Financial services organizations have a unique relationship with technology: electronic data and transactions are the core of this industry. Financial services firms remain vigilant because they are constantly under attack. Hackers that gain access to customer accounts or financial data can profit either by using it themselves or by selling it to other criminal organizations.
- There are many differences between perception and reality when it comes to security in this industry. For example, its emphasis on fraud prevention creates the perception that financial services is highly evolved in terms of its security readiness. However, this study finds that financial services firms’ security is on a par with the security of firms in other industries.
- Regulations may lead to change and investments, but they also take time to take effect. Organizations should not wait for such requirements before they make improvements. Neither should they assume that compliance gives them full protection. Regulations cannot cover every aspect in such a fast-paced environment.
Password-protected PDFs tout the ability to share your sensitive data securely. But several factors make them vulnerable, which means your firm and clients’ information could easily be exposed to hackers. Download this white paper to learn how password protection failures cause your firm to:
• Lose data when colleagues share passwords with others, especially through email.
• Face risk by not knowing if an unauthorised person has accessed your files.
• Have clients’ PDF files cracked by hackers in minutes.
Data breaches can carry very serious consequences, such as the revelation in February 2008 that that the Hannaford Brothers chain of supermarkets lost more than four million debit and credit card numbers to hackers. The bottom line is that organizations must implement Data Loss Prevention (DLP) systems to protect themselves against the growing array of threats they face from inadvertent and malicious data leaks from email, instant messaging and other systems.
In January of 2008, a random sample of online technical newsletter subscribers at midsize companies (100-5,000 employees) received an email invitation to participate in a survey about data protection solutions use at their organizations. The goal of the survey was to identify sources of and/or reasons for information security breaches, and to better understand how businesses are planning to protect themselves against data leaks. The following report presents top line results of the study.
Companies rely on knowledge assets, such as product formulas and customer databases. VPNs and network monitors can protect proprietary information from outsiders; but, they won't do much to prevent access by internal users. With the popularity of wireless networks, USB drives and other portable devices, it's all too easy for insiders to leak key data. This white paper explains how Trend Micro LeakProof 3.0 protects sensitive data at rest, in use, and in motion.
Encryption will help to protect data against unauthorized access by outsiders from lost or stolen devices such as laptops, thumb drives, and other removable media. But it does not protect against the insider threat-employees and contractors with authorized access to data who mistakenly or maliciously leak your most valuable assets.
As the world becomes more connected, it is no longer enough for enterprises to react once an alert indicates an attacker is inside the network. Instead, with continuous packet capture and threat feeds followed by analysis, it is now possible to hunt the attackers and locate them versus waiting for an alert.
Published By: Kaspersky
Published Date: May 20, 2014
Virtualization promises to boost efficiency and cut costs. Whether you’re running applications on physical or virtual machines, you still need to stay vigilant to guard against the constant and growing hazard of malware and other cyberthreats that can put your business at risk. This guide will show you how.
In this guide, penetration testers will learn how to evade anti-virus detection on target machines for your Metasploit pen tests. This guide will be most useful to readers who already have some penetration testing experience and are familiar with Metasploit Pro.
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.
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 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.
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 twelve critical questions that organizations need to consider when selecting a Host Intrusion Prevention System product. These questions relate to protection, manageability, integration and speed.
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.
Published By: Perimeter
Published Date: Jul 17, 2007
Click here and get a head start on these Hackers by learning how they are turning their attention to new ways to deliver viruses, crash unsuspecting users’ computers, and steal social security numbers, passwords, bank account numbers, etc.
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.