As the threat landscape evolves, organizations have accepted the fact that they have to take a more proactive detection approach to advanced threats rather than relying on traditional defenses. As a result, customers have turned to detection and response tools that allow for proactive “hunting” for Indicators of Attack (IoA) and reactive “sweeping” for indicators of compromise (IoCs). Once found, those tools are required to automatically respond to attacks or to at least provide for an action from the Incident Response (IR) staff. Unfortunately, due to the number and complexity of both these attacks and the detection/response tools, organizations struggle to hire enough qualified staff and stay on top of the discovered threats. This is compounded by a worldwide cybersecurity skills shortage. Managed detection and response (XDR) provides advanced threat hunting, detection, and response as a service to organizations that seek assistance for their own IR staff, or for those who wish to o
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
Existing security controls are outmatched — at best static and reactive. Current layers likely aren’t protecting you against all attack vectors, like the vulnerable back door that is recursive DNS. And security mechanisms that frustrate, impede, or disallow legitimate users, devices, or applications will have low adoption rates and/or will curtail productivity. Benign users may even circumvent these processes, further undermining your corporate security posture and creating more gaps in your defense-in- depth strategy.
One of the many use cases associated with a zero trust security strategy is protecting your network — and most importantly, your data — from malware.
"Existing security controls are outmatched — at best static and reactive. Current layers likely aren’t protecting you against all attack vectors, like the vulnerable back door that is recursive DNS. And security mechanisms that frustrate, impede, or disallow legitimate users, devices, or applications will have low adoption rates and/or will curtail productivity. Benign users may even circumvent these processes, further undermining your corporate security posture and creating more gaps in your defense-in- depth strategy.
One of the many use cases associated with a zero trust security strategy is protecting your network — and most importantly, your data — from malware. "
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
While working to maintain tactical control of the mobile environment, IT managers often find themselves drowning in minutiae. Overwhelmed by the number of moving parts, they’re unable to stay abreast of the latest threats, let alone extract meaning from or make decisions based on the mountains of data now being collected. With limited IT resources dedicated to mobile technology tools that facilitate reactive rather than proactive management—and limited visibility into mobile intelligence across the organization—many managers have had to choose between security and productivity as the focus of their efforts.
Published By: Level 3
Published Date: Mar 04, 2016
It’s time to think differently about your network security. Forget the fragmented and reactive approach you’ve used in the past with patchwork point solutions under separate IT silos. According to Frost & Sullivan’s report, you need a holistic approach to network security.
"2017 was marked by a significant number of high-profile cyber breaches. Web malware and phishing played a critical role in the vast majority of these attacks.
Watch this webinar to learn from two of the industry’s leading experts – Gartner Research Analyst Peter Firstbrook and Menlo Security CTO Kowsik Guruswamy:
*Why web malware and phishing are so pervasive in today's cyber attacks
*What the shortcomings of today’s reactive security philosophy are
*Why the web continues to present a risk to businesses
*How organizations rethink their security strategy moving forward"
"Despite deploying multiple security layers to defend against cyberattacks, enterprises continue to be infected by web malware and have credentials stolen via phishing. Why is this?
Here’s a 40 minute webinar featuring a representative of a leading insurance company - providing the customer perspective, along with John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Technologies at SANS Institute, and Kowsik Guruswamy, Menlo Security CTO, to answer this. Together, they discuss:
* The shortcomings of today’s reactive security philosophy
* Why the web continues to present a risk to businesses
* The benefits of embracing Isolation
* How organizations should rethink their security strategy moving forward"
The old canon of long-lived viruses with random targets created by hacktivists for fame or nuisance has given way to a new generation zeroday/hour threats from organized criminals, with hand-picked targets and specific, malicious intent. In mid-2014, on a daily basis, Webroot saw 25,000 new malicious URLs, 777,000 new unknown files, many of which are malicious, and 1,000 new phishing sites. In the face of such exponential growth, traditional, reactive security can’t hope to keep up.
Not only is the volume of unknown threats overwhelming existing security solutions, but the unique characteristics of unknown threats are also making it difficult for traditional security to catch them.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 22, 2018
When one of our client's most strategic web applications was hacked, it was something of a wake-up call.
Application security is surprisingly often an afterthought, and serious investment is only sometimes made when security breaches are discovered. Effectively, companies try to close the stable door after the horse has bolted.
However, preventive security maintenance of apps is far more cost-effective and less damaging than reactive security. Our client therefore asked us to put in place an app security testing program early in the development life cycle to reduce the chances of similar breaches in the future.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
According to Gartner, E-discovery readiness is an initiative that spans legal, IT and business stakeholder concerns and can also unify and align with archiving and data management strategies. To reduce risk and exposure, an E-discovery plan should be proactive and holistic instead of reactive and time pressured.
This newsletter, “Strengthen E-Discovery Readiness to Reduce Cost and Risk” features Gartner research and offers guidance on the considerations for and E-discovery action plan, such as retention schedules, access rights, privacy concerns and security controls.
This paper outlines these new threats and discusses the limited effectiveness of reactive legacy Web security solutions against those threats. The paper then outlines the new reputation based, proactive security paradigm that is necessary for securing Web 2.0 applications.
This white paper discusses the value of achieving security process maturity, which requires an evolutionary shift-from simply reacting to security threats to creating mature, automated security processes.