Published By: F-Secure
Published Date: May 05, 2014
The world of data security is complex and moving fast. Most SMBs have too much to do and too much variety on their plates to maintain a specialist’s knowledge of security. One of the most abstract things for businesses is to understand which cases make for great media stories and which represent a real danger to SMBs. How do you know what attacks are most likely to affect your business?
Published By: Vormetric
Published Date: Feb 10, 2015
Concerns about data security – or, more accurately, the lack of it – have entered the public consciousness over the past twelve months in a way never before seen. Over this period, we have witnessed countless stories making the headlines about cyber threats, covert surveillance, security breaches, and data loss. The response to this has been a global awakening in the minds of the public about the urgent need to address data security concerns. This, in turn, has prompted law makers and regulators the world over to become increasingly engaged in implementing new legal frameworks and defining new obligations for data security.
Malicious hackers are becoming more sophisticated, often involving organized crime and even foreign governments. As mobile devices and applications continue to permeate businesses and society as a whole, the magnitude of the security threats grows exponentially. As a result, IT experts are predicting that 2015 will be the worst year on record as it pertains to IT security breaches.
IT security is in the spotlight as never before, and for good reason:
• Damaging data breaches of high-profile companies — including Sony, eBay, Target, Home Depot, and Anthem — are in the news on a regular basis.
• The average cost to a company for a data breach in 2014 was $3.5 million, up 15 percent from the prior year.
• New threats are emerging at the astonishing rate of 390,000 per day.
In the last few years there have been radical changes in the ways organizations operate and people work. Explosion of data, increased mobile demands, and the globalization of business in general are making 24/7 access to people and information the norm. Sophisticated cyber attacks are requiring robust systems security designed to counter new threats. And velocity is now essential when delivering new IT services.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 15, 2015
The Impact of Virtualization on the Evolving Security Threat Landscape - IT Security teams continue to mitigate security threats with traditional security devices. But virtualization has caused the enterprise to explore new ways to extend the reach of security tools into the virtual infrastructure. With today’s distributed
application architecture that led to the growth in East-West traffic inside the hypervisor, security architects are looking for more
efficient ways to gain visibility to that traffic on behalf of their existing and next-generation security appliances, such as IDS/IPS, Web server security, integrity monitoring and malware inspection, along with several other tools.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 15, 2015
The Challenge - Like all large institutions, the University of Glasgow must protect itself against the ever increasing rise in IT security threats. The university uses an IDS (Intrusion Detection System) system to alert it to potential threats but with 30,000 users it is faced with a
huge problem of scale.
Chris Edwards, Information Security Coordinator at the university, said, “The cyber criminals will keep upping their game and it’s up to us to keep pace with them. Using IDS to monitor our network traffic is similar in many ways to using an antivirus program on a PC. But we have to be able to do this concurrently for 30,000 users. This means we have to monitor huge volumes of internet traffic.”
The Need for Comprehensive Wireless LAN Security: WLANs face many threats that strong authentication and link encryption do not address. Because wireless is a shared medium, it is subject to malicious attacks such as de-authentication broadcasts, evil twin access point/Honeypot. Therefore you need to implement the same protection mechanisms that you deploy ubiquitously on your WAN gateway, on your wireless LAN as well.
New technologies used in Web 2.0 applications have increased the volume and complexity of network traffic internal to organizations and at Internet gateways. More than ever, it's important for businesses to deploy new methods of monitoring and controlling these Internet-based applications in order to discover and mitigate hidden security threats.
After almost two decades of popular adoption, organizations and users of the world-wide web are still being victimized by web-based threats. In spite of the billions of dollars invested in security, web-borne threats are still on the rise. They are more sophisticated and targeted, and with the rise of mobility in the workplace, even more difficult to control.
Since web-based attacks are frequently launched as a blend of several threat technologies, an effective security solution must provide a layered defence employing multiple security technologies.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
This paper considers how Web-based security threats are evolving, within the context of IT trends including mobile, home computing and other forms of remote access that could all potentially increase the attack surface of the organization.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
This paper discusses the new generation of web security offerings provided by service providers in the cloud, where protection is ap¬plied at the point where the threats are being seen-that is, directed at web-based applications. In taking the protection nearer to the threats, organizations can benefit from vastly improved internet security as the threats are stopped before they ever reach the network. This paper discusses the reality of web-based threats today, and discusses the drivers for cloud-based computing and the benefits that organizations will see from use of a dedicated service provider for handling functions that are necessary, but that are not a core compe¬tence of the organization
If you deployed your security solution even just last year, you may not be protected from some of today’s most common malware. Today’s attacks are more frequent, more devious and more targeted, successfully penetrating many businesses that consider their security strategies to be more than adequate.
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Published By: AirTight
Published Date: Oct 22, 2014
While 802.11ac and the Internet of Things confer a lot of benefits, they also expose your network to a whole host of security threats. This white paper will describe these threats and address ways in which you can mitigate these threats with AirTight Networks solution.
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The common practice of threat management at the network's edge is no longer enough. Join IT systems protection experts, Jeff Keyes and Jeff Keller, product marketing managers at Kaseya, for a discussion surrounding the most exposed threat surface faced by today's IT professionals - the endpoint. It's time to take back the endpoint from the hands of attackers and cybercriminals
The world today is comprised of two types of organizations: those who have been breached, and those who do not yet know that they’ve been breached. The difference between these types of organizations is related to how soon the company can detect a breach and how effectively they can respond. An effective Security Operation Center provides the information necessary for organizations to efficiently detect threats and subsequently contain them. While eliminating the threats we face is an impossible goal, reducing the time it takes to respond and contain them is certainly achievable. With a focus on responding to, and containing threats, it is possible to define a Security Operation Center in simple terms: the technology and processes used to detect breaches and coordinate the appropriate response.
Historical precedent has led most organizations to view Security Operation Centers as large, overhead-intensive, situation rooms staffed by huge numbers of highly trained (expensive) employees.
It’s an exciting yet daunting time to be a security professional. Security threats are becoming more aggressive and voracious. Governments and industry bodies are getting more prescriptive around compliance. Combined with exponentially more complex IT environments, security management is increasingly challenging. Moreover, new “Big Data” technologies purport bringing advanced analytic techniques like predictive analysis and advanced statistical techniques close to the security professional.
Published By: LogicNow
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
Enterprise security threats are more challenging than ever. Cyber attackers are more sophisticated. Their attacks happen at an alarming rate with new malware variants and vulnerabilities emerging virtually every day.
Multiple research studies confirm that businesses (especially SMBs) are not prepared for the threats in this new landscape, which translates to a huge opportunity — and responsibility — for IT service providers (ITSPs).
This white paper will consider this opportunity and how Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and ITSPs can help their clients mitigate the inherent risks of doing business within this increasingly complex cyber threat landscape.
Last year, ESET took an in-depth look at Windows 8’s security, examining many of the advantages that characterize the new operating system from a security perspective, as well as the threats it might face. ESET has been staying on top of Windows 8 security, so what has the experience been like for ESET’s customers so far? Learn more!
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Apr 18, 2018
Mobile security is making the role of today’s CISO more complicated than ever. Watch the webinar for a discussion of current threats, a review of mobile security solutions, and best practices for adoption and implementation.