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By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Mar 10, 2016
The web application firewall (WAF) is among the most complex security technologies on the market today. The complexity of managing a WAF includes a pre-defined list of rules to identify thousands of potential exploits, intelligence about new attack vectors, and identifying malicious HTTP requests from legitimate HTTP traffic. Read this white paper to learn how to combine attack detection with threat intelligence using our cloud platform and managed security services to better protect your web applications.
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By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Sep 27, 2016
Learn about the origins, tactics, types, and targets of cyber- attacks and emerging threats and trends from post-attack analysis and intelligence by cybersecurity and DDoS mitigation experts. Includes quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year trends, plus spotlights on recent DDoS and web application attacks and review of the past quarter’s hot-topic issues in cybersecurity.
Tags : akamai, state of the internet, security, security report, cybersecurity, ddos, analytics
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By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
The cloud is a network of servers housing data, software, and services. Cloud services are commonly accessed via the Internet, instead of locally in a data center. Businesses are increasingly relying on the cloud for cybersecurity for two key reasons: 1. Due to a changing threat landscape, there’s a need for more scale, accuracy, experience, and collective intelligence. These resources are out of reach internally for most organizations. 2. There are fundamental limits with on-premises hardware mitigation appliances and enterprise data centers for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and web attack protection.
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By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Gartner named Akamai a Leader in their 2017 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls. A web application firewall is an essential element in your defense against application-layer attacks, which pose an ever-greater threat to productivity and security. The Akamai approach to WAF combines: An anomaly detection model A repeatable testing framework to measure effectiveness Threat intelligence to identify the latest threats A cloud platform for global scale Managed security services to help organizations better protect their websites and web applications over time
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By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
Contemporary internet threats are sophisticated and adaptable, they continuously change their complexion to evade security defenses. Traditional rigid, deterministic, rule-based security research are becoming less effective. Security research approaches employing data science methods to implement anomalies-based analysis across very large volumes of anonymized data are now essential. This paper will: • Briefly cover security research challenges in today’s threat landscape • Explain why DNS resolution data is a rich resource for security research • Describe how Akamai teams use DNS data and data science to create better threat intelligence • Discuss improvements in threat coverage, accuracy, and responsiveness to today’s agile threats
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By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
While vulnerability assessments are essential, considering vulnerability data in a vacuum greatly limits your ability to prioritize your action plan in an effective way. Without the context of which vulnerabilities are the most severe, which are actively being targeted, which are on critical assets, etc, you may waste time checking things off the list without actually improving security. Join us for this session to learn how to integrate threat intelligence into your vulnerability management strategy.
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     AlienVault
By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
The state of threat intelligence in the information security community is still very immature. Many organizations are still combating threats in a reactive manner, only learning what they're dealing with, well...when they're dealing with it. There is a wealth of information in the community, and many organizations have been gathering data about attackers and trends for years. How can we share that information, and what kinds of intelligence are most valuable? In this presentation, we'll start with a brief overview of AlienVault's Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX), and then we'll discuss attack trends and techniques seen in enterprise networks today, with supporting data from AlienVault OTX. We'll also take a look at some new models for collaboration and improving the state of threat intelligence going forward.
Tags : vulnerability, management, risk, prioritize, profile, environment, data, asset value
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By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
While vulnerability assessments are an essential part of understanding your risk profile, it's simply not realistic to expect to eliminate all vulnerabilities from your environment. So, when your scan produces a long list of vulnerabilities, how do you prioritize which ones to remediate first? By data criticality? CVSS score? Asset value? Patch availability? Without understanding the context of the vulnerable systems on your network, you may waste time checking things off the list without really improving security. Join AlienVault for this session to learn: • The pros & cons of different types of vulnerability scans - passive, active, authenticated, unauthenticated • Vulnerability scores and how to interpret them • Best practices for prioritizing vulnerability remediation • How threat intelligence can help you pinpoint the vulnerabilities that matter most
Tags : vulnerability, management, risk, prioritize, profile, environment, data, asset value
     AlienVault
By: AlienVault     Published Date: Mar 30, 2016
The CIS Critical Security Controls (CSCs) provide 20 controls that organizations of any size can use to improve their security posture and reduce the risk of cyber threats to critical assets, data, and network infrastructure. The AlienVault USM platform, with its built-in essential security capabilities and integrated threat intelligence, can help organizations implement these controls quickly and effectively. This document describes how the AlienVault USM platform maps to each of the CIS CSCs.
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By: AlienVault     Published Date: Jul 22, 2016
Download the full report to explore: The History of "SEM, SIM, or SIEM?" What's Wrong with SIEM? What Options Organizations Have Besides SIEM? AlienVault's Unified Security Management platform AlienVault Labs Threat Intelligence and Open Threat Exchange
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By: AlienVault     Published Date: Jul 22, 2016
Download the full report to explore: The History of "SEM, SIM, or SIEM?" What's Wrong with SIEM? What Options Organizations Have Besides SIEM? AlienVault's Unified Security Management platform AlienVault Labs Threat Intelligence and Open Threat Exchange
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By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 05, 2016
Download the full report to explore: The History of "SEM, SIM, or SIEM?" What's Wrong with SIEM? What Options Organizations Have Besides SIEM? AlienVault's Unified Security Management platform AlienVault Labs Threat Intelligence and Open Threat Exchange
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By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Get All 5 Chapters of AlienVault’s How to Build a Security Operations Center (On a Budget) in 1 eBook! You'll get an in-depth look at how organizations with limited resources can set up a successful operations center for monitoring, detecting, containing, and remediating IT threats across applications, devices, systems, networks, and locations. The chapters you'll read focus on: • The roles and responsibilities involved in a security operations team • The key processes you'll need to build a security operations center • The essential security monitoring tools needed for a fully functional security operations center • How threat intelligence is used in a security operations center • Real world examples of how organizations have used AlienVault USM to power their security operations center For many organizations (unless you work for a large bank), building a SOC may seem like an impossible task. With limited resources (time, staff, and budget), setting up an operations center supported b
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By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Threat Intelligence is one of the most critical weapons we can use in cyber defense. Knowing which attackers are trying to target your organization, as well as how, why, and when gives you an advantage when trying to thwart these attacks. In today’s landscape, security researchers are a modern-day version of Sherlock Holmes. They’re constantly analyzing clues to an adversary’s motives and techniques, tracking down their ephemeral footprints amidst the chaos of our cyber community. However, these researches can also make hasty conclusions before all the facts are gathered, and dismiss the most important clues during investigations. This evaluation guide is designed to help you evaluate threat intelligence service providers, so that you can effectively put threat intelligence to work for you. You’ll learn: • The 3 characteristics to look for when evaluating threat intelligence vendors • The most important questions to ask when evaluating threat intelligence vendors and what to listen for
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By: ArborNetworks     Published Date: Feb 12, 2016
Ask any cybersecurity professional and she’ll tell you that her job is getting increasingly difficult. Why? Most will point to a combination of the dangerous threat landscape, IT complexity, and their overwhelming workload. These issues are driving a major transition in enterprise security. Large organizations must move beyond a threat prevention mentality to become proactive cyber-¬-attack “hunters” that constantly monitor their networks for signs of trouble. This shift to proactive hunting will require new technologies that collect, process, and analyze massive amounts of security data, offer intelligent security analytics for real-¬-time incident detection, integrate threat intelligence to align suspicious internal activities with external threats, and provide analysts with the right data analytics features to query and manipulate data for historical investigations.
Tags : arbor networks, enterprise, cyber attack, network, data, security
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By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
SE Labs tested CylancePROTECT® in an offline environment against major threats that subsequently appeared in the wild. The test explores the product’s ability to prevent new threats from attacking endpoint systems successfully. CylancePROTECT contains technology designed to identify and block malware using what it claims to be an “artificial intelligence” (AI) model. This model can be updated over time. However, in this test we used the model created in May 2015 and did not permit further updates so that the software was unable to receive new models or edit the existing one. The test exposed systems protected by this older version of CylancePROTECT to very impactful threats discovered and reported widely after May 2015. In this way, the test shows to what extent the product was able to predict how future threats would appear. This “Predictive Advantage” (PA), the advantage that users of the product have against future adversaries, is presented in this report.
Tags : malware, predictive, test, response
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By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Forrester Consulting was commissioned to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Cylance's advanced threat protection solution, CylancePROTECT®, and its deployment and configuration services, ThreatZero™. The study aims to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of CylancePROTECT and ThreatZero on their organizations, which will improve customer success with advanced cybersecurity and antivirus protection solutions. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an investment in Cylance, Forrester interviewed the Chief Information Security Officer for a Large State County Government, who has used the solutions for over a year. Cylance provides a new-generation, predictive, cybersecurity, and malware prevention solution that leverages artificial intelligence to prevent malware from executing on endpoints in real time. This is usually implemented with ThreatZero, which is a continuous professional service program rendered by Cylance for users of CylancePROTECT. ThreatZero guides through the planning, implementation, integration, and ongoing optimization of the solution. This often includes end user education, training, and support to totally eliminate endpoint threats and incidents. With CylancePROTECT and ThreatZero, the organization was able to reduce security breaches to almost zero, catching malware before it ever gained access to public records. Relative to their previous endpoint protection, this significantly reduced costs from remediation/reimaging and incidence response. Additionally, IT and security employees’ productivity were boosted. Read more in the full TEI report.
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     BlackBerry Cylance
By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Fileless attacks surged in 2017, largely due to their ability to bypass traditional antivirus solutions. Last year was host to several fileless malware victories. OceanLotus Group infiltrated Asian corporations during Operation Cobalt Kitty, and conducted nearly six months of fileless operations before detection. Ransomware hall-of-famers Petya and WannaCry both implemented fileless techniques in their kill chains. Every major player in information security agrees that fileless attacks are difficult to stop, and the threats are growing worse. Abandoning files is a logical and tactical response to traditional AV solutions which have overcommitted to file-intensive and signature-based blacklists. What can security solutions offer when there are no infected files to detect? How will a blacklist stop an aggressor that only uses legitimate system resources? The security landscape is changing and the divide between traditional AV products and next-generation security solutions is growing wider by the day. Cylance® has built a reputation on security driven by artificial intelligence and provides a frontline defense against fileless malware. This document details how Cylance protects organizations.
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     BlackBerry Cylance
By: Blue Coat     Published Date: Nov 23, 2015
It’s time for Proactive Incident Response: *Full logs in the SIEM, plus complete collection of packet data *Packet data indexed, easily searchable and correlated with threat intelligence and other data. Working with multiple sources of security data, threats are detected early.
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By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Jun 26, 2017
Privileged user accounts—whether usurped, abused or simply misused—are at the heart of most data breaches. Security teams are increasingly evaluating comprehensive privileged access management (PAM) solutions to avoid the damage that could be caused by a rogue user with elevated privileges, or a privileged user who is tired, stressed or simply makes a mistake. Pressure from executives and audit teams to reduce business exposure reinforces their effort, but comprehensive PAM solutions can incur hidden costs, depending on the implementation strategy adopted. With multiple capabilities including password vaults, session management and monitoring, and often user behavior analytics and threat intelligence, the way a PAM solution is implemented can have a major impact on the cost and the benefits. This report provides a blueprint for determining the direct, indirect and hidden costs of a PAM deployment over time.
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By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Privileged user accounts—whether usurped, abused or simply misused—are at the heart of most data breaches. Security teams are increasingly evaluating comprehensive privileged access management (PAM) solutions to avoid the damage that could be caused by a rogue user with elevated privileges, or a privileged user who is tired, stressed or simply makes a mistake. Pressure from executives and audit teams to reduce business exposure reinforces their effort, but comprehensive PAM solutions can incur hidden costs, depending on the implementation strategy adopted. With multiple capabilities including password vaults, session management and monitoring, and often user behavior analytics and threat intelligence, the way a PAM solution is implemented can have a major impact on the cost and the benefits. This report provides a blueprint for determining the direct, indirect and hidden costs of a PAM deployment over time.
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By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Jun 01, 2018
Privileged user accounts—whether usurped, abused or simply misused—are at the heart of most data breaches. Security teams are increasingly evaluating comprehensive privileged access management (PAM) solutions to avoid the damage that could be caused by a rogue user with elevated privileges, or a privileged user who is tired, stressed or simply makes a mistake. Pressure from executives and audit teams to reduce business exposure reinforces their effort, but comprehensive PAM solutions can incur hidden costs, depending on the implementation strategy adopted. With multiple capabilities including password vaults, session management and monitoring, and often user behavior analytics and threat intelligence, the way a PAM solution is implemented can have a major impact on the cost and the benefits. This report provides a blueprint for determining the direct, indirect and hidden costs of a PAM deployment over time.
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By: Cisco     Published Date: Nov 17, 2014
This document will identify the key questions you should ask your advanced malware protection vendor, and show you how Cisco combats today’s advanced malware attacks using a combination of four techniques.
Tags : sourcefire, antimalware protection, network protection, evolving threats, antimalware vendors, malware, cisco, collective intelligence
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By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 17, 2015
The Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report, which presents the research, insights, and perspectives provided by Cisco® Security Research and other security experts within Cisco, explores the ongoing race between attackers and defenders, and how users are becoming everweaker links in the security chain.
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By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 13, 2015
The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) characterizes traditional security tactics as a "messy independent array of independent technologies." A decade ago, this could suffice, but it's no match for today's requirements. Read how an integrated, threat-focused approach can help.
Tags : network security, enterprise organizations, security threats, security architecture, central command, central control, firewall, distributed enforcement
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