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By: Illusive Networks     Published Date: Apr 10, 2019
Attack Surface Manager (ASM) gives security teams unprecedented power to easily implement a cyber hygiene program to harden their networks against malicious lateral movement of cyberattackers. This paper provides an overview of common ways that Illusive's customers are using Attack Surface Manager, including fortifying PAM/PIM solutions, detecting insider threats and malicious insider activity, and providing powerful, automated Red Team functions.
Tags : attack surface, cyber hygiene, vulnerability management, vulnerabilities, network vulnerability, threat management, vulnerability assessment, network security
     Illusive Networks
By: Illusive Networks     Published Date: Apr 10, 2019
Do you know how attackers can move once they’re inside your network? The access footprint changes constantly as users log on and off, restart systems, change roles, and access resources. Until now, these conditions have only been visible when skilled analysts inspect individual systems. Attack Surface Manager reveals hidden credentials and paths to critical systems so you can continuously impede attacker movement—without impeding the business.
Tags : attack surface, cyber hygiene, vulnerability management, vulnerabilities, network vulnerability, threat management, vulnerability assessment, network security
     Illusive Networks
By: Darktrace     Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
The current era in cyber security is characterized by three fundamental challenges: the complexity of the enterprise network and connected infrastructure, the speed of newage attacks, and the strain of overwhelmed incident responders. In many ways, the expansion of networks and continual adoption of new technologies - from cloud services to the Internet of Things - has expanded the attack surface and introduced new entry-points through which attackers can gain a foothold. This, combined with the ready availability of exploit kits on the Dark Web, has led to the ‘vicious circle of the SOC’, where incident responders are so busy fire-fighting that they rarely have time to implement the critical patches that would prevent the problem at source. As security teams struggle to keep up with the rising volume of routine attacks, a new generation of cyberthreat has also emerged, characterized in large part by fast-moving threats that make an impact well before humans have time to respond. Thes
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By: Fortinet EMEA     Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Most organizations are in the midst of some form of digital transformation (DX), transforming how they bring products and services to the market—and ultimately deliver value to their customers. But DX initiatives also bring complexity for the network operations team. With business-critical services distributed across multiple clouds, this leads to potential performance issues, especially at branch locations. Given these realities, it is no wonder that software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) technology is rapidly going mainstream. Unfortunately, SD-WAN is an example of the paradox of DX: transformative technology can potentially move the business to the next level, but the expanded attack surface it creates can expose the organization to significant risk. That is why an SD-WAN deployment, like every other DX effort, should be accompanied by a security transformation (SX) that rethinks outdated principles, broadens protection beyond the data center, and integrates the security archit
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     Fortinet EMEA
By: Fortinet EMEA     Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
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 dispa
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     Fortinet EMEA
By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
"Businesses continue to evolve as digital technologies reshape industries. The workforce is mobile, and speed and efficiency are imperative, necessitating dynamic, cloud-based infrastructures and connectivity, as well as unhindered, secure application access — from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Leaders must remove hurdles to progress, but new business initiatives and processes increase the attack surface, potentially putting the company at risk.
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By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
"Businesses continue to evolve as digital technologies reshape industries. The workforce is mobile, and speed and ef ciency are imperative, necessitating dynamic, cloud-based infrastructures and connectivity, as well as unhindered, secure application access — from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Leaders must remove hurdles to progress, but new business initiatives and processes increase the attack surface, potentially putting the company at risk.
Tags : digital technology, cloud, security, connectivity, authenticate
     Akamai Technologies
By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
The moats and castle approach is an antiquated, yet a common way, of protecting the enterprise network. This paper describes a new way to protect the enterprise which hides applications from the Internet, outside of the firewall, with zero open ports and a minimal attack surface.
Tags : security, enterprise security, eaa
     Akamai Technologies
By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Mar 19, 2019
Digital security has never taken on greater urgency. Today we live in a fundamentally connected ecosystem where we increasingly work, play, and indeed live most of our lives online. Whether we are enterprise users or endpoint consumers, our digital experiences are increasingly delivered to us on our connected devices - wherever we are, whenever we want them. For InfoSec professionals, this interconnected ecosystem is wreaking havoc with the idea of "the perimeter." In fact, the perimeter as we know it no longer exits. The attack surface is always shifting and continues to disperse across a wider area. At the same time, attacks continue to grow in size and volume, and are increasingly targeted. No longer can you secure the perimeter and trust that nothing will get in or out. What you need to deploy and manage is being redefined right before your eyes, with or without you. You need to take security to the edge.
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     Akamai Technologies
By: Cisco     Published Date: Sep 21, 2017
At the network edge, where your apps meet the road and where new IoT devices will drive fundamental business change, consistent connectivity and strong networks keep users for good, improve device performance and drive the insights needed to stay competitive. Today’s security leaders are tasked with protecting an attack surface that has never been more diverse or more complex Download this eBook to find the elements of complexity we have to deal with today.
Tags : security solutions, ransomware, security technologies, protection technologies, risk assessment, it security, server protection
     Cisco
By: Tenable     Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
Networks and attack surfaces are changing fast – there’s so much more than servers and endpoints. Now, you’re responsible for securing everything from cloud platforms to DevOp containers to web apps. Cyber Exposure is an emerging discipline for measuring and managing cyber risk across this modern attack surface. This ebook takes a close look at Cyber Exposure, including the Cyber Exposure gap created by legacy security offerings and the Cyber Exposure platform designed to protect all computing assets. If you’re responsible for guarding your organization’s fast-changing assets, this ebook is a must-have.
Tags : cyber exposure, vulnerability management, vulnerability assesment, vulnerabiility scanner, cyber risk management, cyber risk, cyber security, devops security
     Tenable
By: Tenable     Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
When it comes to IT infrastructure, it’s fair to say the perimeter has left the premises. Whether it’s discovering short-lived assets (e.g., containers), assessing cloud environments or maintaining web application security, today’s attack surface presents a growing challenge to CISOs looking to understand and reduce their cyber risk. To combat this issue, a discipline called Cyber Exposure is emerging to help organizations manage and measure this risk. This ebook provides insights on how CISOs are addressing the modern attack surface.
Tags : cyber exposure, iot, vulnerability management, cloud security, mobile security, container security
     Tenable
By: Tenable     Published Date: Nov 06, 2018
How are your peers securing the expanding attack surface within and beyond the traditional perimeter? Digital transformation is putting pressure on every organizational function – especially IT security. Whether it’s discovering short-lived assets like containers, assessing the state of cloud environments, or maintaining the security of web applications, accurately understanding and reducing cyber risk across your entire attack surface is a growing challenge. To give you perspective and insights into how other InfoSec leaders are addressing this challenge, join us at 2pm ET, March 15, 2018 for “Panel Webinar: Reducing Cyber Exposure from Cloud to Containers.” Tenable has assembled a panel of experts who will share their experiences and respond to your questions. Topics covered will include: Making the attack surface as small as possible Understanding asset priority and location Expanding visibility and control over assets beyond the perimeter Enhancing basic security practices to ac
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     Tenable
By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Jun 01, 2018
Challenge Businesses today must reduce the risk of security breaches to protect the valuable data within their organizations. At the same time, IT auditors are increasingly enforcing ever more stringent requirements on the business. The bottom line is that privileged accounts and privileged access are being targeted by hackers as a new attack surface and focused on by auditors who are insisting on greater controls around privileged accounts. Opportunity The right privileged access management solution provides comprehensive protection for your missioncritical servers with powerful, fine-grained controls over operating system-level access and privileged user actions. Capable of enforcing access controls on powerful native Superuser accounts—like the UNIX® and Linux® root and Microsoft® Windows® administrator—this system-level, host-based privileged access management solution controls, monitors and audits privileged user activity, improving security and simplifying audit and compliance. B
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By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Feb 01, 2017
The frequency of “mega breaches” continues to rise at an alarming rate. In fact, crippling incidents involving tens of millions of customer records, theft of highly valuable intellectual property, and related criminal activity have become commonplace. This report asserts that many such breaches could be prevented by deploying next-generation endpoint protection technology in concert with an aggressive proactive hunting strategy. This potent combination provides the most effective means to reduce attack surfaces and defend against advanced adversaries.
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By: Sophos     Published Date: Mar 30, 2017
Ransomware threats like Cryptowall, TeslaCrypt, and Locky are on the rise, targeting organizations of all sizes. This paper explains how these attacks work, and why a large number of new infections continue to surface despite existing protective measures. It also provides practical short- and long-term steps that organizations should take to protect against them.
Tags : security solutions, ransomware, security technologies, protection technologies, malicious email, it security, server protection
     Sophos
By: F5 Networks Inc     Published Date: Mar 30, 2018
With the rate of cloud spending predicted to outpace overall IT spending six to one over the next few years, organizations are rightly concerned about ensuring that applications in the cloud enjoy the same level of security as apps deployed in data centers. Using the public cloud does alter your attack surface area—and leveraging multiple public and private clouds (aka multi-cloud) does so even more. Some threats get bigger, some get smaller. Some even go away, or at least drift out of your control, while new threats should move front and center in your security thinking.
Tags : cloud, landscape, navigation, security, technology, applications
     F5 Networks Inc
By: Flexera     Published Date: Jun 14, 2016
How much does your organization know about the software vulnerabilities that put data and users at risk? Chances are it is less than you think. Software vulnerability management can significantly reduce enterprise risk, and this paper offers a risk reduction plan, demonstrates why vulnerability management is important today, and offers eye-opening statistics as to the nature and breadth of the issue. It is not surprising that keeping data secure and keeping users safe continues to challenge organizations of every size and type. There has been an explosion in the number of applications used to conduct business in recent years. This multidimensional expansion includes continued growth in mobile devices and enterprise application spending exposing new attack surfaces that malware can prey upon.
Tags : software, vulnerability, intelligence, data, statistics, application, attacks, action strategy
     Flexera
By: Tenable     Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
"Securing the modern attack surface is a critical challenge you must effectively address to reduce cyber exposure and protect your enterprise. By reading this ebook you’ll learn what’s working – and what’s not – from 29 global infosec leaders, representing a diverse array of industries and perspectives. Download your copy today for insights and lessons learned about: - Securing a dynamic IT environment - Rethinking security for cloud environments - Moving security to the application layer - Focusing on data security - Automating security testing and controls"
Tags : secure devops, web application security, attack surface, cloud, container security, ciso, cyber, experts
     Tenable
By: Tenable     Published Date: Nov 06, 2018
Networks and attack surfaces are changing fast – there’s so much more than servers and endpoints. Now, you’re responsible for securing everything from cloud platforms to DevOp containers to web apps. Cyber Exposure is an emerging discipline for measuring and managing cyber risk across this modern attack surface. This ebook takes a close look at Cyber Exposure, including the Cyber Exposure gap created by legacy security offerings and the Cyber Exposure platform designed to protect all computing assets. If you’re responsible for guarding your organization’s fast-changing assets, this ebook is a must-have.
Tags : cyber exposure, vulnerability management, vulnerability assesment, vulnerabiility scanner, cyber risk management, cyber risk, cyber security, devops security
     Tenable
By: Tenable     Published Date: Nov 06, 2018
When it comes to IT infrastructure, it’s fair to say the perimeter has left the premises. Whether it’s discovering short-lived assets (e.g., containers), assessing cloud environments or maintaining web application security, today’s attack surface presents a growing challenge to CISOs looking to understand and reduce their cyber risk. To combat this issue, a discipline called Cyber Exposure is emerging to help organizations manage and measure this risk. This ebook provides insights on how CISOs are addressing the modern attack surface.
Tags : cyber exposure, iot, vulnerability management, cloud security, mobile security, container security
     Tenable
By: Tenable     Published Date: Jan 25, 2019
"The latest report from Tenable Research analyzes vulnerability prevalence in the wild, highlighting the cyber threats that security practitioners are dealing with in practice – not just in theory. Our research shows that enterprises must triage more than 100 critical vulnerabilities a day. To better understand where to focus remediation efforts, you need to find out how cyber defenders are actually acting. Download the report now to: -See why CVSS is an inadequate prioritization metric – and why you must prioritize vulnerabilities based on actual risk -Discover vulnerability trends in the ever-expanding attack surface -Learn whether your organization has one of the most common vulnerabilities (some are more than a decade old!)"
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By: Cisco     Published Date: Jun 16, 2016
As much as the Digital Economy and the Internet of Everything (IoE) create opportunities for companies and consumers - over $19 trillion in value to organizations over the next decade - they also create opportunities for hackers and cybercriminals. With an expanded attack surface represented by the IoE, cybercriminals look to cash in on the estimated value of $450 billion to over $1 trillion of the Hacker Economy.
Tags : security, technology, digital, cyber attack, data
     Cisco
By: McAfee EMEA     Published Date: Nov 15, 2017
In response to an increasingly complex IT ecosystem and expanding attack surface, Intel Security offers a unified threat defense lifecycle. Intel Security delivers an integrated, connected architecture that dramatically increases speed and capacity of organizations to prevent and respond to attacks. Our architecture reduces complexity and improves operational efficiency, providing critical integrated, adaptive, and orchestrated intelligence and response capabilities. This empowers customers to block threats more effectively, identify compromises, and implement quick remediation and stronger countermeasures.
Tags : security information, event management, orchestration, surface, intel security
     McAfee EMEA
By: Webroot UK     Published Date: Nov 11, 2009
This paper considers how Web-based security threats are evolving, within the context of IT trends including mobile, home computing and other forms of remote access that could all potentially increase the attack surface of the organization.
Tags : webroot, web security threat, phishing, antivirus, ddos, data leak, threat protection, configuration
     Webroot UK
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