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.
Computer viruses are yesterday’s news; automated attacks that morph rapidly, concealing themselves through encryption and deceptive packaging, are the new hotness. This paper describes how to start with improved malware reporting and gateway monitoring and how to combine this output with security intelligence from both internal and external resources. Forward thinking organizations use these and other techniques promoted by frameworks such as the Critical Security Controls. The key is to—as quickly as possible—detect hostile activity, identify and locate affected systems and devices, and respond appropriately.
The monthly intelligence report, provides the latest analysis of cyber security threats, trends, and insights from the Symantec intelligence team concerning malware, spam, and other potentially harmful business risks.
• The .doc file type was the most common attachment type used in spear-phishing attacks, making up more than 52.9 percent of all attachments in September.
• The largest data breach reported in September actually took place in April, and resulted in the exposure of 56 million identities.
• There were 600 vulnerabilities disclosed in the month of September, the highest number so far in 2014 and second-highest in the last 12 months.
IBM's new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, IBM Bluemix, delivers the speed and flexibility of the cloud to allow developers to more quickly compose and build enterprise-grade applications for by providing access to IBM's vast software portfolio as composable services. This powerful PaaS/services combination, built on open standards and taking advantage of Cloud Foundry, enables developers to avoid vendor lock-in while leveraging their existing application development assets and skills, which is essential for building hybrid clouds. IBM is providing developers an open, flexible cloud environment connecting the enterprise and born-on-the-web developers using their choice of tools, whether IBM, third-party, or open technologies, in a scalable environment.This session provides an overview of IBM Bluemix capabilities.
In September 2012, Nasuni conducted a survey of more than 1,300 corporate IT users to better understand employee habits regarding Shadow IT and their impact on corporate IT systems and security. This paper presents the survey results, including what users revealed about their use of consumer file sharing solutions and personal devices.
Join Gartner and IBM for an informative webinar where you will learn how to combine best of breed analytic solutions to provide a low latency, shared big data infrastructure. This helps government IT departments make faster decisions by analyzing massive amounts of data, improving security, detecting fraud, enabling faster decisions and saving cost by optimizing and sharing your existing infrastructure.
This paper discusses the Office 365 platform, its applicability for organizations of all sizes, and the need for third-party solutions which complement the platform to maintain a strong security posture.
While there are an innumerable number of ways you could improve your business’s information security posture, for the sake of brevity let’s shorten that list to the methods which often provide great benefits. Here are five ways that you can help your business reduce the chance of being victimized by cybercrime.
Centrify provides Red Hat Linux integration with Active Directory. The Centrify Suite centrally secures and manages Red Hat Linux systems — along with 450 other versions of Linux and Unix — by integrating them with your existing Microsoft Active Directory services. Centrify provides Active Directory Group Policy-based configuration to control the security settings of Red Hat systems and provides IT with the benefit of leveraging a familiar tool. Learn more about why you need Centrify for Red Hat.
The number of identities that an organization must control and secure is exploding as companies support the evolution of business. Traditional users, customers and partners, outsourced or offshore IT, support and development teams, and new users from mergers and acquisitions are working from increasingly distributed locations and devices and to be efficient they need the right set of privileges across a diverse set of servers and applications.
So, how can an organization successfully control privilege for all of these identities to mitigate identity-related risk without slowing down the business?
From this webinar you will learn:
• Forrester’s predictions for next generation privileged identity management.
• How best-in-class organizations are successfully controlling privilege and mitigating risks
This white paper contains administrative and operational best practices that should be performed from a security perspective when using Microsoft SQL server. These best practices cover operative instructions and example code snippets needed for DBAs and Server Administrators.
Today, defending your organization’s web properties means more than just protecting a handful of enterprise web applications from advanced malware. Learn more on the complexity and challenges of defending against today’s modern threats and discover how Citrix NetScaler application delivery controller (ADC) is an ideal defense solution.
Measurable performance is a key factor when selecting an Application Delivery Controller(ADC) solution for modern data centers. In this report, Tolly evaluates the performance of several Citrix NetScaler ADC models vs. that of comparable products. Learn how NetScaler fared and provided up to 480% the performance of F5.
"Is your mobile micro app concealing a complex web property?
The mobile web doesn’t just exist in your smartphone or tablet’s browser—there’s also an invisible but critical layer at the back end that powers mobile app services from content delivery to networking and collaboration. A micro app on a mobile device typically serves as the entry point to a web property. The combination of Citrix XenMobile and Citrix NetScaler offers enterprises an ideal solution that not only incorporates a comprehensive set of MDM and MAM features but also complements them with a market-leading, cloud-ready suite of capabilities for optimizing mobile web app performance, availability and security."
Many organizations are struggling with network infrastructure that is vastly outdated, and with the rise in cloud computing, the time to upgrade is now. Cloud-based network solutions for application delivery are a great way for businesses to ensure high levels of performance, security and flexibility. This guide explores two solutions that organizations use to build a network for today's evolving enterprise and how you can fully address cloud requirements for secure application delivery. Read now for this vital information on cloud networking!