The end of support date for Windows XP – April 8, 2014 – is rapidly approaching, after which the potential for security vulnerabilities will dramatically increase. Companies with many Windows XP machines still in use likely will need help upgrading in this compressed timeframe. Download this checklist to learn about a three-phase solution that can help internal IT staffs quickly and successfully migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8 with a minimum of disruption to users and the organization.
The end of support date for Windows XP–April 8, 2014 is rapidly approaching, after which the potential for security vulnerabilities will dramatically increase. Companies with lots of Windows XP machines still in use need help upgrading in this compressed timeframe. Lenovo has an answer, as its Image Technology Center (ITC) services along with the Lenovo In-Place Migration (IPM) product can help internal IT staff quickly and successfully migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8 with a minimum of disruption to users and the organization.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: May 07, 2018
Enterprises and users continue to be concerned about mobile apps and mobile malware because they have been trained by legacy antivirus software packages. Look for a known malware file and remove it.
The issue with this logic on mobile devices is the mobile operating systems evolve and add features very rapidly. The mobile operating systems add millions of lines of code in a year and therefore introduce unintended consequences, bugs and vulnerabilities. In 2017, there were more CVEs registered for Android and iOS than all of 2016 and 2015 combined. In 2017 there were 1229 CVEs awarded. Over half of these CVEs that received scores of 7 or greater indicated that the vulnerabilities are severe and exploitable. This trend is expected to continue as the mobile operating systems mature and more features are added.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Aug 20, 2018
The new generation of mobile devices, applications, and cloud services significantly improve agency efficiencies. Tasks that were once relegated to timeconsuming deskwork, are now performed in the field, and with improved accuracy. Because of this, more and more public safety agencies are adopting these new technologies.
One purpose of the FBI’s CJIS Security Policy is to enable agencies to fully leverage mobile devices, but without sacrificing security. Mobile devices introduce a variety of new threat vectors and risks. Careful consideration of these risks is important to maintaining information security. Threats to mobile devices stem mainly from their size, portability, and available wireless interfaces. Examples of mobile device threats include:
• Loss or theft of device
• Unauthorized access to device
• Mobile operating system vulnerabilities
• Communication over untrusted networks
• Malware or malicious Apps
• Jailbreak or rooting activity
• Data loss through user behaviors
Public clouds have fundamentally changed the way organizations build,
operate, and manage applications. Security for applications in the cloud
is composed of hundreds of configuration parameters and is vastly
different from security in traditional data centers. According to Gartner,
“Through 2020, at least 95% of cloud breaches will be due to customer
misconfiguration, mismanaged credentials or insider theft, not cloud
The uniqueness of cloud requires that security teams rethink classic
security concepts and adopt approaches that address serverless, dynamic,
and distributed cloud infrastructure. This includes rethinking security
practices across asset management, compliance, change management,
issue investigation, and incident response, as well as training and
We interviewed several security experts and asked them how public
cloud transformation has changed their cloud security and compliance
responsibilities. In this e-book, we will share the top
There are no flawless software systems or applications. When flaws result in security vulnerabilities, threat actors exploit them to compromise those systems and applications and, by extension, the endpoints on which they reside. Although software vendors issue vulnerability patches to remediate those flaws, many organizations do not apply all available patches to their production environments.
Exploit kits, which first became popular in 2006, are used to automate the exploitation of vulnerabilities on victims’ machines, most commonly while users are browsing the web. Over the past decade they have become an extremely popular means for criminal groups to distribute mass malware or remote access tools (RAT), because they lower the barrier to entry for attackers and can enable opportunistic attacks at scale. To understand this phenomenon, we must understand the ecosystem that surrounds exploit kits, including the actors, campaigns and terminology involved.
"Hybrid cloud adoption is exploding, with 80% of enterprises having at least some infrastructure in the cloud. This growth includes increased use of multiple endpoints to deliver applications, sites and services, requiring a performance management strategy to ensure those services reach users effectively.
This educational webinar will cover the importance of:
• Optimizing round trip times and latency, with clear real-time data
• Understanding the importance of load balancing and active failover
• Protecting your service from route hijacks, DDoS attacks and mitigating vulnerabilities
Watch this short Video Webinar and learn how focusing on the DNS layer can help you plan, migrate and optimize your way to cloud success! Watch now!
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
Security teams face sophisticated attacks that ‘hide in plain sight’ and often dwell in customer environments as long as 190 days1. And attackers increasingly employ stealthy techniques to move freely within a customer environment like using stolen credentials to masquerade as legitimate users. There has been a marginal decline in zero-day discoveries and an increase in ‘living off the land’ tactics that don’t rely on the traditional combination of vulnerabilities followed by malware. These tactics are more difficult to detect since they make use of legitimate tools.
All of cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure is vulnerable to a wide range of risk and exposure from both physical
and cyber threats and perils. Sophisticated cyber individuals and groups exploit standalone and congregated
vulnerabilities to steal money and information, or disrupt, endanger and damage operations. The combination of wide
opportunity for crime in cyberspace and the ability to execute from geographically-dispersed locations has produced a
transformation of traditional criminal activities.
Three common types of software make you more vulnerable than you realize. While complete and thorough vulnerability management is next to impossible, a few simple steps go a long way toward reducing risk. Download this ebook to discover what steps to take to begin evolving away from patch management toward software and vulnerability management.
The hidden threat in securing your infrastructure from vulnerabilities lies with IT’s difficulty in managing third-party software.
2017 was billed as the worst on record for cybersecurity. No doubt, the continued rise of modern threat vectors has IT on high alert. In essence, IT professionals view their role as responsible for keeping the door shut. However, even with IT administrators keenly aware that most exploits can be averted simply by keeping the environment current, the task is no small feat and often isn’t done as well as it needs to be.
It’s no secret that the way people work has changed dramatically over the past few years. As highly distributed environments become the norm, security teams are scrambling to protect users, the growing number of device types they carry, and their data.
With more users, devices, and applications connecting to the network, the number of risks and vulnerabilities is also increasing — triggering a total transformation in the security landscape.
In this research readout, we explore the complex factors that make remote and roaming user security a challenge, and the emerging solutions best positioned to meet the needs of today’s increasingly distributed enterprise.Explore the complex factors that make remote and roaming user security a challenge, and the emerging solutions best positioned to meet the needs of today’s increasingly distributed enterprise.
This guide describes the need for continuous monitoring and offers a blueprint for creating a continuous security practice. As a result, continuous monitoring will give your organization the most comprehensive view of its global perimeter, and empower you to proactively identify and address potential threats enabled by vulnerabilities in software or weak system configurations.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 05, 2016
With AlienVault USM, the IT team for the City of Lewiston has been able to identify critical vulnerabilities, find orphaned services accounts, and detect threats before they became incidents. Learn how this team greatly improved network security on a small budget.
"Healthcare organizations have significantly more to consider than the average business when it comes to network and device security. Concern over code modification, key compromise, password-based vulnerabilities and man-in-the-middle attacks have caused hospital CIOs and CISOs to rethink their security strategies and investments. The threat to these devices has even been assigned its own term: medjacking, a shortened form of “medical device hijacking.”
Download this white paper for five best practices to mitigate threat and attacks that can put lives, patient trust and the growth of the healthcare organization at risk.
Access the white paper today!"
Published By: Waratek
Published Date: Mar 23, 2015
Waratek has developed a disruptive new approach to application security that protects applications and sensitive data from attacks like SQL Injection, zero-day and unpatched vulnerability exploits at runtime, without code changes or hardware devices.
Avi Vantage is the only solution that delivers built-in application analytics in addition to enterprise-grade load balancing and application security. With millions of data points collected in real time, the platform delivers network-DVR like capabilities with the
ability to record and display application analytics over specific time intervals (last 15 minutes, hour, day, week etc.) or for individual
transactions. These application insights including total round trip time for each transaction, application health scores, errors, end user
statistics, and security insights (DDoS attacks, SSL vulnerabilities, ciphers etc.) simplify troubleshooting of applications.
A January 2018 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of ServiceNow
How a Representative Organization Resolved Security Incidents 45% Faster
This Forrester Study provides a framework and customer example to help readers evaluate the potential financial benefits of investing in ServiceNow Security Operations.
To understand and illustrate the benefits, costs, and risks associated with ServiceNow, Forrester interviewed three current Security Operations customers to create a representative organization. This organization:
Improved vulnerability response times by 25%
Prioritized vulnerabilities 60% faster
Achieved 230% ROI
Download this study to evaluate the Total Economic Impact of using ServiceNow Security Operations to deliver fast and efficient security response.
Published By: Solidcore
Published Date: Jan 07, 2008
This IT audit checklist guide includes advice on assessing the effectiveness of change management in a variety of areas. As companies grow more dependent on interdependent IT systems, the risks associated with untested changes in development and production environments have increased proportionately.
Published By: Solidcore
Published Date: Jan 07, 2008
Identifying critical change control failure points in your infrastructure can help reduce the threat of costly downtime, potential security breaches, and compliance weaknesses. Read this paper for guidelines on how to identify and categorize systems that have characteristics which heighten risk.
If your company stores or processes credit card information, you must be able to demonstrate compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS). These standards include requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, design, and other critical protective measures. They also include one very prescriptive requirement: Section 6.6 mandates that organizations secure all Web applications by conducting a code review or installing an application layer firewall. Companies have had a very difficult time passing the other parts of Section 6 and they have experienced a rising number of data breaches. Unless companies take 6.6 seriously, PCI compliance failure rates, and data breaches, will continue to grow. Read this whitepaper to gain an overview of best practices to pass Section 6.6 and an understanding of the technology available to you.