"CyberEdge Group’s fifth-annual Cyberthreat Defense Report is a comprehensive review of the perceptions of 1,200 IT security professionals representing 17 countries and 19 industries.
The new 2018 report provides the most geographically comprehensive view of IT security perceptions in our industry. With a 360-degree view of organizations’ security threats, security professionals can identify issues facing the market and know how their peers are reacting. Key insights from this year’s report include:
• ‘Lack of skilled personnel’ is the greatest inhibitor to IT security’s success
• 77% of networks were breached last year – the first decline in five years!
• 12% of a typical enterprise IT budget is spent on security
• 55% of organizations were compromised by ransomware last year
Download the Cyberthreat Defense Report Executive Summary today!"
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
The cyberattacks of 2017 proved more numerous, sophisticated, and ruthless than in years past. Threat actors, armed with knowledge stolen from the CIA and tools lifted from the NSA, demonstrated an elevated level of proficiency. WannaCry and NotPetya, two prominent threats from last year, successfully exploited these stolen assets in their assault on systems worldwide. As 2017 progressed, new opportunities developed in ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), opening the gates of malware-for-profit to everyone. Advancements in fileless attacks provided new ways for threats to hide from once reliable detection methods. Malware features such as polymorphism continued to play a powerful role in evading traditional defenses. The victims of cybercrime ranged from private businesses to the fundamental practices of democracy. France and the United States saw significant data breaches during their recent presidential elections. Several high-profile companies lost their customers’ personally identifiable information to cyberattacks, blemishing their brands and costing them untold millions in recovery operations. This report contains an overview of the threat trends and malware families Cylance's customers faced in 2017. This information is shared with the goal of assisting security practitioners, researchers, and individuals in our collective battle against emerging and evolving cyberthreats.
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Fileless attacks surged in 2017, largely due to their ability to bypass traditional antivirus solutions. Last year was host to several fileless malware victories. OceanLotus Group infiltrated Asian corporations during Operation Cobalt Kitty, and conducted nearly six months of fileless operations before detection. Ransomware hall-of-famers Petya and WannaCry both implemented fileless techniques in their kill chains. Every major player in information security agrees that fileless attacks are difficult to stop, and the threats are growing worse. Abandoning files is a logical and tactical response to traditional AV solutions which have overcommitted to file-intensive and signature-based blacklists. What can security solutions offer when there are no infected files to detect? How will a blacklist stop an aggressor that only uses legitimate system resources? The security landscape is changing and the divide between traditional AV products and next-generation security solutions is growing wider by the day. Cylance® has built a reputation on security driven by artificial intelligence and provides a frontline defense against fileless malware. This document details how Cylance protects organizations.
Today’s threat landscape is nothing like that of just 10 years ago. Simple attacks that caused containable damage have given way to modern cybercrime operations that are sophisticated, well-funded, and capable of causing major disruptions to organizations and the national infrastructure. Not only are these advanced attacks difficult to detect, but they also remain in networks for long periods of time and amass network resources to launch attacks elsewhere.
Traditional defenses that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection are no longer adequate. It’s time for a new security model that addresses the full attack continuum—before, during, and after an attack.
Modern networks and their components are constantly evolving and traditional next-generation firewalls are not able to provide the level of protection organizations require.
In this paper you will learn:
• Why typical next-generation firewalls that focus primarily on application visibility
and control offer an incomplete approach to threat defense
• What organizations need to defeat advanced threats in a resource-constrained
• What benefits you can gain with the Cisco Firepower™ Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), the industry’s first fully integrated, threat-focused NGFW
join Robb, Jimmy Ray, and their panel of guest experts as they show you how to protect your network with advanced threat defense across the entire attack continuum by combining Cisco’s proven ASA firewall skills with industry-leading Sourcefire next-generation IPS and advanced malware protection.
"High-profile cyber attacks seem to occur almost daily in recent years. Clearly security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). This oversight leaves a massive gap in network defenses.
But this infrastructure doesn’t have to be a vulnerability. Solutions that protect recursive DNS (rDNS) can serve as a simple and effective security control point for end users and devices on your network. Read this white paper to learn more about how rDNS is putting your enterprise at risk, why you need a security checkpoint at this infrastructural layer, how rDNS security solutio
Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications.
The cyber threat landscape is dynamic and accelerating. The Domain Name System (DNS) is a vulnerability in many organizations’ defenses that malicious actors are increasingly exploiting. The following DNS best practices, when coupled with an enterprise threat protection service, will aid you in identifying, blocking, and mitigating targeted threats such as malware, phishing, ransomware, and data exfiltration.
Examine the business impact of malware, ransomware, and phishing, as well as the cost of the average data breach. Given the significant economic impact of these threats, understanding your financial exposure and employing a layered defense simply makes sense.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jul 07, 2015
As cyber security challenges continue to grow, new threats are expanding exponentially and with greater sophistication—rendering conventional cyber security defense tactics insufficient. Today’s cyber threats require predictive, multifaceted strategies for analyzing and gaining powerful insights into solutions for mitigating, and putting an end to, the havoc they wreak.
There is no question that security attacks targeting your organization will continue to grow and evolve. The question is, how can you respond to malware and other risks without unnecessarily constraining your workforce? How can you get beyond the fear and anxiety that leads to excessive prohibition, prevention, blocking, and excluding – so that you can use security technology to both protect and empower people?
The answer is with a multi-layered defense – one that uses advanced security technologies and sophisticated operational practices in combination to cover the full spectrum of threat vectors. This solution brief explores the growing importance of multi-layered defense in today’s fast-changing web environment, and key considerations in implementing an effective multi-layered defense strategy.
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) operators have proven they can breach enterprises like yours by undermining your critical security controls when you fail to protect digital certificates and cryptographic keys. Not securing all of your keys and certificates enables cybercriminals to bypass controls like threat detection, data protection, firewalls, VPNs, DLP, privileged access, and authentication systems that you expect will mitigate threats.
Cybercriminals can be goal-driven and patient, and they often have a singular focus, plenty of time and access to vast, modern technical resources. Both organized and forum-based criminals are working constantly to find innovative and efficient ways to steal information and money with the lowest risk to their personal freedom. If we wish to stay “one step ahead” of the threats detailed in this report, awareness of online criminal threats, techniques and markets is our best defense.
Published By: Proofpoint
Published Date: Aug 10, 2017
BEC attacks are a growing threat to businesses because they prey on vulnerabilities that can’t be patched: people. That’s why employee training, financial controls, and especially technology are the keys to a strong defense and timely response. You need need a solution that does not solely depend on reputation and basic email filtering. With granular controls, advanced email solutions can identify and quarantine impostor emails before they reach an employee’s inbox.
This year’s Cyber Intrusion Services Casebook focuses on in-depth digital forensics, incident response (IR) and remediation services performed on behalf of actual CrowdStrike clients. Real-life examples drawn from notable CrowdStrike Services IR engagements in 2016 — including the now-infamous hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) —are covered with an emphasis on best practices organizations can follow to identify and eject attackers before a devastating breach occurs.
Download this report to learn:
• How CrowdStrike’s Falcon OverWatch and professional services teams discovered and attributed the DNC intrusion to nation-state threat actors FANCY BEAR and COZY BEAR
• The gaps in security processes and planning that your organization can address now to stop the next breach
• The specific tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) a range of nation-state and eCrime adversaries used to penetrate their victims’ defenses, and how they attempted to cover their tracks
Due to recent cyberattacks, security operations centers (SOCs) have had to focus on a holistic and cohesive security strategy by consolidating the right people, processes and technology to mitigate and remediate attacks.
This white paper, “The Five Essential Capabilities of an Analytics-Driven SOC”, dives into the necessity of SOCs to be analytics driven and how it helps IT and business leaders assess their own risk levels.
Download this white paper to to learn about:
*How advanced analytics and machine learning are now critical hallmarks of the modern security platform
*How proactively hunting and investigating threats can shore up defenses
*Why adaptive security architectures, like Splunk’s, are needed to prevent, detect and respond to attacks in today’s security landscape
In this whitepaper, noted industry analyst Richard Stiennon examines the emerging requirement in the ongoing arms race with threat actors. Despite years of investment in multiple layers of security defenses, every organization is still wide open to targeted attacks. It is practically impossible to stop all possible attacks. Even next-generation firewalls, complete alerting and logging collected in a SIEM, and universal patch management and vulnerability discovery has proven to be ineffective against threat actors who are motivated, skilled and determined. This paper answers the critical questions about security analytics and explains why it is one of the fastest growing product categories in security.
Securing your infrastructure, your customer interactions and protecting
your data are critical to preserving your reputation and your bottom
line. Many cyber attacks remain undetected for up to eight months1
and can cost an organization an average of 11 million USD.2
Today’s cyber actors are becoming more sophisticated, agile and capable
of getting past any network security. Organizations must evolve, replacing
traditional defensive security strategies with a proactive, intelligence-driven
offense to prevent and disrupt these threats.
IBM® i2® Enterprise Insight Analysis is a next generation intelligence
solution that enables organizations to incorporate cyber threat hunting
into their security strategy and turn their defense into a proactive
offense.It helps organizations uncover critical insights about their
threats and threat actors so they can mitigate and counter more threats
with a combination of multi-dimensional visualte analysis capabilities
The headlines are ablaze with the latest stories of cyberattacks and data breaches. New malware and viruses are revealed nearly every day. The modern cyberthreat evolves on a daily basis, always seeming to stay one step ahead of our most capable defenses. Every time there is a cyberattack, government agencies gather massive amounts of data. To keep pace with the continuously evolving landscape of cyberthreats, agencies are increasingly turning toward applying advanced data analytics to look at attack data and try to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of the attacks. Applying modern data analytics can help derive some defensive value from the data gathered in the aftermath of an attack, and ideally avert or mitigate the damage from any future attacks.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Mar 29, 2017
Over the past year, Gartner has provided important observations and guidance on Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and mobile security solutions. Read the report for key insights into the differences between the two as well as to better understand current state of mobile threat defense.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Aug 30, 2017
The modern organization has recognized the need to
embrace mobile devices in the workplace. Some have fully
implemented a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program,
while some have adopted a hybrid model of corporateowned
and personally-enabled (COPE) devices. Many
companies then choose to deploy an Enterprise Mobility
Management (EMM) or Mobile Device Management (MDM)
solution to enable some control of the mobile devices
that access corporate data. For companies at this stage of
mobility, security is the next critical layer. As Gartner states,
“It is becoming increasingly important that security leaders
look at the anti-malware, mobile threat defense solutions
market, the products available and how they should be
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Aug 30, 2017
In the past year, Gartner has provided guidance on the differences between Enterprise Mobility
Management (EMM) and mobile security solutions.This whitepaper highlights some key takeaways from
recent Gartner research, and Lookout encourages organizations to read the full reports to learn more.