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By: OKTA     Published Date: Sep 26, 2017
Cyberbreaches aren’t just in the news—they are the news. Yet headlines rarely mention the No. 1 source of those breaches: weak or stolen passwords. Whether they involve malware, hacking, phishing, or social engineering, the vast majority of breaches begin with account compromise and credential theft, followed by dormant lateral network movement and data exfiltration. In fact, weak or stolen passwords account for a staggering 81% of breaches, according to the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report. Not surprisingly, a new Okta-sponsored IDG survey finds that identity access management (IAM) is a top priority for nearly three-quarters (74%) of IT and security leaders. Yet the same survey uncovers widespread concern that their current IAM implementations are falling short. Just one worrisome example: Fewer than one-third (30%) of respondents report a good or better ability to detect a compromise of credentials. The following report explores the gap between respondents’ aspiratio
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By: CDW     Published Date: Nov 13, 2012
With the right SaaS security solutions, small businesses can gain enterprise-class safeguards at an affordable price.
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By: QTS Data Centers     Published Date: Mar 31, 2015
To keep pace with new business demands, rising customer expectations, and emerging technologies, IT leaders are realizing an important opportunity: infrastructure outsourcing. These services, including colocation, hosting, and cloud computing, give IT organizations the flexibility and agility to better serve the needs of the business.
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By: QTS Data Centers     Published Date: Mar 31, 2015
One of IT’s biggest balancing acts is to make data transactions easily available to authorized users while preventing all others from accessing its data assets. With high-profile data security breaches splashed across headlines nearly every day, CIOs are understandably worried about protecting their data. And for IT leaders who are considering moving their business to the cloud it is critical to ensure the provider they select has undertaken full and robust measures for physical and logical security.
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By: QTS Data Centers     Published Date: Mar 31, 2015
Information technology is undergoing rapid change as organizations of all types begin to embrace the idea of moving computing infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. It is easy to understand why the cloud has taken off faster than any technology phenomenon in recent memory. The cloud has the potential to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) while enabling quicker responses to fast-moving markets and ever-changing customer needs. “Being able to flex your compute resources based on changes in volume and customer demand increases agility, making going to the cloud a very attractive proposition for our customers,” says Brian Johnston, chief technology officer for QTS in Overland Park, Kansas, a provider of data center solutions and fully managed services.
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By: LogRhythm     Published Date: Aug 08, 2016
The first two installments of the Cyber-threat defense report began the process of looking beyond major breaches and the never ending evolution of cyber-threats to better understand what IT security teams are doing to defend against them.
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     LogRhythm
By: LogRhythm     Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
As in years past, 2017 was packed with stories of cyber security failure. Between sophisticated attackers, lack of proper security monitoring and controls implementation, and devastating data breaches that may have arisen from these scenarios, it’s easy to see that we still face serious challenges in the security arena, with potentially serious consequences. Why are we continually seeing these issues? Many security professionals readily admit that we don’t have the staff, training and breadth of coverage in our security controls to adequately combat the attackers today. How is this happening when we’re spending so much money and time on cyber security?
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By: Lenovo and Intel     Published Date: Jul 10, 2018
The risk of cyber attacks and the cost of failure are increasing. Penalties associated with failure are only going to increase. And these challenges are compounded by increasing collaboration, use of cloud-based solutions, and an increasingly mobile workforce. Join experts from Forrester, Lenovo and Microsoft as they explore Forrester’s newly updated Zero Trust Extended framework. Then Lenovo covers how the four core components of its Data, Identity, Online and Device (DIODe) approach can minimize risk to data and critical IT. By taking these important steps toward a full Zero Trust Extended framework, you can: Protect the business from advanced threats Reduce the impact of breaches Easily support new business and operating models Rise to the challenge of evolving regulations like FISMA, HIPPA, PCI and GDPR
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By: Oracle     Published Date: Apr 05, 2016
With cybercrime and security breaches sharply on the rise, protecting valuable information from cyberattacks is an ongoing challenge for companies. In this increasingly insecure world, your critical information deserves the best protection, making the database and surrounding infrastructure the best line of defense. Protect your data better through evolving your approach to data security. Learn about three key steps to reinvent the security of your surrounding infrastructure to create an information fortress by protecting your valuable data at its source.
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By: Webroot UK     Published Date: Jan 30, 2014
In 2014, hackers and cyber thieves will continue to change their tactics, using new exploits to infect systems and steal data. This Executive Brief discusses the top five malware trends to keep an eye out for in 2014 and how Webroot SecureAnywhere can provide the endpoint protection that companies will need to be safe in 2014.
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By: Delta Risk     Published Date: Jun 07, 2016
Nowhere else could that wise advice be more relevant than in contemplating the effects of cyber attacks on financial institutions. As stated in a recent issue of the FDIC’s Supervisory Insights, the risks presented by cyber attacks have become “one of the most critical challenges [in the last decade] facing the financial services sector due to the frequency and increasing sophistication of cyber attacks.” In just a year’s time, from 2014 to 2015, the occurrence of security incidents increased 38 percent as reported in a survey of 10,000 security, IT, and executive personnel. Just as concerning, the attackers perpetrating these breaches were able to compromise the victim organization within a matter of minutes in 60 percent of cases.
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     Delta Risk
By: Delta Risk     Published Date: Jun 07, 2016
Regardless of how many security controls are placed on a network and the components that go into making a network operate, there will always be vulnerabilities in a connected world. So, what do you do in an environment that allows for such risk of compromise? One of the best methods of protecting organizations is by ensuring that response capabilities are effective and efficient, and one of the most valuable steps in strengthening a response capability is learning from others’ experiences. This white paper discusses the pain points that organizations grapple with when responding to incidents, and how they can address them.
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     Delta Risk
By: Delta Risk     Published Date: Jun 07, 2016
Recent high profile, high impact cyber breaches at some of the largest financial institutions in the United States have highlighted the fact that boards of directors need to take an active role in the management of cyber risk. This Viewpoint offers the Delta Risk perspective on how boards should engage in the management of cyber security risks, stressing four priority activities.
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By: Delta Risk     Published Date: Sep 21, 2016
This white paper offers the Delta Risk perspective on how boards, particularly those of financial services firms, should engage in managing cyber security risks, particularly in four key areas.
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By: Delta Risk     Published Date: Sep 21, 2016
Nowhere else could that wise advice be more relevant than in contemplating the effects of cyber attacks on financial institutions. As stated in a recent issue of the FDIC’s Supervisory Insights, the risks presented by cyber attacks have become “one of the most critical challenges [in the last decade] facing the financial services sector due to the frequency and increasing sophistication of cyber attacks.” In just a year’s time, from 2014 to 2015, the occurrence of security incidents increased 38 percent as reported in a survey of 10,000 security, IT, and executive personnel. Just as concerning, the attackers perpetrating these breaches were able to compromise the victim organization within a matter of minutes in 60 percent of cases.
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     Delta Risk
By: Flexera     Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
Flexera’s Software Vulnerability Research allows effective reduction of the attack surface for cybercriminals, providing access to verified vulnerability intelligence from Secunia Research covering all applications and systems across all platforms. It drives a prioritized remediation process by handling vulnerability workflows, tickets and alerts, and describes the steps to mitigate the risk of costly breaches. You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know It’s hard for enterprise security analysts to get reliable and trusted information about software vulnerabilities and then identify and filter that data for just the products that matter to their organization. Those challenges lead to wasted time and effort. Learn more.
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By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Nov 28, 2018
Learn how cyber threat intelligence (CTI) helps you bolster defenses, hunt down adversaries, investigate incidents and make better security decisions. While once considered a “nice to have”, Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is now widely considered an essential weapon against breaches. A recent study by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) found that 72 percent of organizations plan to increase CTI spending — further validation of its important role in your security strategy. Yet, because threat intelligence comes in many shapes and forms, it is often misunderstood. This white paper, “Threat Intelligence: Cybersecurity’s Best Kept Secret,” offers in-depth coverage of CTI, including the different categories of threat intelligence and use cases that demonstrate CTI’s effectiveness in thwarting today’s most dangerous and sophisticated attackers. You’ll also learn how the right CTI can empower better security and executive decisions, while dramatically improving your organization's security post
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By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
How adopting a framework can optimize cybersecurity Today’s threat landscape has created new challenges for security analysts and incident responders, as the number of alerts and their complexity have increased significantly. Organizations with small IT teams are overwhelmed, often lacking the time or resources to investigate every alert. Failing to do so means a high-risk threat might go unnoticed. This can result in a devastating breach, damaging an organization's finances and reputation. This white paper discusses how CrowdStrike is solving these challenges, by implementing the MITRE ATT&CK™ Framework across multiple CrowdStrike processes and product features to help improve analyst’s productivity and prevent breaches. This provides many benefits, including time savings; adding advanced context to security alerts and information; and enabling a common, shared language. However, it also provides some hidden advantages, especially concerning cybersecurity. Read this whitepaper to lear
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By: Qualys     Published Date: Nov 05, 2013
Vulnerabilities in web applications are a major vector for cyber-crime. In large organizations, vulnerable web applications comprised 54% of all hacking breaches and led to 39% of compromised records, according to the 2012 Data Breach Investigation Report by Verizon Business. This paper describes how large enterprises can effectively discover, catalog and scan web applications to control this major risk vector as part of their organization’s overall vulnerability management program.
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By: Centrify Corporation     Published Date: Apr 13, 2018
As business models have become increasingly digital, high-profile, reputation-damaging security breaches are grabbing more news media headlines. Leading companies have ramped up their investments in cybersecurity, yet that spending is often not well aligned with actual threats. Studies have shown that server-focused solutions such as network anti-virus, malware detection and website firewalls attract the biggest investments, ignoring the fact that misuse of privileged credentials is by far the most common cause of breaches. The reasons for this disconnect are not well understood, in part because it sits at the intersection of the people and technology domains. This survey, conducted by WSJ Custom Studios with sponsorship from Centrify, seeks insights into senior-level thinking on this issue, including current cybersecurity priorities and the perceived degree of alignment between threats and solutions.
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By: Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
The cyberattacks of 2017 proved more numerous, sophisticated, and ruthless than in years past. Threat actors, armed with knowledge stolen from the CIA and tools lifted from the NSA, demonstrated an elevated level of proficiency. WannaCry and NotPetya, two prominent threats from last year, successfully exploited these stolen assets in their assault on systems worldwide. As 2017 progressed, new opportunities developed in ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), opening the gates of malware-for-profit to everyone. Advancements in fileless attacks provided new ways for threats to hide from once reliable detection methods. Malware features such as polymorphism continued to play a powerful role in evading traditional defenses. The victims of cybercrime ranged from private businesses to the fundamental practices of democracy. France and the United States saw significant data breaches during their recent presidential elections. Several high-profile companies lost their customers’ personally identifiable information to cyberattacks, blemishing their brands and costing them untold millions in recovery operations. This report contains an overview of the threat trends and malware families Cylance's customers faced in 2017. This information is shared with the goal of assisting security practitioners, researchers, and individuals in our collective battle against emerging and evolving cyberthreats.
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     Cylance
By: Bit9     Published Date: Mar 07, 2013
Download Bit9’s latest Threat Advisor and see how a trust-based security platform can help you protect your core IP.
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     Bit9
By: Symantec     Published Date: Sep 14, 2015
In the running battle with cyberthreats, your first line of defense is your IT staff: the system and network administrators, SOC and NOC operators, incident response and forensics analysts, and application development and QA teams. Are these IT professionals ready to take on an ever-growing army of innovative, persistent cybercriminals and hackers? Probably not, if you expect them to acquire the knowledge and skills they need through self-directed study and on-the-job training. There is too much to learn, and few members of the IT staff have the time to research every new threat. And you can’t afford to suffer through APTs, breaches and data leakages just to provide “teachable moments” for IT personnel. There is another solution. Security simulation immerses IT professionals in a realistic online environment and challenges them to fill the roles of cyberattackers and cyberdefenders. It borrows from education theory and online gaming to present knowledge in ways that motivate learning a
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By: LookingGlass Cyber Solutions     Published Date: Apr 26, 2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding in a dramatic way, bringing to question the issue of availability versus security, as security measures are having a difficult time keeping pace with the development of IoT devices. The introduction of more efficient semiconductors, coupled with revolutionary technology that allows semiconductors to store as well as process complex instructions, means that the IoT may be a more attractive target for hackers. IoT devices from healthcare and industrial systems (i.e., SCADA) could be the most at risk for significant service interruptions and may have secondary and/or tertiary effects on other industries.
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     LookingGlass Cyber Solutions
By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 30, 2016
Uncovering the Risks of SAP Cyber Breaches by Ponemon Institute How are organizations truly managing cybersecurity risks in their SAP ecosystem? Ponemon Institute’s latest study of 607 global IT security practitioners reveals senior level perceptions about SAP, its security challenges, and the risk of data breaches and cyberattacks.
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