Gartner named Akamai a Leader in their 2017 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.
A web application firewall is an essential element in your defense against application-layer attacks, which pose an ever-greater threat to productivity and security.
The Akamai approach to WAF combines:
An anomaly detection model
A repeatable testing framework to measure effectiveness
Threat intelligence to identify the latest threats
A cloud platform for global scale
Managed security services to help organizations better protect their websites and web applications over time
This paper outlines the discrete layers and levels of a world-class security organisation and programme, and how organisations can take advantage of services from SecureWorks to support their progress toward worldclass status.
This paper takes an in-depth look at the true costs — both short and long term — of a data breach, and provides steps and tips that executive teams and security leaders can use to determine and reduce the true cost of a data breach.
This paper explores why the older “all or nothing” kind of relationship between business organisations and information security services providers (ISSPs) is giving way to a hybrid model that security professionals can leverage to augment their operations and effectiveness.
To ensure that “quasi-insiders” or third parties do not contribute to your enterprise’s attack vector, it’s imperative to develop a third-party governance process to mitigate risk. Read on to find out how.
In this white paper we will discover what the evolving path ahead for security leaders looks like, the importance of communication from top to bottom, focusing on how proactive measures can stop threat actors from derailing businesses, and how building a security architecture that protects the most critical assets will support the overall goals of an organisation.
The included Framework for Inquiry is a non-prescriptive exercise that can help boards and management craft a replicable reporting template for reviewing risk levels, measuring operational effectiveness, and prioritizing initiatives over time.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
The Middleware Services Group within Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill needed a comprehensive, dynamic solution for frequent server provisioning requests and, in particular, managed servers. Without such a solution, the likelihood that users would employ outside vendors significantly increased. Use of outside vendors would potentially increase security concerns, present additional costs, and further complicate system administration. Moving to a fully-interoperable Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, built on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, has allowed the middleware services team to deliver a flexible development and hosting environment that has fostered innovation and increased peace of mind.
SecureWorks provides an early warning system for evolving cyber threats, enabling organisations to prevent, detect, rapidly respond to and predict cyber attacks. Combining unparalleled visibility into the global threat landscape and powered by the Counter Threat Platform — our advanced data analytics and insights engine —SecureWorks minimises risk and delivers actionable, intelligence driven security solutions for clients around the world.
Cybercriminals can be goal-driven and patient, and they often have a singular focus, plenty of time and access to vast, modern technical resources. Both organized and forum-based criminals are working constantly to find innovative and efficient ways to steal information and money with the lowest risk to their personal freedom. If we wish to stay “one step ahead” of the threats detailed in this report, awareness of online criminal threats, techniques and markets is our best defense.
Achieving and maintaining a high level of information security requires information security professionals with robust skills as well as organisational, technical and operational capabilities. The gap between intent and ability to be secure is evident in our sample of UK large enterprises. Deficient companies will only close that gap when they acquire the necessary capabilities. Some of these capabilities can be purchased as information security tools or application solutions, but it is more prudent for an organisation to consider acquiring these capabilities through a service arrangement with a dedicated security services partner.
Despite long-standing concerns captured in a myriad of surveys, security in the cloud has progressed to a more practical and achievable level.
The cloud represents a shared security responsibility model whereby that responsibility is split between the Cloud Service Provider and the cloud customer. For organisations moving some or all of their applications and data to the cloud, acceptance of this model clears the way to more thoughtful consideration for how security can and should be architected — from the ground up. As a result, IT and IT Security leaders now have a much clearer trajectory to support their business operations in the cloud in a secure manner.
Finding a strategic partnership with a trusted security expert that can assist you in all the aspects of information security is vital. SecureWorks is a market leader in security that can close the security gap in organisations by evaluating security maturity across an enterprise, help define security strategies and implement and manage security program plans. We are a true strategic partner that can help a CISO embed security at all levels of the organisation.
The SecureWorks Security and Risk Consulting practice provides expertise and analysis to help you enhance your security posture, reduce your risk, facilitate compliance and improve your operational efficiency.
Technical Tests are designed to cover specific services. Each security test has its own objectives and acceptable levels of risk. There is not an individual technique that provides a comprehensive picture of an organisation’s security when executed alone. A qualified third party can work with you to determine what combination of techniques you should use to evaluate your security posture and controls to begin to determine where you may be vulnerable.
GDPR will pose different challenges to each organisation. Understanding and acting on the implications for your own organisation is vital. That means taking a risk-based approach to ensure that you are doing what you need to do to manage your own specific risks to personal information.
While virtually all organisations will have to implement changes to become GDPR compliant, some will be able to take partial advantage of existing compliance to other security mandates and frameworks, such as ISO 27001 and PCI by extending those measures to protection of personal data. Even so, further work will be required to comply with GDPR, both with regards to security and its other aspects.
Security managers should evaluate MSSPs for enterprise scale operations, multinational and local presence, and effective threat management and compliance capabilities. Use this Magic Quadrant to evaluate MSSPs to support global service requirements, regional presence and leading-edge services.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Nov 14, 2017
Traditional identity-based security models
cannot secure your business data from
the latest mobile-cloud threats, including
unsecured devices, unmanaged apps, and
unsanctioned cloud services.
To keep business data secure in the
mobile-cloud world, you need a new
security model that checks the state and
health of devices, apps, and cloud services
before letting them get to your data.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Nov 16, 2017
Traditional identity-based security models cannot secure your business data from the latest mobile-cloud threats, including unsecured devices, unmanaged apps, and unsanctioned cloud services. To keep business data secure in the mobile-cloud world, you need a new security model that checks the state and health of devices, apps, and cloud services before letting them get to your data.
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The web application firewall (WAF) is among the most complex security technologies on the market today. The complexity of managing a WAF includes a pre-defined list of rules to identify thousands of potential exploits, intelligence about new attack vectors, and identifying malicious HTTP requests from legitimate HTTP traffic. Read this white paper to learn how to combine attack detection with threat intelligence using our cloud platform and managed security services to better protect your web applications.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
With Rackspace Managed Security and Compliance Assistance for GCP, Rackspace is now a leading managed security services provider that offers services on all of the major public cloud platforms. In IDC’s 2017 CloudView Survey of over 6,000 enterprise respondents, nearly 50 percent indicated concerns about security in the cloud, and about 40 percent cited superior security capabilities available from service providers as a major incentive to move to the cloud.¹ With RMS, Rackspace security experts help customers with strategic planning for best practice multi-cloud security, tactical day-to-day security monitoring and threat analysis to deter, detect and respond to potential threats around the clock.
Integrated on-premises solutions offer tight control and flexibility, but can be quickly overwhelmed by a large volumetric attack. Managed cloudbased services deliver protection from those largeattacks, but can be expensive if used for all traffic, all the time. By using a combination of on-premises security devices and a cloud-based scrubbing service to handle volumetric attacks, organizations maintain control, while spinning up cloud-protection services as needed to handle the largest volumetric floods.