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...
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...
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...
The FBI reports that losses due to phishing, spoofing, various types of Internet-enabled fraud, and other scams exceeded $4.1 billion in 2020 in the United States. That’s despite the bold initiatives and massive investments in security technologies that many organizations have made over the years to protect their users and other critica...
Spear phishing emails remain a top attack vector for the bad guys, yet most companies still don’t have an effective strategy to stop them. This enormous security gap leaves you open to business email compromise, session hijacking, ransomware and more. Don’t get caught in a phishing net! Learn how to avoid having your end users ta...
The goal of your corporate security infrastructure is to protect corporate data, access to on-premises and cloud-based systems, sensitive information like login credentials and customer data, and even physical assets. Most organizations approach this by deploying various types of security hardware, software and cloud services. However, cybers...
Prevent breaches with a true security ally When it comes to cybersecurity decisions, your choices can have major, long lasting implications. For CISOs, developing a SOC is one of those decisions. Should you build? Buy? Partner with an MDR provider? It’s not always clear, and there are a variety of business drivers that leaders must cons...
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, there...
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....
How to build a SecOps program A well-managed security operations center (SOC) can benefit organizations in a multitude of ways—from improved threat detection and response to better understanding of the strategic and tactical implications of budgets, staffing, and security solutions. But, with the myriad of other daily challenges security oper...
As the global pandemic enters its second year, IT and infosec teams continue to face challenges on all sides. On top of “ordinary” cybersecurity issues, they’re dealing with an explosion of pandemic-themed phishing scams and a continued surge in ransomware attacks—all while attempting to transition many users to work-from-ho...
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...
Evaluating MSSPs? Expel has accumulated a list of questions to ask during the evaluation process. Here are 12 best questions you should consider asking any potential provider to help you determine which provider is the right fit for your organization. ...
Are you in the process of selecting endpoint, network, or SIEM security products? Expel has the expertise you can rely on during the evaluation process. Expel’s CISO, Bruce Potter, provides insights on budget planning when determining your security spend. ...
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...
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 consumi...
Ransomware attacks are on the rise but it doesn’t mean it’s time to panic. Expel’s SOC team shares tips on what you can do to keep your organization safe and stay resilient against these types of attacks. ...
Are you tasked with starting or improving the security processes within your organization? Expel’s CISO, Bruce Potter, provides tips on how to do more with less, or improve a less-than-stellar legacy program. ...
Expel receives the highest possible score in 14 criteria in Managed Detection and Response services. What will you learn from this guide? Forrester analysts follow a publicly available methodology and have provided their findings in this report to guide buyers considering Managed Detection and Response providers. Download the report to learn: How ...
It’s no secret that intrusion detection systems (IDS) reliance on bi-modal signatures is brittle, easily evaded, and often a cause of unnecessary alerts. After more than 20 years of underwhelming results, it’s time to improve security efficacy, add visibility into east-west traffic, and extend detection across the full attack cycl...
It’s no secret that cloud security is important. Rather than jumping into deploying a specific product category to protect your cloud workloads, it’s important to understand key industry trends so that you can better orient your organization and develop the right approach to addressing cloud security. In this 451 Research report, ...
Since 2019, we’ve seen more and more examples of vulnerabilities in cloud assets, sensitive data disclosure, and public cloud environment breaches. Even with these types of security issues, more organizations than ever are moving their data and workloads to the public cloud, building applications in the cloud, and subscribing to a wide...
The market for network intelligence threat analytics (NITA) is growing rapidly—it’s up 18.9% in 2019. As IDC’s Research Director for Security Products Chris Kissel indicates, the common denominator of tools and features NITA tracks to closely align with network detection and response (NDR). In this report, you’ll learn: · ...
In the wake of the SolarWinds attack, organizations worked around the clock to understand the full extent of the damage. As security teams went back through historical records, it became clear that most logs were limited or incomplete, which created an issue for narrowing the timeline. Download this report and learn how: · Network data can b...
Ransomware is a growing and evolving threat that targets organizations of all sizes and industries. As the techniques attackers use are becoming more sophisticated, defense methods must also evolve to match the growing threat. This SANS report defines ransomware, details how it spreads, and offers informative case studies to illustrate the ta...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
In order to assess technology spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 664 IT and business professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with t...
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...
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...
Modern IT teams feel pressure from all directions. They must maintain compliance with data privacy regulations, track and secure sensitive data across endpoints and manage an ever-increasing number of assets, all while enabling business growth. Balancing these priorities often causes significant challenges for many businesses and IT leaders, ...
Cyber security has become a war of attrition where organizations, government agencies and the Department of Defense (DoD) are facing new threats every day. But years of poor IT hygiene have limited their visibility into the IT infrastructure. This is not only opening doors into the network for cyber criminals, but it is also preventing organi...
Achieving Resilience in Your Distributed Workforce Environment During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations across the world to transition their workforce to a remote work environment overnight, disrupting processes and workflows and creating chaos in a time where clarity and control are needed the most....
SAP and Onapsis partner to proactively alert on active cyber threats against unprotected SAP applications Onapsis & SAP just released a new threat intelligence report to help SAP customers protect from active cyber threats seeking to target, identify and compromise organizations running unprotected SAP applications. Download the threat intellig...
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...
Findings from an April 2021 Research Study Last year’s abrupt, massive shift to remote work and the ensuing onslaught of cyberattacks triggered a moment of truth for cybersecurity professionals worldwide. Companies were forced to move computing assets to the cloud, sometimes without having time to fully vet the services for not only their c...
Active Directory is a prime target during cyberattacks because it is the source of truth for all resources across the enterprise. Securing it should be top of mind for security professionals everywhere. 90% of enterprises globally use Active Directory Attackers target 95 million AD accounts daily 80% of attacks include compromising AD Attackers ...
Deception technology focuses on in-network detection, closing visibility gaps, concealing sensitive and critical information, and misdirecting attacks away from production assets, thus giving defenders the advantage. When an organization is reviewing any cyber deception solution, there are some basic questions they need to address. While not all ...
Giving the right user secure access to a system, resource, application, or network goes beyond confirming the user’s identity based on their authorization and authentication. It must also include accurately making sure that the tools they use are entitled to this access. Without this additional layer of protection, threat actors can masquerad...
In the cloud, non-human identities routinely have entitlements to other resources, resulting in a significant expansion of identities and entitlements an organization must manage. The growing number of identities and entitlements within the cloud substantially increases risk, making them high-value targets for attackers. This checklist prov...
Identity Detection and Response (IDR) is a new security category explicitly designed to protect identities and the systems that manage them. IDR is not a replacement but instead, a complement to Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Network Detection and Response (NDR), formerly known as Network Traffic Analy...
Protecting against today’s most dangerous lateral movement tactics is increasingly critical, especially with Active Directory (AD) as vulnerable as it is. Attackers use a wide range of strategies to move about undetected, developing their plan of attack within the network. For defenders, understanding the specific tactics attackers use ...
Tool sprawl is a symptom, and complexity is cybersecurity’s chronic illness. Ashok Sankar of ReliaQuest shares ways to manage this complexity and help organizations rethink how they deploy and measure their cybersecurity defenses. In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of ISMG’s RSA Conference 2021 cove...
The results of the 2021 ReliaQuest Security Technology Sprawl survey are in! Findings reveal that enterprise security, which should be strategic, is many times a game of chance. Burgeoning tool sprawl coupled with lack of strategic metrics and executive and operations misalignments hinder progress. But there is a way out of this quandary – im...
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...
9 Key Considerations for Security Leaders Download this whitepaper to learn more about how to choose the right SIEM for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and explore: Not all SIEM Solutions are Equal The Modern SIEM Not all SIEM Costs are Alike How to Choose a Managed Detection & Response Service deepwatch and Splunk: The Winning Sol...
The future of cybersecurity automation is technology augmenting people, not replacing them. The keys to better cybersecurity defenses are strategic integration of technologies and automation across the security lifecycle giving humans better insights so they can make confident decisions and respond fast. Read our latest Expert Focused eBook t...
Phishing and ransomware have become household names for all the wrong reasons. Wave after wave of phishing attacks that threaten account compromise, data breaches and malware infection continue to keep even the most hardened information security professional up at night. Ransomware is a second critical threat, with a well-played ransomware attack...
From K-12 to colleges and universities, the education sector is no stranger to cyber attacks. Your school or university is a treasure trove of information worth its weight in gold to hackers. Personally identifiable information ripe for social engineering attacks, payment card details, even healthcare information can be found through educational in...
Again and again, ransomware tops lists of cybersecurity threats for good reason. Ransomware has attacked tens of thousands of organizations from small to very large, brought down hospitals, pipelines, food production conglomerates, police stations and even entire cities. But the key to mitigating this scourge is understanding that ransomware is no...
Forrester Total Economic Impact™ of KnowBe4 Offers 276% ROI and Payback Within 3 Months Cost Savings & Business Benefits Enabled by the KnowBe4 and PhishER Platforms KnowBe4 commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic ImpactTM study examining the potential Return on Investment (ROI) enterprises might realize by deploying Kno...
It’s no secret that intrusion detection systems (IDS) reliance on bi-modal signatures is brittle, easily evaded, and often a cause of unnecessary alerts. After more than 20 years of underwhelming results, it’s time to improve security efficacy, add visibility into east-west traffic, and extend detection across the full attack cycl...
It’s no secret that cloud security is important. Rather than jumping into deploying a specific product category to protect your cloud workloads, it’s important to understand key industry trends so that you can better orient your organization and develop the right approach to addressing cloud security. In this 451 Research report, ...
Since 2019, we’ve seen more and more examples of vulnerabilities in cloud assets, sensitive data disclosure, and public cloud environment breaches. Even with these types of security issues, more organizations than ever are moving their data and workloads to the public cloud, building applications in the cloud, and subscribing to a wide...
The market for network intelligence threat analytics (NITA) is growing rapidly—it’s up 18.9% in 2019. As IDC’s Research Director for Security Products Chris Kissel indicates, the common denominator of tools and features NITA tracks to closely align with network detection and response (NDR). In this report, you’ll learn: · ...
In the wake of the SolarWinds attack, organizations worked around the clock to understand the full extent of the damage. As security teams went back through historical records, it became clear that most logs were limited or incomplete, which created an issue for narrowing the timeline. Download this report and learn how: · Network data can b...
Ransomware is a growing and evolving threat that targets organizations of all sizes and industries. As the techniques attackers use are becoming more sophisticated, defense methods must also evolve to match the growing threat. This SANS report defines ransomware, details how it spreads, and offers informative case studies to illustrate the tactics ...
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...
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