One of the few places that pervasive Wi-Fi is not found these days is in US Federal Government office buildings and military bases. Government IT departments explain this lack of modern technology by pointing to Information Assurance (IA) departments who block their planned deployments because of security concerns. IA departments, on the other hand, point to unclear rules, regulations, and policies around Wi-Fi use which prevent them from making informed risk decisions.
To keep your organization and your data safe, it is crucial to consider forward-thinking approaches to cybersecurity. In this e-book, we discuss how you can augment your existing website infrastructure or within a data center with security measures in the cloud for a more robust security posture. We share Akamai’s approach to cloud security as well as those of other vendors. We then take a closer look at some commonly used, but sometimes misleading, metrics — so you can make more educated decisions about the best solutions for your needs.
The term “Cloud First” was initially popularized by Vivek Kundra, who formerly held the post of White House CIO and launched this strategy for U.S. federal government IT modernization at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2011. The underlying philosophy of the cloud-first strategy is that organizations must initially evaluate the suitability of cloud computing to address emergent business requirements before other alternatives are considered.
This paper offers guidance to help organizations establish a systematic and repeatable process for implementing a cloud-first strategy. It offers a high-level framework for identifying the right
stakeholders and engaging with them at the right time to reduce the risk, liabilities, and inefficiencies that organizations can experience as a result of adhoc cloud decisions. The goal of this guidance is to help ensure that any new cloud program is secure,
compliant, efficient, and successfully implements the organization’s key business initiatives.
Published By: Preempt
Published Date: Nov 02, 2018
Enterprises and the threats that target them have all fundamentally evolved over the past decade. In response, the security industry has generated an enormous amount of point solutions and technologies to try and keep pace. However, for all of this innovation and change, the underlying enforcement architecture has remained largely unchanged.
A new modern approach to preempting threats is required. One that augments the existing architecture instead of replaces it. This new approach brings full enterprise and business context to real-time enforcement decisions. Identity, behavior, devices, anomalies, and risk all play a real-time role. Just as importantly, enforcement and access options can be graded based on the risk to the business, and policies can actively seek out and adapt to new information.
As organizations prepare for the 2015 budget cycle, security and risk (S&R) professionals should use this annual report to help benchmark their organization’s spending patterns against those of their peers — while keeping an eye on current trends affecting endpoint security — in order to strategize their endpoint security adoption decisions. Read this report for more information.
Forrester presents the relevant endpoint security data from their most recent surveys, with special attention given to those trends affecting SMBs (firms with 20 to 999 employees) and enterprises (firms with 1,000+ employees), along with analysis that explains the data in the context of the overall security landscape. As organizations prepare for the 2015 budget cycle, security and risk (S&R) professionals should use this annual report to help benchmark their organization’s spending patterns against those of their peers — while keeping an eye on current trends affecting endpoint security — in order to strategize their endpoint security adoption decisions. Please download this Forrester Research report, offered compliments of Dell, for more information.
To keep your organization and your data safe, it is crucial to consider forward-thinking approaches to cybersecurity. In this e-book, we discuss how you can augment your existing infrastructure within the data center with security measures in the cloud for a more robust web security posture. We also share Akamai’s approach to cloud security as well as those of other vendors. We then take a closer look at some commonly used, but sometimes misleading, metrics — so you can make more educated decisions about the best solutions for your needs.
Cloud Access Security Brokers are one of the fastest growing security technologies today because they provide cloud service visibility, data security, threat protection, and compliance. CASBs are an effective and easy way to mitigate the top cloud security threats and security practitioners look to trusted CASB providers as strategic partners to help advise on key cloud security decisions.
Why Cisco Umbrella is the simplest decision you can make to improve your company’s security.
You have to make some serious security decisions when you’re an IT leader. That’s because both the volume and sophistication of attacks are intensifying relentlessly — and it’s clear that conventional defenses alone are no longer adequate. More effective blocking of attackers is particularly important because under-the-radar attacks are wreaking havoc on enterprises that rely on antivirus products, firewalls, and sandboxing alone.
Umbrella is a proven service provider whose security services are completely nondisruptive. Download this whitepaper to find out more.
Why Cisco Umbrella is the simplest decision you can make to improve your company’s security.
You have to make some serious security decisions when you’re an IT leader. That’s because both the volume and sophistication of attacks are intensifying relentlessly — and it’s clear that conventional defenses alone are no longer adequate. More efective blocking of attackers is particularly important because under-the-radar attacks are wreaking havoc on enterprises that rely on antivirus products, frewalls, and sandboxing alone.
A mere 30 minutes from now, any business can be more secure than it was before. That’s the simple reality of DNS-layer security.
IBM QRadar and BigFix solutions empower IT security teams to view, prioritize and respond to endpoint intelligence in near real time.
How can an organization stay ahead of these advanced security threats? Maintaining a high level of baseline security by consistently enforcing security policies and patch levels on endpoints and servers is definitely required and important. But when networks can have multiple vulnerabilities per IP address at scan time, the slow process of mitigating and patching these weaknesses can result in dangerous security gaps. Today’s IT personnel have to make difficult, risk-based decisions on where to focus their efforts—often without having a complete picture of the security environment. This is even more critical when the number of vulnerabilities across the organization is increasing while the organization has limited resources and skills to fix the vulnerabilities.
Kaspersky Lab experts are releasing new research designed to assist you in your cyber security business decisions. “IT Security. Fighting the Silent Threat” is a global report into business attitudes and opinions on IT security.
Not so very long ago, corporate executives commuted to a gleaming headquarters
building, often in a beautifully landscaped suburban campus. Greeted by
attentive security guards and smiling receptionists, they walked down well-appointed
hallways lined with mahogany paneling and expensive artwork to their
offices on the executive floor. There, they reviewed petitions that had percolated
up the ladder, and dispatched decisions to be executed by the army of troops on
the front lines. After decades of hard work, these individuals had ascended to
the top of their pyramid, overseeing the processes and practices that made the
enterprise work, and enjoying all the perquisites and power of a C-suite functional
officer in the corporate center of a major company.
Complete enterprise security requires coordination. Firms must integrate the technologies and data that come from the endpoint and network
layers to make accurate decisions that ensure optimal threat detection, containment, and remediation. Unfortunately, too many firms rely on a
huge variety of solutions that require manual integration and correlation, leading to wasted time and poor threat detection. Security leaders
must automate these processes to eliminate detection lag and improve prevention efforts.
The Permian basin, a long time oil and gas producing region nestled in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico was once believe to have reached “Peak Oil” extraction levels. A significantly larger play than the booming Eagle Ford Shale, the Permian Basin has reemerged as a production pillar for the US, thanks to advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Although still in early stages of new production, the Permian has already transformed the local economies surrounding the play, adding to the energy security of the U.S. In this issue of the DI Expert eBook, by Drillinginfo, the premier provider of data and insights for oil and gas exploration decisions, our expert analysts have delved into the complexities of the geology in the Permian, highlighted the successes of operators in the region and provided in-depth analyses on the play’s re-emergence.
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
Finance leaders believe data management is a burden on businesses. Yet less than half of organisations have a data management strategy in place. But data management strategies positively impact security across all lines of business.
Poor data management practices inevitably lead to poor outcomes, with bad decisions based on bad data. Data must also be protected, with weak practices leading to cyber breaches. And the reputational damage to an organisation’s brand cannot be underestimated. However, when managed well, data offers a competitive advantage. In the past, data was typically informed historical reporting, with internal needs and compliance taking priority.
There is a new data paradigm. Data is the new currency in the digital age.
Gone are the days when mobility involved simply choosing a standardized device. Today, Enterprise IT leaders have to think about not just devices, but apps, data, storage, management (of devices, apps, content, and telecom expenses), security, and support. If you don’t consider your overall business goals as you develop and refine your mobility strategy, you risk investing in mobile technology for mobility’s sake alone. Smart decisions make it easier to adapt over time while keeping a lid on costs. Skyrocketing mobility costs are a common fear for organizations, but careful planning will help keep your mobility spend safely earthbound.
Published By: SolarWinds
Published Date: Aug 04, 2015
In order to have a responsive and resilient website, there are critical decisions you should make in the planning process with regard to security, load testing, load balancing and scalability. In this paper, Terri Donahue, Microsoft IIS MVP, outlines specific decisions and tasks you should perform to effectively plan and implement your IIS environment.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: May 14, 2019
Things are not as they used to be in the enterprise. Today’s employees are mobile, they’re storing and accessing data in cloud apps, and are in disparate networks. While the present-day digital world has changed, the objective of data protection has not: you must still ensure the security of your critical data and intellectual property. However, the threat-centric security approach, with its static policies forces decisions about cyber activity with no insight into the broader context. The result is a disproportionate number of flagged activities, overwhelming security teams who have no way to understand the ones most worthy of investigation. Read Rethinking Data Security with a Risk-Adaptive Approach to learn how a human-centric, risk-adaptive approach can help your organization be more proactive in order to:
• Automate policy enforcement to deter data loss events
• Reduce the number of security alerts
• Cut down on incident investigation time
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Things aren't what they used to be in the enterprise. Your employees are mobile and they're storing and accessing data in cloud apps—often in disparate networks. That presents a serious challenge for old-school threat-centric security models that force you to make decisions with little insight or broader context.
Download our eBook to find out how a human-centric, risk-adaptive approach to data security can free up your overwhelmed security team to focus on investigations that really matter.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
In today’s average large enterprise, more than 1,000 cloud applications may be in use—whether sanctioned or unsanctioned by IT. But traditional security technologies can’t adequately address the inevitable security and compliance challenges that follow.
The Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) is an emerging security technology that specifically addresses the data protection challenges and other associated threats that come with the cloud.
Based on results from an in-depth survey of decisions makers and influencers with CASB deployment experience, this Osterman Research whitepaper:
Analyzes the core drivers behind CASB adoptions
Provides guidance in how to demonstrate need for CASB technology in a particular organization
Identifies features and functionality to consider when evaluating CASB solutions
Skills and resources — these are the two elements that make up an attacker’s arsenal. An attacker, however, cannot set out to break security or even perform sophisticated attacks without finding weak points in a system first. Massive malware attacks, email-borne heists, hacked devices, and disrupted services — all of these require a vulnerability in the network, whether in the form of technology or people, in order to be pulled off.
Trend Micro has looked into the current and emerging threats, as well as the security approaches tailored for the landscape. Read on to find out how to make informed decisions with regard to the security focus areas that will figure prominently in 2018.
Large organizations can no longer rely on preventive security systems, point security tools, manual processes, and hardened configurations to protect them from targeted attacks and advanced malware.
Henceforth, security management must be based upon continuous monitoring and data analysis for up-to-the-minute situational awareness and rapid data-driven security decisions. This means that large organizations have entered the era of data security analytics.
Download here to learn more!
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
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