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Published By: Lookout     Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
Mobile devices have rapidly become ground zero for a wide spectrum of risk that includes malicious targeted attacks on devices and network connections, a range of malware families, non-compliant apps that leak data, and vulnerabilities in device operating systems or apps. Read the four mobile security insights CISOs must know to prepare for a strategic conversation with the CEO and board about reducing mobile risks and the business value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jul 08, 2016
This white paper can help you confirm that your small business or distributed enterprise needs to invest in an effective next-generation firewalls (NGFW) solution. For small businesses, the NGFW should provide an affordable and manageable entrée to advanced threat protection. In branch offices and the distributed enterprise, NGFWs should provide a detection and enforcement point, analyzing real-time threats and network traffic at scale and benefiting from an integrated and holistic view of the network of which it is a part. In both use scenarios, the NGFW should help your organization defend against targeted and persistent malware attacks, including emerging threats.
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Published By: Websense     Published Date: Jan 25, 2013
“Is this email a phish or is it legitimate?” That’s the question that employees — and executives in particular - read this white paper to learn guidance on how to recognize advanced threats and protect yourself from them.
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phishing, targeted attacks, websense, security, scams, defence, key topics, security guidance, data management, data center
    
Websense
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 11, 2017
Targeted threats are increasing at an alarming rate. Malicious actors are evolving their methodologies and are increasingly exploiting the domain name system (DNS) to launch cyberattacks. Learn more about how to proactively protect your company with an additional layer of cloud-based security.
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domain name system (dns), cloud security, threat protection, threat prevention, phishing, ransomware, security threats, malware
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: FireEye     Published Date: Nov 27, 2012
How to Protect Against the Next Generation of Cyber Attacks
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fireeye, cyber attacks, firewalls, ips, protect, security
    
FireEye
Published By: Absolute Software     Published Date: May 31, 2016
The US healthcare industry has historically lagged behind others in the maturity of security capabilities, only recently catching up on data security and privacy in response to HIPAA. But there is a wide range of other mounting risks unique to healthcare that S&R pros in healthcare can’t ignore — greater regulatory pressure, increasing targeted attacks, the frightening uncertainty of IoT security, and global economic pressures. This report outlines the most important security capabilities for security leaders in this sector to implement in the face of these challenges.
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healthcare, security capabilities, data security, best practices, security, access control, application security
    
Absolute Software
Published By: Proofpoint     Published Date: Jun 22, 2017
Human targeted attacks continued to lead the pack in 2016. Attackers’ used automation and personalisation to increase the volume and click-through rates of their campaigns. Taking a page from the B2B e-marketer’s playbook, cyber criminals are adopting marketing best practices and sending their campaigns on Tuesdays and Thursdays when click-through rates are higher. Meanwhile, BEC and credential phishing attacks targeted the human factor directly--no technical exploits needed. Instead, they used social engineering to persuade victims into sending money, sensitive information and account credentials. Timing is everything—attackers know that hitting your employees with a well-crafted email at the just the right time produces the best results. Of course, this varies by region. So if you are responsible for worldwide SecOps, you need visibility into not only attack patterns but also when and which employees tend to click.
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security solutions, ransomware, security technologies, protection technologies, malicious email, it security, server protection
    
Proofpoint
Published By: Logrhythm     Published Date: Sep 05, 2017
The traditional approach to cybersecurity has been to use a prevention-centric strategy focused on blocking attacks. While prevention-centric approaches do stop many threats, many of today’s advanced and motivated threat actors are circumventing these defences with creative, stealthy, targeted, and persistent attacks that often go undetected for significant periods of time.
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reconnaissance, initial compromise, command control, lateral movement, target attainment, corruption
    
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Published By: Pindrop Security     Published Date: Apr 26, 2018
As fraudsters grow in sophistication and experience, they often aren’t acting alone. Syndicated crime rings are big business around the world. In the fraud economy, different fraudsters specialize in different aspects of the attack, from gathering data and creating profiles of targeted victims, to socially engineering call center agents, to creating tools like robotic dialers. These fraudsters might work alone, selling their skills on the black market. In other cases, fraudsters are running entire call centers overseas dedicated to executing attacks.
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Published By: Pindrop Security     Published Date: Apr 26, 2018
As fraudsters grow in sophistication and experience, they often aren’t acting alone. Syndicated crime rings are big business around the world. In the fraud economy, different fraudsters specialize in different aspects of the attack, from gathering data and creating profiles of targeted victims, to socially engineering call center agents, to creating tools like robotic dialers. These fraudsters might work alone, selling their skills on the black market. In other cases, fraudsters are running entire call centers overseas dedicated to executing attacks.
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Published By: Arbor     Published Date: Sep 15, 2014
In this whitepaper, noted industry analyst Richard Stiennon examines the emerging requirement in the ongoing arms race with threat actors. Despite years of investment in multiple layers of security defenses, every organization is still wide open to targeted attacks. It is practically impossible to stop all possible attacks. Even next-generation firewalls, complete alerting and logging collected in a SIEM, and universal patch management and vulnerability discovery has proven to be ineffective against threat actors who are motivated, skilled and determined. This paper answers the critical questions about security analytics and explains why it is one of the fastest growing product categories in security.
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cyber defenses, threat actors, it security, security analytics, application security, security management
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: May 02, 2017
There's an old saying in information security: "We want our network to be like an M&M, with a hard crunchy outside and a soft chewy center." For today's digital business, this perimeter-based security model is ineffective against malicious insiders and targeted attacks. Security and risk (S&R) pros must eliminate the soft chewy center and make security ubiquitous throughout the digital business ecosystem — not just at the perimeter. In 2009, we developed a new information security model, called the Zero Trust Model, which has gained widespread acceptance and adoption. This report explains the vision and key concepts of the model. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
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resource management, product data, remote services, asset management, cloud management, web applications, application scheduling, internet of things
    
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Published By: Kaspersky Lab     Published Date: Oct 30, 2014
In recent years, threat actors have become increasingly focused on targeting corporations to obtain sensitive information for financial profit or economic espionage. Regardless of the adversaries’ motives, corporations understand the need to implement defensive measures to secure their infrastructure and sensitive data while mitigating the risk of future attacks.
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financial profit, economic espionage, it security, risk mitigation, security, it management, knowledge management, business intelligence
    
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Published By: Damballa     Published Date: Nov 13, 2012
Frost & Sullivan is proud to present the 2011 North American New Product Innovation Award in Cyber Threat Protection to Damballa Inc.
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advanced threats, apt, advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks, advanced malware, command-and-control, c&c, dropper, call-back, virtual analysis, zero-day threats, tdl4, stuxnet, spyeye, zeus, malware detection, cyber attacks, cybersecurity, cyber threats, cyber espionage
    
Damballa
Published By: McAfee     Published Date: Dec 04, 2014
The attacks continue. The breaches occur. Penalties are assessed. While most universities manage to keep pace with the latest digital trends, they have been far less timely when it comes defending their networks and sensitive data against the latest targeted attacks and threats. This lack of protection is evident as recent headlines expose costly data breaches of student records and research, state and federal compliance violations, and a raft of other privacy and security issues that put students, alumni, staff, and the institutions themselves at considerable risk.
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mcafee, security crisis, higher education, breaches, digital trend, privacy, security issues, sensitive data
    
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Published By: Intralinks     Published Date: Apr 13, 2015
The truth is that they can get a lot worse – and no one is immune. Your company’s data has never been at greater risk. There is no doubt that 2014 was a dire year for many organizations, as they failed to properly protect their computer systems and the data held upon them. As if it wasn’t bad enough keeping on top of new zero-day vulnerabilities, targeted attacks, and revelations of state-sponsored espionage, users are potentially exposing companies’ most important data by not following best practices and using consumer-grade cloud services that aren’t built with enterprise needs in mind. An ever more mobile workforce wants to work on their files remotely but may be taking dangerous risks with sensitive corporate data at the same time. In this white paper, we detail some of the biggest computer security threats of the last year and offer some predictions on what we can expect to see in 2015.
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Intralinks
Published 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.
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web protection, email protection, web application firewall, intrusion protection, sandboxing, threat protection
    
Sophos
Published By: Trend Micro     Published Date: Feb 01, 2013
This whitepaper will explore the anatomy of targeted attacks: the inner workings of the APT lifecycle. It will also provide an in-depth overview of Trend Micro Deep Discovery advanced threat protection solution, and how it enables enterprise IT to adopt a custom defense strategy that modernizes its risk management program to defend against targeted attacks. Deep Discovery is at the heart of the Trend Micro Custom Defense solution against targeted attacks.
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advanced persistent, threat challenge, custom defense solution, trend micro, risk management
    
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Published By: Trend Micro     Published Date: Feb 01, 2013
Despite increased awareness and focus on defending against targeted attacks from both business and security leaders, organizations continue to be breached and suffer the consequences. Many of today’s security investments are simply not aligned to defend against these targeted threat vectors. Advanced threat detection and response should not be a point solution but rather a combination of technologies and core competencies. Detecting and responding to advanced threats should involve tight integration of multiple security technologies, network analysis and visibility (NAV) tools, the ability to automatically generate content such as security rules and signatures, context on attacker history, and overall customization and flexibility to ensure that the solution is fine-tuned for your specific IT environment.
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security, advance threat detection, nav
    
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Published By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 24, 2014
This IDC Executive Brief document analyzes the evolving threat landscape and how the use of security intelligence services can help organizations to defend against advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. Challenges of current security approaches and benefits of security intelligence services will be discussed.
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protecting against targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats, business security, the evolving threat landscape, security management
    
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Published By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 24, 2014
This IDC Executive Brief document analyzes the evolving threat landscape and how the use of security intelligence services can help organizations to defend against advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. Challenges of current security approaches and benefits of security intelligence services will be discussed.
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protecting against targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats, business security, the evolving threat landscape
    
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Published By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 24, 2014
This IDC Executive Brief document analyzes the evolving threat landscape and how the use of security intelligence services can help organizations to defend against advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. Challenges of current security approaches and benefits of security intelligence services will be discussed.
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protecting against targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats, business security, the evolving threat landscape
    
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