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Videoconferencing Security Guide
With recent events, videoconferencing has become an even more important business tool, since in-person meetings have been discouraged. Unfortunately, this growth has also made it a target for a series of new attacks such as meeting bombing, malicious links in a chat, and stolen meeting links to name a few.
Community Defense Model
The CIS Controls® are a set of 20 top-level secure best practices containing 171 Sub-Controls, that provide a prioritized path to gradually improve an organization’s cyber defense program.
Password Policy Guide
Passwords are the easiest form of computer security to implement, and there have been many variations.
A Developer’s Guide to the OWASP Top 10 2017
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an open source application security community with the goal to improve the security of software. Since security risks are constantly evolving, the OWASP Top 10 list is revised periodically to reflect these changes. In the latest version of OWASP Top 10 released in 2017, some types of vulnerabilities which no longer represent a serious threat were replaced with ones most likely to pose a significant risk.
Gartner Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic caused an abrupt surge in work-from-home employees, creating a sudden need for IT leaders to support any device from anywhere at any time. With a distributed workforce likely to become the new normal, IT leaders need a long-term, strategic solution for how to best manage and secure their endpoints.
How IT Resilience Gaps Impact Your Business
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.
Ultimate Guide to Closing IT Gaps: A Modern Approach
Global spending on digital transformation is expected to reach $2.3 trillion by 2023. Despite the many investments in IT and emerging technology, organizations still struggle with fundamental IT hygiene and how best to manage and secure the enterprise environment.
ESG Analyst Paper: Closing the IT Resilience and Agility Gaps
Digital Transformation has elevated the role of IT operations and security to become more strategic to the success of modern businesses. But as modern business practices accelerate the creation and delivery of new processes and strategies, IT operations and security teams are becoming increasingly siloed.
Forrester Consulting: Overcoming Strained IT Relationships to Survive
As businesses are increasingly moving towards a distributed workforce model – a transition sped up through the COVID-19 crisis – managing and securing an increasingly complex environment of Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) and remote endpoints is quickly becoming a Herculean task.
Adaptive Multi-layered Defense Is the Key to Cyber-Resiliency
As organizations across the globe struggle to tackle the operational, strategic and financial impact of COVID-19, more agile and growth-centric organizations have seen this as an opportunity to leapfrog competitors within their specific industries and bring new products and experiences to their customers.
Privileged Access Management (PAM) Buyer’s Guide and Checklist
Controlling, monitoring, and auditing privileges and privileged access—for employees, vendors, systems, applications, IoT, and everything else that touches your IT environments is essential for protecting against both external and internal threat vectors, and for meeting a growing list of compliance requirements.
Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report 2020
The BeyondTrust Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report, produced annually, analyzes the data from security bulletins issued by Microsoft throughout the previous year. Every Tuesday, Microsoft releases fixes for all vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft products, and this report compiles these releases into a year-long overview, creating a holistic view of trends related to vulnerabilities and, more importantly, how many Microsoft vulnerabilities could be mitigated if admin rights were removed from organizations.
Quick Guide 2020. Enable & Secure Your Remote Workforce. Keep Remote Workers Productive Without Sacrificing Security.
IT departments are under incredible pressure to maintain the business productivity for an expanded remote workforce that is exponentially larger than it was just a few weeks ago. As many IT teams work overtime to enable remote workers, maintaining security practices and compliance may not be top of mind, but threat actors are actively seeking opportunities to benefit from current circumstances.
IT Strategy Guide to Building a Just-In-Time (JIT) Privileged Access Management (PAM) Model
The utilization of “always-on” privileged accounts has been the default mode for administrative access for the last 40 years. However, always-on access presents a massive risk surface as it means the privileged access, rights, and permissions are always active and ready to be exercised - for legitimate activities as well as for illicit ones. And this risk surface is rapidly expanding alongside the growing use of virtual, cloud, and DevOps environments and internet of things (IoT) devices. Of course, cyber threat actors are wise to what is essentially the over-provisioning of privileges via the always-on model.
AV-TEST Evaluates Secure Web Gateway and DNS-Layer Security Efficacy
In September and October, 2020 AV-TEST performed a review of comparable security offerings from Akamai, Infoblox, Palo Alto Networks, Netskope, Cisco, and Zscaler. The test was commissioned by Cisco to determine how well vendors protected remote workers against malware, phishing sites, and malicious websites.
8 Reasons Automation is Critical for Effective MDR
Detection and response are a critical component of securing your network, but gaining deep visibility into the endpoint, network, and user behavior requires extensive resources that few organizations are capable of fully managing on their own.
7 Reasons To Choose SOC-as-a-Service Over DIY SIEM
A SIEM platform has been the cornerstone of modern SOC operations for over 20 years. But what do mainstream organizations without the available resources to deploy a SIEM to do as attacks increasingly target them?
Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security Whitepaper
For security and SOC teams, network monitoring is not enough to protect today's sophisticated OT environment. You need to access the details that provide in-depth visibility into the industrial control system environment
Mind the Gap: A Roadmap to IT/OT Alignment
Today's attack surface now encompasses both IT and OT. With the connection of these two worlds, an attack that starts on the IT side can quickly move to your OT environment and vice versa.
Ransomware Defense for Dummies Checklist- 2nd Edition
The rise of ransomware over the past few years is an ever-growing problem and there are no signs of this extremely lucrative criminal enterprise going away. Are you concerned about keeping your business up and running in the face of an attack? Updated for 2020, our safety checklist will ensure you are ready to defend your organization's data against the threat of ransomware. Use this checklist to ensure you have everything covered to prevent a future ransomware attack.
ESG ECG: Transitioning Network Security Controls to the Cloud
The research was based on more than 375 responses from IT/information security professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing network security technology products and services. The primary goal was to determine which organizations are seeking to implement elastic cloud gateway (ECG solutions), and the trigger points for influencing network security investments. It examined the impact that cloud, mobility and distributed environments have on edge network security strategy. An ECG is a cloud-delivered solution that consolidates multiple edge network security controls into a unified solution offering centralized management and distributed enforcement.
3 steps to secure remote workers and students
We’ve entered uncharted waters — but that doesn’t mean you’re left without a paddle and a lifejacket. As you navigate this new world of increased remote working, home-schooling, and telemedicine, there are some best practices you can adopt to help keep your employees, staff, and students safe. Join us for 20 minutes to learn some simple steps you can take to secure remote employees and students, without overburdening your staff.
Cybersecurity for remote workers. How to secure every device, everywhere.
With less budget, fewer resources, and more employees working from home than ever, it’s time to look for a better way to enhance your digital security. In this ebook we’ll look at the challenges facing today’s security professionals and share some simple actions you can take to reduce malware, simplify security and secure a growing population of remote and roaming workers, without overburdening your staff.
Secure Everywhere: The power of integrated internet, endpoint, and email security
Our goal for 2020 is to help you find better ways to work more efficiently. If you’re like many cybersecurity decision-makers, your organization is struggling to find skilled resources to help you respond faster and more effectively to threats. In this ebook, we’ll look at steps you can take now to identify and stop threats across the top vectors, share intelligence across disparate systems, and correlate incidents for a more consistent, automated, and effective approach to network security.
Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric
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 cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT), operational technology (OT), and remote workforces connecting via any device anywhere in the world, organizations face a cyberattack landscape that is constantly evolving.
Hitachi ID Bravura Privilege
Want to provide frictionless, elevated, and time-limited access to reduce IT security risk and enhance accountability?
Hitachi ID Bravura Group
Access Security Groups underpin security in most systems and applications. If users are assigned to the wrong groups, they can gain inappropriate access to applications or data which can compromise the safety of your data and organization. It is essential to assign groups based on business need and in compliance with policy.
Hitachi ID Bravura Discover
In the age of ransomware attacks when you need to create a zero trust environment, the only one who can protect your organization is the one who controls access to your systems and networks.
Build a Solutions-Driven Culture with a Modern Identity
Where competing IT priorities and limited resources hang in a delicate balance, you have to invest where you’ll see the biggest impact. Digital identity, connecting students and staff to information that builds knowledge, is an opportunity for pivotal efficiency gains.
Privileged Access Management for Healthcare
The healthcare industry is subject to strict privacy-protection obligations. Weak controls over access to data can lead to unauthorized sharing of patient data at best and to disruption to healthcare delivery at worst. At a larger scale, the hospitals and other healthcare delivery institutions can be shut down by malware or ransomware, which can lead to injury or death of patients. The safety, legal and financial impact of unauthorized access could not be higher.
2020 Trust Report: Measuring the Value of Security Amidst Uncertainty
In 2020, trust is crucial. Seventy percent of consumers say trust is more important now than ever, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Brand Trust in 2020. A huge amount of work goes into building a brand and maintaining loyalty, but when data breaches happen, trust evaporates quickly. Eighty-one percent of consumers have said they would stop doing business with brands online after a breach. Repairing confidence is a costly, monumental task. When executives mishandle breaches, it can even lead to criminal charges. Beyond breaches, reports of significant and harmful vulnerabilities— even when not exploited—also can lead to reputational damage, lost revenue, and diminished confidence.
Penetration Testing Vendor Selection Checklist
In today’s IT environment, one of the biggest risks to a corporation’s valuation is a security breach. But how does a security team apply their budget in a way that ensures the applications, websites, and other assets are secure? Security Vendors make wide claims about the effectiveness of their products - making it almost impossible to identify the right vendor for your security needs.
How to Prioritize Risk across the cyber attack surface
Security leaders need to understand vulnerabilities in context and use that data to prioritize their team’s efforts. But, there’s a problem: The number of vulnerabilities has nearly tripled in the last couple of years, creating too much data for teams to process on their own.
New Research on Remote Worker Cybersecurity Risk
Get the results from a new Osterman Research global survey on the cybersecurity challenges created by remote workers. Includes: the impact of the remote work explosion on cybersecurity teams, how increased levels of risk are driving shifts in security strategy, and how Deception can help mitigate risk.
Guide to Building a Security Awareness Program that Works
Cybersecurity awareness training is one of the most important things you can do to secure your organization. But starting a new program may seem daunting. Maintaining one that keeps your users engaged, changes their behavior and reduces your organization’s exposure to threats might be an even bigger challenge.
Chronicle Healthcare Customer Case Study
A US based healthcare sector market leader was contending with constantly growing security telemetry volumes. Growth of infrastructure and new security tools had significantly expanded the aggregate log volume their SOC needed to access for investigations.
Redefining Security Analytics with Chronicle
The threats and technology environments around us have changed radically. Security professionals lament that they must manage threats that originated in the 1980s, which means that old threats never leave.
Protected Waters: No Spear Phishing Allowed
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.
2020 SANS Automation and Integration Survey
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.
SANS Top New Attacks and Threat Report
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 dealing with known threats while also minimizing the risk from emerging attacks.
2020 Ponemon Survey Report: Staffing the IT Security Function in the Age of Automation
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 and artificial intelligence (AI) will impact IT security.
SANS 2020 Cyber Threat Intelligence Survey
Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is analyzed information about the capabilities, opportunities and intent of adversaries that meets a specific requirement determined by a stakeholder.
Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) Buyer’s Guide
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 the fundamentals of people, processes, and technology. When aligning people, process, and technology, you get the ideal cross section for SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response) platforms.
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Buyer’s Guide
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.
Detecting Malicious Domains Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
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 prevent attacks is the ever-changing threat landscape.
Strategies to Vet Your Threat Intelligence and Reduce False Positives
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.
C-SUITE PERSPECTIVES: Accelerated Cloud Migration but Lagging Security
The combination of a remote workforce and on-demand consumption of goods and services forced organizations to adopt an infrastructure that supports the digital experience. Simply put, the urgency of such an unanticipated and unprecedented situation removed many obstacles that had previously stood in the way of digital transformation plans — but not without complications.
Security Automation Fundamentals: Six Steps to Adopting Automation For Faster Detection and Response
The problem today is that there are too many tools, too little integration among them, and more noise than a team can analyze and understand – all of which add up to less visibility into threats and less efficient security teams. Automation is supposed to solve the “tool fatigue” problem, surfacing the most critical issues by running playbooks against common threats and freeing up valuable resources for other tasks. However, expectations for automation have outpaced its capabilities to drastically reduce human intervention in security monitoring.
Survey Report: ReliaQuest Security Technology Sprawl Report
ReliaQuest, a leader in enterprise security, today released the findings of the 2019 ReliaQuest Security Technology Sprawl Report, which reveals how a rapid increase in the number of security tools used by large companies is limiting their return on investment while increasing the risk of cyber threats. The survey of 400 security decision makers at companies with more than 1,000 employees found there is a “security tool tipping point” where the number of cybersecurity solutions becomes overwhelming and increases organizational risk levels.
The CISO’s Guide to Metrics that Matter in 2020: How to Apply Metrics to Strengthen Security Programs and Articulate Value to Leadership
The security metrics that teams traditionally use at the board level often don’t translate into business objectives, creating communication gaps that leave CISOs struggling to explain the value and show ROI on their security investments. Consequently, security teams suffer from the inability to obtain increased budget or inversely create a false sense of confidence in security preparedness, all the while risk increases. By applying the security metrics that matter, CISOs can mature their security programs and articulate value to leadership.
The Definitive Guide to Securing Kubernetes
As the adoption of Kubernetes (K8s) continues to expand, one topic that often comes up is security. Since K8s is used to run applications on a large scale and controls who and what can be done with these applications, security should be well-understood and managed.
Phish Are Getting to Your Inbox: Why Your ‘Secure’ Email Gateway Isn’t
Let’s face it: phishing threats are getting into your end users’ inbox. Phishing emails continually evade security perimeter controls—in most cases, secure email gateways (SEGs). With an average of 82 seconds for users to start clicking on a phishing campaign – how are you protecting your organization?
How to Leverage AI-powered Multi-Factor Authentication(MFA) for Remote Work
Authentication plays a central role in protecting your remote workforce from outside threats. The evolution to Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) has helped better secure that access -- but cybercriminals are constantly evolving their tactics and taking advantage of the current COVID-19 crisis, including leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to launch more widespread attacks. As a result, identity and access (IAM) management systems are rapidly implementing AI to further strengthen companies’ defenses.
5 Security and Productivity Risks of Remote Work
The Covid-19 crisis has forced businesses of all sizes around the world to change operations in a variety of unprecedented ways. To navigate and halt the spread of the pandemic, organizations have adopted strict remote work policies where employees have to maintain work and productivity from the confines of their home. While this poses a variety of critical social and personal challenges, the shift has also posed significant challenges to maintaining business operations.
NAMIC
Documents are a fundamental component of all of NAMICO’s business-critical processes, from writing quotes, to issuing policies, to adjudicating claims. It must therefore manage its document processes effectively in order to maximize operational efficiency, maintain regulatory compliance, and satisfy its clients’ needs.
Five Steps: How to Defend Your Company Against a Security Breach
The enterprise move to the cloud shows no signs of slowing. By 2020, 83 percent of enterprise workloads are expected to be hosted in the cloud. It’s easy to see why. Using the cloud lessens the burden on IT departments, freeing them to develop new products and services (often in the cloud). It gives today’s workers the 24/7 access they demand. Cloud services create new efficiencies, drive innovation, and lower costs.
Cofense Q2 2020 Phishing Review
The Cofense IntelligenceTM team analyses millions of emails and malware samples to understand the phishing landscape. In Q2 2020, our experts saw phishing threat actors shift tactics slightly, leveraging a combination of well-established malware and some creative new delivery mechanisms to reach end users. Campaigns related to COVID-19 reached their height then tapered off, while ransomware campaigns shifted focus as well.
5 Steps to Effective Phishing Simulation
Your phishing simulation program lets users practice ‘finding the phish’—and even better, reporting it to the SOC for investigation. This eBook explains five clear steps to running an effective program, walking you through best practices and common mistakes to avoid.
Cofense Q2 2020 Phishing Review
The Cofense IntelligenceTM team analyses millions of emails and malware samples to understand the phishing landscape. In Q2 2020, our experts saw phishing threat actors shift tactics slightly, leveraging a combination of well-established malware and some creative new delivery mechanisms to reach end users. Campaigns related to COVID-19 reached their height then tapered off, while ransomware campaigns shifted focus as well.
5 Steps to More Effective Phishing Simulations
Your phishing simulation program lets users practice ‘finding the phish’—and even better, reporting it to the SOC for investigation. This eBook explains five clear steps to running an effective program, walking you through best practices and common mistakes to avoid.
Cybersecurity for Election Systems
State election committees and IT leaders need to protect the integrity of the voting process by preventing unauthorized access to the election systems. CrowdStrike’s advisory services provide the best practice frameworks needed to assess and enhance cyber maturity levels across the voting process, leveraging deep cybersecurity expertise and the global threat intel from the CrowdStrike Falcon Platform and Falcon OverWatch threat hunting team.
Stopping Breaches for Govies
In 2018, it was reported that public sector organizations are among the top three most exploited sectors in the United States. Government agencies, schools, health systems, need effective solutions that can protect against a variety of cyber threats. Many companies use buzzwords like next-gen AV, machine learning, or cloud-delivered. Learn more about how to identify the true meanings behind these words figure out what could best be utilized by your agency.
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Buyer’s Guide
Faced with today’s complex threat landscape, many organizations are failing to successfully implement a fundamental endpoint security program, let alone a comprehensive one. The situation can be exacerbated when serious incidents emerge and the organization lacks the time or expertise to properly remediate the situation, potentially endangering the security of the organization’s networks and assets.
Now That Ransomware Has Gone Nuclear, How Can You Avoid Becoming the Next Victim?
There is a reason more than half of today’s ransomware victims end up paying the ransom. Cyber-criminals have become thoughtful; taking time to maximize your organization’s potential damage and their payoff. After achieving root access, the bad guys explore your network reading email, finding data troves and once they know you, they craft a plan to cause the most panic, pain, and operational disruption. Ransomware has gone nuclear.
The Rise of Machine Learning (ML) in Cybersecurity
While many organizations are guarding the front door with yesterday’s signature-based antivirus (AV) solutions, today’s unknown malware walks out the back door with all their data. What’s the answer?
A Market Guide to Simulation-Based Cybersecurity Training
This market guide details the features and capabilities of the next generation of simulation-based cybersecurity training solutions. The guide covers how companies are using simulation-based training to elevate cyber skills, fill staffing gaps, and cost-effectively improve their security teams’ ability to remediate cyberattacks. It also includes a buyer’s checklist appendix.
Calculating the Cost Savings of Simulation Based Cybersecurity Training
Traditional approaches to training cybersecurity team members have either been limited by scalability, lack of hands-on learning, or cost. Download this guide to see how a new generation of simulation based cyber skill training platforms have entered the market, how they offer hands-on, real-world simulation in scalable SaaS models, and offer significant cost savings.
Cybersecurity challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic
Undoubtedly, remote work is beneficial and safe for all of us considering the pandemic situation. But is it safe for digital health? Ensuring cybersecurity for enterprises is complicated with remote work. Most of us are facing a rise in email-based threats, endpoint security gaps, ransomware attacks, and other security issues as a result of this sudden switch to a fully remote workforce.
How To Compare Digital Identity Management Platforms for CIAM Within the Healthcare Provider Industry — A Workbook
How do you choose the digital identity platform that is right for your healthcare provider organization? As the customer identity and access management (CIAM) decision maker in your healthcare provider company, you already know that the healthcare industry has unique identity needs. Healthcare business leaders must carefully evaluate providers to meet requirements, provide customer experiences, and improve security.
Comparing Digital Identity Management Platforms for CIAM Within the Healthcare Payer Industry — A Workbook
How do you choose the digital identity platform that is right for your healthcare payer organization? As the customer identity and access management decision maker in your healthcare payer/insurance company, you already know that the healthcare industry has unique identity needs. Healthcare payer business leaders must carefully evaluate providers to meet requirements, provide customer experiences, and improve security.
ForgeRock Consumer Identity Breach Report 2020
As the cost of breaches continues to rise, personally identifiable information remains primary target. In 2019, Gartner estimated worldwide spending on information security-related products and services would be $124 billion – increasing 8% from 2018. In spite of this investment, the breaches and malicious attacks continues to grow. As organizations recover from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of these breaches extends beyond the bottom line.
Modernize and secure your PeopleSoft implementation without the need to rip and replace.
Oracle is ending support for their legacy PeopleSoft application by December 2020, leaving many organizations with limited upgrade options. Legacy IAM systems can slow digital transformation and replacing them can often pose difficult and costly challenges. Thankfully, ForgeRock's modern access security allows you to protect your existing applications while also providing you tools for a seamless migration away from legacy systems. In this paper, we discuss:
How do you choose the digital identity platform that is right for your government agency or public sector organization?
Within government and the public sector, many trends around the need for better IAM are converging. User-friendly applications and seamless, personalized experiences are in high-demand. Meanwhile, attackers have never been so sophisticated and threats never so prevalent. Additionally, mandates, regulations, and the constantly shifting technological landscape are necessitating the modernization of internal IAM, Citizen CIAM / FICAM.
A step-by-step guide on how to evaluate IAM providers for today’s workforce requirements
In the first half of 2020, the way work gets done around the world dramatically shifted. More employees and contractors are working from home than at any other time in history. Even organizations with a predominantly onsite workforce are increasingly reliant on connected and integrated technologies. For survival and viability, you must now speed your digital transformation initiatives to meet today’s demands by gaining specific capabilities. These capabilities are made possible by modern identity and access management (IAM) platforms. Yet, not all IAM platforms and providers are the same.
Worried about your monolithic, legacy architecture?
Most organizations have large investments in monolithic environments built with business-critical, legacy solutions. However, as organizations move to a more agile-, data-, and API-driven world, these monolithic architectures do not cover the flexibility that organizations need to adapt to business and consumer requirements. To address these challenges, leading organizations are seeking to transition to microservices for their customer facing applications within their current monolithic environments.
12 Trends Show What You Need to Modernize Workforce IAM
Within the past decade, there has been an explosive combination of technology, ingenuity, and social change — culminating in twelve workforce trends that are actively and interdependently shaping how business and work gets done. To attract and retain top talent and be a viable competitor in the market, organizations must be equipped to address each. Unfortunately, addressing today’s trends presents real challenges to current organizational ecosystems and system environments.
ForgeRock Identity As A Service (IDaaS) How A Comprehensive IDaaS Solution Can Meet The Challenges Of Tomorrow Today
Today, digital Identity means more than just capturing a username and password. It means how does that identity data become useful for other purposes, such as digital experiences and dynamic security. It means knowing that personal information remains secure and private. It means knowing that the solution you introduce today is both agile and future proof against the ever-increasing demands of tomorrow. Yet, maintaining and developing a robust and secure identity solution takes time and resources most organizations don’t have. So, is Cloud the answer?
Threat Intelligence Spotlight: Hunting Evasive Malware
The Threat Intelligence Spotlight: Hunting Evasive Malware report draws on data gathered from the 650-plus organizations that eSentire protects and VMware Carbon Black’s extensive endpoint protection install base.
SASE For Dummies
Today’s IT teams face a common challenge: how to securely enable the growing universe of roaming users, devices, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps without adding complexity or reducing end-user performance – all while leveraging their existing security investments. Likewise, users in remote and branch offices need the same level of network performance and security protection as users in central locations.
A Roadmap to SASE
Network security is no longer confined to the data center. As security shifts to the cloud, the tried-and-true perimeter-based model just can’t keep up. Today’s cybersecurity professionals are contending with an entirely new type of network and an entirely new set of security needs. In this ebook, we’ll look at where the security landscape is heading, identify the gaps in today’s security stack, and highlight the steps you can take to keep your organization safe and secure, today and tomorrow.
2020 Cybersecurity Trends: Consolidation, Cloud, and Convergence
Network security is no longer confined to the data center. As security shifts to the cloud, the tried-and-true perimeter-based model just can’t keep up. Today’s cybersecurity professionals are contending with an entirely new type of network and an entirely new set of security needs. In this ebook, we’ll look at where the security landscape is heading, identify the gaps in today’s security stack, and highlight the steps you can take to keep your organization safe and secure, today and tomorrow.
National / Industry / Cloud Exposure Report (NICER) 2020
Rapid7’s National / Industry / Cloud Exposure Report (NICER) for 2020 is the most comprehensive census of the modern internet. In a time of global pandemic and recession, the Rapid7 research team offers this data-backed analysis of the changing internet risk landscape, measuring the prevalence and geographic distribution of commonly known exposures in the interconnected technologies that shape our world.
Making the Financial Case for Outsourcing Endpoint Protection
Outsourcing your endpoint protection can deliver positive returns by improving operational efficiency and minimizing risk, but it's not always easy to prove the business case. This guide delivers specific guidance on how to calculate savings in the context of your organization’s risk while accounting for size and industry.
The Definitive Guide to Managed Detection and Response (MDR)
Get objective insights into the seven MDR categories and their associated strengths and weaknesses. This instructive eBook will help you make more informed cybersecurity choices that align with your business objectives, in-house security resources and risk tolerance levels.
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage
eSentire is looking at the cybersecurity skills shortage from a different angle. By surveying hundreds of organizations and cybersecurity professionals, eSentire was able to gain a clearer picture of the challenges and find more effective solutions. The results reflect how a self-fulfilling prophecy has compounded the problem and what organizations and cybersecurity experts are doing to address that challenge.
Secure Remote Access for Vendors
IT work doesn’t wait for a virus, and with some of your vendors working remotely both now and for the foreseeable future, reviewing how they access your systems is critical to ensuring timely IT work without opening yourself to any security risks. Now is a good time to check up on your vendor security.
The State of Security Segmentation
This report summarizes the results of a survey of over 300 IT professionals conducted by Virtual Intelligence Briefing (ViB) to understand how companies segment today and what difficulties they face.
Secure Beyond Breach
Based on real-world scenarios and written by industry experts who have been in the trenches, this book is a practical guide that details how to implement a successful micro-segmentation strategy from start to finish. It's an essential read for all cybersecurity professionals, from security architects to IT infrastructure teams to CISOs.
Endpoint Security Effectiveness
This report summarizes the results of a survey of over 450 IT and security professionals conducted by Virtual Intelligence Briefing (ViB) to understand how organizations protect their endpoints against ransomware and malware.
Efficacy of Micro-Segmentation: Assessment Report
Micro-segmentation is an essential security control that prevents the lateral movement of attackers. It's proven to be critical to Zero Trust security. But how can organizations measure the value of micro-segmentation? What are the numbers that prove it?
The Unbound NextGen Virtual HSM®
The days of encryption and cryptography being a niche technology solving marginal problems are way in the past. The goal today is to encrypt everything, everywhere, all the time. This is a significant challenge and far from being realized, but is well accepted as the direction that organizations are headed. Digital signatures have become a central tool in securing our infrastructure, powering authentication, secure software updates, document signing and digital transactions.
Ransomware Playbook
Ransomware is a unique security threat where most of the security team’s effort is spent on prevention and response because once ransomware is detected, it's too late. However, there are many actions you can take to lower the risk and impact of this kind of attack.
The Four Pillars of Modern Vulnerability Management
Security organizations must rethink their vulnerability management programs. In this whitepaper, we will explore how enterprises can address these challenges and evolve toward a modern vulnerability management program using shared visibility, analytics, and automation — principles core to the practice of SecOps.
2020 Gartner Market Guide for Network Detection & Response
Network Detection and Response (NDR) is rapidly emerging as a must-have capability in modern security operations, providing In its second annual Market Guide for Network Detection and Response*, Gartner provides insight into this accelerating market.
Dark Reading Report: The State of IT Operations & Cybersecurity Operations
How can IT and security operations work together to mitigate risk while embracing change? This new study from Dark Reading finds that while these two groups are getting better at collaborating, several key roadblocks continue to undermine their success. Ready to understand what those roadblocks are and how to overcome them?
2020 SANS Network Visibility and Threat Detection Survey
As organizations continue to move to the cloud, encrypt communications, adopt IoT and manage third-party vendors, the complexity of the network increases—impeding visibility and impacting security. In this SANS survey, 59% believe that lack of network visibility poses a high or very high risk to their operations, and 64% of respondents experienced at least one compromise over the past 12 months.
Security Advisory: Is Your Enterprise Data Being “Phoned Home”?
Enterprises rely on third-party vendors for everything from infrastructure and applications to security, but then they often don't know how those vendors are using their data. In this ExtraHop Security Advisor, we discuss four real-world examples of data being *phoned home* and share best practices for ensuring data security, privacy, and compliance.
Network Detection & Response for MITRE ATT&CK
Read the white paper for a high-level view of how enterprise NTA with ExtraHop Reveal(x) detects and enables investigation of a broad range of the TTPs catalogued by MITRE ATT&CK!
Report: 2020 Phishing By Industry Benchmarking
As a security leader, you have a lot on your plate. 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 ever evolving attack strategies from the bad guys. However, there’s an often-overlooked security layer that can significantly reduce your organization’s attack surface: New-school security awareness training.
Rain Financial Case Study
Rain Financial co-founders strongly believe that customers should have secure access to digital currency that they trust. Leveraging the power of Synack’s crowdsourced security platform, and with the help of the most-trusted community of elite hackers, advanced analytics, and insight into attacker resistance, Rain was able to realize their very important role as a security company.
Essential Elements of a Penetration Test
To protect themselves from being hacked, organizations have traditionally performed penetration testing once or twice a year to become a more difficult target for attackers. Penetration testing has been the industry standard for companies to improve their cybersecurity for decades. However, in a world where the threats are constant, evolving, and relentless, and where we face an alarming shortage of talent in cybersecurity, the practice begs to be modernized.
SANS 2019 Cyber Threat Hunting Survey
The 2019 SANS Threat Hunting Survey gathered current industry data from 575 respondents predominantly from small/medium to medium/large organizations that are working in the field of threat hunting or working alongside threat hunters. This year’s report aims to help organizations understand what threat hunting is, why it is essential to protect their organizations, and how novice and experienced hunters can improve their processes.
A Primer on Unmanaged Device Discovery
Unmanaged devices pose an immediate risk to enterprises by providing attackers with an entry point into a corporate network. These devices often include laptops that have no security agent installed, connected smart and IoT devices, and more.
Solving the Top Cybersecurity Asset Management Challenges
o Today, security professionals face many challenges in cybersecurity asset management, from aggregating disparate data sets to establishing real-time visibility in a fluid environment. Emerging technology, such as IoT deployments, and workplace modernization like BYOD continue to complicate this situation.
Board Ready Resilience in 5 Easy Steps
Establishing endpoint resilience minimizes the impact of a cyberattack and restores employee endpoints and operational systems to ensure business continuity. Businesses need to move beyond protection-only measures and adopt endpoint resilience through five essential steps, covered in this ebook. When just one attack can cost thousands and put tons of data at risk, you need to be sure you’re doing what you can to protect your customers and your MSP business.
2020 State of Malware Report
It was the last year of the 2010s, and cybercriminals let the world know they meant business. From an increase in enterprise-focused threats to diversification of sophisticated hacking, evasion, and stealth techniques to aggressive adware aimed at Androids, the 2019 threat landscape was shaped by a cybercrime industry that was all grown up.
Board Ready Endpoint Resilience in 5 Steps
At the heart of every organization are its employees, the engine that drives growth, fueled by the data they create and store on their laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, as well as access through data center and cloud servers.
MSPs Transform Their Endpoint Security
MSPs are continuously challenged to protect their customers against the rugged terrain of today’s threat landscape. With the constant need to eliminate more infections, block new threats, and maintain a high level of customer productivity and confidence, more and more MSPs are turning to the Malwarebytes MSP Partner Program and our portfolio of endpoint protection products. This report includes three customer case studies of MSP’s who used Malwarebytes to take their MSP business to the next level.
2020 User Risk Report: Exploring Vulnerability and Behavior in a People-Centric Threat Landscape
What your users don't know can hurt them—and your organization. That's why we surveyed users around the world to gauge two key aspects of user vulnerability: what they know and what they do. Our 2020 User Risk Report reveals user-awareness and knowledge gaps that, if left unrectified, could hurt your cybersecurity posture. Based on those insights, we recommend specific action you can take to empower your people and build cyber resilience into your workforce.
UNBOUND CRYPTO-OF-THINGS FOR SECURING IDENTITY
The challenge of verifying the identity of a human user is one of the most basic in computer security, with passwords being the classic solution used for decades. The death of passwords has been predicted for years However, they are still widely in use -- and while we may be able to significantly reduce the numberof passwords that users have, their existence to some extent may always be here.
The DIY Guide to Open Source Vulnerability Management
The fact that open source is an essential element in most applications is not lost upon hackers, who also know that they can often access public information on known open source vulnerabilities along with detailed information on how to exploit those vulnerabilities. When a new open source vulnerability is reported, the race is on between you and hackers.
2020 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report
Open source components and libraries are the foundation of literally every application in every industry. The need to identify, track, and manage open source has increased exponentially with the growth of its use in commercial software. License identification, processes to patch known vulnerabilities, and policies to address outdated and unsupported open source packages are all necessary for responsible open source use.
The State Of Application Security, 2020
Application weaknesses and software vulnerabilities continue to be the most common external attack method. Now is not the time to backslide on your application security efforts.
Achieving Mission Success with CDM
As the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program matures, it requires a new way of thinking. While agencies will continue to buy tools to fill gaps in their defenses, they need to start thinking about how those tools fit into their larger cybersecurity strategy.
Guide to Antivirus (AV) Replacement
The Guide to AV Replacement provides in-depth information from leading security experts that will guide you through each phase of your decision-making process. From the critical elements you need to consider, to how to evaluate and review solutions, you’ll get expert advice that can help you choose a security solution that best fits your organization’s requirements.
Resources and Recommendations for Ensuring Optimal Security During the Global Pandemic
COVID-19 has caused a level of social and economic upheaval that is unprecedented in modern times. Organizations are facing sudden and profound challenges as they seek ways to quickly support corporate directives for employees to work from home. This rapid, global exodus from the office poses considerable challenges for organizations as they strive to maintain security across their newly remote workforce.
EXPLORE VULNERABILITY FACTORS AND GET SAGE ADVICE
All organizations can be the target of ransomware, where users' files or computers are taken hostage or system access is hindered for a ransom. And while big game hunting is on the rise - where ransomware operators target larger organizations with potentially larger rewards - ransomware frequently targets small and medium-sized organizations, including state and local governments that often are more vulnerable to attacks.
Company Profile: Global healthcare industry leader
A US based healthcare sector market leader was contending with constantly growing security telemetry volumes. Over the years, growth of infrastructure and new security tools had significantly expanded the aggregate log volume their SOC needed to access for investigations.
Redefining Security Analytics with Chronicle
The threats and technology environments around us have changed radically. Security professionals lament that they must manage threats that originated in the 1980s, which means that old threats never leave; new threats simply pile on. It is clear that the environments an organization must secure and monitor have also dramatically expanded. Much of this change is additive - in addition to mainframes and Windows servers, there are cloud platforms, mobile, and SaaS.
2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant
Gartner named IBM a Leader in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management
A Tale of Two SIEMs
The difference between operating in the best of times and worst of times is choosing the right SIEM.
Refresh the case study and swap-in Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of products and services that span the automotive ecosystem worldwide. With more than 20 brands, the company runs popular automotive websites like Kelley Blue Book and AutoTrader, auctions and wholesale services including DealShield and Go Auto Exchange, and financial services such as NextGear Financial. Download this case study to see how Cox Automotive improved application quality and security with Micro Focus® Security Fortify and boosted customer confidence and competitive advantage by eliminating security risks.
EMA 2019 Report: Network Detection and Response in the Cloud Comes of Age
Until recently, many IT security practitioners turned to legacy tools as a means of securing the growing amount of east-west network traffic in cloud environments. With the introduction of traffic mirroring and virtual network taps, cloud-first network detection and response (NDR) solutions such as ExtraHop Reveal(x) Cloud can help security teams overcome the challenges of visibility at cloud scale
Top Threats to Cloud Computing: The Egregious 11
You’ve known for a long time that enhancing your security is critical as you move more workloads from the on-premises datacenter to the cloud. Many organizations are being proactive by reexamining their cloud security posture. Given the events of the last couple months, it’s a good time to resurface the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) “Egregious 11” list of top vulnerabilities and threats.
YARA-L: A New Detection Language for Modern Threats
Most enterprises use a SIEM to analyze security data, to detect threats and investigate incidents. However, most leading SIEM products were created more than a decade ago, and were designed for a different world. Today, the threat landscape and IT environment looks quite different: Data generated in petabytes, not terabytes; a mature public cloud infrastructure; new technologies such as EDR that generate useful but massive amounts of telemetry; and threats such as fileless malware that are either ephemeral or silent and persistent.
Case study: Quanta Services
Quanta Services is the leading specialty contractor with the largest and highly trained skilled workforce in North America. The company’s geographic footprint spans North America, Latin America and Australia, and its network of companies ensures world-class execution with local delivery. In this case study, James Stinson, VP of Information Technology for Quanta, discusses the company’s experience with Chronicle’s security analytics platform.
3 Steps to Automating Security Operations
Maintaining effective monitoring and consistency is difficult when relying on human beings. There is an overwhelming amount of security alerts and there already is a gap in the number of tier-one security analysts to investigate those alerts that organizations can hire and afford. In normal times, analysts dislike this part of their job, they aren’t particularly good at it, and during a crisis like this, they are likely distracted and not as effective as they could be.
MSSP Buyer’s Guide
No matter of the size or maturity of your Security Operations Center (SOC), a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) might be the right fit for your organization. However, finding the right MSSP partner is not always a straightforward or simple endeavor.
Streamlining Security to Fuel Innovation: A Frictionless Approach to Secure DevOps
The term “digital transformation” has been around for so long, and used so vaguely and so often, it’s made the list of corporate buzzwords to forget. Yet, unfortunately, many organizations and individuals still don’t understand what this critical transition really means or more importantly, why it is significant to their security.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Data Breach
From security threats to compliance regulations to the unrelenting pace of business, staying conscious of cybersecurity risks in 2020 is shaping up to be a full-time job. Around this time of year, experts love to offer up their predictions about what’s on the digital horizon and how we can best prepare ourselves for the inevitable future. Whether or not these apocalyptic cybersecurity situations come to fruition remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure—it will be a year to watch.
ESG Tech Guide
The ESG Technical Review offers readers a better understanding of Cybereason’s advanced security solution. Real UI screenshots and clear evaluations from ESG analysts offer insight into Cybereason’s ability to reduce risk from fileless and ransomware, increase analyst efficiency, and reduce total cost.
Forrester EDR Wave
With all the competing noise in the endpoint detection and response space, making the right security decision for your organization can be tough. See why Cybereason received the top ranking in the current offering category, amongst the 12 evaluated EDR vendors. According to the report, “Cybereason futureproofed their EDR product by architecting it with the vision of combining the detection analytics synonymous with the EDR Market.
NSS Labs Inc Advanced Endpoint Protection Report
Not all endpoint protection platforms are the same, especially if you are in need of a solution that can help you protect your enterprise from the most advanced attacks, both known and unknown. The 2020 NSS Labs Advanced Endpoint Protection test results have been published and the Cybereason Defense Platform achieved an overall ‘AA’ rating with high ratings being achieved by being able to block various types of malware, exploits and evasion techniques.
2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant For SIEM
Organizations have embraced cloud, multi-cloud and cloud-based applications for their IT and business processes. It offers businesses the best value in terms of cost, availability, and flexibility – however, it also introduces additional risk, while not addressing the critical shortage of affordable, experienced cybersecurity professionals.
Urgent Security Response Methods to Enable the Remote Workforce Now
With the rapid development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many security professionals have begun exploring their disaster recovery (DR) plans to allow remote work en masse. The goals: keep the organization productive during this crisis and ensure that any unacceptable security risks are not created in the process. While most DR plans focus on maintaining productivity in the face of a single catastrophic event, Coronavirus represents a long-term threat that might stretch the typical disaster recovery model to its brink of coverage.
Next-Generation Deception Technology vs. Honeypot Architecture
As a security professional, you’ve no doubt contributed or listened to the many debates about which technology is more effective at fighting cybercrime. Times have progressed and with that, the sophistication of attackers shows no signs of abating. Security solutions have matured and hackers are now finding more innovative and unscrupulous ways to penetrate an organization’s network.
Use Case Brief: SOC Efficiency
Whether you call it “SOC Fatigue” or “Alert Fatigue”, it’s no secret that these security professionals are under increasing pressure due to the very high incidence of alerts being triggered from their security stacks. Realistically, it’s probably safe to assume that a large percentage of their time is wasted on false positives. Unfortunately, this means that by the time they get to the true alerts, the damage may have already been done and attackers have successfully moved within their network.
Is your cybersecurity fit for the future?
Implementing multiple layers of protection is critical to a strong cybersecurity program. While this might seem like a daunting task, keeping your security processes simple can help you achieve the highest possible levels of protection.
Stop the parasites on your network
Read the paper to see common types of parasitic apps and the risks they pose, why most modern firewalls can’t identify them, and how Sophos is solving this visibility problem.
Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management
For the second consecutive year, ServiceNow is a Magic Quadrant Leader. And a driving force in defining the Integrated Risk Management market. We feel the Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management is an invaluable aide for those seeking an unbiased, third‑party evaluation of vendors as digital transformation continues to change the risk landscape. By seamlessly embedding risk management and compliance activities into your digital business processes, ServiceNow helps you to keep pace with risks, improve decision making, and increase performance across your organization and with vendors.
Digital Transformation and Risk For Dummies, ServiceNow Special Edition
Get smarter about data and technology risks. With more products, relationships, and revenues depending on more digital capabilities, risk isn’t something just for IT or the compliance person. We are all on the frontline, and we can all help our companies avoid mistakes and problems.
Lattes, lunch, and VPNs: securing remote workers the right way
It will come as no surprise that, despite a constant pendulum swing in workplace trends, remote work is still booming. With climbing real estate prices in high-opportunity cities and clogged freeways from workers taking on long commutes, remote work is a trend that will only continue. Yet with that workplace flexibility comes security challenges.
CYBERCRIME TACTICS AND TECHNIQUES: Ransomware Retrospective
Another quarter, another quarterly cybercrime report—our eleventh to date. However, unlike past CTNTs (as we affectionately call them in-house), this time we are zeroing in on a single threat and peeling back its layers to reveal how it has evolved over the last couple years, from attack methods cybercriminals use to the targets they choose to victimize.
HOW TO BECOME CYBER RESILIENT: A Digital Enterprise Guide
Digital transformation has revolutionized the way businesses operate, providing a foundational shift in how they meet market demands and deliver value to customers. At the same time, it has created an explosion of data and endpoints, with the proliferation of mobile and IoT devices. Both require vigilant protection from cyberattacks.
Gartner: Five Board Questions That Security and Risk Leaders Must Be Prepared to Answer
With a threat landscape constantly in flux, it isn’t just CIOs, CISOs and CSOs who need reliable insights into cyber risk. The rest of the C-suite and board must factor in cybersecurity data as a key risk metric – or expose the business to the everyday reality of cyberattacks. If you’re looking to drive C-suite and board collaboration in cybersecurity planning, start by creating a universal language grounded in business risks, opportunities, and impacts. Read Gartner’s Five Board Questions That Security and Risk Leaders Must Be Prepared to Answer to: - Get valuable guidance on how to respond to common board questions - Find out how to instill board and executive confidence in your ability to proactively manage cyberattacks - Learn how to tailor your narrative to specific stakeholders, mapping cyber-risk metrics to business outcomes
Augmenting Security with Domino’s Webinar
Most security professionals know the tools they need to keep their business safe, yet struggle to justify the cost. What if you had a score that made it easier to prove ROI?
Augmenting Security with Domino’s Webinar
Most security professionals know the tools they need to keep their business safe, yet struggle to justify the cost. What if you had a score that made it easier to prove ROI?
The 2020 State of Security and Compliance Report
A majority of companies utilize third-party vendors for security and compliance testing. However, the increasing number of major breaches show that running annual minimum compliance tests are not enough.
2020 Asset Management Trends: As IT Complexity Increases, Visibility Plummets
IT infrastructure barely resembles what it looked like just five years ago. More than half of all VMs now reside in the cloud, employees turn to an average of four devices to conduct work, and IoT devices will exceed all other devices within just three years. Together, this increased complexity is putting enormous pressure on IT and security teams, who are already struggling to keep up.
2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report
The 2020 Global Threat Report is one of the industry's most highly anticipated reports on today's most significant cyber threats and adversaries. It features a comprehensive overview of the global investigations and deep analysis conducted by the CrowdStrike® Intelligence team, the Falcon OverWatch™ managed threat hunting team and the CrowdStrike Services incident response team throughout 2019.
Tenable Research: How Lucrative Are Vulnerabilities?
How much do you know about the supply chain that takes a vulnerability and turns it into an exploit? In this new report, Tenable Research explores the lifecycle of exploits – from discovery to utilization in a breach. Their analysis of cybercrime economics will help you better protect your organization. Read the report now.
People’s Republic of China (PRC) Cybersecurity Profile from Anomali
As the top trading partner of over 120 countries and the third largest investor worldwide, China extends a significant influence over international economics and politics. China’s expansion into cyberspace is reminiscent of their expansion into the global theater in both strategy and success.
2019 Ponemon Report: The Value of Threat Intelligence from Anomali
The Ponemon Institute Surveyed Over 1,000 Security Professionals In the United States and the United Kingdom on a range of threat intelligence topics. Results show that participants strongly believe in the importance and value of threat intelligence data but are struggling to maximize its effectiveness in detecting cyber threats. They call the lack of progress in improving threat intelligence effectiveness the threat intelligence gap.
SANS 2019 Top New Attacks and Threat Report
There is no shortage of media coverage of cybersecurity breaches and outages, and there are many places to find statistics about how many attacks were launched in cyberspace. What is harder to find is expert advice on areas that are worth focusing your resource and efforts on in an effort to protect your organization.
Managing Threat Intelligence Playbook from Anomali
Understanding threat intelligence and implementing a threat intelligence solution to enhance your cybersecurity strategy should not be an intimidating process. With a solid plan, your transition to threat intelligence can be smooth, useful, and insightful.
THE FOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES TO KEEPING MODERN APPLICATIONS SECURE
Modern applications are incredibly difficult to keep secure. Whether they are web or mobile, custom developed or cloud-based, applications are now scattered across a plethora of digital platforms and frameworks. To support and accelerate business operations, applications now rely heavily on third-party resources that interact via APIs. Unsecure APIs represent an application security blind spot, and as a result, the attack surface threatening applications is growing exponentially.
PROTECTING WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE
The need for speed is at the heart of decisions that organizations need to make about how to implement digital transformation strategies. By fostering faster time to market for revenue-generating services and applications, companies know that they can gain competitive advantages. But at what cost to network and application security?
Privileged Access Threat Report 2019
The world is an uncertain place. Particularly for cyber security professionals, many of whom have learned the hard way that they can’t rest on their laurels. New technologies and fresh threats are constantly emerging, and these threats come from both outside and within organizations.
Attack Surface Manager: Preemptively harden your network against lateral movement
During the normal course of business activity, difficult-to-detect pathways to Crown Jewel assets are created, which attackers can use to access your network. These cached credentials and rogue privileges compromise your attack surface and increase your threat exposure. And worse still, this access footprint constantly changes as systems are restarted, users’ logon and off, and domain admin credentials are saved in users’ browser history.
Attack Detection System: A simple, noiseless solution for early detection of advanced attackers
Attackers have the advantage. Using AI tools and automation, threat actors have evolved their evasion techniques beyond the defenses of traditional ‘find the needle in the haystack’ security technologies. Unfortunately, SOCIR teams continue to spend invaluable time and resources mired in the turmoil of triaging an avalanche of alerts and false positives — and accepting the sinking likelihood that they are still missing attacks dwelling in the shadows. Current approaches aren’t enough. It’s time to flip the dynamic. Download the datasheet to learn more.
Endpoint Detection and Response: Automatic Protection Against Advanced Threats
As damaging breaches continue to occur, more organizations are considering endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions to address the incidents that aren't being handled adequately by their existing defenses. However, EDR solutions come in a wide variety of implementations and can vary significantly in scope and efficacy — choosing the best solution can be challenging.
The Five Essential Elements of Next-Generation Endpoint Protection
The endpoint security market continues to expand with vendors old and new marketing their solutions as “next-generation” game-changers. However, closer inspection reveals that many new solutions have been built on old platforms, many of which still rely heavily on signature-based detection and obsolete architecture. Navigating this crowded vendor landscape can be challenging — how does the buyer find the true next-generation protection today’s targeted, advanced threats demand?
Rethinking Security for Digital Transformation
Organizations are embracing digital transformation initiatives to help accelerate delivery of services and capabilities. They’re also aware of the risks and the need to embed strong security into these efforts. Yet a recent survey conducted by ZeroNorth indicates cybersecurity professionals are still struggling to navigate this uncharted territory and effectively manage risk across applications and infrastructure.
Case Study: Coca-Cola FEMSA
Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola trademark beverages in the world, needed a solution that could support the implementation of a comprehensive set of security guidelines for applications, both their own and their partners, to adhere to.
Guide: Getting Started with AppSec in 3 East Steps
As development teams struggle to keep up with the growing demand for rapid delivery of new business applications, security is often neglected. But ensuring your applications are secure doesn’t have to be a cumbersome process.
Cybersecurity is improving, but is it enough?
Digital transformation initiatives are pushing many organizations into unfamiliar territory that they are not equipped to protect. This primary 451 Research paper, commissioned by eSentire, examines advancements organizations have made in improving their cybersecurity posture, ongoing challenges to protect and secure the company’s digital assets and how they are better positioning their organizations to contend with a dynamic and expanding cyberthreat landscape.
5 Best Practices for Web Application Security
99.7% of web apps have at least one vulnerability. Yet, most security professionals admit their app security strategies are immature. Download “5 Best Practices for Web Application Security: A How-To Guide”
Tenable Research: How Lucrative Are Vulnerabilities?
How much do you know about the supply chain that takes a vulnerability and turns it into an exploit? In this new report, Tenable Research explores the lifecycle of exploits – from discovery to utilization in a breach. Their analysis of cybercrime economics will help you better protect your organization. Read the report now.
Why automation is essential for cyber resilience
Digital transformation makes today’s businesses more productive and more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Security professionals know that breaches are inevitable. To be successful, companies must establish cyber-resilient endpoints. Where do you turn when legacy approaches fail? In a word: Automation.
Pervasive Protection: Enabling secure work from anywhere
The new digitally transformed workplace consists of employees that expect to get their work done anywhere. This mix of onsite and remote workers, as well as the explosion of devices and applications they now use, presents a massive security challenge for businesses. What do security managers need to know now about defending against today’s cyberattacks?
The Secret to winning IT Security Roulette
Cybersecurity for IT systems can feel like playing a game of roulette where the longer you play, the more likely you are to go home a loser. The hard truth is that almost all of the recent security breaches occur on vulnerabilities KNOWN to IT security teams at the time of exploit. Learn how the principle of SecOps is delivering hope and results for teams stuck betting against the cybersecurity roulette wheel.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Customer Spotlight
The Liberty Mutual Insurance network security team uses SaltStack intelligent automation to create self-healing Juniper firewalls and orchestrate remediation of Splunk-created security events. Learn how the Liberty Mutual team used SaltStack automation to eliminate 1,000+ hours of human labor spent on repetitive, low-value tasks, improve security through higher password management accuracy, and Reduced MTTR by 90% with self-healing automation
Cyxtera Customer Spotlight
Cyxtera is a data center and colocation provider that uses SaltStack to deliver security-integrated infrastructure and network services to more than 3,500 organizations around the globe. Learn how the team has used SaltStack automation to enforce continuous compliance with dozens of standards, remediate site-wide vulnerabilities in under 10 minutes, and instantly audit and effect change across 55 globally distributed data centers.
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
This new study from Dark Reading finds that while these two groups are getting better at collaborating, several key roadblocks continue to undermine their success. Ready to understand what those roadblocks are and how to overcome them?
Under the Hoodie: Lessons from a Season of Penetration Testing
Penetration testing is often considered a dark art, but we think it’s just a bit misunderstood. In 2017, Rapid7 launched the “Under the Hoodie” project to shed light on the “dark art” of pen testing by revealing the process, techniques, and tools that go into it, as well as the insights that can be extracted. The 2019 Under the Hoodie report continues to provide visibility into this often occult niche of information security.
Industry Cyber-Exposure Report: Fortune 500
Following in the footsteps of Rapid7’s long-running National Exposure Index, Rapid7 researchers tackled the question, “What does exposure look like for corporate America?” In order to find out, we measured key exposure metrics among the Fortune 500, which represents about two-thirds of the United States GDP and employs 29 million people worldwide.
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Buyer’s Guide
Security information and event management (SIEM) solutions have been around for the better part of two decades, but today's SIEMs don’t quite resemble their original, log management counterparts. Whether your organization is currently SIEM-less, or you’re exasperated and exhausted by your current SIEM, trying to negotiate the security products market to find the right SIEM solution for your organization can turn into a full-time job.
IDC Workbook: Best Practices for Cloud Security
Most businesses use at least some public cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform). But, as a security specialist do you know the vulnerabilities? What is your responsibility and what should be handled by your cloud vendor? In this report, IDC compiles learnings and best practices for cloud security.
An executive’s guide to integrating SecOps and NetOps
Given today’s increasing IT complexity and scale, it’s become imperative to break down the barriers between Security and IT groups and align them—including their tools, processes, and skills— around a common goal: delivering a fast and secure user experience while enabling business agility. For CIOs and CISOs who make these decisions, this is an executive’s guide to integrating SOC and NOC teams, highlighting the business and technical benefits of doing so.
Redefining security analytics with Chronicle Backstory
Chronicle Backstory is a global security telemetry platform for investigation, hunting and detection of threats within your enterprise network. Backstory makes security analytics instant, easy, and cost-effective.
2019 Nucleus Research Guidebook
When switching to IBM QRoC from an on-premises solution, customers are able to reduce the costs associated with operating and managing internal infrastructure as well as no longer
The 3 Approaches of Breach and Attack Simulation Technologies
Testing the cybersecurity posture of an organization or its cybersecurity resilience to cyberattacks, has come a long way. The demand for the latest and most comprehensive testing solutions keeps growing to face the growing cybercrime wave. Until recently, the common security testing tools in the cybersecurity professional’s arsenal consisted of vulnerability scanners and manual penetration testing. But that changed when Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) technology became available.
Four Cyber Security Essentials for the Board
Every executive team—regardless of company size—cares about business risk. No one wants to make headlines for being the victim of a data breach. Leaders actively trying to manage risk have realized that cyber threats now represent the lion’s share of potential harm, and they want timely risk metrics aligned with business priorities.
Network Security for SD-WAN
In today’s business environment, satellite offices are more important than ever. For the average enterprise, remote offices generate the vast majority of revenue — and 80% of users1 are located there. But in most organizations, security at the branch office is limited, if it exists at all.
2019 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis
Can you say with confidence that the open source components used in your applications are up-to-date with all crucial patches applied? It’s impossible to patch software when you don’t know you’re using it.
Elevating Enterprise Security with Fidelis Cybersecurity: Network and Deception
Securing a modern global enterprise is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. The list of technologies and requirements that contribute to the networks of large organizations is sometimes mind-boggling: cloud computing, on-premises systems, mobile workers, diverse data privacy regulations and laws, and cross-platform device support, to name a few. Over the past few years, these complexities have continued to drive one core concept: Security teams cannot defend complex networks without holistic, correlative insight into the environment
Security Readout: 2019 Trends for Remote and Roaming User Security
In this research readout, we explore the complex factors that make remote and roaming user security a challenge, and the emerging solutions best positioned to meet the needs of today’s increasingly distributed enterprise.Explore the complex factors that make remote and roaming user security a challenge, and the emerging solutions best positioned to meet the needs of today’s increasingly distributed enterprise.
Cisco Cybersecurity Series 2019: Threat Report
Building on the popular Threat of the Month series, Cisco researchers looked at notable 2018 cybersecurity incidents with a fresh perspective: what do they reveal about future adversary tactics? With this lens, they chose threats that best embody what defenders should expect in the year ahead. The report contains in-depth analysis, best practices, and trends to watch.
Malicious Cryptomining Moves Mainstream
Malicious cryptominers tap into an organization’s computing power in order to create cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero — and generate profit for themselves. If you’re not protected, it can cost you in all kinds of ways:
2019 Cybersecurity Trends
With more users, devices, and applications connecting to the network, the number of risks and vulnerabilities is also increasing — triggering a total transformation in the security landscape.
Cyber Risk Benchmarking: What the Business Needs to Know
To communicate cyber risk effectively, you must find a common business language grounded in risks, opportunities and business impact. Save technical jargon for technical teams, and bring context-relevant business insights to the boardroom.
The Cyber Exposure Score: How Secure Is the Business?
The Cyber Exposure Score is an objective rating of cyber risk derived through data science–based measurement. The score is automatically generated daily through machine-learning algorithms that combine vulnerability data with other risk indicators such as threat intelligence and asset criticality.
Enterprise SD-WAN in the real world
Unlike traditional network architectures, software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) makes it possible to harness existing network technology to better align operations and business policies. While many companies identify a need to evolve to SD-WAN, they are not always convinced SD-WAN can deliver the necessary enterprise capabilities.
Is Your Current Network Costing You Time and Money?
If you want to make sure that your network resources are being used more efficiently, this eBook will show you how using direct-to-cloud connectivity and scaling site-to-site with on-demand VPNs can reduce downtime and decrease complexity—ultimately saving you money.
5 myths about enterprise SD-WAN
Can SD-WAN take the place of internet? SD-WAN doesn’t require on-premises hardware, right? Outside of cost, is it really better than MPLS? Read “Secure Enterprise SD-WAN Myths” for answers to these questions and more.
Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for dummies
"Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies" guides you step-by-step how to manage and secure digital networks with SD-WAN, with instructions even the most novice networking professional can understand. Read “Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies” and gain a competitive edge today!
Accelerate Cloud App Adoption without Compromising Security
The key question in multi-cloud environments is; how do you make sure you have a consistent security strategy across all your cloud services, that adjusts to different cloud services, is well managed, can adapt to new cloud services and is scalable?
The practical executive’s guide to data loss prevention
As more and more companies are encouraging their employees to work from anywhere, on any device, data loss prevention (DLP) has evolved from an option to a requirement. Download the whitepaper for insightful guidance on implementing DLP.
ExtraHop Reveal(x) Technical Architecture
Unprecedented visibility. Definitive insights. Immediate answers. You know the drill. But how does ExtraHop Reveal(x) actually work? Take a look beneath the hood and let us know what else you'd like to learn!
A Fresh Look at Security Analytics
Did you know data can be viewed in three categories: “regular data, big data, and “too-big-for-you” data? In this white paper, ThreatConnect’s Director of Analytics discusses how security analytics is commonly used today, automation, and the impact of orchestration on efficiency and scale.
Building a Threat Intelligence Program
ThreatConnect surveyed more than 350 cybersecurity decision makers in the US. The result: Building a Threat Intelligence Program discusses research findings on best practices and impact of those programs.
Threat Intelligence Platforms: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know
Today’s threat environment is complex and dynamic. The internet was built for connectivity, not security, and approaches such as intrusion detection systems, anti-virus programs, and traditional incident response methodologies by themselves are no longer sufficient in the face of the widening gap between offensive and defensive capabilities.
Beyond the phish
In the deepest and most wide-ranging report yet, we explore user knowledge of a broad range of best practices for cyber hygiene, security, and compliance. The report analyzes millions of responses gathered from the Proofpoint Security Education Platform.
The Study on the Cyber Resilient Organization
Download this report to understand the key factors that hinder the ability for efficient and effective Cyber Resilience and gain insights and guidance for improving your security posture.
The total economic impact of ServiceNow security operations
Tracking down security event data from multiple sources, figuring out which incidents to prioritize, identifying unforeseen vulnerabilities in your infrastructure, and then resolving these issues is incredibly complex and devours countless man hours.
The Future of Email Security
As traditional email security fails to protect organizations against ever-present phishing attempts, please reconsider your assumptions about email threats and how to combat them. Download this whitepaper to explore a different approach.
Cloud Email Security Evaluation Guide
If phishing attempts are still evading your email security tools, please consider downloading this 12-page evaluation guide. It details the core capabilities you should consider, including advanced threat detection, threat remediation and response, emergent threat intelligence, usability, and enablement.
Combat Phishing with Modern Email Security
This whitepaper outlines how organizations can combat difficult-to-detect email threats like phishing by moving beyond perimeter-based approaches to a modern approach to email security—one that combines multiple layers of defense into a single, unified platform. Download the whitepaper to read how it works.
Benchmark Report: Email Security Successes and Failures
Compare the state of your email security program with 1,000+ respondents to our annual survey. Which phishing tactics are working? How at risk is your organization? How long should typical email remediation take? Read the report to find out.
How Security Can Fuel Innovation
Risk-based vulnerability orchestration: A new approach to integrating security into all stages of the software lifecycle without disrupting the continuous delivery of software
How to Overcome NAC Limitations
Traditional and siloed Network Access Control (NAC) solutions do not meet today’s business, security, technical, and compliance requirements. Not only do they NOT extend to the Cloud, but managing VLANs in today’s rapid IT environments is also overly complex.
Managing the Risks of Third-Party Access
This whitepaper shows the limitations of existing solutions and how a Software-Defined Perimeter solution helps solve for over-privileged access and third-party risk.
Why It’s Time to Replace Your VPN
This whitepaper highlights the critical flaws of VPNs, outlines their common exploits, and offers a better approach to remote secure access suitable for today’s IT realities.
Is Your Network Security Keeping Up?
From the SSL inspection gap to growing bandwidth needs, there are many current challenges with hardware-based network security appliances. It’s time to look at how we decouple the network from network security using a turnkey network security virtualization platform, which allows you to scale security functions horizontally to inspect your growing traffic.
Build a Network that Delivers Performance and Security
It’s clear, network architects need to address the requirements of the security team to scale their security functions while not compromising network performance or simplicity. Yet most approaches either deliver performance or security but not both.
Scaling Your Firewall to Inspect All Traffic
With the amount of encrypted traffic growing exponentially every year, organizations are left to decide if they should spend millions on recurring firewall upgrades, or leave their existing firewall open to the threat of encrypted cyberattacks by disabling SSL decryption.
Scaling SSL/TLS Visibility to 10G, 100G and Beyond
With SSL/TLS encryption now comprising over 70 percent of all network traffic and rising, organizations need visibility into this traffic as cyber criminals are also taking advantage of this trend to obscure their presence and evade detection.
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DDoS prevention solutions 2019 vendor assessment
Neustar has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape for DDoS Prevention Solutions. Neustar SiteProtect NG offers 10+ Tbps of DDoS mitigation, the largest dedicated data scrubbing network in the world, so you can maintain your online presence, reduce the threat of theft and protect your bottom line. The IDC MarketScape recognized Neustar SiteProtect NG's superior features, functionality, detection and mitigation techniques within the DDoS space. Get your copy of the IDC MarketScape excerpt today to learn: What you need to know about today's DDoS prevention landscape How DDoS prevention vendors compare on key criteria Why Neustar was named a leader in the DDoS prevention space
Why DNS Matters in the Connected World
In this paper, we’ll examine four key DNS-related problems that affect organizations and identify how a DNS solution provider can best address them. Download this whitepaper to discover how to improve your DNS protections.
The Case for Secondary DNS Service
Having a secondary DNS service isn’t about having a plan B in case your plan A fails. It’s about having a smarter plan to begin with. Get the report and start to develop a better plan.
Big data protection with data-centric security
As data flows throughout the enterprise from the edge of the network where it is created, through thousands of applications and systems, all the way to storage in the cloud or on-premises systems, data must be protected, at-rest, in-motion and in-use.
Osterman Research: Best practices for file governance
Proper file governance is an essential element of any organization’s security posture since good file management can significantly reduce the potential for data breaches and can mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks.
Osterman Research: Supplementing the limitations on Office 365
Office 365 is second to none in enterprise productivity and collaborative tools—Microsoft claims more than 120 million active users—but its security capabilities leave a lot to be desired. Those tasked with securing Office 365 report a limited ability to detect and block advanced threats, ransomware attacks, email fraud and spoofing. This report by Osterman Research that investigates areas where third-party solutions can enhance Office 365 security.
Modernize your data protection
In this webcast session, we give insights to gaining visibility & control of your data, optimizing a Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution and adopting a more proactive security posture.
Strategies for distributed network security
Financial institutions are facing increasing network security challenges as their organizations become more distributed, applications move to the cloud, and threats rapidly evolve. But legacy solutions are fragmented, labor intensive, and inconsistent. You need a better way.
Osterman Research: Office 365 security concerns that keep IT up at night
With the rise of Office 365, IT departments are under pressure to adapt their security posture to protect the new ecosystem. But with a range of security concerns standing in the way of full adoption, teams are rushing to supplement Microsoft's out-of-the-box security with more robust third-party solutions.
Managing Threat Intelligence Playbook from Anomali
Understanding threat intelligence and implementing a threat intelligence solution to enhance your cybersecurity strategy should not be an intimidating process. With a solid plan, your transition to threat intelligence can be smooth, useful, and insightful. This ebook covers the basic steps for successfully adding threat intelligence to your environment, and how to avoid underutilizing it. Get the eBook and achieve your threat intelligence and management goals.
Firewall buyers guide
With firewalls becoming increasingly complex, buying one can be a confusing experience. And even when you’ve identified requirements you need for your firewall, trudging through each vendor’s website and datasheets is a time-consuming process. This guide has been designed to make finding the right firewall easy for you. It pulls together the critical capabilities and features that all firewalls should have, as well as highlighting exactly what each of these features should deliver. The guide covers: Key features to look for when selecting your firewall Important questions to ask your IT partner or vendor Comparisons of Sophos, Check Point, WatchGuard, Fortinet, SonicWall, and Cisco
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IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DDoS prevention solutions 2019 vendor assessment
Neustar has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape for DDoS Prevention Solutions. Neustar SiteProtect NG offers 10+ Tbps of DDoS mitigation, the largest dedicated data scrubbing network in the world, so you can maintain your online presence, reduce the threat of theft and protect your bottom line. The IDC MarketScape recognized Neustar SiteProtect NG's superior features, functionality, detection and mitigation techniques within the DDoS space. Get your copy of the IDC MarketScape excerpt today to learn: What you need to know about today's DDoS prevention landscape How DDoS prevention vendors compare on key criteria Why Neustar was named a leader in the DDoS prevention space
SaaS security basics: Three fundamental elements of SaaS security
Download the eBook to learn a clear definition of what SaaS security is—and isn't, current research and future trends from top cybersecurity experts, top reasons why enterprises worldwide are embracing SaaS security, benefits of adopting a SaaS-based cybersecurity model, and three fundamental elements to include in a comprehensive SaaS security solution.
DNS: An asset, not a liability
Read this SANS white paper and learn what the latest attack vectors are, and what they can do your business, best practices for collecting and utilizing DNS data to raise your threat awareness and refine your threat response, and how you can use insights gleaned from DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) data to improve your existing security procedures.
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DNS security for dummies
In this brief volume, we offer a primer of many of the common terms you’ll run into, high-level descriptions of the threats you face, and practical solutions that you can implement right away. Like all titles in the For Dummies series, this book features easy-access organization. At the beginning of each chapter, you’ll find a summary of the topics covered, which makes it easy to flip through and find just the information you’re looking for. Don’t miss the final chapter featuring ten easy-to-scan techniques for improving your DNS security.
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2019 Ponemon Report: The value of threat intelligence
The Ponemon Institute surveyed 1,000+ security professionals on a range of threat intelligence topics. Results show that participants strongly believe in the importance and value of threat intelligence data but are struggling to maximize its effectiveness in detecting cyber threats. They call the lack of progress in improving threat intelligence effectiveness the threat intelligence gap. Get detailed statistics on the effectiveness gap, eight best practices from top-performing cyber threat intelligence organizations, and comprehensive statistics from this year’s report.
SANS 2019 cyber threat intelligence (CTI) survey results
The use of cyber threat intelligence (CTI) as a resource for network defense is growing, with 72% of respondents’ organizations producing or consuming CTI, compared with 60% in 2017. While the use of CTI continues to grow, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Organizations leverage different types of CTI to meet different needs. This survey focuses on how and why CTI is being used, how it is helping defenders, what data sources are being leveraged, and how data is converted into usable intelligence.
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Understanding mid-market security challenges
As organizations embrace technologies such as the cloud and data analytics to become faster and leaner, they are doing so in the midst of increasing compliance regulations and a constantly changing threat landscape. This is especially challenging for mid-sized organizations, where throwing budget and manpower at the problem isn’t an option. If you’re responsible for cyber security, you’re not alone. Let Symantec and some of its clients provide you with a view of how they are are meeting these challenges.
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Understanding mid-market security challenges
As organizations embrace technologies such as the cloud and data analytics to become faster and leaner, they are doing so in the midst of increasing compliance regulations and a constantly changing threat landscape. This is especially challenging for mid-sized organizations, where throwing budget and manpower at the problem isn’t an option. If you’re responsible for cyber security, you’re not alone. Let Symantec and some of its clients provide you with a view of how they are are meeting these challenges.
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Top 5 reasons you need EDR
This guide is essential reading for anyone thinking about endpoint detection and response (EDR). Get the top five reasons you need EDR. Discover how Sophos Intercept X Advanced can help at every step Learn what to consider when evaluating EDR solutions.
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Top 5 reasons you need EDR
This guide is essential reading for anyone thinking about endpoint detection and response (EDR). Get the top five reasons you need EDR. Discover how Sophos Intercept X Advanced can help at every step Learn what to consider when evaluating EDR solutions.
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Managing Threat Intelligence Playbook from Anomali
Understanding threat intelligence and implementing a threat intelligence solution to enhance your cybersecurity strategy should not be an intimidating process. With a solid plan, your transition to threat intelligence can be smooth, useful, and insightful. This ebook covers the basic steps for successfully adding threat intelligence to your environment, and how to avoid underutilizing it. Get the eBook and achieve your threat intelligence and management goals.
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Managing Threat Intelligence Playbook from Anomali
Understanding threat intelligence and implementing a threat intelligence solution to enhance your cybersecurity strategy should not be an intimidating process. With a solid plan, your transition to threat intelligence can be smooth, useful, and insightful. This ebook covers the basic steps for successfully adding threat intelligence to your environment, and how to avoid underutilizing it. Get the eBook and achieve your threat intelligence and management goals.
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Assessing the DNS security risk
Ponemon Institute recently conducted a study to assess the DNS security risk for organizations in the United States and EMEA. The study provides insights into the organizations' exposure to DNS risks and measures their ability to respond to incidents fast provides insights into the organizations' exposure to DNS risks.
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Riders on the (cyber) storm
You can’t stop cyberattacks from happening altogether but you can take proactive measures to reduce the risk of damage. The first step requires knowing what data you have, where it all lives, and assessing the relative value. After all, you don’t need to protect your public-facing marketing data with the same resources as your intellectual property or financial information. This Expert Focus will help you develop a plan to eliminate attack vectors and reduce your attack profile with a better understanding of where and how your data lives. While you may not be able to stop every cyberattacker from entering your network, you can keep potential losses to a minimum and encourage an attacker to look for an easier target.
Making the business case for web isolation
The business case for any security system has an assumption that something fails. The cost of a failure includes fines and remediation efforts but also less obvious ones such as lost productivity and the loss of public trust in your brand. This white paper examines these costs and demonstrates how Web Isolation provides a clear, concrete ROI to security teams, because it does not fail. After reading this white paper, you’ll see why web isolation is far more cost effective than many of the systems being purchased, and the impact of a security product that is not expected to fail.
Isolation: Part of the modern security architecture
Security architectures have evolved over the years as the threat landscape has changed, and isolation could improve your security posture more than any other technology available today. Isolation has the potential to do more for your security than AI, threat intelligence or pen testing. Download this white paper to learn how Isolation is a must for modern security. Learn how web browsers really work, why Isolation is on the rise, and why Gartner believes it is the most secure approach to eliminating threats today.
Top 5 reasons you need EDR
This guide is essential reading for anyone thinking about endpoint detection and response (EDR). Get the top five reasons you need EDR. Discover how Sophos Intercept X Advanced can help at every step Learn what to consider when evaluating EDR solutions.
Firewall buyers guide
With firewalls becoming increasingly complex, buying one can be a confusing experience. And even when you’ve identified requirements you need for your firewall, trudging through each vendor’s website and datasheets is a time-consuming process. This guide has been designed to make finding the right firewall easy for you. It pulls together the critical capabilities and features that all firewalls should have, as well as highlighting exactly what each of these features should deliver. The guide covers: Key features to look for when selecting your firewall Important questions to ask your IT partner or vendor Comparisons of Sophos, Check Point, WatchGuard, Fortinet, SonicWall, and Cisco
2019 Ponemon Report: The value of threat intelligence
The Ponemon Institute surveyed 1,000+ security professionals on a range of threat intelligence topics. Results show that participants strongly believe in the importance and value of threat intelligence data but are struggling to maximize its effectiveness in detecting cyber threats. They call the lack of progress in improving threat intelligence effectiveness the threat intelligence gap. Get detailed statistics on the effectiveness gap, eight best practices from top-performing cyber threat intelligence organizations, and comprehensive statistics from this year’s report.
SANS 2019 cyber threat intelligence (CTI) survey results
The use of cyber threat intelligence (CTI) as a resource for network defense is growing, with 72% of respondents’ organizations producing or consuming CTI, compared with 60% in 2017. While the use of CTI continues to grow, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Organizations leverage different types of CTI to meet different needs. This survey focuses on how and why CTI is being used, how it is helping defenders, what data sources are being leveraged, and how data is converted into usable intelligence.
Understanding mid-market security challenges
As organizations embrace technologies such as the cloud and data analytics to become faster and leaner, they are doing so in the midst of increasing compliance regulations and a constantly changing threat landscape. This is especially challenging for mid-sized organizations, where throwing budget and manpower at the problem isn’t an option. If you’re responsible for cyber security, you’re not alone. Let Symantec and some of its clients provide you with a view of how they are are meeting these challenges.
Riders on the (cyber) storm
You can’t stop cyberattacks from happening altogether but you can take proactive measures to reduce the risk of damage. The first step requires knowing what data you have, where it all lives, and assessing the relative value. After all, you don’t need to protect your public-facing marketing data with the same resources as your intellectual property or financial information. This Expert Focus will help you develop a plan to eliminate attack vectors and reduce your attack profile with a better understanding of where and how your data lives. While you may not be able to stop every cyberattacker from entering your network, you can keep potential losses to a minimum and encourage an attacker to look for an easier target.
Discover hidden credentials and harden your network against silent attackers
Every day, as employees use applications and share data, they leave behind an invisible “access footprint”—credentials and connections to other systems. These are the basic tools—keys—that advanced attackers use once inside your network to move from their initial point of entry to their targets. The richer the access footprint, the faster the attacker can move.
A deception approach to protecting ATM networks
This technical white paper summarizes the evolution of ATM attacks, provides an overview of how MoneyTaker, Cobalt, and other cybercriminal groups typically conduct network-based ATM cyberattacks, and shows how distributed deception platforms can stop these attacks in their lateral movement phase.
SaaS security basics: Three fundamental elements of SaaS security
Download the eBook to learn a clear definition of what SaaS security is—and isn't, current research and future trends from top cybersecurity experts, top reasons why enterprises worldwide are embracing SaaS security, benefits of adopting a SaaS-based cybersecurity model, and three fundamental elements to include in a comprehensive SaaS security solution.
DNS: An asset, not a liability
Read this SANS white paper and learn what the latest attack vectors are, and what they can do your business, best practices for collecting and utilizing DNS data to raise your threat awareness and refine your threat response, and how you can use insights gleaned from DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) data to improve your existing security procedures.
Assessing the DNS security risk
Ponemon Institute recently conducted a study to assess the DNS security risk for organizations in the United States and EMEA. The study provides insights into the organizations' exposure to DNS risks and measures their ability to respond to incidents fast provides insights into the organizations' exposure to DNS risks.
DNS security for dummies
In this brief volume, we offer a primer of many of the common terms you’ll run into, high-level descriptions of the threats you face, and practical solutions that you can implement right away. Like all titles in the For Dummies series, this book features easy-access organization. At the beginning of each chapter, you’ll find a summary of the topics covered, which makes it easy to flip through and find just the information you’re looking for. Don’t miss the final chapter featuring ten easy-to-scan techniques for improving your DNS security.
SECaaS has arrived
This whitepaper clarifies the differences among MSSPs, Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, and SECaaS solutions to give you a clearer understanding of the options available to SMB and enterprise organizations that want to enhance existing cybersecurity measures or replace them altogether.
Security operations center: Build it or buy it
This white paper looks at the types of tools, people, and financial resources needed to operate a highly functioning SOC, and the qualities needed for either an in-house or outsourced SOC to be effective.
How to build a security operations center (on a budget)
For many organizations (unless you work for a large bank), building a SOC may seem like an impossible task. With limited resources (time, staff, and budget), setting up an operations center supported by multiple monitoring technologies and real-time threat updates doesn’t seem all that DIY. Download this eBook today to learn how to build a SOC without requiring costly implementation services or large teams to manage it.
Demystifying Next-Gen NAC
The coming of age of Network Access Control is now - as enterprises reduce network visibility and endpoint protection gaps...
Demystifying NAC 3.0: Network Visibility, Access Compliance and Threat Response
Network Access Control (NAC) visibility and enforcement has come of age. Driven by Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) and guest networking, and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), IT organizations are adopting NAC as a piece of their security strategy. However, confusion continues to surround the best practices on why, where, and how to best apply a next-generation NAC solution. Learn about NAC 3.0 technology, dynamics, and innovation, along with best practices on how to implement.

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Getting incident response right
Your security team just identified a breach. Time to hit the fire alarm and launch your incident response plan. You do have one, right?
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Intelligent threat intelligence
Digging out threats is a top priority among security pros and the sources of threat intelligence are ever expanding. Figuring out which approach is the right one for your organization will involve a number of stakeholders.
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There’s no end to endpoint security
With the mad rush of CISOs and CIO to implement a digital transformation of companies as workers were forced to work from home, security teams today are now facing a monumental problem. How do you backfill your due diligence and ensure your cloud and remoter workers’ networks are safe and secure months after fast-tracking the transfer of computing and storage resources to the cloud, fog and employees’ homes?
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Ransomware: The plague that keeps on taking
Cyberthieves need a solid business model to stay profitable. Unfortunately, they seem to have found one that can be as deadly to computing assets as COVID-19 is to people: Ransomware. It’s the plagues that keeps on taking corporate funds and assets. The reason why that plague can’t be stopped is that users keep clicking on infected emails and masks provide no protection.
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Deconstructing the IAM revolution
We talk a lot about how passwords are obsolete, easy to breach, and generally just an old technology that should be replaced. Yet many companies are hesitant to engage in emerging identity management technology because of the costs, the complexity of replacing one identity access management approach with another, and the challenge of layering on new IAM without breaking existing identity products — the management can be a monumental challenge. Today’s users might be local or remote using a variety of devices, the might be connecting to the corporate network or the cloud, and in some cases, the “user” is an automated system or service account that has a minimal amount of actual human interaction. The assets connecting to the network can be physical or virtual, and in some cases might exist only for a very short time before being decommissioned. In short, this is not the identity management environment of just a couple of years ago.
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Limiting risk amid exploding endpoints
We talk a lot about finding ways to defend our networks from attacks. One of the most effective defenses against cyberattacks is the same used against physical attacks: Don’t be there.
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The Paradigm Shifts: The Perils of WFH
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a sea change in how businesses operate. What had been a 90%/10% office to work-from-home employment model was flipped on its head early in 2020, causing companies to scramble to put in place a new business continuity model.
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Automation drives changes in SOCs post-pandemic
The widespread and rippling effects of COVID-19 have impacted organizations worldwide. As we plan for getting back to business, we know that business is going to look different. From the perspective of the security operations center (SOC), we are entering largely uncharted territories that come with an outsize burden on security teams. Challenges come from the new borderless network with its inherent risks, increased employee burnout coupled with the ever-present staff shortages, and an uncertain economic outlook forcing teams to “do more with less.”
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Unlocking the virtues of consumer identity management
Connecting outsiders to a corporate network today is more problematic than ever, and it’s more than just employees working from home. Consumer-to-business accounts, such as customers logging in to make a purchase or reviewing their medical charts, or business-to-business portals in order to collaborate and service accounts, are being stressed at a much greater level today. We've all seen the chaos that can occur when companies that manage millions of user accounts, such as an entertainment channel, are breached and private data revealed. Today identity management is more important than ever, relying on adaptive access control, customer lifecycle management, market segmentation and privacy.
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Pandemic Fuels Cyberattacks
COVID-19 has forced companies to rethink their business practices. One area that has seen an immediate change is the number of employees who work from home. This new model has increased corporate reliance on web-based office applications, such as Office 365 and Google’s G Suite. Such a massive change can cause headaches for even the most experienced CISO and security team. It might seem that email and word processing as simple apps, but that just is not the case — today’s apps are far more complex with plug-ins, extensions, APIs and other potential vulnerabilities than ever before.
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The IoT generation of vulnerabilities
You can’t protect your most important assets when you don’t have full visibility into your network. IoT devices are no exception. The next generation of enterprise IoT is becoming more than a group of devices and has morphed into mission-critical, enterprise-wide services that leverage edge-computing and modern hybrid architectures.
What’s on your network?
Rogue network devices, unaccounted for servers and desktop systems, unidentified IoT devices, illicitly installed keyloggers sending data over IP connections, and a lot more can create a serious problem for IT departments trying to patch leaks in their asset management programs. Knowing what you have, where you have it, how it’s protected, and what more it needs from a security perspective are must-haves for a secure network, yet all too often companies find that their knowledge of what hardware they have and where it is falls far short of adequate. This eBook will help security pros better identify and manage shadow IT devices, wherever they might reside on the network.
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Enhanced PAM serves up cloud security
As companies move more users to the cloud because of COVID-19 and an increase in remote staff, the importance of privileged access to cloud assets has never been more important. Bad actors know this and are doing the best to try and access employees cloud resources. The CISO’s job is to ensure that only authorized users have access, so that means authenticating devices that the company might not own.
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Demystifying IAM in the cloud
When it comes to data security, one of the most crucial factors is knowing who your users are ensuring that only authorized users can access your data and your applications. In fact, it goes deeper than that; you need to make sure that an authorized user is allowed to get access to the specific data they’re seeking. It’s one thing to manage identify and access management when everything resides on your own servers, but when you move everything to the cloud, identity management becomes that much more complex.
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What’s under your network’s hood?
If you can’t see something, does it really exist? If your network cannot identify and purge phishing attacks, do you really have network security? Identifying and removing attacks before they enter the user environment has been the raison d'être for security software since the 1990s, but as attackers get more sophisticated and attacks morphed from signature-based viruses to social-engineered phishing, the playing field and the types of attacks changed dramatically. This 20/20 editorial webcast looks at how bolstering your email-based security defenses — both technologically and from a user perspective — can enhance your existing security operations organization and overcome one of the attackers’ favorite inroads into the corporate network.
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Managing vulnerabilities
We all know what happened to Schrödinger's cat — it went into a box and disappeared, sort of. But what about network and security vulnerabilities? If you can’t see them, do they exist? Understanding how to identify what you have — asset management — and combining that threat detection, response and managing vulnerabilities, are the keys a cohesive vulnerability management program. That all sounds great, but first you have to know how to manage those vulnerabilities.
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Organizing your SOCs
Most midsize to large companies have a network operations center from which all network activity can be monitored and managed. However, many fewer companies have a formal security operations center –or SOC. We review how the SOC functions, where it fits in the overall architecture of an IT environment, and why your company might benefit from a formalized SOC rather than just managing security through the IT department.
SOARing in the Networks
Have you ever considered data SOARing through the clouds—or perhaps across your corporate network? We know, this seems a bit far fetched, but it does. Automation is the process of accomplishing a task or function without human intervention, while orchestration integrates your disparate products and coordinates the automated tasks via workflows. Clear enough. So adopting a security orchestration, automation and response platform (SOAR) means you can remediate a security breach or incident in cloud applications or on servers to which you don't have physical access. It’s a significant challenge but one companies continue to face. This E-book and 20/20 Editorial Webcast looks at SOAR and provides you with the insights you will need to be ready if your cloud environment is attacked.
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SOARing in the Networks
Have you ever considered data SOARing through the clouds—or perhaps across your corporate network? We know, this seems a bit far fetched, but it does. Automation is the process of accomplishing a task or function without human intervention, while orchestration integrates your disparate products and coordinates the automated tasks via workflows. Clear enough. So adopting a security orchestration, automation and response platform (SOAR) means you can remediate a security breach or incident in cloud applications or on servers to which you don't have physical access. It’s a significant challenge but one companies continue to face. This E-book and 20/20 Editorial Webcast looks at SOAR and provides you with the insights you will need to be ready if your cloud environment is attacked.
The business imperative of IT asset management
It is hard enough today to protect all of an enterprise’s on-premise networked devices, personal devices that link to the network physically or over Wi-Fi, operational technology devices that traverse part of the IT network (lights, electronic doors, etc.), and off-premises devices from business partners and the internet of things. As companies migrate more compute-intensive applications and storage to the cloud, the number of off-prem assets is exploding.
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Getting Your Virtual Arms Around SD-WANs
We’ve talked at length in the past on various software-defined networking issues. Today we’ll look at one more – software-defined WANs, commonly called SD-WANs.
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Risky Business
Let’s face facts: it’s always about risk. Companies manage risk in a variety of ways for data and cyber security. They manage the financial risk, the supply chain risk, the reputational risk, the compliance risk, and the overall business risk. Virtually every major decision a company makes has some sort of risk associated with it. So when we’re looking at technical issues — everything from policies and procedures to firewalls to clouds to internal networks — there is always a risk component.
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Making the case for security awareness training
It has become cliché to say that the user is the weakest link in cybersecurity. However, it is also true that the user is often the last line of defense — phishing and other potential security attacks often depend on a person clicking on a link or malware-laden file to launch an attack. While a company might have a top-notch cybersecurity operations team, without having an equally trained user base the company is essentially defending itself with one hand tied behind its virtual back. This Special Report looks at how CISOs can augment their professional cybersecurity team and security operations center with a highly aware user base to identify and defeat potential breaches.
INNOVATORS
Integrated automation and threat prioritization soothe SOC team pain points, says SC Labs.
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Phishing: A complicated relationship
This eBook looks at ways companies can authentic incoming emails, the tell-tale sign of more sophisticated attacks, and actions you can take to better protect yourself.
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INNOVATORS
Integrated automation and threat prioritization soothe SOC team pain points, says SC Labs.
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The never-ending frontier
If digital transformation is the journey, the destination itself could be a much more secure network
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It was a dark and stormy internet
We talk a lot about the dangers of the Dark Web but not a lot about how companies can use the Dark Web for security purposes. While there are indeed a lot of unsavory characters and script kiddies who spend time sharing potentially dangerous code here, there also is useful information that a sophisticated security team can use to protect itself.
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Divide and conquer
We spend a lot of time and energy looking for different ways to protect our data from a cyber attack. Are we spending enough time making sure someone isn’t walking in our front door and stealing data from under our collective noses?
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Artificial Intelligence: A Relative Reality
Plenty of organizations are claiming to offer AI in their cybersecurity solutions. AI is being touted as the technology that will stop malware attacks, protect your network from advanced persistent threats, enhance your threat intelligence and make all of your security technology smarter, faster and more effective.
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Educating Endpoints
This ebook looks at where we’re seeing the greatest amount of endpoint and mobile growth of both devices and attacks, and provides recommendations on how to keep those bad actors and software at bay.
Demystifying Identity Management
This eBook takes a deeper dive into various techniques companies can use to verify exactly who is trying to access data. From identify and authorizing devices to biometrics, nothing gets past the CISO unless they understand the hows and whys the identification techniques work the way they do.
Encryption everywhere
This ebook looks at the challenges companies face protecting their data from both the good guys and the bad, as well as new challenges encryption everywhere is facing.
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Illuminating new horizons in the fog
As fog computing becomes more than a buzzword, it is sometimes used interchangeably with edge computing, but that is not entirely accurate. Both are used to bring data closer to the end user location, but there are some crucial differences. This ebook will look into the fog and shed some light into what actually happens out on the endpoints -- wherever they might be.
Illuminating new horizons in the fog
As fog computing becomes more than a buzzword, it is sometimes used interchangeably with edge computing, but that is not entirely accurate. Both are used to bring data closer to the end user location, but there are some crucial differences. This ebook will look into the fog and shed some light into what actually happens out on the endpoints -- wherever they might be.
Illuminating new horizons in the fog
As fog computing becomes more than a buzzword, it is sometimes used interchangeably with edge computing, but that is not entirely accurate. Both are used to bring data closer to the end user location, but there are some crucial differences. This ebook will look into the fog and shed some light into what actually happens out on the endpoints -- wherever they might be.