In computer security, the term vulnerability is applied to a weakness in a system which allows an attacker to violate the integrity of that system. Vulnerabilities may result from weak passwords, software bugs, a computer virus or other malware, a script code injection, a SQL injection or misconfiguration.<br><br>A security risk is classified as a vulnerability if it is recognized as a possible means of attack. A security risk with one or more known instances of working and fully-implemented attacks is classified as an exploit.
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.
This paper gives information about how Automatic Exploit Prevention significantly reduces the risk of infection from widespread malware, or more targeted attacks using exploits – even when a zero-day vulnerability is used.
Learn how to build a proactive threat and fraud strategy based on business analytics. You’ll see extensive examples of how organizations worldwide apply IBM Business Analytics solutions to minimize the negative impact of risk and maximize positive results.
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.
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.
Federal: This white paper reviews requirements from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) about Mobile Device security for usage in Federal affairs.
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.
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 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.
As the world becomes more connected, it is no longer enough for enterprises to react once an alert indicates an attacker is inside the network. Instead, with continuous packet capture and threat feeds followed by analysis, it is now possible to hunt the attackers and locate them versus waiting for an alert.
All organizations require software systems to conduct daily operations. These strategic enterprise assets are often acquired or created in isolation of each other as an organization grows, particularly for those that provide services rather than physical products. Over time, these systems become complex, overlapping and highly dependent on one another, so more effort must be expended to discover the full effects of any system change. The ability of an entity to update, replace or improve the overall capabilities of the enterprise can become severely impaired. Moreover, support and administrative costs for these critical assets inevitably grow to be a major burden. Add to all this the need to control licensing, follow the organization’s policies and ensure security for the internal network, and it becomes clear that some manner of oversight is required for the enterprise to be successful.
The exact number of AETs is unknown, but there may be hundreds of millions. To defend against AETs, your network security should incorporate seven critical features into your next gen firewall. Get this free report today.
This IDC Executive Brief document analyzes the evolving threat landscape and how the use of security intelligence services can help organizations to defend against advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. Challenges of current security approaches and benefits of security intelligence services will be discussed.