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
Many CISOs admit to trepidation about the state of cybersecurity within their organizations. Why? Aside from the increasingly dangerous threat landscape, many large organizations face other security challenges, including personnel shortages, an overwhelming number of manual processes, and technology complexity.
Beyond these issues however, CISOs also face the progressively difficult responsibility of securing the distributed enterprise. Aside from PCs, departmental file servers, and remote office equipment, the distributed enterprise now includes recent IT additions like mobile computing, SaaS applications, and hybrid cloud infrastructure. In aggregate, this increasingly distributed infrastructure makes information security more cumbersome.
Published By: Singlehop
Published Date: Oct 01, 2014
As cloud adoption grows, Alert Logic has observed a shift in security concerns. While cloud security remains a major concern, the business benefits of moving applications to the cloud are too compelling to resist. Now, having largely committed to a cloud strategy, IT professionals are redirecting their focus to finding the best ways to secure their cloud-based applications and data.
Download the Cloud Security Report today to gain insight on how Alert Logic continues its practice of uncovering trends that threaten both cloud and on-premises environments.
Organizations around the world are embracing the economic and operational benefits of cloud computing. Whether organizations are extending internal resources or fully deploying on Microsoft Azure, the ability to take advantage of the business benefits of cloud require that organizations continue to meet key security requirements. Azure delivers a trusted cloud infrastructure on which customers can design, build and manage their own cloud applications and infrastructure. While Azure provides security controls for the infrastructure and change to virtualization layers, deploying organizations are responsible for deploying and maintaining security for the guest operating systems, applications, and data in order to protect against malware attacks, zero-day vulnerabilities and data breaches. Read this white paper to lean more about Trend Micro Instant-On Cloud Security for Microsoft Azure.
Published By: Evident.io
Published Date: Nov 23, 2015
AWS is the most widely deployed public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution in the world and is a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for IaaS (see "Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service"). AWS offers a large number of built-in security capabilities (see Note 1), and questions on the proper practices for securing workloads in AWS are increasing.1
AWS is a not a "consumer grade" IaaS cloud. It is a market leader, with a portfolio of security capabilities and security ecosystem partners unmatched by other IaaS providers. However, simply moving existing workloads to AWS without rethinking security tools, processes and system management will result in workloads that are less secure than they were when located within enterprise data centers. Conversely, a properly managed and secured workload in AWS will be at least as — and, in most cases, more — secure than in an enterprise data center.
As cybercriminals look for new ways to break through defenses, it’s vital that organizations have access to real-time operational intelligence across their applications, services, and security infrastructure. As Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) migrated applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS), it needed to expand security capacity for edge protection of its AWS VPCs. REI chose Splunk for security monitoring, historical analysis, and data visualization in real time, to help it investigate events and mitigate operational risks.
Engaging a cloud service provider (CSP) for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is now common practice for enterprise IT. It is essential to make the right choice of providers and services, particularly as it relates to security practices, data privacy, and operational capabilities. Be sure to put potential Cloud Service Provider (CSP) partners under the microscope by asking them the right questions about how they will secure your most essential information.
The cloud has become a valued part of modern infrastructure and there are now more resources than ever to help organizations secure their cloud environments. Even with all of the available tools and resources, there are still a million ways to configure services incorrectly. Public and non-public breaches seem to happen weekly and the maturity of the information security program doesn’t seem to influence the likelihood of the breach. One easy mistake in a cloud environment can be disastrous and it’s reasonable to be concerned when a new breach report hits the news.
Just like anything in security, there are no magic bullets, but to help address these concerns, NetSPI recommends some general guidelines to help get ahead of the cloud security curve. These are general best practices that could be applied to any portion of your IT environment, but it’s good to keep these in mind while working with the cloud.
Organizations have traditionally viewed vulnerability scanners as a tactical product, largely commoditized and only providing value around audit time. But with limited resources and a real need to reduce risk, organizations need the ability to pull in threat-related data, combine it with an understanding of what is vulnerable, and figure out what is at risk.
This report from Securosis outlines how yesterday's vulnerability scanners are evolving to meet this need, emerging as a much more strategic component of an organization's control set than in the past.
Learn how vulnerability scanners are evolving to provide real value beyond vulnerability reports for auditors - emerging as a strategic component helping organizations effectively lower risks.
Hosted, or "in-the-cloud", messaging security capabilities are becoming increasingly
popular with organizations of all sizes. Some have already adopted hosted services, while
others are becoming more receptive to the notion of using third party services to manage
their security infrastructure than they were just a year ago. Particularly driven by the
current economic recession, decision makers are realizing that hosted email security can
provide a cost-effective solution while actually improving security.
Businesses are experiencing a dramatic increase in spam and email-based attacks. These assaults not only hurt employee productivity, they consume valuable IT staff time and infrastructure resources. These threats can also expose organizations to data leaks, compliance issues and legal risks.
Trend Micro's SaaS email security solution blocks spam, viruses, phishing, and other email threats before they touch your network, helping you reclaim IT staff time, end-user productivity, bandwidth, mail server storage and cpu capacity. Optional content filtering enforces compliance and helps prevent data leaks.
Published By: Internap
Published Date: Dec 29, 2011
Performance plays a vital role in the success of your online applications and web-based content - whether you are processing millions of transactions, delivering business-critical software or servicing a massive gaming community. Research shows that even one second of delay on a typical website can result in 7% fewer customer conversions. For many businesses, that means lost revenue and damage to their brand. As cloud is becoming an increasingly viable infrastructure choice for enterprise applications, it is essential to select a high-performance cloud service that will support the best possible experience for your end users.
Determining the right cloud solution for your needs also necessitates thorough analysis of the level of security, control, customization and support your business requires. In this webcast, thought leaders from Gartner and Internap outline the performance factors that affect your cloud decision-making process and discuss how to optimize your IT Infrastructure to create satisfied end users.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Mar 31, 2009
The market for cloud-based IT infrastructure services delivered in a software-as-a-service model continues to grow. IDC research indicates this model of IT delivery is disrupting traditional licensed software markets and changing how archiving, backup, recovery, and security technologies are procured.
Web Services are emerging as the preeminent method for program-to-program communication across corporate networks as well as the Internet. Securing web Services has been a challenge until recently, as typical Web authentication and authorization techniques employed browser-to-server architectures (not program-to-program). This resulted in user identity ending at the Web Application Server, forcing the Web Services Provider to trust blindly that the Web Services Requester had established identity and trust with the end user.
With the success of single sign-on (SSO) inside the enterprise, users are calling for interoperability outside of the enterprise’s security domain to outsourced services, including business process outsourcing (BPO) and software as a service (SaaS) providers, and trading partners, as well as within the enterprise to affiliates and subsidiaries. Learn more today!
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