Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Security and risk (S&R) pros have the challenging task of using finite resources (including budget, time, and people) to protect their businesses from every possible attack type. On top of this, S&R pros don’t just need to watch out for threats coming from outside their walls, but must keep an eye on internal threats as well.
S&R decision-makers face threats from three groups of insiders – compromised accounts (internal accounts that have been compromised by external attacks), careless misuse (internal policy violators and those who accidentally leak or expose data or systems), and malicious insiders (insiders who purposefully take or misuse data or exploit systems), and they must be prepared for each.
In February 2017, Mimecast commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the state of enterprise security readiness for internal email threats.
In today’s IT infrastructure, data security can no longer be treated as an afterthought, because billions of dollars are lost each year to computer intrusions and data exposures. This issue is compounded by the aggressive build-out for cloud computing. Big data and machine learning applications that perform tasks such as fraud and intrusion detection, trend detection, and click-stream and social media analysis all require forward-thinking solutions and enough compute power to deliver the performance required in a rapidly evolving digital marketplace. Companies increasingly need to drive the speed of business up, and organizations need to support their customers with real-time data. The task of managing sensitive information while capturing, analyzing, and acting upon massive volumes of data every hour of every day has become critical.
These challenges have dramatically changed the way that IT systems are architected, provisioned, and run compared to the past few decades. Most compani
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.
With the deadline to become GDPR-compliant fast approaching, privacy and security professionals must act now. However, the task feels overwhelming. Where should I start? What should I include as part of my strategy? Is there anything that I am forgetting? This report helps privacy and security professionals answer these questions and lays out the key milestones they must achieve to hit the May 2018 GDPR deadline.
Compliance is a fast-moving target, and it’s getting harder to keep up. In a survey by IT Policy Compliance Group, a consortium dedicated to helping IT security professionals meet policy and compliance goals, 70 percent of all respondents reported being subject to multiple regulatory compliance mandates, as well as contractual obligations and industry standards.
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Alert fatigue is the desensitization that comes from being bombarded with too many alerts — a sense of hopelessness from being overwhelmed by tasks and not knowing where to begin.
If an overabundance of security alerts is tiring you out, check out our new e-book, “5 Ways to Supercharge Your Security With Threat Intelligence.” It shows exactly how to use threat intelligence to get the context you need to do something with all that data.
A powerful but radically different version of the Web’s defining standard is coming soon and new research suggests many IT departments aren’t ready. While HTTP/2 enables dramatic improvements to both the speed and security of mission-critical Web applications, most companies are likely to find deploying it a complex and time-consuming task. An exclusive new survey from IDG Research reveals that large numbers of IT professionals know little about the new protocol or the technical challenges it can present and even fewer have a strategy in place for collecting HTTP/2’s considerable benefits without suffering its potential pitfalls.
It’s Time Businesses Wake up to the Mobile Security Reality - Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is here to stay, and so are the associated risks. IT administrators face a new reality: pressure to account for, manage and secure an array of new endpoints. It's a giant task given the influx of smartphones and tablets, and the corresponding employee expectation - if not outright demand - for connection to the office at all times.
More and more businesses are embracing workplace mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies as a method to reduce costs and stimulate productivity. These initiatives give employees, contractors, and business partners the power to remotely contribute, collaborate, and communicate with team members from familiar devices, anywhere around the world. To implement these strategies effectively however, IT teams must provide access to applications, business systems, collaboration platforms, and development environments without sacrificing end-user experiences, hindering their organization’s security posture, or inducing excessive costs. What many are finding is that traditional methods of desktop and application delivery and on-premises Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) often cannot live up to this task, as they introduce new challenges upon implementation.
Designing and implementing an enterprise security plan can be a daunting task for any business. To help facilitate this endeavor NaviSite has developed a manageable process and checklist that can be used by enterprise security, compliance, and IT professionals as a framework for crafting a successful cloud computing security plan. It defines seven steps—sequentially—that have been tested and refined through NaviSite’s experiences helping hundreds of companies secure enterprise resources according to best practices. This plan enables organizations to gain the economic advantages of secure and compliant managed cloud services.
In today’s ‘always on, always connected’ world where sensitive data is almost certain to be stored electronically, organizations can no longer afford to operate without some form of Endpoint Protection. The costs related to network downtime or stolen data resulting from malicious attacks significantly outweighs that of maintaining an up to date solution.
Although the unified nature of Endpoint Protection has made extensive security functionality easier to manage, selecting the right products can be a difficult task. This whitepaper aims to explain how the core functionality of Enterprise Protection suites have developed, what to look for in a solution, and which technologies will need to be considered in the future. In today’s business environment, it is no longer a question of whether to invest in Endpoint Protection, but a question of which solution is right for your organization.
Thanks to the emergence of cloud computing, it’s no longer possible for IT departments to be just a builder and manager of technology; you must also now be a broker of IT services across the enterprise. Consequently, you need to design an IT environment that offers the flexibility, efficiency, and security to meet these expectations and aligns services with business needs.
This is a task that’s best achieved by striking a balance among IT domains, spanning traditional internal IT, private, and public cloud environments. But how do you achieve the right IT balance for delivering cloud services? Read this white paper to find out.
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These emerging technologies and solutions certainly are not unique to financial services. But Stewart, a business director of security intelligence solutions within the SAS Security Intelligence
Practice, sees particular interest and application in AML circles.
"There remain a good number of manual processes within financial crimes departments in financial institutions, and AI can help automate some of those rote tasks such as document review or alert triage," he says. "Due to investments in technology, there is a lower barrier of entry for midsized institutions. "And finally, there's this anxiety over the unknown - those risks they are not able to detect, that may be hidden using traditional techniques - so they're hoping that more advanced, unsupervised learning techniques can be used to identify those edge cases or behaviors that are out of norm." In an interview about analytics and the AML paradigm shift, Stewart discusses:
• The new industry intrigue with artificial intelligence a
One of the biggest challenges faced by information security teams today is how to e?ectively prioritize their vulnerability remediation work.Burdened with this overload of vulnerability disclosures, infosec teams often get overwhelmed by the task at hand and throw up their hands in frustration. After all, no IT department has enough sta? and resources to promptly patch every single vulnerability within their environment.
Security is the most single critical task for any email administrator. Starting with a foundation of anti-spam and anti-virus capabilities, organizations should focus on other capabilities, as well, including policy management and a variety of other tasks designed to protect the network and the company from external and internal threats.
Today, your company's digital presence is your reputation and your brand. But websites and other IT assets are vulnerable to security breaches, downtime and data loss—all of which can negatively affect your reputation and competitive position. Read this paper, commissioned by IBM with leading analyst Forrester to learn how IT security decision makers across the globe are doing more with less by outsourcing key security tasks.
Integrated security intelligence solutions help organizations use labor-saving automation to proactively identify security weaknesses, prioritize remediation tasks and take quick corrective action to minimize potential risks across a dynamic infrastructure.
The growth of virtualization has fundamentally changed the data center and raised numerous questions about data security and privacy. In fact, security concerns are the largest barrier to cloud adoption. Read this e-Book and learn how to protect sensitive data and demonstrate compliance.
Virtualization is the creation of a logical rather than an actual physical version of something. such as a storage device, hardware platform, operating system, database or network resource. The usual goal of virtualization is to centralize administrative tasks while improving resilience, scalability and performance and lowering costs. Virtualization is part of an overall trend in enterprise IT towards autonomic computing, a scenario in which the IT environment will be able to manage itself based on an activity or set of activities. This means organizations use or pay for computing resources only as they need them.
Data security isn’t just about data security. It’s about job security. And marketing. And finance. And company valuation. Download the new eBook to see what questions you need to ask about your organization’s security measures, why they matter, and what else you need to know. Here’s what you need to ask your team:
1. Do you feel limited by budget or staff size?
2. How often do you see unsanctioned cloud services in use?
3. Are you protecting yourself against insider threats?
4. Do you have a cybersecurity task force in place?
5. Is your "bring your own device" policy secure?
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