IT Security is a field of computer science concerned with the control of risks related to computer use. The means traditionally taken to realize this objective is to attempt to create a secure computing platform, designed so that agents (users or programs) can only perform actions that have been allowed. This involves specifying and implementing a security policy. The actions in question can be reduced to operations of access, modification and deletion.
This ExecBlueprint discusses how companies can address these risks through the development of a comprehensive risk management framework that incorporates both company policy to enforce standards for safe social media and technology use and technical controls to monitor activity. Although no single blueprint exists, the framework should be sufficiently robust to prevent most employees from clicking on suspicious links and posting confidential information— and contain damage caused by inevitable human error, before the story ends up in The New York Times.
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“AlienVault's USM is tailor-made for the needs of the security-savvy SMB. It offers affordability, and a comprehensive and ever-increasing feature set powered by the respectable AV Labs and Open Threat Exchange.” In this analyst report, Javvad Malik of The 451 Group, reviews AlienVault's SMB-focused approach to SIEM and discusses the competitive landscape.
More and more criminals are using DDoS attacks as a distraction or “smokescreen” for other cybercrimes like theft of data or even funds. Watch this video for a behind-the-scenes tour of what this “underground economy” of the Internet really looks like – a place where criminals sell stolen credit cards and credentials by the thousands, offer botnets, malware, and DDoS for hire, and much more
For the third consecutive year, Neustar surveyed businesses across major industries to track the evolution of DDoS attacks. Are they more frequent? Larger? What new tactics are criminals employing? See this infographic for clues.
It’s no secret that DDoS attacks are worsening by the day. From the largest financial institutions to smaller Internet companies, everyone’s a target. Neustar has had wide-ranging conversations with clients wanting to know how they can optimize protection as DDoS attacks increase in frequency and size. Most of these conversations boil down to three key questions and form the conversation you should be having, too—whether you use Neustar, another provider or your in-house team to manage your external DNS.
DDoS attacks against high-tech firms have started to take a dangerous turn. It’s called DDoS smokescreening — attackers using DDoS as a distraction while they insert malware or viruses to pilfer money, data and intellectual property. This is just one insight in Neustar’s 2014 Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Survey. The resulting report compares DDoS findings from 2013 to 2012, based on a survey of 440 North American companies, including 139 businesses delivering technology products and/or services such as software, SaaS, IaaS as well as hardware manufacturers
While vulnerability assessments are essential, considering vulnerability data in a vacuum greatly limits your ability to prioritize your action plan in an effective way. Without the context of which vulnerabilities are the most severe, which are actively being targeted, which are on critical assets, etc, you may waste time checking things off the list without actually improving security. Join us for this session to learn how to integrate threat intelligence into your vulnerability management strategy.
Event logs provide valuable information to troubleshoot operational errors, and investigate potential security exposures. They are literally the bread crumbs of the IT world. As a result, a commonly-used approach is to collect logs from everything connected to the network "just in case" without thinking about what data is actually useful. But, as you're likely aware, the "collect everything" approach can actually make threat detection and incident response more difficult as you wade through massive amounts of irrelevant data. Join us for this session to learn practical strategies for defining what you actually need to collect (and why) to help you improve threat detection and incident response, and satisfy compliance requirements.
Do you feel alone? No resources? No help? If you are like many security practitioners faced with a mountain of tasks each day and a small (or non-existent) team to help, prioritization and efficiency are key. Join Joe Schreiber, Solutions Architect for AlienVault for this practical session outlining habits to get the most out of your limited resources. In this session, you'll learn how to develop routines to efficiently manage your environment, avoid time-sucks, and determine what you can do by yourself and where you need help.
Always On SSL is a fundamental, cost-effective security measure that provides end-to-end protection for website visitors by enforcing the use of encryption with SSL certificates from a trusted Certificate Authority on every single page.
Symantec extends SSL solutions with comprehensive website security solutions that enables companies to protect and grow their businesses by showing their customers that their trusted website is safe to search, surf and buy.
Symantec Certificate Intelligence Center discovers and monitors SSL certificates from any Certificate Authority as well as automates SSL certificate lifecycle management for operational efficiency and business continuity.
Online shopping shouldn’t have to feel risky! There are inherent security threats when completing online transactions but if you follow these three simple tricks you’ll be on your way to browsing and buying in safety.
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In an environment where a millisecond can cost a million dollars, the monitoring infrastructure must capture 100 percent of the traffic, regardless of its characteristics. The world of high-frequency trading (HFT) and algorithmic trading places high demands on the network infrastructure with no tolerance for packet latency or loss.
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News of recent credit card hacks has rocked consumer confidence. Even talk of a security breach can bring on a PR firestorm. What can you do to make sure your customers and clients are protected? The 12 Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements along with the right Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution can help keep you one step ahead of the hackers.