSecurity's Active Network Response is a new security model that delivers network protection closer to the users at the network edge - stopping attacks before they can propagate throughout the network.
Looking at IT security history, the bad guys were always far more sophisticated than the people who tried to stop them. Even if companies or the government could conceive of IT security it was almost impossible to achieve it because of the lack of knowledgeable security professionals out there and the lack of security protection tools in the marketplace.
This paper outlines the types of threats that leverage the Internet as a means of delivery and the risks that they pose to your organization. Learn the key drivers of a corporate security policy and how you can protect against HTTP-based threats using Web filtering as part of a multi-layered content security strategy.
This paper outlines these new threats and discusses the limited effectiveness of reactive legacy Web security solutions against those threats. The paper then outlines the new reputation based, proactive security paradigm that is necessary for securing Web 2.0 applications.
Businesses today are under intense pressure to open up their networks, comply with increasingly rigorous regulatory requirements, AND ensure their IT assets are protected from attacks. This white paper explores these security challenges and explains how host-based Intrusion Prevention Systems play a critical role in an organization's overall security strategy.
Healthcare organizations are being targeted by financially motivated attackers that steal and sell valuable data, including identities and computing resources. This white paper defines the new threat, and outlines three important steps that providers can take to protect their critical systems.
Organizations that need to protect business critical applications, and sensitive data and hosts recognize that traditional network defenses can be readily bypassed by attackers. This white paper defines four key qualities of an effective host-based IPS.
This white paper identifies critical vulnerabilities that most organizations overlook when they secure their web applications. It also introduces host intrusion defense with deep packet inspection as a new, effective approach for shielding these vulnerabilities.
Published By: TopLayer
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
This white paper written by Reymann Group, compliance consultant firm, showcases thought leadership on how intrusion prevention solutions can enable proactive security responses necessary to protect today's corporate enterprise and its customers from real time threats posed by widespread cyber terrorists, hackers, and rogue insiders.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 02, 2006
The IT threat landscape has changed from individual hackers disrupting network operations to organized crime stealing confidential information. Antivirus technology must be joined by a coordinated, multilayered defense that includes proactive vulnerability-based intrusion prevention, file-based intrusion prevention, and inbound and outbound traffic control.
With web applications constantly evolving, finding vulnerabilities is a challenging, costly and time-consuming undertaking. Find out how Cenzic's powerful security solutions help information security teams quickly identify problems, regularly assess web application security strength and ensure regulatory compliance.
Enterprises are responding to new threat on communication protocols by hardening Web applications, and they are increasingly turning to Web application security assessment tools to improve the security of their applications. This report examines why high accuracy is critical to the effectiveness of the tools, and it discusses how Cenzic Hailstorm addresses this problem.