By now the fundamentals of computer and network security are familiar to almost everyone who interacts with a PC on a regular basis: install antivirus software, choose good passwords and protect them and download and install software updates. Despite these measures, businesses of all sizes continue to suffer security breaches.
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.
If your company relies on passwords to prevent unauthorized computer access, or low-tech memory cards (e.g., swipe cards) for facility access, you have security on par with the average 1980s car. Smart credentials — embedded in plastic smartcards, USB tokens or mobile devices — offer companies advanced and versatile user authentication features.
This white paper discusses the advantages of using smart credentials for multifunction access; describes the hardware and software components used in a smart credential environment; and provides questions to ask when searching for a smart credential solution provider.
Security breaches can cost millions of dollars—but these days they’re virtually inevitable. Every organization needs a formal, documented Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP) and it needs to be kept up-to-date. In this executive brief, IBM shares the ten most common shortcomings of CSIPRs and how you can avoid these potentially costly mistakes. Read the executive brief to learn how IBM can help protect your organization from cyber threats and strengthen your IT security.
An FCW Digital Dialogue
Download this Digital Dialogue from Federal Computer Week to learn how agencies like the General Services Administration and Department of Homeland Security are using the cloud to extend their enterprise and foster innovation.
Published By: Lumension
Published Date: Feb 07, 2014
Memory injections are on the rise. And traditional endpoint security tools can do little to stop them. Here’s what you need to know about memory-based attacks—and how to effectively protect against them.
One of the biggest challenges to effectively stopping breaches lies in sifting through vast amounts of data to find the subtle clues that indicate an attack is imminent or underway. As modern computer systems generate billions of events daily, the amount of data to analyze can reach petabytes. Compounding the problem, the data is often unstructured, discrete and disconnected. As a result, organizations struggle to determine how individual events may be connected to signal an impending attack.
Download the white paper to learn:
• How to detect known and unknown threats by applying high-volume graph-based technology, similar to the ones developed by Facebook and Google
• How CrowdStrike solved this challenge by building its own proprietary graph data model
• How CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ collects and analyzes massive volumes of security-related data to stop breaches
Today’s advanced cyber threats target every computer and
mobile device, including enterprise endpoints, especially
those that make up critical infrastructure like industrial
control systems and embedded devices that control much
of our physical world. The modern computing landscape
consists of a complex array of physical, mobile, cloud, and
virtual computing, creating a vast attack surface. Meanwhile,
the cybersecurity industry is prolific with defense-in-depth
security technologies, despite a threat landscape that remains
highly dynamic, sophisticated, and automated.
Cylance, however, takes a unique and innovative approach
of using real-time, mathematical, and machine learning
threat analysis to solve this problem at the endpoint for
organizations, governments, and end-users worldwide.
Threat actors increasingly look toward illicit cryptomining as an easy source of income.
Cryptomining is the production of virtual currency, also known as cryptocurrency, such
as Bitcoin and Monero. It comes at the expense of system performance and power
consumption. Moreover, threat actors are infiltrating networks to use their victims’
computer resources to do this work for them. In this white paper, you will learn how to
defend your organization from illicit cryptomining with the Cisco® security portfolio.
Mobility services are frequently being positioned as part of broader application transformation offerings, enabling enterprises to support the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach, with the development of enterprise app stores and the ability to leverage personal devices for business functions.
This white paper describes software and services that accelerate and simplify the creation of internally developed or “in-house” enterprise mobile applications. It also describes how to deploy and manage these mobile apps on both company-provided and “bring-your-own” smartphones and tablet computers. Solving the complete mobile app lifecycle means transforming enterprise apps for multiscreen devices; facilitating design, testing, security, performance, management, and compliance to reach new customers and employee expectations.
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
We live in an era of digital transformation.
Software is the backbone of this digital
transformation. Mobile, cloud, open
source, Internet of Things, microservices
and AI have made software more
complex. Over 80% of the code in
today’s software applications is open
source. Estimates show that there will
be 30 billion connected IOT devices by
2020. Furthermore, 85% of customer
interactions will be computer managed
by 2020. Software is everywhere. While
software has gotten more complex, timeto-market is the new name of the game
and enterprises can’t risk security slowing
Although more than two-thirds of confidential information is regulated through database management systems, no computer security program offers adequate protection for the databases against the main threats affecting them today. Oracle, the leader in databases technologies, offers security solutions for the protection of all layers of the database.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Feb 03, 2016
IT decision-makers weigh in
Securing computers and their data against cyber-attacks and malicious applications is imperative in today’s business environments. IT professionals know this. But which methods are they using to secure laptops and desktops, and just how effective are these methods? See what 650 IT decision-makers had to say.
When computers were mostly standalone systems, authentication (checking people are who they say they are) and authorization (allowing them access to specific information) codes, along with databases containing user information, were self-contained on the device. Even in the early days of the web, sites would handle security independently, using custom and proprietary code.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Jul 08, 2011
This paper describes the evolution and future of the online threat environment, and outlines the security, economy, performance, and control available to smaller businesses who act now to adopt Security as a Service.
Sophisticated banking requires sophisticated computing systems. But which systems offer the greatest chance for success? Many banks are discovering that the answer can be found within their on-premise data centers – the mainframe computer.
Mainframes have become a modern platform for innovation. When operating in a hybrid cloud environment, mainframes provide cost flexibility, scalability, agility, sophistication and unmatched security. And they support innovation, business transformation and new types of monetization. The power of mainframe computing is being rediscovered. Specifically, in a recent 2017 survey of banking executives, we found that:
• 50 percent said they believe hybrid cloud – and the systems that underpin it – can significantly lower the cost of IT ownership
• 47 percent said they believe mainframe enabled hybrid cloud can improve operating margin
• 47 percent said they believe dual-platform hybrid cloud can accelerate innovation.
While innovation and improved p
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.