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By: Sophos     Published Date: Mar 30, 2017
With an estimated 500,000 'Internet of Things' devices using default security credentials it's little wonder that the recent Mirai botnet's DDoS attack was able to cause such widespread disruption. But it isn't just the average home-user that's at risk. Organizations like yours are being targeted with bespoke malware in order to compromise your network and add your servers and devices to malicious botnets. This paper explains why these attacks are so successful, how a typical infection takes place and what security systems your organization should have in place to defend against botnet proliferation.
Tags : web protection, email protection, web application firewall, intrusion protection, sandboxing, threat protection
     Sophos
By: Sophos     Published Date: Mar 30, 2017
Threats are becoming increasingly dynamic, forcing organizations to defend against both traditional malware and new advanced attacks. As a result, more and more organizations are making the switch to next-gen endpoint protection from Sophos to get the proven, innovative defense they need. Read this solution brief to learn how Sophos Next-Gen Endpoint Protection delivers the protection, usability and support required to stay ahead of the constantly evolving threat landscape.
Tags : cyber attacks, data protection, it security, security solutions, system protector, web security, analytics
     Sophos
By: Sunbelt Software     Published Date: Aug 10, 2007
Sunbelt Software engaged Osterman Research to survey organizations that are using five different email management systems including Barracuda Spam Firewall, GFI MailEssentials, McAfee GroupShield for Microsoft Exchange, and Symantec Brightmail and Sunbelt Ninja Email Security.
Tags : email management, email, email security, messaging, spam, anti spam, spyware, anti spyware
     Sunbelt Software
By: Symantec     Published Date: Oct 02, 2012
Protect Your Applications- and Reputation-with Symantec EV Code Signing : A whitepaper
Tags : symantec, code, signing malware, attacks
     Symantec
By: Symantec     Published Date: Oct 19, 2012
Endpoint protection platforms continue to struggle to block typical malware threats, and are even less effective with low-volume targeted attacks. A few vendors have started to provide proactive tools - which ones are currently best-of-class?
Tags : endpoint protection, symantec, data security, proactive tools, security analysis, security
     Symantec
By: Symantec     Published Date: Oct 07, 2014
Last year, Mac malware increased by 66% with a single, high-profile attack infecting over 600,000 machines. Malware authors are targeting unsuspecting Mac users and gaining access to organization's data. Still wondering whether Macs need protection? See what advice a senior strategic analyst at ESG has to share.
Tags : enterprise, mac security, cybercrime, malware, data, high-profile attack, infection, security
     Symantec
By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 21, 2014
The monthly intelligence report, provides the latest analysis of cyber security threats, trends, and insights from the Symantec intelligence team concerning malware, spam, and other potentially harmful business risks. Key Findings • The .doc file type was the most common attachment type used in spear-phishing attacks, making up more than 52.9 percent of all attachments in September. • The largest data breach reported in September actually took place in April, and resulted in the exposure of 56 million identities. • There were 600 vulnerabilities disclosed in the month of September, the highest number so far in 2014 and second-highest in the last 12 months.
Tags : cyber security threats, harmful business risks, malware, spam, intelligence team, security
     Symantec
By: Symantec     Published Date: Jan 11, 2013
Threats to online security have grown and evolved considerably in 2012. From the threats of cyberespionage and industrial espionage to the widespread, chronic problems of malware and phishing, we have seen constant innovation from malware authors.
Tags : symantec, internet security, cyberattacks, cyber attacks, phishing, spam, malware, online theft
     Symantec
By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 19, 2014
This solution brief is aimed at helping you to implement the right security strategy now.
Tags : implementing a security strategy, preparing for malware attacks, understanding attacks
     Symantec
By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 24, 2014
This solution brief is aimed at helping you to implement the right security strategy now.
Tags : implementing a security strategy, preparing for malware attacks, understanding attacks
     Symantec
By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 24, 2014
This solution brief is aimed at helping you to implement the right security strategy now.
Tags : implementing a security strategy, preparing for malware attacks, understanding attacks
     Symantec
By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 24, 2014
This solution brief is aimed at helping you to implement the right security strategy now.
Tags : implementing a security strategy, preparing for malware attacks, understanding attacks
     Symantec
By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 24, 2014
This solution brief is aimed at helping you to implement the right security strategy now.
Tags : implementing a security strategy, preparing for malware attacks, understanding attacks
     Symantec
By: Symantec Corporation     Published Date: Oct 03, 2013
Businesses face an increasingly complex set of threats to their Web applications—from malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs) to disgruntled employees and unintentional data leaks. Although there is no single security measure than can prevent all threats, there are some that provide broad-based mitigation to a number of threats. The use of SSL encryption and digital certificate-based authentication is one of them. Changes in the way we deliver services, the increasing use of mobile devices, and the adoption of cloud computing compounded by the ever-evolving means of stealing information and compromising services leave Web applications vulnerable to attack. In this chapter, we turn our attention to the combined risk of losing data and losing customer trust.
Tags : symantec, security, threat, report, key findings, best practice, strategy, technology
     Symantec Corporation
By: Symantec Corporation     Published Date: Oct 03, 2013
We often think of malware as being designed to sit beneath the radar, collecting data in stealth mode, for the purposes of fraud or corporate espionage. Increasingly however, we’re witnessing attacks on corporations designed to cause substantial economic losses via wholesale destruction. For example, the Shamoon malware that recently hit Saudi Arabia-based Aramco (the world’s largest oil company) and RasGas (a Qatar-based gas company) corrupted files on tens of thousands of workstations, overwriting the Master Boot Records. These malware attacks, which may well have targeted website vulnerabilities, resulted in destruction on an industrial scale. At Aramco, IT professionals were forced to replace 30,000 PCs and laptops. RasGas meanwhile, had to shut down all email communications, and the company’s website was forced offline.
Tags : symantec, security, threat, report, key findings, best practice, strategy, technology
     Symantec Corporation
By: Symantec Corporation     Published Date: Jun 24, 2014
News headlines have been inundated with stories of massive personal and credit card data breaches. The rising intensity and sophisticated nature of cyber attacks has created a hostile and precarious environment for businesses charged with protecting their customers’ personal data. The lucrative business of selling credit card data on the black market has made point-of-sale (PoS) devices, PoS environments, and web kiosks a prime target for cybercriminals. Read this solution brief to learn how to protect your network and PoS terminal and web kiosk endpoints from costly multi-stage cyber attacks.
Tags : security, pos, data, malware, cyber attacks, point-of-sale
     Symantec Corporation
By: Symantec.cloud     Published Date: Aug 10, 2010
This paper will discuss the history and progression of the modern Trojan attack. It will explore the methodology used by hackers in selecting a target and developing a compelling attack and will cite several examples of some successful targeted Trojans.
Tags : messagelabs, symantec hosted services, malware, trojan attack, email guard, spam
     Symantec.cloud
By: ThreatTrack Security     Published Date: May 21, 2015
Download this white paper to learn how to add value through malware analysis.
Tags : malware, security threat, cyberattack, cyberthreat, malware analysis, security
     ThreatTrack Security
By: Trend Micro     Published Date: May 03, 2018
Skills and resources — these are the two elements that make up an attacker’s arsenal. An attacker, however, cannot set out to break security or even perform sophisticated attacks without finding weak points in a system first. Massive malware attacks, email-borne heists, hacked devices, and disrupted services — all of these require a vulnerability in the network, whether in the form of technology or people, in order to be pulled off. Trend Micro has looked into the current and emerging threats, as well as the security approaches tailored for the landscape. Read on to find out how to make informed decisions with regard to the security focus areas that will figure prominently in 2018.
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By: Trend Micro SPN     Published Date: Nov 24, 2009
How do you measure security effectiveness? Conventional security solutions may appear to be holding back targeted malware attacks but this eBook shows you how to check the performance of your current infrastructure. Whether you are 'secure', 'infected' or 'recovering', you can benefit from a Threat Discovery Assessment.
Tags : trend micro, trend, cloud-client, malware, anti-virus, hijacked, fraud, virus
     Trend Micro SPN
By: Tripwire     Published Date: Feb 08, 2013
Continuous monitoring is not a single solution—it’s a best practice for IT security.
Tags : automation, continuous monitoring, security, threat detection, threat prevention, hacker, malware, cyber attack
     Tripwire
By: Vectra Networks     Published Date: Aug 03, 2015
Recent research from Kaspersky has revealed a massive criminal campaign that was able to infiltrate more than 100 different banks and steal upwards of $1 billion from the affected institutions. Kaspersky dubbed this operation the Carbanak APT due to a connection between the malware used in the attacks and the now infamous Carberp banking botnet. You may recall the headlines in 2013 that revealed the Carberp source code had been leaked into the wild, making it accessible to virtually any would-be criminal group that may want it. The accessibility of Carberp source code could easily have provided a starting point for the Carbanak as they built their malware.
Tags : threat, data, security, it management, malware, banking, cyber theft, remote access tool
     Vectra Networks
By: Vectra Networks     Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
Covert communications are key enablers of cyber attacks that allow remote humans to patiently manage and direct their attacks undetected. Attackers choose these vehicles specifically for their ability to evade signatures, malware sandboxes and reputation lists. To learn how Vectra empowers security teams to automatically pinpoint active cyber attacks as they’re happening, correlate threats with the hosts that are under attack, prioritize attacks that pose the greatest business risk, and quickly prevent or mitigate loss, register to get the white paper Detecting Covert Communications.
Tags : malicious covert communications, cyber attacks, undetected attacks, business risk, prevent and mitigate loss, security
     Vectra Networks
By: VeriSign, Inc.     Published Date: Aug 03, 2011
This white paper will help you learn about criminals' motivations for distributing malware through the web and how they infect web servers to make distribution possible, as well as techniques administrators can use to detect when and how attackers have compromised their web server.
Tags : verisign, malware security report, bottom line, business protection, cybercriminals, malware attacks, online security
     VeriSign, Inc.
By: VMware     Published Date: Feb 24, 2017
Cloud datacenter security is becoming imperative in the new age of malware attacks. To stay competitive and secure, organizations are turning to smart networking in an effort to close the datacenter security gap. The combination of VMware NSX, AirWatch Tunnel and Horizon View helps close this gap and simplifies security management for IT professionals. With the upcoming prevalence of authentication and identity management in an organization’s infrastructure, the need to delegate and define network access continues to highlight the important role of hybrid cloud security that addresses all end-user devices.
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     VMware
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