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.
The MITRE ATT&CK Framework has seen rapid adoption over the last few years.
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.
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?
Even in good times, insider threats are challenging to identify. Insiders have access. They know what normal behavior is expected.
Solutions that detect malicious behavior based on anomalous behavior are struggling as current events consistently redefine the meaning of “normal activity.”
Insider threats are as much about people and process as about technology. The difficulty of knowing where sensitive data resides and how it is used in a complex environment remains a central challenge.
Modern-day industrial and critical infrastructure organizations rely heavily on the operational technology (OT) environment to produce their goods and services.
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
As you evaluate Industrial Control Systems (ICS) cybersecurity solutions to protect your critical infrastructure from threats, there are a few criteria your team must consider throughout the evaluation process.
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.
Enterprise security and networking are facing a significant transformation as organization embrace SASE, a Secure Access Service Edge. Wide-scale adoption of cloud applications, an increase in remote workers, and expansion of branch offices has rendered the centralized, on-premises security model impractical. The convenience, cost savings, and performance benefits of going direct to the internet is driving a new decentralized approach to networking. Yet with change comes risk and a new set of security challenges. Organizations require a broader set of protection that not only improves security, but simplifies management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breaches are all too common today as determined cyber criminals have become better organized and more targeted in their attacks. In many cases, a C-level executive loses their job as a result. That doesn’t have to be you—or your organization. The right testing solution is key to keeping you safe. While searching for the one that’s the best fit for your organization, be sure to prioritize your goals. Are you seeking holistic security to mitigate the chance of a breach? Are you focused solely on compliance? Is there a customer or partner insisting that you get a checkup? Are you looking for a point-in-time test or for continuous security as your network and applications evolve?
In the era of digital-led growth, executives are looking to cybersecurity leaders for guidance in driving key business strategies. Yet, a communication gap persists between the worlds of business and security.
Implementing a Risk-Based Vulnerability Management Solution is easier than you think.
Security teams are dealing with more vulnerabilities than they can handle. Spreading these limited resources too thin can quickly lead to inefficiency and burnout.
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.
Risk-based vulnerability management helps you prioritize your remediation efforts to focus on the vulnerabilities and assets that matter most.
Never before has it been so critical for security teams to effectively secure the infrastructure for an increasingly remote workforce while they themselves may have limited physical access to on-premises resources.
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.
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.
In 2020, Cybersecurity Insiders conducted the third annual research project on threat hunting to gain deeper insights into the maturity and evolution of the security practice. This Threat Hunting Report is based on the results of a comprehensive online survey of cybersecurity professionals, to gain deep insight into the latest trends, key challenges, and solutions for threat hunting management. The respondents range from technical executives to managers and IT security practitioners, representing a balanced cross-section of organizations of varying sizes across multiple industries.
There is an increasing chasm between the number of qualified cybersecurity professionals and the number of people needed to fill those roles. DomainTools is a vendor that seeks to address these challenges by offering a context rich threat intelligence solution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is analyzed information about the capabilities, opportunities and intent of adversaries that meets a specific requirement determined by a stakeholder.
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) 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.
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.
Attack simulations continuously mimic real-world threats to highlight gaps in security systems, and unlike traditional ad hoc testing, they provide an ongoing view of dynamic security environments. Can the insights from attack simulations be used to close gaps and strengthen security programs? They can, if integrated into your existing security operations.
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.
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 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.
When integrated across security controls, threat intelligence allows security teams to increase detection rates, speed response times, and mitigate their most serious risks. But finding the balance between too little and too much intel – and then automating the integration of these feeds – is the challenge.
:Manufacturing industrial control systems (ICS) are more vulnerable to cyberattacks than ever before.
A new generation of eLearning and simulation technologies is changing the way CISOs operationalize cybersecurity. Advanced training technologies are helping teams hire more effectively, hone the skills of their cyber pros, and build highly efficient incident response processes. Learn about the value that simulation-based training offers across seven critical cybersecurity team use cases.
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.
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.
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.
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