In this white paper, John Pescatore of SANS Institute explores how DDoS is used as part of advanced targeted attacks (ATAs) and describes how DDoS detection and prevention tools and techniques can be used against ATAs as well. Todayís DDoS attacks, as damaging as they are, sometimes mask even more threatening and dangerous advanced targeted threats. The good news is that some of the same tools that can detect the footprints of DDoS attacks can also find the telltale signs of ATAs. To be successful, though, enterprises need to coordinate their use of both types of logs and adjust their monitoring parameters correctly. They must also eliminate operational gaps, such as unclear lines of security authority, and limit the use of managed security services that can deprive enterprise security managers of the data they need to detect and stop DDoS attacks and ATAs.
Understand the changing threat landscape and how to secure your business against Distributed Denial of Service attacks with our Whitepaper. Read about the latest detection and mitigation strategies to ensure always-on protection.
In this report, we look at the four things you can do now to help keep your organization safe: Prioritize your business objectives and set your risk tolerance, protect your organization with a proactive security plan, prepare your response to the inevitable: a sophisticated attack and promote and support a culture of security awareness.
An Assessment Of The Current Security Landscape And How to Overcome It -- Technical information security skills are in higher demand today than ever before. As IT environments become more complex and the threat landscape grows more malicious , organizations need skilled technical staff to meet increasing security and compliance demands. Read this white paper and learn how to survive the technical security skills crisis.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Aug 11, 2015
This webinar talks about common PCI DSS compliance challenges, questions to ask as you plan and prepare, core capabilities needed to demonstrate compliance, and how to simplify compliance with a unified approach to security
Phishing is defined by the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) as a broadly launched social engineering attack in which an electronic identity is misrepresented in an attempt to trick individuals into revealing personal credentials that can be used fraudulently against them. In short, itís online fraud to the highest degree.
Although itís been around for years, phishing is still one of the most common and effective online scams. The schemes are varied, typically involving some combination of spoofed email (spam), malicious software (malware), and fake websites to harvest personal information from unwitting consumers. The explosive rise of mobile devices, mobile applications, and social media networks has given phishers new vectors to exploit, along with access to volumes of personal data that can be used in more targeted attacks or spear phishing. The fact that phishing attacks are still so common highlights their efficacy and reinforces the need to implement comprehensive phishing and response plans to protect organizations.
An effective phishing protection plan should focus on four primary areas: Prevention, Detection, Response, and Recovery. High-level recommendations for each of the four areas are outlined in this whitepaper.
This book provides an overview of network security in general, and explains how cybercriminals can use hidden or currently undetectable methods to penetrate protected network systems. Advanced evasion techniques (AETs) bypass current common network security solutions. They can transport any attack or exploit through network security devices and firewalls, next generation firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and even routers doing deep packet inspection. In this book youíll find out all about AETs, and get useful pointers and advice to help you secure your organization. If youíre working in government, the military, banking, industry, e-commerce or with other critical infrastructures, read this book to find out what youíre up against and how to better protect against advanced evasions.
This American Banker webcast, sponsored by IBM, provides new insight into cybercrime and fraud prevention.
Financial institutions have invested heavily in fraud prevention technologies and programs. However, sophisticated organized crime syndicates continue to successfully attack financial institutions and their customers. These criminals adapt quickly by using advanced technology and with ever changing attack vectors to exploit information security and fraud protection gaps across payment types, banking channels, and organizational boundaries. Traditional fraud prevention technologies are simply not capable of detecting and preventing account takeover and advanced malware attacks. A new approach to counter fraud is needed.
DDoS prevention appliances are the first line of defense for most service providers and large enterprises around the globe looking to protect themselves from brute-force attacks on network or resource availability, and with the unprecedented number, size, and coverage of DDoS attacks since the floodgates opens in 2008, vendors who build DDoS prevention solutions have seen and continue to see a significant increase in demand. This report covers actuals for 4Q14 and 1Q15.
ďHi, this is Kevin from IT. We've been notified of a virus on your departmentís machines.Ē
Add some authentic hold music, and a social-engineering attacker can trick employees into sharing company info, like passwords.
Learn how to use technology and prevention strategies to guard against dumpster diving, spear phishing, and other tactics with:
Real-world prevention strategies
Tools to spot suspicious actions
Real-time behavioral malware analysis
Behind the vast majority of legitimate alerts sent to the IT security team is an attacker who exploits multiple attack techniques to infiltrate your infrastructure and compromise your critical data and systems. Targeted multi-phased attacks include a series of cyber attack chain steps: recognition, vulnerability analysis, operation and, finally, exfiltration of critical business data.