Today’s threat landscape is nothing like that of just 10 years ago. Simple attacks that caused containable damage have given way to modern cybercrime operations that are sophisticated, well-funded, and capable of causing major disruptions to organizations and the national infrastructure. Not only are these advanced attacks difficult to detect, but they also remain in networks for long periods of time and amass network resources to launch attacks elsewhere.
Traditional defenses that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection are no longer adequate. It’s time for a new security model that addresses the full attack continuum—before, during, and after an attack.
"High-profile cyber attacks seem to occur almost daily in recent years. Clearly security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). This oversight leaves a massive gap in network defenses.
But this infrastructure doesn’t have to be a vulnerability. Solutions that protect recursive DNS (rDNS) can serve as a simple and effective security control point for end users and devices on your network. Read this white paper to learn more about how rDNS is putting your enterprise at risk, why you need a security checkpoint at this infrastructural layer, how rDNS security solutio
Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 01, 2013
Traditional security measures such as network firewalls are no longer enough to keep an enterprise secure. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, security mechanisms are incorporated and applied at the core of every solution, and security is extended to include all the open source packages that make up Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As a result, customers experience a higher quality of service.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Mar 26, 2014
The report presents a tiered service approach to enterprise mobile security while exploring how NAC and MDM as complementary controls can offer necessary network and device level defenses to enable IT organizations to realize mobility advantages and reduce security and compliance exposures. The report also examines ForeScout's mobile security offering and presents relevant use cases.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
By 2021, cyber attacks are expected to cause $6 trillion in damages worldwide. To combat, spending is predicted to hit $1 trillion between 2017 and 2021. Attackers benefit from an infinite amount of time and tactics at their disposal, as they work to get around the typical static network and endpoint defenses organizations put in place. Deception can complement endpoint and network defenses, adding dynamic security mechanisms that can be customized for every environment to take the attacker’s advantage away.
While endpoint and network security protects you from being compromised, deception mitigates the effects of a compromise by detecting it early and identifying the attacker intent which helps coordinate a faster and better response.
Read this white paper to find out more.
The ever-increasing wave of data breaches is affecting how organizations are looking at security. No longer is it enough to simply build a perimeter around the corporate network; malicious actors are increasing choosing alternative – and far easier – methods of entry: your users. For your organization to be secure, your security strategy must evolve from network-centric to user-centric.
This white paper details the increasingly complex relations between your users and your corporate resources, which is redefining how perimeter defenses and how organizations must think about identity governance.
Published By: Incapsula
Published Date: Nov 06, 2017
Being aware of the risks and costs associated with DDoS attacks, most enterprises protect their websites and network infrastructure with some sort of mitigation solution. However, as the threat landscape continues to evolve, it’s getting harder to gauge your organization’s DDoS readiness and identify the soft spots in your defenses.
The calculator measures your DDoS resiliency score based on a short questionnaire about your network infrastructure, security products and procedures.
The results are provided in a detailed report that includes:
Your DRS score, its meaning and implications
Technical evaluation of a virtual penetration test
Comparative analysis of your DRS within your business vertical
Suggestions for improving your security posture
McAfee® Database Activity Monitoring automatically finds databases on your network, protects them with preconfigured defenses, and helps you build a custom security policy for your environment making it easier to demonstrate compliance to auditors.
Growing in number and becoming increasingly more malicious, security threats and attacks pose a severe threat to the survival of a business. Security operations teams need to leverage every available tool to respond more quickly and effectively to these incidents. While network packet capture and forensic analysis has traditionally been used by network operations, such a tool can also help security teams augment existing defenses and get on top of these threats. Given the hostile IT security environment, close collaboration between these groups is crucial to overall IT organizational success.
This white paper explains the importance of packet capture and forensic analysis to security operations, examines the dynamics of this growing collaboration between security and network teams, and explores a leading platform in this market from Viavi Solutions.
The targeted attacks and advanced threats that are increasingly used to breach enterprise networks are purpose-built to evade traditional defenses. Enterprises require an advanced approach to protection that identifies these attacks and enables organizations to prevent breaches and their costly consequences. Read this white paper to learn how the Trend Micro Custom Defense can prevent the collateral damage associated with targeted attacks and advanced threats.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Nov 17, 2017
Networking communication protocols make it possible for the Internet to work. Unfortunately, criminals can use those trusted systems to obfuscate malicious data and penetrate your network defenses undetected.
An advanced evasion technique (AET) is a method of delivering an exploit or malicious content into a vulnerable target so that the traffic looks normal and security devices will pass it through.
By combining attacks using several protocol layers, these advanced evasions bypass most existing security solutions. Forcepoint NGFW (Next-Generation Firewall) applies sophisticated analysis techniques specifically to detect this type of attack. Download this whitepaper to find out more.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jun 25, 2015
In this whitepaper, Countdown to Compromise: The Timeline of a Spear-Phishing Attack on Your Organization, see exactly what happens before, during and after an attack, all the mistakes that made you vulnerable, and how you can get ready for it.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 19, 2015
A spear-phishing attack could bring your company to its knees – today. For all you know, you may already be under attack. That could result in a data breach that lands your company in the glare of the news cameras – and in hot water with your customers, partners and investors.
Security practitioners and threat actors are constantly developing new techniques to gain advantages over the other. In recent years, security teams have stepped up their approaches to protecting their infrastructure by fortifying their network perimeter defenses, building up protections against advanced malware, upgrading vulnerable operating systems, automating the delivery of patches to stop exploits, and developing counter-measures to spot intruders. The threat actors looking to circumvent these measures are shifting their attention toward the next weakest link in the security chain – the user.
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.
Most large organizations address network security with an army of tactical point tools like firewalls, VPN gateways, IDSs/IPSs, network proxies, malware sandboxes, web and e-mail gateways, etc. This messy array of independent technologies was adequate ten years ago, but now presents a plethora of operational, policy enforcement, and monitoring challenges. Worse yet, network security defenses are becoming less and less effective at blocking targeted and sophisticated threats and advanced malware attacks.
The report is divided into two main areas:
Threat Intelligence, which gives an overview of the latest threat
research from Cisco.
And, Analysis and Observations, where security industry consolidation and the emerging concept of integrated threat defense is discussed.
The Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report examines these intersecting challenges while also providing updates on some of the most compelling threats. Using research by our experts, it provides an overview of the major threats observed in the first half of 2015. This report also explores likely future trends and offers advice for small, midsize, and enterprise organizations that seek security solutions and services.
Most large organizations address network security with an army of tactical point tools like firewalls, VPN gateways,
IDSs/IPSs, network proxies, malware sandboxes, web and e-mail gateways, etc. This messy array of independent
technologies was adequate ten years ago, but now presents a plethora of operational, policy enforcement, and
monitoring challenges. Worse yet, network security defenses are becoming less and less effective at blocking
targeted and sophisticated threats and advanced malware attacks.
Growing in number and becoming increasingly more malicious, security threats and attacks pose a severe threat to the survival of a business. Security operations teams need to leverage every available tool to respond more quickly and effectively to these incidents. While network packet capture and forensic analysis has traditionally been used by network operations, such a tool can also help security teams augment existing defenses and get on top of these threats. Given the hostile IT security environment, close collaboration between these groups is crucial to overall IT organizational success. This white paper explains the importance of packet capture and forensic analysis to security operations, examines the dynamics of this growing collaboration between security and network teams, and explores a leading platform in this market from Viavi Solutions.
The right Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) solution can help IT operations deliver superior performance for users. When incorporated into your IT security initiatives, deep packet inspection can strengthen your existing antivirus software, Intrusion Detection System (IDS), and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) defenses.
Organizations that need to protect business critical applications, and sensitive data and hosts recognize that traditional network defenses can be readily bypassed by attackers. This white paper defines four key qualities of an effective host-based IPS.
A paradigm shift is underway in the cybersecurity industry. Cybersecurity professionals are moving from a focus on attacker prevention to attacker detection. Preventing the “bad guys” from getting in is still important, but cyber adversaries are increasingly able to bypass even the most sophisticated network defenses. Once inside, it is more important than ever to find these attackers fast, before their activities get buried in the daily volume and pulse of network communications. This is where security analytics holds promise. Security analytics provides the necessary and timely visibility into normal and abnormal network behavior. This visibility enables devices and entities acting suspiciously to be quickly identified and investigated.