"VPNs were created for the networks and business environment of yesterday: Most employees worked in an office, devices were limited, enterprise architecture was far less complex, and attacks, in general, were considerably less sophisticated and frequent.
What worked 20 years ago cannot be trusted today. Your VPN is cumbersome and time consuming from a management and performance perspective. But what you might not want to concede is that VPNs, by their very nature, pose a significant threat to enterprise security.
Read this white paper to learn more about:
The vulnerabilities and inefficiencies of traditional remote access
-Why VPN elimination must happen now
-The four advantages to eliminating your VPN
-How a cloud framework for application access works
-Next steps to implement a more secure access solution"
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
There are three key statements enterprises must hear in order to move forward in protecting corporate resources from leakage and attack: The perimeter has disappeared. Legacy security technologies do not work. Devices cannot be trusted. A new security architecture is needed to protect data as employees and devices connect to corporate resources in the cloud, all over the world. That architecture is post-perimeter security. Read this whitepaper to: Learn why perimeter security is not longer viable Understand the new, necessary security architecture: post-perimeter security Learn how phishing attacks are thwarting traditional firewalls Find out how Lookout enables enterprises to embrace post-perimeter security in their own environments
DDoS attack size doubled in early 2018 after attackers discovered and employed a new, massive DDoS reflection and amplification method with the potential to multiply their attack resources by a factor of 500K. The attack vector, called memcached UDP reflection, uses resources freely exposed on the internet — no malware or botnet required.
Akamai now mitigates the more than 65% of the 10,000-plus yearly DDoS attacks against its Prolexic platform via proactive mitigation controls, in 0 seconds and with no customer impact.
The number of DDoS attacks instantly mitigated via the Prolexic platform has increased exponentially over the past four years. We attribute this growth to our proactive engagement with customers, and the ability to implement and manage proactive mitigation postures based upon their baselined network traffic.
Akamai has been detecting and successfully mitigating DDoS attacks in an industry-leading SLA for 15 years. We will illustrate how Akamai continues to lead the industry with new capabilities including advanced customer traffic profiling and proactive mitigation controls to ensure the best possible results during an actual DDoS event.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Dec 04, 2018
"Ransomware is top of mind for many organizations’ leaders as their organizations face the potentially disastrous aftermath of successful attacks.
ESG has surveyed IT leaders and organizations to find out how big of a problem ransomware is, what are the business consequences of downtime caused by these attacks, and which are some of the best practices and capabilities organizations need to apply to be protected.
According to the ESG research, nearly two-thirds of surveyed organizations across North America and Western Europe experienced a ransomware attack at some point last year, with 22% reporting weekly attacks. The attacks have helped make cybersecurity a target of IT investment, and spending is accelerating.
What’s needed to fend off this epidemic are best practices and tools to:
Prevent or at least mitigate attacks
Protect data and backup data
Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat today. Utilize these security best practices and risk mitigation strategies to improve your overall security posture.
Discover how to:
• Reduce risk of ransomware
• Get immediate protection against attacks
• Prevent malware from spreading laterally
To find out how to keep your business protected, we recommend Ransomware Defense For Dummies.
The cloud — at one point it was a revolution in the workplace. Now it is simply accepted as an efficient way to get business done.
Most of today’s IT security was built to protect a well-defined network infrastructure, but that is yesterday’s architecture. When users and assets move outside the network perimeter where the traditional security stack can no longer protect them, your enterprise is exposed to an entirely new set of risks. And with more apps and sensitive data living in the cloud or on mobile devices, gaps emerge that leave organizations susceptible to attacks.
Read this flipbook to see how you can take your security to new heights. We'll explain the challenges driving the shift in the market and how you can take advantage of these changes and improve security for your organization.
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a malicious software designed to hold a user’s files (such as healthcare records, financial contracts, manufacturing blueprints, software code, and other documents) for ransom by encrypting them and demanding the user pay a fee (often in Bitcoin) to decrypt them.
How ransomware works
Attackers initiate attacks using an array of tactics. Ransomware infections often first begin with an exploit kit — which are software kits designed to identify software vulnerabilities on endpoints and then upload and execute malicious code on the endpoint.
Although variants of ransomware behave differently — there are many ways that Cisco can help. Download this whitepaper today to find out more.
“Does Cisco Umbrella block ransomware?”
This is one of the most common questions that we hear from customers. In reality, the answer for any security provider — including Cisco — is seldom an absolute “yes” or “no.” It really depends on how each variant arrives onto your systems, as well as its order of operations for encrypting data for ransom.
However, with Cisco you can significantly reduce the number of ransomware infections across your organization.
Your users, especially when working outside of the office, no longer need to always connect to the corporate network to get work done. They often connect directly to SaaS apps. And, let’s face it, employees also don’t turn on the VPN if they’re using their work laptop for personal use — which means they’re left with very little security protection.
Plus, many organizations are now using direct internet connections at branch offices, which means employees and guest users don’t get the protection of your traditional security stack. Not only are more offices connecting directly to the internet — it’s estimated that 70% of branch offices already have some direct internet access — but attackers recognize these weak points in their targets and have started exploiting them more.
To solve these new challenges, security controls must also shift to the cloud. This in-depth white paper describes how security must evolve to protect users anywhere they access the internet.
Why Cisco Umbrella is the simplest decision you can make to improve your company’s security.
You have to make some serious security decisions when you’re an IT leader. That’s because both the volume and sophistication of attacks are intensifying relentlessly — and it’s clear that conventional defenses alone are no longer adequate. More efective blocking of attackers is particularly important because under-the-radar attacks are wreaking havoc on enterprises that rely on antivirus products, frewalls, and sandboxing alone.
A mere 30 minutes from now, any business can be more secure than it was before. That’s the simple reality of DNS-layer security.
Finding out your organization has been breached can be devastating news — knowing how to deal with an intruder that’s broken through your cyber defenses can be even more challenging.
This white paper, “You’ve Been Breached — Now What? How to Respond to a Worst-Case Scenario,” offers practical steps IT and security professionals should take after a cyberattack occurs. You’ll receive guidance for both short-term and long-term strategies to help minimize damage, protect sensitive assets and preserve forensic evidence that can help during the investigation and remediation process. This paper also includes recommendations for strengthening your organization’s defenses against a future breach. They are based on decades of experience from CrowdStrike® incident responders who work on the front lines fighting cyberthreat actors every day.
Download this White Paper to learn:
How to collect and preserve data after a breach so that critical forensic information can be retrieved
What sort of int
Learn how cyber threat intelligence (CTI) helps you bolster defenses, hunt down adversaries, investigate incidents and make better security decisions.
While once considered a “nice to have”, Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is now widely considered an essential weapon against breaches. A recent study by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) found that 72 percent of organizations plan to increase CTI spending — further validation of its important role in your security strategy. Yet, because threat intelligence comes in many shapes and forms, it is often misunderstood.
This white paper, “Threat Intelligence: Cybersecurity’s Best Kept Secret,” offers in-depth coverage of CTI, including the different categories of threat intelligence and use cases that demonstrate CTI’s effectiveness in thwarting today’s most dangerous and sophisticated attackers. You’ll also learn how the right CTI can empower better security and executive decisions, while dramatically improving your organization's security post
You won’t want to miss this report, “A New Era in Endpoint Protection: A SANS Product Review of CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection,” where SANS reveals the results of their evaluation of the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform.
To conduct their evaluation, SANS security analysts ran Falcon through a wide range of increasingly complex attack scenarios. The exploits they used to evaluate CrowdStrike included phishing, credential dumping/lateral movement, unknown malware, PowerShell attacks and more. The report shows that CrowdStrike Falcon was able to detect and prevent every attack to which SANS subjected it.
Read this SANS report to learn:
• Details on Falcon’s efficacy in preventing a wide range of attacks: Ransomware, lateral movement, PowerShell-based, and more
• The power of the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ and the benefits of its crowdsourced intelligence model
• How CrowdStrike’s ability to capture detailed forensic information on attempted and thwarted attacks, allows you to prevent
Damaging widespread attacks such as WannaCry provide grim reminders of how prevalent Ransomware attacks have become. Adversaries are not only launching Ransomware attacks against a wide range of industries, they are consistently evolving their tools, tactics and procedures (TTPs) to foil your organization’s best cybersecurity strategies. A white paper, “Ransomware, a Growing Enterprise Threat,” offers in-depth analysis of Ransomware and explains why organizations can’t afford to ignore this increasingly challenging cyber threat.
Download this white paper to learn
• The evolution of Ransomware and why businesses are being targeted more frequently
• How perpetrators tactics and targets are evolving to maximize profits
• Best practices for protecting your organization from becoming a victim of Ransomware
While many organizations are guarding the front door with yesterday’s signature-based antivirus (AV) solutions, today’s unknown malware walks out the back door with all their data. What’s the answer?
This white paper, “The Rise of Machine Learning in Cybersecurity,” explains machine learning (ML) technology — what it is, how it works and why it offers better protection against the sophisticated attacks that bypass standard security measures. You’ll also learn about CrowdStrike’s exclusive ML technology and how, as part of the Falcon platform’s next-gen AV solution, it dramatically increases your ability to detect attacks that use unknown malware.
Download this white paper to learn:
• How different types of ML are applied in various industries and why it’s such an effective tool against unknown malware
• Why ML technologies differ and what factors can increase the accuracy and effectiveness of ML
• How CrowdStrike’s ML-based technology works as part of the Falcon platform’s next-gene
Learn how fileless techniques work and why they present such a complex challenge.
The arms race between cybersecurity vendors and determined adversaries has never been more heated. As soon as a new security tool is released, threat actors strive to develop a way around it. One advanced threat technique that is experiencing success is the use of fileless attacks, where no executable file is written to disk.
The 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report found that 51 percent of cyberattacks are malware-free, so there’s no indication that these attacks will be subsiding anytime soon. Read this white paper to get the important information you need to successfully defend your company against stealthy fileless attacks.
Download this white paper to learn:
• The detailed anatomy of a fileless intrusion, including the initial compromise, gaining command and control, escalating privileges and establishing persistence
• How fileless attacks exploit trusted systems — the types of processe
Companies are facing massive cyber security challenges – many of which are rooted in the endpoint. In fact, according to IDC, 70% of successful breaches begin at the endpoint. If you are a McAfee customer, and still have breaches in your endpoint security, then something isn’t working. Perhaps you’re struggling to prevent advanced attacks, or your security team may be burdened by maintaining overly complex policies. You and your end users may even be facing performance issues.
If you are experiencing any of these challenges, then your endpoint security products may actually be creating more problems than they solve. Ask yourself these questions for a cybersecurity reality check.
Most organizations are in the midst of some form of digital transformation (DX),
transforming how they bring products and services to the market—and ultimately
deliver value to their customers. But DX initiatives also bring complexity for the
network operations team. With business-critical services distributed across
multiple clouds, this leads to potential performance issues, especially at
Given these realities, it is no wonder that software-defined wide-area network
(SD-WAN) technology is rapidly going mainstream. Unfortunately, SD-WAN is an
example of the paradox of DX: transformative technology can potentially move the
business to the next level, but the expanded attack surface it creates can expose
the organization to significant risk. That is why an SD-WAN deployment, like every
other DX effort, should be accompanied by a security transformation (SX) that
rethinks outdated principles, broadens protection beyond the data center, and
integrates the security archit
Fortinet’s 2018 Security Implications of Digital Transformation
Survey looks at the state of cybersecurity in organizations
around the world from the lens of digital transformation (DX).
Three hundred responses from CISOs and CSOs at large
organizations helped us identify several current trends:
n Digital transformation is the most impactful IT trend on
businesses today, with 92% responding that it has a
large impact today.
n Security is by far the biggest challenge to DX efforts,
with 85% of respondents saying it has a large impact.
n The typical organization saw four attacks that resulted
in data loss, outages, or compliance events over two
n Many companies have automated some of their security
procedures, but they are even further behind with other
security best practices.
n Big chunks of infrastructure remain vulnerable in the
typical organization, with 25% of the infrastructure not
adequately protected at the typical organization.
Looking more deeply into the data, we ident
When it comes to securing all the parts of a modern distributed network, endpoints remain
the most vulnerable outlier. Mobility has brought a flood of different devices that cross in and
out of enterprise networks on a daily basis. This public exposure, combined with inadequate
traditional endpoint security and a high degree of user autonomy, makes these devices
prime targets for malware infections and other forms of sophisticated attack that seek to
exploit the broader organization. And threat actors are finding enormous success along
To stay competitive, most organizations are currently embracing digital transformation
(DX)—including cloud services, smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and greater mobility.
These adaptations provide organizations with faster and more seamless access to critical
information, regardless of the device being used to access it. However, as distributed
networks expand and become more difficult to manage, the endpoint remains a weak link i
Endpoint devices continue to be one of the favorite targets for cyberattacks.
A successfully compromised laptop provides a foothold for a
threat to move laterally and infect other endpoints within the organization.
To address this critical vulnerability, security leaders must integrate
endpoint security into their broader network security architecture. A
deep connection between endpoint and network security offers key
improvements to holistic enterprise protection. It provides risk-based
visibility of all endpoint devices, establishes policy-based access controls,
enables real-time threat intelligence sharing, and automates security
responses and workflows for effective and efficient protection that
conserves time and money.
If your organization is one of the 95% of enterprises
that operate in the cloud, you are already grappling
with cloud security. And if your organization is one of
the 85% of companies that use multiple Infrastructureas-a-Service
(IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
clouds, you have additional issues to consider.
Compared to the days when organizations managed
everything on-premises or only had a handful of cloud
deployments, this new multi-cloud world exacerbates
the expansion of the attack surface and makes threat
containment and accountability more difficult. Further,
pressure on security teams to protect everything in
the multi-cloud environment is leading to reactive and
expensive threat management.
If you are a security leader tasked with meeting the
challenges of a multi-cloud environment, eventually
you’ll find that siloed cloud security strategies fall short
of the mark. But don’t wait. Now is the time to consider
a holistic security approach that reclaims control from
Published By: AuditBoard
Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Affecting over 200,000 machines in more than 150 countries, the ransomware known as Wanna Decryptor, or “WannaCry,” became the largest cybersecurity attack in history in May 2017. The malicious software locked out users from critical data, and demanded a ransom payment to unlock the contents. Governments, hospitals, and corporations scrambled to address the attack and prevent the infection from spreading. Ironically, the virus’ execution method was simple: it exploited a vulnerable Windows SMB protocol to spread – an exploit Microsoft had addressed two months prior to the attack with the release of a patch.
Companies Prioritize Detection Amidst A Wave Of Security Incidents
Advanced endpoint threats and steady attacks change the way that decision-makers at organizations of all sizes and across industries prioritize, purchase, and execute on security initiatives. Now more than ever, IT security professionals recognize the importance of front line detection and are shifting priorities to close gaps that place their organizations at risk. Learn more about Dell solutions powered by Intel®