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2020 has been a year filled with uncertainty. Many industries were either unprepared or not designed to move to a fully remote work environment with haste. Those on the cyber defense frontlines were faced with new challenges in multiple areas as an increase in cyberattacks coincided with the sudden shift to remote work. The progress made over...
Few topics in the field of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) prompt as much passion and debate as the concept of threat attribution. From numerous conference talks, to blogs and papers, to various applications in CTI analysis, the question of threat attribution repeatedly emerges. While CTI attribution discussions can take many forms and aim at...
As more organizations invest in improving their security operations—either by building their own security operations centers (SOCs) or by engaging managed security services—the demand for security-related roles is higher than ever, reaching 3.5 million unfulfilled positions in 2021, according to a Cybersecurity Jobs Report. But from all of th...
The SolarWinds hack has presented a cybersecurity reckoning at a scale never before seen for the US government and private enterprises. While the width and depth of the state-sponsored attacks are yet to be determined, one thing is certain: the fallout from the SolarWinds hack is going to get worse before it gets better. To help determine the...
The Evolution of Threat Hunting Threat hunting continues to evolve for organizations that focus on proactively detecting and isolating Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) that might otherwise go undetected by traditional, reactive security technologies. While many SOCs are struggling to cope with the current security threat workload, more orga...
There is an increasing chasm between the number of qualified cybersecurity professionals and the number of people needed to fill those roles. DomainTools is a vendor that seeks to address these challenges by offering a context rich threat intelligence solution. DomainTools offerings involve using indicators, including domains and IP addresses...
Automation and integration initiatives, projects and solutions balance machine-based analysis with domain-based knowledge to help security teams better support their organizations by achieving a level of optimized workflows and improving how security point solutions are used. Because this is the second year for the automation and integration ...
There are many places to find backward-looking statistics of how many attacks were launched in cyberspace. Forward-looking guidance areas that security managers should focus on are harder to find. In times of economic uncertainty, it is even more critical for security teams to prioritize resources to increase effectiveness and efficiency in d...
Research conducted by ESG found that 58% of organizations have a threat intelligence program, however with a reliance on manual processes and incompatible tools, organizations struggle to realize the value of threat intelligence. To meet these challenges, some security teams are aiming to effectively operationalize threat intelligence through...
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is an approach to security management that combines security information management (SIM) and security event management (SEM) functions into one security management system. The foundational principle of SIEM is the aggregation of data that is relevant to an organization from multiple sources. C...
Cyberattacks are a top priority in most IT organizations; the risk associated with ransomware attacks, data breaches, business email compromise, and supply chain attacks has garnered that significant attention be made to IT resources and budget to address these threats. The challenge in building a comprehensive security strategy designed to p...
Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is analyzed information about the capabilities, opportunities, and intent of adversaries conducting cyber operations. Adversaries tend to operate in and across digital networks and equipment that shape and impact businesses, critical infrastructure, and our daily lives. Understanding how threats are targeting i...
There is no shortage of media coverage of breaches and outages and there are many places to find backward looking statistics of how many attackers were launched in cyberspace. What is harder to find is expert analysis of what areas security managers should prioritize to increase effectiveness and efficiency in dealing with known threats while...
Endpoints connect your organization’s two most important assets: people and data. It makes sense to perform as much assessment and remediation as possible where these two resources meet. Successful businesses must manage legal, operational and security risks across all endpoints. The “Intelligent Edge” is the process managin...
In cybersecurity, it’s no longer a matter of if you’ll get attacked, but when. That is why partnering with a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider is one of the fastest growing trends in enterprise security. But what do you look for in a partner and how do you know if you’re getting the most effective securit...
Ponemon Institute conducted the third annual study “Staffing the IT Security Function in the Age of Automation: A Study of Organizations in the United States and United Kingdom” to better understand how organizations are addressing the problem of attracting and retaining IT security practitioners and how the adoption of automation...
Is it possible to overcome the daunting challenge of knowing everything that’s going on inside and outside the network? Tarik Saleh, Senior Security Engineer at DomainTools believe the answer is yes—if security teams take new approaches to how they think about, vet and validate intelligence, indicators and adversary behaviors.This paper...
Infrastructure and ops teams can use unified endpoint management (UEM) to better manage employee devices and applications, resulting in improved employee experience (EX), customer trust, and business agility. But to access these benefits, you’ll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geograp...
Digital transformation is a way of life in today’s business world. It touches all corners of the enterprise in ways that were once unimaginable. CIO and IT executives at companies of all sizes and in all industries are quickly coming to realize that most legacy tools and processes are, at best, inefficient and are not aligned with curre...
Blocking against all phishing attempts is costly, time intensive and arguably impossible. This paper will discuss how to get ahead of Phishing scams and the spear phisher’s infrastructure and techniques. Rather than waiting for spear phishing emails to hit the network, security teams can get ahead of the spear phishers and proactively b...
Last year’s overnight shift to remote work drove rapid changes in security and IT priorities – resulting in more challenges than ever before. Now, as teams prep for a post-pandemic “new normal”, IT and security teams are facing fresh obstacles. Axonius partnered with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) for a global survey of IT ...
The hybrid workforce has broadened the attack surface and cybercrime is becoming more sophisticated. Evidence of this is easy to find with a quick look at the latest news articles recounting the stories of government and private company networks falling prey to ransomware. And the threats are only becoming bolder. It’s critical for orga...
It can no longer be a topic of debate. If you have enterprise assets connected to the Internet, you will get breached. It is only just a matter of when. Every organization, especially in today’s work-from-home economy must have a documented incident response plan and sets of playbooks that form the incident response procedure. This pap...
Asset management is foundational to security. Whether device discovery, incident response, vulnerability management, GRC and audits, or anything in between — you can’t do any of it without a complete understanding of everything in your environment. But traditional asset inventory approaches? They’re manual, error-prone, and time consum...
The Evolution of Threat Hunting For six years, SANS has conducted a Threat Hunting Survey to examine how cybersecurity professionals hunt inside their organizations to more rapidly detect and identify threats. This year’s survey seeks to better understand the current landscape of threat hunting for organizations and the benefits that th...
Many IT and security teams struggle to gain the right level of visibility into all assets, making it harder to secure them. Asset data exists in many different places – but the data is siloed, duplicative, or contradictory. This makes it very difficult for IT and security teams to answer even the most basic questions about their IT environmen...
The rush to operationalize remote work did not afford the time to conduct the usual level of due diligence associated with a range of issues such as scaling VPN infrastructure, tightening access/authentication policies and process and vetting personal devices not configured to corporate standards. However, while some uncertainties have carri...
2020 was a tumultuous year for IT security and operations (IT SecOps). They were faced with seemingly unsurmountable challenges. But the most forward-looking organizations are rising to the business risk and security readiness challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Download this analyst report, featuring Michael Suby, Research Vice Pres...
Due to the impact of COVID-19, 2020 will be widely regarded as the year that work moved home. In reality, it was the year work moved to the cloud and everywhere in between. As a result, endpoint management and endpoint security are now the cornerstones of effective protection and the foundation for the next generation of security. Research c...
The cybercrime economy is estimated to be worth $1.5 trillion annually, with the number of new security threats soaring at an alarming rate. According to just one report, 7.9 billion records were exposed in the first nine months of 2019. This compounds the burden on already stretched IT teams who are tasked with tackling the daily challenges ...
The pivot to working from home (WFH) proved that enterprise IT organizations could do the unimaginable – and do it quickly and well. Once you realize you can move all your users to WFH in days instead of years, you start to wonder what else you can do quickly. What digital transformation projects, long considered a moonshot, might turn out to...
Find out how you are doing compared to your peers of similar size. As a security leader, you’re faced with a tough choice. Even as you increase your budget for sophisticated security software, your exposure to cybercrime keeps going up! IT security seems to be a race between effective technology and clever attack methods. However, t...
People impact security outcomes, much more often than any technology, policy or process. Cyber security threats continue to proliferate and become more costly to businesses that suffer a data breach. When it comes to combating these growing risks, most organizations continue to place more trust in technology-based solutions than on training t...
Free your files! Get the most informative and complete hostage rescue manual on ransomware. The Ransomware Manual is packed with actionable info that you need to have to prevent infections, and what to do when you are hit with ransomware. You will also receive a Ransomware Attack Response Checklist and Ransomware Prevention Checklist. You will lear...
CEO fraud has ruined the careers of many executives and loyal employees. Don’t be one of them. Over the last three years, CEO fraud has been responsible for more than $26 billion in losses. Despite these losses, CEO fraud remains a blind spot for many C-level executives who quickly learn the consequences of a weak cyber-risk assessment....
There are three critical pieces in any breach management puzzle—and only one of those takes place after the incident. This means that the best way to mitigate risks is to invest and prepare ahead of time, and have plans in place for incidents that do occur. This whitepaper takes a closer look at: Common impacts of a breach 3 ways to mitigate t...
In response to high-profile data breaches, staggering fines, and rapidly evolving privacy and data requirements, CIOs and CISOs are facing a critical mandate: to enable their investigative teams with the tools and solutions needed to quickly, easily and securely investigate external cyber threats, internal security lapses and compliance practices. ...
In today’s world, it’s impossible to get away from overflowing regulations, ever-changing compliance standards, and the looming threat of a data breach. System glitches cause 25 percent of data breaches in 2019, and human error is the root cause of 24 percent of breaches. While much attention in the security world is placed on mal...
Automation of key network security functions will provide much needed consistency and control across hybrid network environments required to reduce the complexity gap. It will enhance compliance efforts, reduce risk, and improve productivity for time- and resource-strapped security teams. As a result, organizations can improve their overall s...
After years of enduring painful manual processes to produce compliance audit reports and manage multi-vendor firewall rules, FireMon’s Agile NSPM solutions reduced operational costs and enhanced a leading international retailer’s security and compliance posture. ...
Ransomware has become one of the most common, high-impact threats in the cybersecurity landscape. They’re more expensive than other types of breaches; the cost and frequency of these attacks are increasing; and every industry has suffered high-profile incidents from government, education and healthcare to technology and retail. No one i...
The Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security tracks the innovations that aid security leaders in protecting their enterprise endpoints from attacks and breaches. The technologies and practices in this space are being shaped by two trends: the continued growth in increased complexity of endpoint attacks, and the sudden surge in remote working. ...
Organizations around the world have been struggling to manage and secure supply chains end to end for years. As cybersecurity breaches grow in frequency and sophistication, relying on blind trust and spreadsheets, manually assembled from a disjointed array of reports and cyber data is no longer a safe option. This back-to-basics guide will he...
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