Certain types of diseases seem to only occur within certain national boundaries. Malware is not one of them. A formidable threat to enterprise security since the 1980s, cybercrime is a truly global phenomenon, and no business is safe from its reach.
A brief look at the history of malware attacks reveals a degree of variance within the virtual threat landscape that makes pinpointing and stopping such attacks extremely difficult.
As the historic virus examples illustrate, the malware problem has been and will continue to be a constant threat. Since an offensive line against cybercrime is not possible, enterprises need to prepare the best defense they can.
Take the stealth, creativity and patience of Stuxnet, the commercialism, wide
distribution and easy-to-use toolkits of Zeus, and you understand the potency of today’s malware. Start planning now to protect your intellectual property and other assets.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Aug 08, 2016
IT environments have become much more vulnerable as enterprise mobility, cloud services and “bring-your-own-everything” have broken down the defensible perimeter and added layers of complexity to securing the enterprise. At the same time, the nature of cyber threats has changed dramatically. Threat actors are well organized and well funded, and many of them are known to be supported by nation states. They have sophisticated technical skills which allow these actors to create custom malware for very specific targets, and they are relentless in pursuit of their objectives. Moreover, almost anyone with a malicious intent can purchase malware and rent botnets on the Dark Web, lowering the bar for criminal entities, nation states, and terrorists to use cyber as a weapon of choice towards their intended purpose.
Published By: MX Logic
Published Date: May 21, 2008
Rootkits, Trojans, ransomware, Denial-of-Service and much more – this newly released white paper from MX Logic covers the everchanging security threat landscape. Learn what malicious intrusions are out there, how to identify them and how to keep your network safe.
Published By: MX Logic
Published Date: May 21, 2008
In this recent report, the Aberdeen Group’s research revealed that 100% of Best-in-Class companies consume some managed security services as part of their security strategy. The most widely deployed and easiest to implement managed security service is email security.
A new white paper from Panda Security discusses the new breed of silent online threats that can bypass traditional antivirus programs and penetrate even the most highly 'protected' networks. Additionally, the sheer volume of malware has overwhelmed the antivirus industry as a whole. Collective Intelligence is a new global security model specifically designed to combat the next evolution of malicious code.
This white paper examines five steps to better security that today's retail businesses can't afford to ignore on their networks - from application control to data loss prevention - to ensure business continuity and PCI DSS compliance.
The emergence of covert information theft as a key tactic of malware propagators. Most importantly, the paper highlights the crucial danger points for any business that doesn't defend itself against viruses which operate in the background.
Bots and botnets suck, so what better teaching aid to help people understand them than a vacuum cleaner? It can be extremely challenging to attempt to explain technical concepts to non-technical people. There are two goals for this presentation. Click on this white paper to read about it.
Why all the hype? Is cyberwarfare really something enterprise information security professionals should be concerned about? It's hard to know what the next cyber crisis will be, but here are a few best practices that enterprise security teams should consider to avoid becoming victims.
You spoke and we listened. Today’s advanced malware threats have you spending a lot of resources fighting an uphill battle. The answer is McAfee Advanced Threat Defense—so you can find, freeze, and fix threats.
During this webcast, GFI Senior Threat Researcher Chris Boyd discussed:How to identify botnets in your systems, how to remediate botnet malware, how to maximize protection against botnets and how to educate users to prevent infections.
Published By: Incapsula
Published Date: Jul 11, 2014
DDDoS attacks are bigger, smarter and more dangerous than ever. Incapsula's research shows that almost 33% of Network (Layer 3&4) DDoS attacks exceeded 20 Gbps. At the same time, DDoS botnets used to wage Application (Layer 7) attacks are up by 240% compared to 2013. This report details our findings and insights into the latest DDoS attack trends.
Recent BitSight research shows a solid correlation between a company’s botnet grade and their likelihood of experiencing a publicly disclosed breach. Download this report to learn how BitSight Security Ratings are a powerful metric for communicating cyber risk across the enterprise.
The growth of cloud, mobility, social business and big data mean that botnets, credit card theft, cyber criminals and other external threats pose increasing risk to business continuity, financial stability and brand reputation. Read the white paper, “Preventing security risks in real time,” to learn how this new reality is forcing the evolution of organizations’ defenses to become more intelligent—using global analytics to scale visibility across broad data sets, both diverse and complementary, in real time.
Botnets and DDoS attacks are perceived as being malevolent and unstoppable. Fortunately there are companies like Arbor Networks, who are dedicated to analyzing and stopping botnets and DDoS attacks on a global basis.