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...
This eBook examines the changing software development landscape in the financial services sector, explores the threats and practical challenges faced, and the key considerations for financial services organizations aiming to lay strong foundations for a secure future. ...
This eBook will help you ensure your developers are effectively building their AppSec awareness, and are able to embrace AppSec learning as an immersive daily activity, resulting in more-secure and rapid software releases. ...
This eBook will help your management teams, security practitioners, and developers understand in depth how to measure, manage, and remediate open source risk as an integrated part of your software development process. ...
This eBook examines the elements of the digital public services environment and how agencies can meet their obligations to citizens by building effective, secure software without slowing down your software development efforts. ...
After careful consideration, your organization has decided to streamline its access management process and upgrade its legacy systems with a privileged access management (PAM) solution. It’s a significant step that will reshape and improve the identity access management (IAM) efforts across your operation and system infrastructure and a...
Cybersecurity has long been a challenge across industries. Now that most organizations are firmly in the age of digital transformation, protecting against threats is increasingly complex but also crucial to shield against financial and reputational damage. With hybrid infrastructures accommodating modern and legacy assets, resources in the cl...
Want to provide frictionless, elevated, and time-limited access to reduce IT security risk and enhance accountability? Download this data sheet to see how Hitachi ID Bravura privileged access management (PAM) solution supports over a million daily password randomizations and facilitates access for thousands of authorized users, applications, ...
While there are certain non-negotiables in your identity and access management (IAM), you need more than that. You need certain functionalities for your institution’s unique systems. You need seamless integration with your existing systems. You need to minimize your total cost of ownership. And you need a strong product roadmap and work...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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