Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the extortionist’s demands are met is one of the most common forms of cybercrime. And the prevalence of ransomware attacks continues to increase. Cybercriminals are now using more than 50 different forms of ransomware to target and extort money from unsuspecting
individuals and businesses.
Ransomware attacks are pervasive. More than 4,000 ransomware attacks happen every day, and the volume of attacks is increasing at a rate of 300 percent annually. According to an IDT911 study, 84 percent of small and midsize businesses will not meet or report ransomware demands.
No one is safe from ransomware, as it attacks enterprises and SMBs, government agencies, and individuals indiscriminately. While ransomware demands more than doubled in 2016 to $679 from $294 in 2015, the cost of remediating the damage and lost productivity is many multiples higher.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: May 07, 2018
MobileIron knows that cybercriminals are continuously generating more advanced ways to steal your data by any means necessary. That’s why we are committed to continually innovating and delivering new solutions that help our customers win the race against time to get ahead of the latest mobile security threats. As part of that commitment, MobileIron Threat Defense supports the five critical steps to deploying advanced, on-device mobile security. Our solution provides a single, integrated app that delivers several key advantages.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Aug 15, 2017
Stay ahead of the evolving threats.
Organized crime is driving the rapid growth and sophisticated evolution of advanced threats that put entire website ecosystems at risk, and no organization is safe.
The stealthy nature of these threats gives cybercriminals the time to go deeper into website environments, very often with severe consequences.
The longer the time before detection and resolution, the more damage is inflicted. The risk and size of fines, lawsuits, reparation costs, damaged reputation, loss of operations, loss of sales, and loss of customers pile up higher and higher.
The complexity of website security management and lack of visibility across website ecosystems is further impacted by the fact that it is nearly impossible to know how and where to allocate resources.
Website security must be evolved in line with these growing threats and challenges.
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
It was recently found that most Global 2000 organisations have failed to completely remediate Heartbleed. This leaves these organisations vulnerable to cyberattacks, future brand damage, and intellectual property loss.
This paper reveals how not securing all of your keys and certificates enables cybercriminals to bypass controls like threat detection, data protection, firewalls, VPNs, DLP, privileged access, and authentication systems that you expect will mitigate threats.
There’s a war being waged on all our networks, and security researchers around the world are on the front lines. Here’s the inside story of how our elite security-research team neutralized one of the biggest threats in years.
Lax SSH security and management can lead to significant gaps in security controls. Cybercriminals target these gaps to gain full access to sensitive, regulated, and valuable systems and data.
Read the solution brief, Stop Unauthorized Privileged Access, to close these SSH security gaps and protect your business:
• Learn about the top SSH vulnerabilities
• Discover how to reduce risk of SSH key misuse
• Develop a strategy to manage and secure SSH keys
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) operators have proven they can breach enterprises like yours by undermining your critical security controls when you fail to protect digital certificates and cryptographic keys. Not securing all of your keys and certificates enables cybercriminals to bypass controls like threat detection, data protection, firewalls, VPNs, DLP, privileged access, and authentication systems that you expect will mitigate threats.
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are stealthier and more spiteful than ever. Sophisticated techniques are used to quietly breach organizations and deploy customized malware, which potentially remains undetected for months. Such attacks are caused by cybercriminals who target individual users with highly evasive tools. Legacy security approaches are bypassed to steal sensitive data from credit card details to intellectual property or government secrets. Traditional cybersecurity solutions, such as email spam filters, anti-virus software or firewalls are ineffective against advanced persistent threats. APTs can bypass such solutions and gain hold within a network to make organizations vulnerable to data breaches.
With companies embracing mobility to maintain competitive advantage in the digital era, information security threats have increased exponentially. Userfriendly technologies such as mobile devices, mobile apps, and cloud storage are often hacker-friendly too, creating opportunities for cybercriminals to covertly infiltrate company data. This opens the door to data loss, reputational damage, loss of proprietary information – not to mention the associated regulatory penalties and potential legal fees. IT bears the brunt of responsibility for information security, yet according to Forrester, internal incidents top the list of security breach causes in 2014.
Banks and credit unions can prevent fraudsters and other cybercriminals from gaining an upper hand on them by using more sophisticated protection. This protection is found in five layers of proactive security defense. Q2’s paper, Multilayer Security— Because a moat is not enough, discusses these essential layers to keeping account holders secure.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
For any sized organization, securing data and networks today is a daunting task. New vulnerabilities are discovered almost daily; new malware strains are developed as soon as a detection script is written for the old ones; and cybercriminals can buy prepackaged exploit kits on the Darknet backed by professional support teams. As a security analyst, you need more than a few point solutions designed to defend the network’s edge. You need visibility, perspective and an innate sense of when things just don’t seem right.
According to Gartner, by 2017, more than ?50% of network attacks will use encrypted SSL/TLS. Most organizations cannot decrypt and inspect SSL communications to detect these threats, which creates security blind spots.
Cybercriminals can be goal-driven and patient, and they often have a singular focus, plenty of time and access to vast, modern technical resources. Both organized and forum-based criminals are working constantly to find innovative and efficient ways to steal information and money with the lowest risk to their personal freedom. If we wish to stay “one step ahead” of the threats detailed in this report, awareness of online criminal threats, techniques and markets is our best defense.
Cybercriminals continue to evolve their tactics with ever-growing cyberattack sizes and new attack methods, which has spiked a demand for DDoS mitigation services. However, it is often difficult for companies to assess, evaluate, and differentiate DDoS mitigation service providers from one another. Read the four critical criteria you should use to evaluate providers before selecting one.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the extortionist’s demands are met is one of the most common forms of cybercrime. And the prevalence of ransomware attacks continues to increase. Cybercriminals are now using more than 50 different forms of ransomware to target and extort money from unsuspecting individuals and businesses.
You’re aware of the threats of malware to your business but what about the ever-changing ground rules? Cybercriminals today are launching attacks against businesses by copying sophisticated malware and techniques used to target governments and high-profile organizations.
Cybercriminals are creating and deploying new threats every day that are more destructive than ever before. While you may have more people devoted to IT security, established businesses like yours are vulnerable to a wider array of attacks. To keep your organization safe, it's imperative to stay at least a few steps ahead of the bad guys. Do you know where the threats are coming from?
Published By: LifeLock
Published Date: Aug 23, 2016
While most employers provide employees with protection for healthcare, accident and illness, many employees are missing protection for identity theft. Employers can now add value to their benefit package and help keep employees protected while on the job.
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