McAfee Labs foresees an increase in threats related to social networking sites, banking security, and botnets, as well as attacks targeting users, businesses, and applications. However, in 2010 McAfee also expects to see an increase in the effectiveness of law enforcement to fight back against cybercrime is also anticipated. Read this report to learn more about what to expect in 2010.
Security breaches are expensive, costing U.S. businesses an average of $3.5 million per incident, which doesn’t include brand damage or other intangibles. Unfortunately, breaches are highly likely to happen, with 87% of organizations experiencing a breach in the past 12 months.
Data, whether it’s intellectual property or personal data, needs to be protected. Dell Data Protection solutions provide encryption, malware protection, and authentication for Dell and non-Dell products, to equip businesses with a complete, easy-to-manage, end-user security solution.
Many papers on the topic of advanced persistent threats (APTs) begin with ominous references to the changing threat landscape and stories of how highly sophisticated cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent. That can be misleading. The majority of attacks today still use many techniques that have been around for years—social engineering, phishing emails, backdoor exploits and drive-by downloads, to name the biggest ones.
Such attacks are neither advanced nor particularly sophisticated when broken down into their individual components and often rely on the weakest link in any organization—the user. However, the way in which hackers use combinations of techniques and the persistent behavior of the attackers is something that does set APTs apart from other attempts to compromise security.
This paper is designed to give you an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and what kind of protection is available to help reduce the risk of an attack.
Cylance commissioned AV-TEST to perform an advanced threat prevention test of enterprise endpoint protection software. The testing methodology was jointly developed to provide additive testing to the commodity antivirus protection tests currently produced by AV-TEST. CylancePROTECT® was tested against five competitor endpoint products from Kaspersky, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro. The tests were performed in December 2016 and January 2017. This report contains the results of four test cases. The primary goal was to show the detection and prevention capabilities of new and unknown malicious executables. Read more in the AV-TEST report.
Criminal groups behind today's cyberattacks have become better organized, introducing reconnaissance activity, custom malware, evasion techniques, and other sophisticated tactics that place a burden on traditional security defenses. The litany of high-profile data breaches is impacting every industry and prompting organizations of all sizes to respond by modernizing their IT security infrastructure. The battlefield continues to be at the endpoint, where attackers typically strike to gain initial access to the corporate network. Most organizations have been waging this battle using traditional antivirus at the endpoint, a solution that has received a lot of improvements over its more than 25 years of existence but clearly isn't keeping up with attacker sophistication. Emerging endpoint specialized threat analysis and protection (STAP) products can either replace or complement antivirus by adding behavioral analysis and continuous system and user activity monitoring to identify new and s
For nearly 10 years, viruses endured as the primary method of attack, and over time they were largely matched by
defenders’ ability to block and protect against them. Motivated by the notoriety and the knowledge gained by the
discovery and publicizing of new vulnerabilities, attackers continued to innovate. What ensued were distinct threat
cycles, an “arms race,” so to speak. Approximately every five years attackers would launch new types of threats—
from macroviruses to worms to spyware and rootkits—and defenders would quickly innovate to protect networks
This white paper reviews the challenges with endpoint security in virtualized environments - including the inherent risks of dynamic virtual machines and the resource impact of security software such as virus-scanners in multiple guest virtual machines, on a single physical host.
The IBM X-Force research and development team collects, analyzes and distributes threat intelligence to IBM customers - and uses it to enrich the IBM Security portfolio - so users can leverage in-depth knowledge and understanding of threats to bring business value to their organizations.
Published By: Datto Inc.
Published Date: May 08, 2013
TAG Computer Services shares why a golf course and real estate office need business continuity. This success story outlines what happens after two of their clients experienced server failure, yet TAG was able to minimize downtime and ensure business continuity.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Aug 09, 2013
Anti-virus software is a crucial piece of any organization’s security strategy. However, sifting through the marketing hype and finding the product that truly delivers the best security can be challenging. This independent research report on enterprise anti-virus protection tests five of today’s best-known anti-malware products to help your organization evaluate which would work best in your enterprise. View now to uncover who came out on top when tested upon accuracy, protection, false positives, and more.
The data security challenges for financial services providers—from the solo accounting professional to the midsize accounting firm to world’s largest corporation, from CPAs to CFPs to credit counselors—have never been as challenging as they are in today’s turbulent times. And although the large data breaches at the most recognizable companies receive the most publicity, small companies and solo offices can also be victims, according to the Better Business Bureau.
The data security challenges for financial enterprises have never been as challenging as they are in today's turbulent times. Not only must financial enterprises comply with regulations such as SOX, GBLA and PCI along with a multitude of state regulations concerning customer privacy and electronic data security, they must also guard against the staggering costs—both tangible and intangible—that a security breach can incur.
Published By: Webroot UK
Published Date: Nov 11, 2009
Software as a Service (SaaS)-delivered e-mail and Web security suites offer a good solution that Butler Group recommends as part of a more comprehensive security architecture comprising gateway and end point-based security solutions. Find out more in this whitepaper!
This whitepaper explains that USB drives have been used to transport viruses and malware, both on purpose and accidentally. The paper explains that no manually handling of files, such as with USB drives, is unnecessary when you set up a secure network architecture using five zones of protection. You can transfer files to and from your network around the globe, and know the data and the network are secure, automatically scanning files to block dangerous data while allowing "clean" data into the network. The paper notes several reasons why it matters that data is secure while remaining accessible.
Exploits are one of the main techniques used by cybercriminals to spread malware. They take advantage of weaknesses in legitimate software products like Flash and Microsoft Office to infect computers for their criminal ends. A single exploit can be used by myriad separate pieces of malware, all with different payloads.
Read this paper to learn more about exploits and how to stop them. We’ll explore how exploits work, the exploit industry overall, what makes a good exploit in the eyes of the cybercriminals, and also how anti-exploit technology is a highly efficient and effective way to secure your organization against advanced and unknown threats.
BUSINESS CHALLENGE Proactively prevent business disruption as a result of cyberattacks
IT ENVIRONMENT Kaspersky antivirus, layered enterprise security
SOLUTION Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
RESULTS Detected and eliminated thousands of threats that other solutions missed
Delivered visibility into entire installed base of endpoints, regardless of location
Saved time and accelerated response via the cloud console
Prevented PUPs and exploits from gaining entry
Organizations need to be protected from both known and unknown threats, and all the varieties and forms that sophisticated malware can take. Learn about the changing nature of malware attacks and how the Webwasher Anti-Malware from Secure Computing can provide a highly effective defense against malicious content.