Vulnerability Management (VM) means systematically finding and eliminating network vulnerabilities. Choosing a solution for VM is a critical step toward protecting your organization's network and data. Without proven, automated technology for precise detection and remediation, no network can withstand the daily onslaught of new vulnerabilities that threaten security.
This checklist from Qualys provides a 12 point shortlist of considerations to determine what solutions will work best for your organization.
Welcome to Web Application Security For Dummies! Web applications have become the Achilles heel of IT security. Web application vulnerabilities are now the most prevalent at more than 55 per cent of all server vulnerability disclosures. This figure doesn't include vulnerabilities in custom-developed web applications, so it may be just the tip of the iceberg. This book is all about understanding how to quickly find and fix vulnerabilities in web applications. The goal is to prevent attackers from gaining control over the application and obtaining easy access to the server, database, and other back-end IT resources.
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 paper touches upon the following topics:
-Critical vulnerabilities are on the decline, but still pose a significant threat
-Mature technologies introduce continued risk
-Mobile platforms represent a major growth area for vulnerabilities
-Web applications remain a substantial source of vulnerabilities
-Cross-site scripting remains a major threat to organizations and users
-Effective mitigation for cross-frame scripting remains noticeably absent
HP Enterprise Security provides a broad view of the vulnerability landscape, ranging from industry-wide data down to a focused look at different technologies, including web and mobile. The goal of this report is to provide the kind of actionable security that intelligence organizations need to understand the vulnerability landscape as well as best deploy their resources to minimize security risk.
ABI Research’s Securing Medical Devices Technology Analysis Report analyzes the current risks posed by medical devices, noting various security issues, potential vulnerabilities, and the threat landscape. It reviews implementation mechanisms and efforts in medical device cybersecurity and safety. The final section looks at how the healthcare ecosystem is responding to the issues and the vendors driving change.
VMware AirWatch® features a new – and more efficient – approach to Windows lifecycle management across any use case – whether deploying the OS to your remote workers, onboarding employees’ BYO machines, corporate deployments across your branch offices or managing a special line of business terminal. The unified endpoint management technologies fundamentally changes how organizations approach PC lifecycle management, allowing IT to deploy security patches and remediate vulnerabilities faster, install software more reliably and quickly and consolidate operational processes across devices on or off the domain.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Dec 13, 2018
Despite increasing security budgets, companies find there is too much data for new tools to analyze, not enough skilled IT security professionals and little confidence in current technology investments. Read the “2018 Cyberthreat Defense Report” to learn how your peers are managing increased breaches, vulnerabilities and encrypted traffic. How does your cyberthreat approach compare to other security pros who are protecting their organizations? Learn now.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Dec 13, 2018
Read "Understanding the State of Network Security Today" to learn why ESG recommends consolidating security tools through a structured, platform-based approach. Data, analytics and reports from multiple tools can be aggregated and consumed in one control panel, reducing network vulnerabilities. Learn more about challenges, changes and best practices for today’s network security operations and tools. Read now.
Digital innovation has changed everything: the money is everywhere,
so every business is a potential target for fraud.
Banks and financial institutions used to be the primary targets of fraud. Why banks? To quote the
notorious American bank robber Willie Sutton, “because that’s where the money is.” While banks
remain firmly in the crosshairs of fraudsters, the avalanche of digital business innovation has
Since the money is everywhere, every business is a potential target for fraud. The same technology
that helps us find airfare deals, sweet concert seats, or the best prices on the hottest Jordan shoes–
that is, bots–can now be used by criminals.
Fraudsters employ automated, faceless bots that scour business apps looking for any opportunity to
profit. And since fraud targets business-process weaknesses and not just software vulnerabilities, you
may not even know when it is happening.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 06, 2019
The 2019 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index looks back at the threats, tactics, and trends that emerged in 2018 based on insights from IBM X-Force Security Research Team.
Deriving data and insights from security clients, incident response services and penetration testing engagements, the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2019 report outlines the most prominent threats and provides key insights into various industries, attack tactics, and major vulnerabilities that emerged during the year.
For nearly a decade, Cisco has published comprehensive cybersecurity reports that are designed to keep security teams and the businesses they support apprised of cyber threats and vulnerabilities—and informed about steps they can take to improve security and cyber-resiliency. In these reports, we strive to alert defenders to the increasing sophistication of threats and the techniques that adversaries use to compromise users, steal information, and create disruption.
Published By: SecureAuth
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
A penetration test, or pen-test, is an attempt to evaluate the security of an IT infrastructure by safely trying to exploit vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may exist in operating systems, services and application flaws, improper configurations or risky end-user behavior. Such assessments are also useful in validating the efficacy of defensive mechanisms, as well as, end-user adherence to security policies.
This eBook provides a simple guide to explain both penetration testing's purpose and a basic guide to getting you there. Download now and start testing your network today.
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a malicious software designed to hold a user’s files (such as healthcare records, financial contracts, manufacturing blueprints, software code, and other documents) for ransom by encrypting them and demanding the user pay a fee (often in Bitcoin) to decrypt them.
How ransomware works
Attackers initiate attacks using an array of tactics. Ransomware infections often first begin with an exploit kit — which are software kits designed to identify software vulnerabilities on endpoints and then upload and execute malicious code on the endpoint.
Although variants of ransomware behave differently — there are many ways that Cisco can help. Download this whitepaper today to find out more.
IBM QRadar and BigFix solutions empower IT security teams to view, prioritize and respond to endpoint intelligence in near real time.
How can an organization stay ahead of these advanced security threats? Maintaining a high level of baseline security by consistently enforcing security policies and patch levels on endpoints and servers is definitely required and important. But when networks can have multiple vulnerabilities per IP address at scan time, the slow process of mitigating and patching these weaknesses can result in dangerous security gaps. Today’s IT personnel have to make difficult, risk-based decisions on where to focus their efforts—often without having a complete picture of the security environment. This is even more critical when the number of vulnerabilities across the organization is increasing while the organization has limited resources and skills to fix the vulnerabilities.
Web applications are often the most vulnerable part of a company’s infrastructure and yet are typically given direct paths to the internet, thus leaving these vulnerabilities exposed. IBM commissioned Tolly to evaluate IBM Security Access Manager for its Web protection effectiveness and performance as well as its identity federation, risk management and mobile one-time password capabilities. Tolly found that IBM Security Access Manager provided effective, high-performance threat protection while conveniently providing identity federation features and flexible risk-based access options.
New headlines provide ongoing evidence that IT Security teams are losing the battle against attackers, reinforcing the need to address the security of enterprise applications.This Analyst Insight reviews several practical steps you can take to get started now.
Published By: Intralinks
Published Date: Apr 13, 2015
The truth is that they can get a lot worse – and no one is immune. Your company’s data has never been at greater risk.
There is no doubt that 2014 was a dire year for many organizations, as they failed to properly protect their computer systems and the data held upon them.
As if it wasn’t bad enough keeping on top of new zero-day vulnerabilities, targeted attacks, and revelations of state-sponsored espionage, users are potentially exposing companies’ most important data by not following best practices and using consumer-grade cloud services that aren’t built with enterprise needs in mind.
An ever more mobile workforce wants to work on their files remotely but may be taking dangerous risks with sensitive corporate data at the same time.
In this white paper, we detail some of the biggest computer security threats of the last year and offer some predictions on what we can expect to see in 2015.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jan 19, 2018
The importance of information security and data protection is growing by the day for organizations. This is due to an evolving threat landscape and a higher adoption of internet dependent services, which, in the process of creating new opportunities, also lead to more vulnerabilities. As a consequence, national and international regulations are also changing according to the new challenges, calling for better preparedness. The new BCI Information Security Report 2017 sponsored by Mimecast looks to benchmark how organizations handle sensitive data and how resilient organizations are when it comes to data protection.
This July 2015 Forrester Report explores:
- Why consistent, automated DevOps processes are essential to closing vulnerabilities and limiting exposure.
- Practices, such as infrastructure as code and automated provisioning, for closing holes as soon as patches are available.
- How DevOps and security professionals can work together to adopt DevSecOps.