A New Take on Cloud Shared Responsibility
By now, it's assumed that most cloud customers have a good grasp on the shared responsibility model, but the models offered by providers are sometimes more akin to a business proposal than a security plan. Without clarity, the path to a secure cloud infrastructure becomes murky.
This SANS white paper will help you navigate cloud infrastructure nuances and strengthen your security posture. Learn the key components of a cloud-based detection and response model and understand the strengths and limitations of on-premises tools when applied to the cloud.
Download this ExtraHop-sponsored white paper to learn more.
IDC Market Share: How the Network Is Used to Unmask the Adversary
The market for network intelligence threat analytics (NITA) is growing rapidly—it's up 18.9% in 2019. As IDC's Research Director for Security Products Chris Kissel indicates, the common denominator of tools and features NITA tracks to closely align with network detection and response (NDR).
In this report, you'll learn:
How NITA market tools are more adaptable in the face of changing infrastructures
How these platforms can monitor for configuration drift and indicators of compromise (IoC)
Why IDC named ExtraHop's Reveal(x) as the Vendor Who Shaped the Year
Lessons Learned Investigating the SUNBURST Software Supply Chain Attack
In the wake of the SolarWinds attack, organizations worked around the clock to understand the full extent of the damage. As security teams went back through historical records, it became clear that most logs were limited or incomplete, which created an issue for narrowing the timeline.
Download this report and learn how:
Network data can be used to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the attack
Insights into specific attack patterns cybercriminals use to move laterally within networks
Our customers used network detection and response (NDR) to identify, investigate, and take swift action post-compromise
Ransomware Prevention Report: How to Address a Pervasive and Unrelenting Threat
Ransomware is a growing and evolving threat that targets organizations of all sizes and industries. As the techniques attackers use are becoming more sophisticated, defense methods must also evolve to match the growing threat.
This SANS report defines ransomware, details how it spreads, and offers informative case studies to illustrate the tactics attackers use and the resulting impact on their victims. To help combat these threats, the report also includes recommendations for effective cyber defense strategies, covering security hygiene, mitigation techniques and useful tools.
Read this ExtraHop-sponsored report to learn how ransomware can affect your organization, and gain important risk-mitigation tips.
Why the Time is Right for Network and Security Collaboration
As the pandemic created an accelerated transition to a more distributed workforce and adoption of the cloud, it also placed a greater strain on NetOps and SecOps teams. Fragmented tools and environments make every incident and troubleshooting effort consume more time and energy than your teams have to spare.
In this eBook, you'll learn how:
Current circumstances have brought new friction and challenges to SecOps, NetOps, and incident intrusion
Increasing collaboration and data and tool sharing between these teams can improve both their separate and shared goals
You can take the first step toward closing the critical skills gap for modern and effective security operations centers (SOCs)
Top Threats to Cloud Computing: Egregious Eleven Deep Dive
While cloud computing offers organizations innumerable benefits, it has also introduced some new security challenges. CSA offers a look at nine real-world case studies, based on exploits of the egregious eleven vulnerabilities.
Use this analysis to find out exactly how top cloud vulnerabilities identified by CSA were exploited and what tactics were used. Get detailed information how exploitations impacted businesses to help you assess your own risk and discover what mitigation strategies were the most effective.
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Measuring and Improving Cyber Defense Using the MITRE ATT&CK Framework
Cybercrime tactics are becoming increasingly sophisticated, creating an urgent need for adaptable detection and defense plans. This whitepaper explores how security operations teams can implement the MITRE ATT&CK framework to help them defend against security threats.
The ATT&CK framework weaponizes a sophisticated and evolving set of information to thwart attackers by identifying and closing visibility gaps. Implemented effectively, this extensive set of data can be used to optimize existing tools, help train teams to identify and respond to threats, and boost reaction speeds should a breach occur.
Read this report to understand how to use ATT&CK to gain the advantage over cybercrime.
Are people missing from your cybersecurity strategy?
Cybersecurity is hardly a technology-only proposition; it takes people to pull all of the disparate components together to ensure your company, and your third-party partners, are safe from cyberattacks. This report is based on new research conducted among IT security leaders by CRA Business Intelligence. Tapping into these leaders' experiences and insights, the report identifies the primary challenges your risk management plan must address, including both internal vulnerabilities and partner exposures, with particular focus on the role people play in securing your data and putting it at risk. The report offers recommendations and checklists for prioritization, policy development and process management.
A Practical Guide to Gartner’s Cloud Security Archetypes
The cloud security solutions market is growing rapidly and there are many types of solutions to support your specific business needs. But figuring out the right tool can be difficult. This guide distills the main concepts of five archetypes that fall under the broader cloud security management platform umbrella: * Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) * Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP) * Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) * Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) * Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP)
Gaining Control Over Cloud IAM Chaos
When it comes to cloud IAM, security and operations teams are flying almost blind. This visibility drops to zero as cloud deployments grow and cloud IAM complexity increases with scale. This resulting tangled puzzle of IAM policies and rules means organizations lose any ability to assign and manage cloud least privileged access (LPA), let alone understand the permissiveness of their cloud access. Even more important, when organizations are not entirely in control of cloud IAM governance, they are incredibly vulnerable. If they experience a security incident, the lack of cloud IAM visibility makes determining the potential blast radius a tough, if not impossible, task.
Download this whitepaper to learn how to increase cloud identity visibility and reduce risk and how security teams need to find a way to distill clarity from cloud IAM complexity.
2020 State of Enterprise Cloud Adoption and Security
We surveyed nearly 2,000 IT professionals throughout the 2019 calendar year to better understand how enterprises are adopting public cloud, multi-cloud, containers, and other services, as well as the challenges they experience in maintaining security and compliance. The DivvyCloud 2020 State of Enterprise Cloud Adoption and Security Report synthesizes the survey results and offers a unique look at the current state of cloud adoption and security while highlighting valuable insights to leaders and practitioners in all stages of cloud adoption.
IaC Security White Paper
Security has changed as enterprises continue to adopt and embrace cloud and it's no longer acceptable for security teams to be purely reactive. DivvyCloud understands this challenge and believes that incorporating preventive security can substantively strengthen an organization's security posture. This white paper investigates the challenges facing security and how a strategic shift in the approach to security can improve efficiency, create organizational harmony, and strengthen overall security.
2020 Cloud Misconfigurations Report
Cloud misconfiguration-induced data breaches cost companies nearly $5 trillion in just two years. DivvyCloud conducted in-depth research on data breaches attributed to cloud misconfigurations, identified factors contributing to the likelihood of such data breaches, and quantified the overall impact on the affected companies. This report offers a candid look at what went wrong and how to avoid making similar mistakes that create cloud security vulnerabilities.
Keeping Your Cloud Out of the News
In comparison to the traditional datacenter, more people are able to access, change, and deploy critical resources and services in the cloud. While this can be powerful, it also increases the likelihood of something going awry. We've seen cloud security issues in the headlines with alarming regularity. Read about how DivvyCloud empowers enterprises to securely adopt and embrace public cloud and container technology, giving them freedom to innovate without exposing the business to risk.
Deploying a Privileged Access System. 9 Actionable Strategies to Ensure Success
After careful consideration, your organization has decided to streamline its access management process and upgrade its legacy systems with a privileged access management (PAM) solution. It's a significant step that will reshape and improve the identity access management (IAM) efforts across your operation and system infrastructure and allow your organization to effectively scale. But before getting started, you may be wondering if you are fully aware of the key considerations and steps to take as your organization begins this journey?
One of the first areas to focus on for a successful PAM system launch is your deployment strategy. How you deploy a PAM solution will depend on your organization's operations, planning, and staffing. To ensure your PAM system is strong, you'll need a strategy, finesse, and a team that both deploys and supports a PAM solution.
This nine-step guide will address the most common questions and concerns surrounding a practical PAM system deployment.
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.
Download this data sheet to see how The Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric empowers organizations to better navigate this difficult terrain with a resilient, flexible, single identity and access management (IAM) platform and framework.
Hitachi ID Bravura Privilege
Want to provide frictionless, elevated, and time-limited access to reduce IT security risk and enhance accountability?
Download this data sheet to see how Hitachi ID Bravura privileged access management (PAM) solution supports over a million daily password randomizations and facilitates access for thousands of authorized users, applications, and systems through a highly available, geo-redundant architecture.
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.
Read this report to see how Hitachi ID Suite is the fabric that protects student, staff, and affiliate identities independent of location, allows appropriate access, and facilitates secure privileged access to critical assets all in one flexible platform.
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.
Read this report to see how Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager (HiPAM) addresses risks due to shared, static passwords used to sign into sensitive accounts with elevated privileges.
Identity Management for Financial Services & Banking
While there are certain non-negotiables in your identity and access management (IAM), you need more than that. You need certain functionalities for your institution's unique systems. You need seamless integration with your existing systems. You need to minimize your total cost of ownership. And you need a strong product roadmap and workflow to ensure your IAM solution can continually adapt to evolving risks.
Learn how Hitachi ID stands out as a one-stop solution that can grow and evolve with your organization.
Transforming risk – Why digital transformation depends on integrated risk management
Leaders have embraced digital change but have only recently understood the role integrated risk management (IRM) plays in digital transformation. It isn't a defensive strategy. It's a necessary ingredient. Learn how to succeed with IRM and to maintain resilience as work flows across the enterprise.
KuppingerCole Market Compass IT-GRC Tools
ServiceNow GRC is rated highest for usability across a common platform "a shared data model overcomes data silos and point tools to make it easy to get data from across the business."
Read the full report for an:
- Overview of the vendors
- Trends that are influencing the market
- Essential capabilities required of solutions
Governance, Risk, and Compliance Book of Knowledge
See how your peers from DNB, Lloyds Banking, and Unisys are dealing with governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) challenges and the approaches used to solve them. These quick-read summaries of their Knowledge 2020 breakout presentations offer valuable insights into effective GRC modernization.
A Focused Approach to Managing Risk in Uncertain Times
As businesses emerge from the initial COVID-19 crisis, they are coming under immense pressure to adapt their risk and resilience programs for COVID-19 and other potential disruptions. Learn why by becoming more resilient, you are not only controlling risks, but maximizing productivity, too.
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.
Use this book to:
- Understand the risks that could impact your digital business
- Chart your course to manage your risks
- Accelerate your digital transformation
The goal: wise, risk-aware decisions that help your business safely transform.
Forrester The Total Economic Impact™ Of ServiceNow Risk And Compliance
A January 2021 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of ServiceNow.
How a Representative Organization Managed Risk 75% more Efficiently For Front Line and Second Line Employees.
This Forrester Study provides a framework and customer example to help readers evaluate the potential financial benefits of investing in the ServiceNow Risk portfolio of products.
To understand and illustrate the benefits, costs, and risks associated with ServiceNow, Forrester interviewed six current Governance, Risk, and Compliance, Vendor Risk Management, and Business Continuity Management customers to create a representative organization. This organization:
- Performed Compliance testing and reporting 75% faster
- Completed vendor assessments 3 times faster
- Responded to disruptions 40% faster
- Achieved a 235% ROI
Download this study to evaluate the Total Economic Impact of using the ServiceNow Risk portfolio to manage risk and resilience in real-time.
How to Protect Privileged Accounts With an Incident Response Plan
Free Whitepaper on How to Build Your Incident Response Plan to contain a breach and protect privileged access.
What will you do when a breach is discovered?Start here to develop your own proactive, coordinated incident response plan.You need a thorough and robust incident response plan to help prevent a cyberattack from turning into a cyber catastrophe. Read this whitepaper to learn:-- Steps to take before an incident occurs to make sure people are prepared to act-- Indicators of compromise that help you discover a cyberattack or breach immediately-- Actions to help you contain the damage during each phase of a cyber incident response-- Strategies that help you maintain business continuity even while under attackWith your incident response plan documented and tested, you can feel more confident, responding swiftly and effectively whenever a cyberattack or breach occurs.
Privileged Access Cloud Security for Dummies
Your guide to privileged access without perimeters.
Increased cloud adoption poses greater security risks to your IT and business users. With 77% of cloud breaches due to compromised credentials you've got to make sure your users are getting reliable but secure access to cloud services and applications. That includes your remote employees, third parties and contractors.
Learn the security must-haves for cloud access:-- Key privileged access cloud security challenges-- Five best practices for securing privileged access to the cloud-- Proven approach to implementing secure privileged access for remote workers and third parties
Comprehensive Anti-Phishing Guide
Spear phishing emails remain a top attack vector for the bad guys, yet most companies still don't have an effective strategy to stop them.
This enormous security gap leaves you open to business email compromise, session hijacking, ransomware and more. Don't get caught in a phishing net! Learn how to avoid having your end users take the bait.
Roger Grimes, KnowBe4's Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, will cover techniques you can implement now to minimize cybersecurity risk due to phishing and social engineering attacks.
He doesn't just cover one angle. He covers it from all angles!
Developing a comprehensive, defense-in-depth plan
Technical controls all organizations should consider
Gotchas to watch out for with cybersecurity insurance
Benefits of implementing new-school security awareness training
Best practices for creating and implementing security policies
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Security Awareness Training as a Key Element in Changing the Security Culture
The goal of your corporate security infrastructure is to protect corporate data, access to on-premises and cloud-based systems, sensitive information like login credentials and customer data, and even physical assets. Most organizations approach this by deploying various types of security hardware, software and cloud services.
However, cybersecurity technology can go only so far. Because bad actors increasingly target your users of these systems and services. Your users must be equipped to deal with a growing variety of threats directed at them. Strong security awareness training is essential in protecting your organization from security threats and the damage they can cause.
Beyond that, the goal of your security awareness training should be developing fundamental change in your users – to change in the way they think about security – that will translate into the development of a robust security culture.
In this white paper you'll learn:
What decision makers are most concerned about regarding security
How security awareness training is changing IT security culture
Why changing your user behavior is so critical
Steps you can take now to improve your security culture
Report: 2020 Phishing By Industry Benchmarking
Find out how you are doing compared to your peers of similar size.
As a security leader, you're faced with a tough choice. Even as you increase your budget for sophisticated security software, your exposure to cybercrime keeps going up!
IT security seems to be a race between effective technology and clever attack methods. However, there's an often overlooked security layer that can significantly reduce your organization's attack surface: New-school security awareness training.
The 2020 Study analyzed a data set of nearly four million users across 17,000 organizations with over 9.5 million simulated phishing security tests. In this report, research from KnowBe4 highlights employee Phish-Prone™ percentages by industry, revealing at-risk users that are susceptible to phishing or social engineering attacks. Taking it a step further, the research also reveals radical drops in careless clicking after 90 days and 12 months of new-school security awareness training.
Do you know how your organization compares to your peers of similar size?
Download this report to find out!
You will learn more about:
New phishing benchmark data for 19 industries
Understanding who's at risk and what you can do about it
Actionable tips to create your "human firewall"
The value of new-school security awareness training
How to Fortify Your Organization’s Last Layer of Security – Your Employees.
People impact security outcomes, much more often than any technology, policy or process.
Cyber security threats continue to proliferate and become more costly to businesses that suffer a data breach.
When it comes to combating these growing risks, most organizations continue to place more trust in technology-based solutions than on training their employees to be more aware of the threat landscape and able to recognize the red flags in cyber breach attempts.
Download this whitepaper to learn how to best combat these threats including 5 recommended actions you can take to fortify your organization's last layer of security - your employees.
Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual
Free your files! Get the most informative and complete hostage rescue manual on ransomware.
The Ransomware Manual is packed with actionable info that you need to have to prevent infections, and what to do when you are hit with ransomware. You will also receive a Ransomware Attack Response Checklist and Ransomware Prevention Checklist.
You will learn more about:
â What is Ransomware?
â Am I Infected?
â I'm Infected, Now What?
â Protecting Yourself in the Future
Don't be taken hostage by ransomware. Download your rescue manual now!
CEO Fraud Prevention Manual
CEO fraud has ruined the careers of many executives and loyal employees. Don't be one of them.
Over the last three years, CEO fraud has been responsible for more than $26 billion in losses. Despite these losses, CEO fraud remains a blind spot for many C-level executives who quickly learn the consequences of a weak cyber-risk assessment.
Part I explains how top executives in finance are hoodwinked, how organizations are compromised, how millions are siphoned off by criminals, and how fiduciary responsibilities play a role. Part II covers how to prevent this type of attack and what to do if you become the latest victim.
You will learn more about:
What is CEO fraud?
Who is at risk?
How can it be prevented?
Resolution and restitution options
Checklist for CEO fraud response and prevention
Find out how you can proof your organization up against this type of sophisticated fraud and create a human firewall.
2020 Zero Trust Progress Report
Enterprise adoption of the Zero Trust security model is growing as part of key initiatives to mitigate cyber risk. With its principle of user, device and infrastructure verification before granting conditional access based least privilege, Zero Trust holds the promise of vastly enhanced usability, data protection and governance. This 2020 Zero Trust Progress report shows how enterprises are implementing Zero Trust security in their organization and reveals key drivers, adoption, technologies, investments and benefits.
The 2020 Zero Trust Progress report surveyed more than 400 cyber security decision makers, ranging from technical executives to IT security practitioners and representing a balanced cross-section of organizations of varying sizes across multiple industries. As 72% of organizations plan to assess or implement Zero Trust capabilities in some capacity in 2020 to mitigate growing cyber risk, nearly half (47%) of cyber security professionals lack confidence applying a Zero Trust model to their Secure Access architecture.
2021 Secure Consumer Cyber Report
How Remote Workforces are Putting Organizations at Greater Risk of a Cyberattack
The pandemic significantly expanded the enterprise attack surface when millions of people worldwide began working from home, and organizations struggled to maintain business continuity and provide secure access to company resources and tools. In November 2020, Ivanti surveyed more than 2,000 people working from home in the US and UK amid the pandemic to examine how consumer and enterprise cybersecurity habits had changed.
The report revealed that employees are engaging in high-risk behavior, even when they are given company-issued computers to use at home. For instance, one in four consumers admitted to using their work email or password to access consumer websites and applications such as food delivery apps, online shopping sites, and even dating apps.
Download the report to learn more about how risky consumer behavior is putting businesses at risk, and why zero trust security is essential.
A Fresh Approach to Digital Rights Management
Digital Rights Management (DRM) drives a zero-trust security model, especially in the modern workplace. However, many companies have shied away from DRM due to the complexity or failure to deploy it. Today, there are new options that drive adoption and streamlines deployment with automation. This eBook will show you what's new in DRM that will solve these challenges so you can achieve rapid and sustainable return-on-investment in a zero-trust environment.
Top 6 Data Security Predictions for 2021
The year 2020 may have been unforeseeable, but as we set our sights in 2021 on data security, some security trends have clearly emerged due to the global pandemic. In particular, the office no longer has four walls nor is the perimeter still standing. So, how do you protect your sensitive data that is traveling everywhere and manage who is looking at it - employees, partners, vendors, contractors? Download Seclore's Top Data Security Predictions for 2021 and what to do about them.
An Evaluation Checklist for Enterprise Digital Rights Management Solutions
EDRM solutions have been available in one form or another for more than a decade. However, shifts to remote working and technology trends such as the Cloud are raising expectations and pushing the boundaries of EDRM capabilities. The increased need to collaborate outside the office, and with third parties and partners is giving rise to new business demands - particularly around user experience. If you are considering EDRM technology for your enterprise, this white paper will help you fully consider and evaluate the latest capabilities available in the current generation of EDRM products.
How to Build a Stronger Data-Centric Security Infrastructure
Why choose a data-centric approach to security? How do you choose the best options from all the security solutions? Can you unify your data-centric solutions to automate discovery, classification, protection, and tracking of sensitive information? This eBook is a comprehensive guide on best practices and recommendations for deploying a best-of-breed data-centric security infrastructure.
Operating Kubernetes Clusters and Applications Safely
Kubernetes has fundamentally changed the way DevOps teams create, manage, and operate container-based applications, but as with any production process, you can never provide enough security. This practical eBook walks you through Kubernetes security features—including when to use what—and shows you how to augment those features with container image best practices and secure network communication.
Developers will learn how to build container images with security in mind, and ops folks will pick up techniques for configuring and operating a Kubernetes cluster more securely.
Fill out the form to get your copy of this O'Reilly eBook today!
DevSecOps: Making it Happen
This framework guide explains how DevSecOps programs are implemented in organizations of all sizes and in different verticals, discusses real life challenges faced by organizations making the transition, and provides stories and lessons you can learn from those organizations. We hope this will help you as you take your next steps towards implementing successful DevSecOps processes in your organization.
Topics covered in this framework guide include:
What is DevSecOps?
Seven key elements of successful DevSecOps implementations
Real-life DevOps security challenges
How to make DevSecOps programs effective
Three DevSecOps case studies
Attacks in the Wild on Container Infrastructure: A Cloud Native Threat Report
Aqua's security research team, Nautilus, analyzed 16,371 attacks on container and cloud native infrastructure which occurred over a period of 1 year, between June 2019 and July 2020. This research aims to present the entire kill-chain of attacks against cloud native environments.
Based on the attacks against our honeypots, this research publication provides a cohesive analysis. By examining the trends and behaviors identified in the past attacks, we are able to predict how this threat landscape will continue to morph, arming you with knowledge and tools to protect your environment.
The volume of these attacks
Change in the nature of these attacks over time
The level of sophistication
An analysis using MITRE ATT&CK framework
Analysis based on virtual wallets' data
Appendices containing a technical report on each attack
The Ten Riskiest AWS Misconfigurations
Not all AWS configurations are created equal in terms of security impact, not all AWS services are used as commonly as others, and some configurations interact across services to provide configurations with capabilities to override or impact others. It can be confusing to figure out how to prioritize efforts or know where to begin.
This white paper delves into the riskiest configurations and guides teams to help them pinpoint the potential risks in their own environments. The importance of auto-remediation and select examples on best practices for implementing is also covered.
Security teams are investing more time and resources in business continuity, remote work, and the transition to the next new normal. But even as your team is working hard to protect employees and digital assets within the "four walls" of the organization; unknown to them, serious threats to the company are being made possible by their own executives and their use of the "corporate sneakernet." Corporate controls are being circumnavigated through use of personal accounts, devices, and home networks. You can't extend corporate protections everywhere, but this is still a problem that must and can be solved.Download this updated report from BLACKCLOAK to learn about the "Corporate Sneakernet" and how to protect your company by protecting your executives.
CEO’s Brand article
Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Bill Gates are household names. So strong are their personal brands that they are inseparable from their companies. Credibility, trust, customer loyalty, talent acquisition, and stock prices flow from their achievements, accolades, and even their foibles. But just as an executive's brand can help the company, it can also hinder it - especially if it has been compromised. These CEOs may intrigue us for their creativity, innovation, vision, and success but they also attract a darker element - malicious cyber actors.
Download this article to better understand the cyber threat that your CEO's brand poses and how to mitigate the risk without compromising their (or your) brand.
Executive Protection at Home is the Major Gap in Cybersecurity
While many of us do not realize it, industrious hackers are interested in gaining access to just about any set of personal and private data and assets so that these materials can be exploited. The level of the value lies in how much the payoff may be once the criminal steals the private data and puts it to work for nefarious purposes. For a key executive or board member, the pay off potential is obviously high.
High-level individuals now have a single, unified digital life, and senior leadership working from home has become the soft underbelly of corporate cybersecurity. The attack surface of the organization increases every time an executive works remotely from home – and CISOs do not have nearly enough visibility into what goes on in the home of an executive; no insight into the security of the home network, the personal devices used, the personal email accounts, passwords, and privacy footprint of the executive when they are out of the office.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about the state of personal cybersecurity & privacy for executives and key personnel, how it affects their companies, and what you can do about it.
2020 Cybersecurity Report Card
2020 has been a year filled with uncertainty. Many industries were either unprepared or not designed to move to a fully remote work environment with haste. Those on the cyber defense frontlines were faced with new challenges in multiple areas as an increase in cyberattacks coincided with the sudden shift to remote work. The progress made over the previous years towards a more mature security posture equipped many organizations with the skills and tools to meet these challenges head on. As a result, the number of reported breaches this year did not increase, despite the pandemic.
This paper outlines the results of the DomainTools' fourth annual Cybersecurity Report Card Survey. More than 520 security professionals from companies ranging in size, industry, and geography were surveyed about their security posture and asked to grade the overall health of their programs. Almost 60 percent of respondents are on the cyber frontlines as security researchers, analysts or threat hunters. The responses built on the results of the previous 2017, 2018, and 2019 Report Cards. The environment that this year's survey was conducted in differs markedly from previous years due to the upheaval that arose from the global pandemic.
Key findings from this survey include:
The growing sophistication of organizations' threat hunting capabiltiies
Important trends in common attack vendors
Common traits of grade "A" respondents
Keys to success in 2021
The Value of Threat Intelligence with DomainTools: Identify Threats 82% Faster
There is an increasing chasm between the number of qualified cybersecurity professionals and the number of people needed to fill those roles. DomainTools is a vendor that seeks to address these challenges by offering a context rich threat intelligence solution. DomainTools offerings involve using indicators, including domains and IP addresses, to develop risk assessments, profile attackers, guide investigations, and map cyber activity to attacker infrastructure.
Download this white paper to learn how DomainTools Threat Intelligence solution can help empower your security teams to:
Identify threats 82% faster
Proactively identify 3x more threats
Reduce events by 42%
Lower chance of incidents by 19%
Improve productivity for threat investigation teams by 51%
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. Rather than waiting for spear phishing emails to hit the network, security teams can get ahead of the spear phishers and proactively block emerging campaigns. Spear phishing is far more dangerous than generalized attacks, which are often caught by email filters or discarded and/or flagged by users. Therefore, you must target the attackers that are specifically targeting you, and exploit the weaknesses in their approaches. In this paper we will cover:
How to detect and block targeted spear phishers
The best strategies to proactively keep an eye on all of the domains your organization is resolving
In depth break down of how to take action while Phishing campaigns are still in the preparation phase
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. Because this is the second year for the automation and integration survey, we are able to gain some perspective on the progress being made in automation and integration. The survey shows that respondents are definitely committing to automation and integration projects with a primary goal of improving how staff engage with their organizations through improved processes.
This survey includes information surrounding:
The evolution of automation in the organization
Changes in organizational approach to automation
The SOCs impact on automation of incident response
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. For the past 14 years, the SANS "Five Most Dangerous Attacks" expert panel at the annual RSA Conference has filled that gap. This SANS whitepaper begins with a baseline of statistics from three of the most reliable sources of breach and malware data, then summarizes the expert advice from the SANS instructors on the RSA panel, detailing the emerging threats to look out for in 2020 and beyond—and what to do about them. This report includes information surrounding:
2020 Breach and Threat Data
The top new attacks and threats
Best practices for improving defenses
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. More than 1,000 IT and IT security practitioners who participate in attracting, hiring, promoting and retaining IT security personnel within their companies were surveyed. Ponemon Institute conducted a similar study in 2013, 2018, and 2019. Whenever possible, this report will show research findings from the previous study. While the lack of in-house IT security expertise continues to be a problem, the key takeaway in this year's study is that the majority of respondents (51 percent) now believe that automation will decrease headcount in the IT security function, an increase from 30 percent in last year's study. Further, more respondents believe they will lose their jobs in an average of four years, an increase from 28 percent of respondents to 37 percent of respondents since last year. Possible reasons for these perceptions are that automation, according to the findings, can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the IT security staff so in the future fewer will need to be hired. Below are a few key takeaways from this research:
Automation will improve productivity but the human factor is still important.
Seventy-four percent of respondents say automation is not capable of performing certain tasks that the IT security staff can do and 54 percent of respondents say automation will never replace human intuition and hands-on experience.
Barriers to investing in automation continue to be the lack of in-house expertise (53 percent of respondents) and a heavy reliance on legacy IT environments.
Automation increases the productivity of current security personnel (43 percent of respondents) and reduces the false positive and/or false negative rates (43 percent of respondents).
Sixty percent of respondents say automation is helping to reduce the stress of their organization's IT security personnel.
SANS 2021 Cyber Threat Intelligence Survey
Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is analyzed information about the capabilities, opportunities, and intent of adversaries conducting cyber operations. Adversaries tend to operate in and across digital networks and equipment that shape and impact businesses, critical infrastructure, and our daily lives. Understanding how threats are targeting information, systems, people, and organizations helps organizations and individuals alike understand how to perform threat hunting and security operations, respond to incidents, design better systems, understand risk and impact, make strategic changes, and protect themselves from future harm.Even with the difficulties that 2020 brought, CTI work has continued to grow and mature—a record number of organizations report that they have clearly communicated intelligence requirements as well as methods and processes in place to measure the effectiveness of CTI programs. These improvements continue to show the resilience of the field and the value of CTI as a resource for clarity and prioritization when complex challenges arise.This survey also includes information surrounding:
The value of CTI
The reversal of recent CTI trends
How organizations and CTI analysts are adapting to remote work
Improvements regarding automated tools and processes
How the CTI field is growing and next steps for the community
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.
Before diving into SOAR, it is important to understand the precursor to implementing a SOAR solution, and that is proper logging. SIEM solutions combine SIM (Security Information Management) and SEM (Security Event Management) functions into one security management system. SIEM solutions collect and aggregate log data that is generated within a technology infrastructure, including applications, network traffic, endpoint events, etc. From the aggregated data, SOCs (Security Operations Centers) and CSIRTs (Cyber Security Incident Response Teams) can then detect events and incidents for further analysis.
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.This paper will discuss detection strategies to reduce false positives, and models that improve threat hunting and investigations outcomes. It will also cover leading tools that help teams make the most of their limited time and resources.
This paper includes information surrounding:
Types of threat detection
Strategies to fine-tune threat detection and response
Tools to support a behavior-led detection strategy
Security’s new frontier: The Cloud
The cloud — at one point it was a revolution in the workplace. But the cloud is no longer a trend or a movement. It's now so integrated into IT and infrastructures that, for many companies, it's simply another part of the business. The availability of mobile devices and cloud services has redefined not only the way we work, but where we work.
Critical infrastructures, applications, and massive amounts of sensitive data are now stored in the cloud, leaving companies at risk of damage if cloud accounts are compromised. With the cloud fast becoming the new normal, network security solutions need to adapt.
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