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Published By: Cisco EMEA     Published Date: Jun 01, 2018
What if defenders could see the future? If they knew an attack was coming, they could stop it, or at least mitigate its impact and help ensure what they need to protect most is safe. The fact is, defenders can see what’s on the horizon. Many clues are out there—and obvious. The Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report presents our latest security industry advances designed to help organizations and users defend against attacks. We also look at the techniques and strategies that adversaries use to break through those defenses and evade detection. The report also highlights major findings from the Cisco 2018 Security Capabilities Benchmark Study, which examines the security posture of enterprises and their perceptions of their preparedness to defend against attacks.
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jun 21, 2016
Adversaries and defenders are both developing technologies and tactics that are growing in sophistication. For their part, bad actors are building strong back-end infrastructures with which to launch and support their campaigns. Online criminals are refining their techniques for extracting money from victims and for evading detection even as they continue to steal data and intellectual property.
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Sep 21, 2017
For nearly a decade, Cisco has published comprehensive cybersecurity reports that are designed to keep security teams and the businesses they support apprised of cyber threats and vulnerabilities—and informed about steps they can take to improve security and cyber-resiliency. In these reports, we strive to alert defenders to the increasing sophistication of threats and the techniques that adversaries use to compromise users, steal information, and create disruption. Download this whitepaper to find out more.
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cyber attacks, data protection, it security, security solutions, system protector, web security, analytics
    
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Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Feb 01, 2017
The frequency of “mega breaches” continues to rise at an alarming rate. In fact, crippling incidents involving tens of millions of customer records, theft of highly valuable intellectual property, and related criminal activity have become commonplace. This report asserts that many such breaches could be prevented by deploying next-generation endpoint protection technology in concert with an aggressive proactive hunting strategy. This potent combination provides the most effective means to reduce attack surfaces and defend against advanced adversaries.
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CrowdStrike
Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Feb 01, 2017
This year’s Cyber Intrusion Services Casebook focuses on in-depth digital forensics, incident response (IR) and remediation services performed on behalf of actual CrowdStrike clients. Real-life examples drawn from notable CrowdStrike Services IR engagements in 2016 — including the now-infamous hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) —are covered with an emphasis on best practices organizations can follow to identify and eject attackers before a devastating breach occurs. Download this report to learn: • How CrowdStrike’s Falcon OverWatch and professional services teams discovered and attributed the DNC intrusion to nation-state threat actors FANCY BEAR and COZY BEAR • The gaps in security processes and planning that your organization can address now to stop the next breach • The specific tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) a range of nation-state and eCrime adversaries used to penetrate their victims’ defenses, and how they attempted to cover their tracks
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CrowdStrike
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Dec 27, 2017
For nearly a decade, Cisco has published comprehensive cybersecurity reports that are designed to keep security teams and the businesses they support apprised of cyber threats and vulnerabilities—and informed about steps they can take to improve security and cyber-resiliency. In these reports, we strive to alert defenders to the increasing sophistication of threats and the techniques that adversaries use to compromise users, steal information, and create disruption.
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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
    
Kaspersky Lab
Published By: Carbon Black     Published Date: Apr 11, 2018
Adversaries, and cybercriminal organizations in particular, are building tools and using techniques that are becoming so difficult to detect that organizations are having a hard time knowing that intrusions are taking place. Passive techniques of watching for signs of intrusion are less and less effective. Environments are complicated, and no technology can find 100 percent of malicious activity, so humans have to “go on the hunt.” Threat hunting is the proactive technique that’s focused on the pursuit of attacks and the evidence that attackers leave behind when they’re conducting reconnaissance, attacking with malware, or exfiltrating sensitive data. Instead of just hoping that technology flags and alerts you to the suspected activity, you apply human analytical capacity and understanding about environment context to more quickly determine when unauthorized activity occurs. This process allows attacks to be discovered earlier with the goal of stopping them before intruders are able t
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Published By: F5 Networks Inc     Published Date: Aug 16, 2018
As signaling and scrubbing technology evolve (and as your solutions become more and more adaptable), DDoS attacks will become less effective and less attractive to would-be adversaries. The time will soon come when a 1 Tb attack from an IoT botnet will seem like a mere annoyance, rather than a catastrophic event—if you even notice it at all. So how do you get there faster? Plan ahead by designing a defense in-depth DDoS strategy and partner with a trusted security provider to handle the large attacks. Upfront preparation will pay off when the threat of DDoS attacks no longer keeps you up at night.
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strategy, ddos, spam, technology, solutions
    
F5 Networks Inc
Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Aug 01, 2017
Download this white paper to learn:?The detailed anatomy of a fileless intrusion, including the initial compromise, gaining command and control, escalating privileges and establishing persistence?How fileless attacks exploit trusted systems —the types of processes compromised, the specific exploit tactics used to gain a foothold, and more?Why traditional technologies fail to protect against fileless attacks and what you can do to better defend your organization against them
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CrowdStrike
Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
Learn how cyber threat intelligence (CTI) helps you bolster defenses, hunt down adversaries,investigate incidents and make better security decisions. While once considered a “nice to have”, Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is now widely considered an essential weapon against breaches. A recent study by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) found that 72 percent of organizations plan to increase CTI spending — further validation of its important role in your security strategy. Yet, because threat intelligence comes in many shapes and forms, it is often misunderstood. This white paper, “Threat Intelligence, Cybersecurity’s Best Kept Secret,” offers in-depth coverage of CTI, including the different categories of threat intelligence and use cases that demonstrate CTI’s effectiveness in thwarting today’s most dangerous and sophisticated attackers. You’ll also learn how the right CTI can empower better security and executive decisions, while dramatically improving your organization's security pos
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CrowdStrike
Published By: CyberX     Published Date: Aug 21, 2017
Today, a range of diverse cyber-adversaries — including nation-states, cybercriminals, competitors, hacktivists, and insiders/contractors — pose financial, reputational and regulatory risk to industrial and critical infrastructure organizations. The business impact can include costly production downtime, safety failures, and environmental release of hazardous materials, as well as theft of corporate secrets such as sensitive information about formulas and proprietary manufacturing processes. The challenge is compounded as organizations adopt digitization initiatives and IT/OT convergence to support the business — removing any “air-gaps” that may have existed in the past. To help security and operations teams stay ahead of the latest ICS/SCADA threats, CyberX — the industrial cybersecurity company founded by military cyber experts with nation-state experience securing critical infrastructure — has partnered with SANS to create educational content about emerging ICS threat vectors and
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ics, scada, cyberx, cyber security, hacking, randomware
    
CyberX
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jun 16, 2016
Adversaries and defenders are both developing technologies and tactics that are growing in sophistication. For their part, bad actors are building strong back-end infrastructures with which to launch and support their campaigns. Online criminals are refining their techniques for extracting money from victims and for evading detection even as they continue to steal data and intellectual property.
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security, technology, security tactics, data
    
Cisco
Published By: Cyveillance     Published Date: Apr 03, 2015
Protecting a business – including its information and intellectual property, physical infrastructure, employees, and reputation – has become increasingly difficult. Online threats come from all sides: internal leaks and external adversaries; domestic hacktivists and overseas cybercrime syndicates; targeted threats and mass attacks. And these threats run the gamut from targeted to indiscriminate to entirely accidental. Like many security trends and frameworks, the early stages of adoption often involve inconsistent definitions, challenges with justification and management communication and an unknown path to implementation. In this white paper, we: • Review the current threatscape and why it requires this new approach • Offer a clarifying definition of what cyber threat Intelligence is • Describe how to communicate its value to the business and • Lay out some concrete initial steps toward implementing Intelligence-Led Security
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intellectual property, hackers, protection, leaks, security, threatscape, networking
    
Cyveillance
Published By: CDW-Trend Micro     Published Date: Aug 04, 2015
This is a whitepaper about how organizations are constantly under attack from increasingly advanced cyber adversaries.
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ecosystem, cyber attack, antivirus, security, single vendor, endpoint, digital, web, holistic, email systems, hosted service
    
CDW-Trend Micro
Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Jun 06, 2018
Who Needs Malware? How Adversaries Use Fileless Attacks to Evade Your Security Learn how fileless techniques work and why they present such a complex challenge. The arms race between cybersecurity vendors and determined adversaries has never been more heated. As soon as a new security tool is released, threat actors strive to develop a way around it. One advanced threat technique that is experiencing success is the use of fileless attacks, where noexecutable file is written to disk. The 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report found that 51 percent of cyberattacks are malware
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CrowdStrike
Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Nov 28, 2018
Learn how cyber threat intelligence (CTI) helps you bolster defenses, hunt down adversaries, investigate incidents and make better security decisions. While once considered a “nice to have”, Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is now widely considered an essential weapon against breaches. A recent study by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) found that 72 percent of organizations plan to increase CTI spending — further validation of its important role in your security strategy. Yet, because threat intelligence comes in many shapes and forms, it is often misunderstood. This white paper, “Threat Intelligence: Cybersecurity’s Best Kept Secret,” offers in-depth coverage of CTI, including the different categories of threat intelligence and use cases that demonstrate CTI’s effectiveness in thwarting today’s most dangerous and sophisticated attackers. You’ll also learn how the right CTI can empower better security and executive decisions, while dramatically improving your organization's security post
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CrowdStrike
Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Nov 28, 2018
Damaging widespread attacks such as WannaCry provide grim reminders of how prevalent Ransomware attacks have become. Adversaries are not only launching Ransomware attacks against a wide range of industries, they are consistently evolving their tools, tactics and procedures (TTPs) to foil your organization’s best cybersecurity strategies. A white paper, “Ransomware, a Growing Enterprise Threat,” offers in-depth analysis of Ransomware and explains why organizations can’t afford to ignore this increasingly challenging cyber threat. Download this white paper to learn • The evolution of Ransomware and why businesses are being targeted more frequently • How perpetrators tactics and targets are evolving to maximize profits • Best practices for protecting your organization from becoming a victim of Ransomware
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CrowdStrike
Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Nov 28, 2018
Learn how fileless techniques work and why they present such a complex challenge. The arms race between cybersecurity vendors and determined adversaries has never been more heated. As soon as a new security tool is released, threat actors strive to develop a way around it. One advanced threat technique that is experiencing success is the use of fileless attacks, where no executable file is written to disk. The 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report found that 51 percent of cyberattacks are malware-free, so there’s no indication that these attacks will be subsiding anytime soon. Read this white paper to get the important information you need to successfully defend your company against stealthy fileless attacks. Download this white paper to learn: • The detailed anatomy of a fileless intrusion, including the initial compromise, gaining command and control, escalating privileges and establishing persistence • How fileless attacks exploit trusted systems — the types of processe
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Nov 17, 2014
Today’s malware authors continue to increase their capabilities faster than security solutions can adapt to them. Whether it’s changing their attacks or hiding malicious code within web pages, it’s more difficult to identify legitimate network traffic. With first-generation network security devices, it is nearly impossible to defend against today’s threats. The situation will get worse before it gets better. Adversaries now utilize agile development and testing methods to develop their malware, they test new malware against the latest security software to increase effectiveness. Next-generation network security devices are emerging that provide the visibility and situational context required to meet today’s threats. These solutions use security automation to provide a sophisticated solution that is both lightweight and agile
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malware, cisco, command and control evasion, port hopping, zero-day attacks, encapsulation, encrypted traffic, networking, security, software development, it management
    
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 16, 2016
Adversaries and defenders are both developing technologies and tactics that are growing in sophistication. For their part, bad actors are building strong back-end infrastructures with which to launch and support their campaigns. Online criminals are refining their techniques for extracting money from victims and for evading detection even as they continue to steal data and intellectual property.
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technology, infrastructure management, security, network management, network performance
    
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 16, 2016
The need for threat-focused next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) that can effectively mitigate risks that traditional unified threat management (UTM) and point solutions cannot is highlighted by numerous studies, including one from Cisco that reported that every organization should assume it has been hacked. Cisco threat researchers found malicious traffic was visible on 100 percent of the corporate networks that they observed, with evidence that adversaries had often penetrated those networks and were frequently operating undetected over a long period.
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network security, threat management, network management, security
    
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Sep 12, 2014
Adversaries spend 100 percent of their time finding weak links and using them to their advantage. And as the Internet of Things accelerates and our dependence on the connected environment continues to expand, so do opportunities for attackers. Download the Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report to learn about the different types of vulnerabilities that exist in the systems we rely upon, including the Internet itself, and what can be done to reduce their number and impact.
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adversaries, weak, link, internet, dependence, connected, environment, attackers, opportunities, security, system, impact, it management
    
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015
Today’s adversaries continue to increase their capabilities faster than the defenses deployed to stop them. Whether they are obfuscating their attacks or hiding malicious code within webpages and other files, they are making it more and more difficult to profile and identify legitimate network traffic. This is especially true in firstgeneration network security devices that restrict protection and policies to ports and protocols.
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firewall, buyers guide, protocols, next generation, networks, computing, cloud, innovation, enterprise, datacenter, social, analytics, it management
    
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Published By: SAS     Published Date: Aug 03, 2016
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.
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cyber security, security, best practices, attacker prevention, paradigm shift, security analytics, technology
    
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