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.
With the number of advanced attacks increasing every day—most undiscovered through traditional detection and response solutions—truly hunting for threats within your environment can be a laborious task. To combat this, enterprises must focus on prioritizing endpoint data collection over detection, leveraging comprehensive threat intelligence, and expanding detection beyond the moment of compromise.
You can’t open a newspaper or visit an online news site these days without some mention of a cyber-attack or data breach. These activities are becoming more prevalent, and as a result, the reporting of these activities is also on the rise.
You face unprecedented challenges to protect your midsize business from cybersecurity threats. New trends such as mobility and cloud are changing how you need to secure devices, data and your network.
To deal with these challenges, you need a smart, scalable threat-centric security model. This model needs to provide cost-effective threat remediation and support standard security policies and controls.
Cisco can help. We deliver intelligent cybersecurity for the real world. Our threat-centric approach reduces complexity while delivering superior visibility and control—saving you time and reducing costs.
With Cisco, you gain advanced threat protection across the entire attack continuum—before, during, and after an attack.
Today’s consumers expect instant access to communications services whether they’re in the office, at home, or on the road. With data speeds increasing and international roaming costs decreasing, data usage is rapidly growing. Telecommunications Service Providers (TSPs) are under pressure to deliver more services to more people and approach 100% uptime all while lowering prices to consumers.
Traditional relational databases can’t meet the requirements for massive scalability, availability, and fault tolerance that the rapid growth in data usage and rise of big data demands. Read this solution brief to learn how Riak excels at these. Riak is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for big data. Riak meets many of the challenges you may be facing with your own service operations systems.
The purpose of this research is to understand the challenges companies face in their document or file level security practices as a result of the adoption of such disruptive technologies as mobile devices and cloud services.
Data center administrators face a significant challenge: They need to secure the data center without compromising the performance and functionality that new data center environments enable. Many are looking to secure the data center using solutions designed for the Internet edge, but these solutions are not enough. The data center has unique requirements around provisioning, performance, virtualization, applications, and traffic that Internet-edge security devices are simply not designed to address.
In only a few short years, technology and changing consumer behaviors have upended the retail landscape. The digital consumer has truly come of age and expects a rich palette of retail options, channels, and experiences that provide ever-increasing value and convenience. Disruption, meanwhile, is arising from new competitors enabled by fast-changing technology, threatening established incumbents as never before.
IDC collected and analyzed data on 11 MSSPs within the 2014 IDC MarketScape worldwide managed security services market assessment. While the market arena for MSS is very broad and there are many suppliers that offer these services, IDC narrowed down the field of players that participate in worldwide MSS based on the following criteria: Service capability across the MSS life cycle; Revenue and Geographic presence.
This ebook outlines four steps to develop a proactive approach to data security and privacy that will help you keep big data safe, and shows how IBM InfoSphere solutions can help protect data while giving your staff the right levels of access to do their jobs efficiently and accurately.
The information explosion, the proliferation of endpoint devices, growing user volumes and new computing models like cloud, social business and big data have created new vulnerabilities. Data security is a moving target—as data grows, more sophisticated threats emerge; the number of regulations increase; and changing economic times make it difficult to secure and protect data. Because data is a critical component of daily business operations, it is essential to ensure privacy and protect data no matter where it resides. Different types of information have different protection requirements; therefore, organizations must take a holistic and systematic approach to safeguarding information.
As The Business Becomes Digital, Security Must Become Data-Centric S&R leaders of enterprises undergoing a digital transformation will soon realize that in order to adequately ensure customer protection and enable a digital workforce, S&R pros must abandon traditional perimeter-based security and put the focus on the data by embracing Forrester’s Zero Trust Model.
A number of network security technologies have arisen that claim to be the "next generation" of network defense - but what does this concept actually mean? How is the threat landscape changing the way we think about and deploy network security solutions? Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management at EMA Research provides insight into what we can expect in the area of network security and how to leverage new technologies to meet today's security challenges in light of other considerations such as overall complexity and peformance.
Driven by demands to unify and extend protection across a broad spectrum of threats, EMA sees in this trend the rise of Converged Network Security (CNS) systems that integrate a wide range of capabilities and break down silos in network defense more than ever before. Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management at EMA Research highlights specific examples of the ways in which these converged security systems put today’s more advanced capabilities to work in practical application. The IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5000 is profiled as an example of this trend, delivering not only intelligence driven, application aware defense against a variety of threats, but also the extensibility required to equip today’s organizations to confront whatever may come tomorrow.
Optimize the process of investigating and gathering evidence on attacks and data breaches with Network Forensics software. Learn how using full network packet capture data can deliver insight and analysis that cannot be achieved using only log source events and network flow details.
The malware industry supplies all the components cybercriminals need to easily perpetrate malware-driven financial fraud and data theft. In today’s virtual world, the
scope of organizations vulnerable to malware-driven cybercrime is quite broad. In addition to banks and credit unions that are subject to online banking fraud, financial fraud can be perpetrated on insurance companies, payment services, large e-commerce companies, airlines and many others.
This white paper provides an overview of how cybercriminals circumvent security measures at each stage of a transaction’s lifecycle—pre-login, during login and post-login—and offers strategies to help financial organizations combat malware-driven attacks.
IBM Security Trusteer solutions provide a layered security approach that can help overcome the pitfalls of two-factor authentication. They can help identify the root cause of malware and phishing attacks, defend against identity theft and thwart the evolving tactics of today’s fraudsters.
Integrated security intelligence solutions help organizations use labor-saving automation to proactively identify security weaknesses, prioritize remediation tasks and take quick corrective action to minimize potential risks across a dynamic infrastructure.
Hybrid cloud infrastructures and mobility are changing the rules of the game for IT security professionals. Read this paper to understand the requirements to adopting a new monitoring strategy to quickly detect attacks across the infrastructure you control in your data center, as well as what you don't control in the dynamic cloud.
The IBM X-Force research and development team collects, analyzes and distributes threat intelligence to IBM customers - and uses it to enrich the IBM Security portfolio - so users can leverage in-depth knowledge and understanding of threats to bring business value to their organizations.