Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
As cyber attacks grow more sophisticated, many organizations are investing more into incident detection and response capabilities. Event monitoring and correlation technologies and security operations are often tied to incident handling responsibilities, but the number of attack variations is staggering, and many organizations are struggling to develop incident detection and response processes that work for different situations.
In this webcast, we'll outline the most common types of events and indicators of compromise (IOCs) that naturally feed intelligent correlation rules, and walk through a number of different incident types based on these. We'll also outline the differences in response strategies that make the most sense depending on what types of incidents may be occurring. By building a smarter incident response playbook, you'll be better equipped to detect and respond more effectively in a number of scenarios.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
While vulnerability assessments are an essential part of understanding your risk profile, it's simply not realistic to expect to eliminate all vulnerabilities from your environment. So, when your scan produces a long list of vulnerabilities, how do you prioritize which ones to remediate first? By data criticality? CVSS score? Asset value? Patch availability? Without understanding the context of the vulnerable systems on your network, you may waste time checking things off the list without really improving security.
Join AlienVault for this session to learn:
• The pros & cons of different types of vulnerability scans - passive, active, authenticated, unauthenticated
• Vulnerability scores and how to interpret them
• Best practices for prioritizing vulnerability remediation
• How threat intelligence can help you pinpoint the vulnerabilities that matter most
APTs (advanced persistent threats) have changed the world of enterprise security and how networks and organizations are attacked. This book provides an in-depth examination of real-world
attacks and APTs, the shortcomings of legacy security solutions,
the capabilities of next-generation firewalls, and security best
In the 2014 Annual Bad Bot Report, Distil Networks identifies the trends and changes of bad bot activity over the past year. This report serves as the industry standard of defining malicious attacks and reporting on bad bot origins and makeup to help organizations prepare for, and mitigate, this rapidly accelerating security threat.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Apr 02, 2015
Trust and consumer confidence is the foundation upon which the Internet has been built. Leading commerce and financial services companies worldwide have long used Secure Socket
Layer and Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) technologies to secure customer communications and transactions.
But with the rise of Web 2.0 and social networking, people are spending more time online and logged in, and they are communicating much more than just their credit card numbers. Unfortunately, Web security practices have not always kept pace with these changes. Many organizations use the SSL/TLS protocol to encrypt the authentication process when users log in to a website, but do not encrypt subsequent pages during the user’s session. This practice is risky because it leaves website visitors vulnerable to malicious online attacks, and can result in millions of users being unknowingly exposed to threats simply by visiting a trusted website.
This white paper discusses the imperative need for Always On S
Advances in attacks on network security over the last few years have led to many high-profile compromises of enterprise networks and breaches of data security. A new attack is threatening to expand the potential for attackers to compromise enterprise servers and the critical data on them. Solutions are available, and they will require action by company officers and administrators. “SSLStrip” and related attacks were among the highlights of the July 2009 Black Hat show in Las Vegas. Researcher Moxie Marlinspike combined a number of discrete problems, not all related to SSL, to create a credible scenario in which users attempting to work with secure websites were instead sent to malicious fake sites.
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 businesses grow increasingly dependent upon Web applications, these complex entities are becoming more difficult to secure. Most companies equip their Web sites with firewalls, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and network and host security, but the majority of attacks are on applications themselves.
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.
Spyware presents a daily threat to organizations. It can even lead to networks being exposed to malicious attacks. Find out about the specific types of spyware threats that are out there and how you can combat these threats today.
Unknown attacks are quickly becoming the next great information security challenge for today's organizations. Get up to speed on what these threats really are and learn what security measures are available to keep your network safe from these attacks.
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.
Published By: TopLayer
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
This white paper is intended for Information Security and Information Technology professionals interested in understanding Zero-day Attacks, the various protection schemes available today and how Top Layer Network's Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) solutions provide the best mechanisms for protection from these types of attacks.
Published By: LANDesk
Published Date: Feb 12, 2007
This white paper discusses how the network access control capabilities of LANDesk® Trusted Access™ available within LANDesk Security Suite 8.6 help organizations protect and secure their enterprise networks at their endpoints to reduce malicious attacks and the resulting downtime, lost productivity, and lost revenues.
Published By: Red Condor
Published Date: Mar 17, 2008
Your network is defenseless against image-based spam attacks. Red Condor reveals how a simple approach can result in a less than 0.01% false-positive rate while achieving long term spam block rates greater than 98%. Get this white paper to arm yourself against the latest malicious email threats. Follow the instructions below and you'll learn the secret to living in a spam-free world.
Financial services companies have been the target of a serious, sustained, and well-funded DDoS campaign for more than a year. What these attacks have continued to demonstrate is that DDoS will continue to be a popular and increasingly complex attack vector. DDoS is no longer simply a network issue, but is increasingly a feature or additional aspect of other advanced targeted attacks. The motivation of modern attackers can be singular, but the threat landscape continues to become more complex and mixes various threats to increase the likelihood of success. There have certainly been cases where the MSSP was successful at mitigating against an attack but the target Website still went down due to corruption of the underlying application and data. In order to defend networks today, enterprises need to deploy DDoS security in multiple layers, from the perimeter of their network to the provider cloud, and ensure that on-premise equipment can work in harmony with provider networks for effective and robust attack mitigation
You have to know the threats to stop them. It's not a question of if – but when and how – Internet criminals will get into your network.
The Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report highlights the most current security concerns, such as shifts in malware, trends in vulnerabilities, and the revival of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Phishing is defined by the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) as a broadly launched social engineering attack in which an electronic identity is misrepresented in an attempt to trick individuals into revealing personal credentials that can be used fraudulently against them. In short, it’s online fraud to the highest degree.
Although it’s been around for years, phishing is still one of the most common and effective online scams. The schemes are varied, typically involving some combination of spoofed email (spam), malicious software (malware), and fake websites to harvest personal information from unwitting consumers. The explosive rise of mobile devices, mobile applications, and social media networks has given phishers new vectors to exploit, along with access to volumes of personal data that can be used in more targeted attacks or spear phishing. The fact that phishing attacks are still so common highlights their efficacy and reinforces the need to implement comprehensive phishing and response plans to protect organizations.
An effective phishing protection plan should focus on four primary areas: Prevention, Detection, Response, and Recovery. High-level recommendations for each of the four areas are outlined in this whitepaper.
DDoS prevention appliances are the first line of defense for most service providers and large enterprises around the globe looking to protect themselves from brute-force attacks on network or resource availability, and with the unprecedented number, size, and coverage of DDoS attacks since the floodgates opens in 2008, vendors who build DDoS prevention solutions have seen and continue to see a significant increase in demand. This report covers actuals for 4Q14 and 1Q15.
The modern enterprise is dependent upon connectivity at every level. Every business initiative, whether driven by sales, marketing, manufacturing, finance, R&D or HR, is dependent upon reliable network availability and continuity. Disrupting that continuity is what Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are all about.
Akamai now mitigates the more than 65% of the 10,000-plus yearly DDoS attacks against its Prolexic platform via proactive mitigation controls, in 0 seconds and with no customer impact.
The number of DDoS attacks instantly mitigated via the Prolexic platform has increased exponentially over the past four years. We attribute this growth to our proactive engagement with customers, and the ability to implement and manage proactive mitigation postures based upon their baselined network traffic.
Akamai has been detecting and successfully mitigating DDoS attacks in an industry-leading SLA for 15 years. We will illustrate how Akamai continues to lead the industry with new capabilities including advanced customer traffic profiling and proactive mitigation controls to ensure the best possible results during an actual DDoS event.
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.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Aug 28, 2017
Mobile devices have rapidly become ground zero for a wide spectrum of risk that includes malicious targeted attacks on devices
and network connections, a range of malware families, non-compliant apps that leak data, and vulnerabilities in device operating
systems or apps.
Read the four mobile security insights CISOs must know to prepare for a strategic conversation with the CEO and board about
reducing mobile risks and the business value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.
Most organizations have a dirty little secret: they are relying on user and password-based authentication to protect sensitive internal applications. With 81% of data breaches involving weak or stolen credentials1, applications that use single-factor authentication are an easy target for attack. Unfortunately, updating internal cloud applications—as well as legacy and custom applications—to support multi-factor authentication can be an IT headache for many organizations.
Okta and Palo Alto Networks have collaborated to make rolling out multi-factor authentication a snap. Join Daniel Lu, Product Marketing Manager at Okta and Kasey Cross, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Palo Alto Networks, to learn:
>The latest trends in credential-based attacks
>Why every sensitive cloud application needs multi-factor authentication
>How to enforce network-level multi-factor authentication without touching your apps using Palo Alto Networks and Okta