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Published By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
The cyberattacks of 2017 proved more numerous, sophisticated, and ruthless than in years past. Threat actors, armed with knowledge stolen from the CIA and tools lifted from the NSA, demonstrated an elevated level of proficiency. WannaCry and NotPetya, two prominent threats from last year, successfully exploited these stolen assets in their assault on systems worldwide. As 2017 progressed, new opportunities developed in ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), opening the gates of malware-for-profit to everyone. Advancements in fileless attacks provided new ways for threats to hide from once reliable detection methods. Malware features such as polymorphism continued to play a powerful role in evading traditional defenses. The victims of cybercrime ranged from private businesses to the fundamental practices of democracy. France and the United States saw significant data breaches during their recent presidential elections. Several high-profile companies lost their customers’ personally identifiable information to cyberattacks, blemishing their brands and costing them untold millions in recovery operations. This report contains an overview of the threat trends and malware families Cylance's customers faced in 2017. This information is shared with the goal of assisting security practitioners, researchers, and individuals in our collective battle against emerging and evolving cyberthreats.
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cyber attacks, cia, nsa, wannacry, notpetya
    
BlackBerry Cylance
Published By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Fileless attacks surged in 2017, largely due to their ability to bypass traditional antivirus solutions. Last year was host to several fileless malware victories. OceanLotus Group infiltrated Asian corporations during Operation Cobalt Kitty, and conducted nearly six months of fileless operations before detection. Ransomware hall-of-famers Petya and WannaCry both implemented fileless techniques in their kill chains. Every major player in information security agrees that fileless attacks are difficult to stop, and the threats are growing worse. Abandoning files is a logical and tactical response to traditional AV solutions which have overcommitted to file-intensive and signature-based blacklists. What can security solutions offer when there are no infected files to detect? How will a blacklist stop an aggressor that only uses legitimate system resources? The security landscape is changing and the divide between traditional AV products and next-generation security solutions is growing wider by the day. Cylance® has built a reputation on security driven by artificial intelligence and provides a frontline defense against fileless malware. This document details how Cylance protects organizations.
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malware, predictive, test, response
    
BlackBerry Cylance
Published By: Lumension     Published Date: Jan 08, 2010
The use of portable devices can also potentially infect public systems with malware, inadvertently expose classified information and citizens' personally identifiable information, and otherwise breach the public's trust. Learn how to prevent this breach.
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usb, flash drive, mobile security, pii, personal information, malware, government information security
    
Lumension
Published By: GFI Software     Published Date: Feb 24, 2012
During this webcast, GFI Senior Threat Researcher Chris Boyd discussed:How to identify botnets in your systems, how to remediate botnet malware, how to maximize protection against botnets and how to educate users to prevent infections.
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gfi software, technology, security, application security, anti virus, intrusion detection
    
GFI Software
Published By: Sunbelt Software     Published Date: Aug 10, 2007
Sunbelt Software engaged Osterman Research to survey organizations that are using five different email management systems including Barracuda Spam Firewall, GFI MailEssentials, McAfee GroupShield for Microsoft Exchange, and Symantec Brightmail and Sunbelt Ninja Email Security.
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email management, email, email security, messaging, spam, anti spam, spyware, anti spyware, virus, anti virus, sunbelt, sunbelt software, architecture, phishing, policy based, policy-based, malware, trojan, trojans, mail server
    
Sunbelt Software
Published By: Sunbelt     Published Date: Jan 15, 2009
This white paper, sponsored by Sunbelt Software, addresses the variety of issues facing organizations today in the context of their system management challenges, and discusses the capabilities of VIPRE Enterprise, an integrated platform that provides high-performance, integrated endpoint protection capabilities.
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sunbelt software, system management, vipre enterprise, malware, anti-virus models, anti-spyware tools, security
    
Sunbelt
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 06, 2018
System vulnerabilities, ransomware, malware, intrusions, and other malicious activities are on the rise, showing that today’s cybersecurity professionals are hard-pressed to keep enterprises secure. Although threats are growing in sophistication and attack vectors are expanding, many of the intrusions and cyber attacks happening today are simply a result of improper protections being put in place, systems going unpatched, or weak security policies. While much of the blame is being placed on cybersecurity professionals, the real blame should often be placed upon the tools and policies that many of those professionals have come to trust and the complexity that comes with them.
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IBM
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 13, 2017
Integrated Threat Management For Dummies, IBM Security Limited Edition, lays the foundation for effective tools and techniques that work together to help counter today’s advanced threats. Regardless of your role in the IT security organization, threat management tools and techniques will influence your job. Your role determines the part you play to effectively manage threats, including those targeting the cloud and your company’s data. If you are a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or security manager, this book explains in detail the types of tools you need to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to security incidents. If you’re in general business management, you’ll better understand the risks associated with enterprise computing and the reasons why a comprehensive portfolio of security tools that work well together is so important.
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malware prevention, network intrusion prevention, malware protection, ibm, firewall, mutating malware, cyber threats
    
IBM
Published By: Astaro     Published Date: Aug 10, 2009
Previously, the network at the City of Lake Wales didn't possess any firewalls, intrusion protection or web filtering solutions. As a result the network, which is spread out to multiple locations (including law enforcement), was left wide open to security breaches and caused system performance problems as users unwittingly picked up spyware and malware.
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astaro, security, gateway, cisco pix, web filtering, intrusion protection, firewall, firewalls, network, spyware, malware, astaro, integrated security solution, surfcontrol, pix, cisco, firewall, internet security, devine lake wales, failover
    
Astaro
Published By: Symantec Corporation     Published Date: Feb 25, 2014
"For years, developers have known that one of the best ways to reassure users is by signing code using a digital signature accessed via a private key issued by a respected certificate authority. But signed code is not invulnerable. Due to lax key security and vetting processes, malware has managed to infiltrate applications with signed code. Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificates help to halt malware infiltration by requiring a rigorous vetting process and helping ensure that private key security cannot be compromised. EV certificates require a hard token and associated PIN in order to sign code, introducing a more secure physical factor of authentication to the signing process. The EV Code Signing process provides browsers, operating systems, and security software an additional source of confidence in applications signed with an EV certificate. Read the white paper, Protect Your Applications—and Reputation—with Symantec EV Code Signing, to learn: • Key background on the latest malware threats • How you can provide users with reassurance that your application is safe to download • Why EV Code Signing Certificates represent the next step in advanced website security and their effectiveness • How you can help provide a frictionless experience when users attempt to download your application "
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symantec, malware, applications, security, code signing
    
Symantec Corporation
Published By: AlienVault     Published Date: Mar 30, 2016
Given that Point of Sale (POS) systems are used to transmit debit and credit card information in retail transactions, it's no wonder they are a desirable target for attackers. In this white paper, you'll learn about some of the common types of POS malware, how they work and best practices for protecting cardholder data. Topics covered in this white paper include: • Common types of POS malware and how they work • How attackers exfiltrate data from POS systems once they gain access • POS security techniques to protect payment card data Download your copy today to learn how to effectively detect and respond to POS malware threats.
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AlienVault
Published By: Netwrix     Published Date: Apr 22, 2008
Windows’ newest technology, the User Account Control, found in the Vista operating system has been erroneously called an additional level of security by many computer security professionals. Instead, in the hope to reduce the incidence of malware, unauthorized software installation, and unintentional system changes the User Account Control separates standard user tasks from requiring administrator level password access.
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vista, windows vista, microsoft, microsoft vista, netwrix, security breach, access control, user access control, security
    
Netwrix
Published By: Blue Coat Systems     Published Date: Oct 25, 2011
Take a look at this techincal overview to see how Blue Coat's defense systems, powered by WebPulse helps businesses get in front of malware networks
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blue coat, insider threats, security, social media risks, twitter risks, facebook risks, linkedin risks, secure web gateway, application performance monitoring, monitoring, network architecture, network management, network provisioning, network security
    
Blue Coat Systems
Published By: Norse     Published Date: Mar 10, 2014
Learn about how the internet has changed over the past year and see how these major changes have affected security protocols and how your organization should respond to keep current in a world that is run by the Internet.
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norse, sans, internet of things, cybersecurity, nstac, industrial internet, cyber-physical systems, emerging technologies, survey, malware, networking, security, software development
    
Norse
Published By: McAfee     Published Date: Mar 31, 2017
The Adwind Remote Administration Tool is a backdoor Trojan written in Java language that targets various platforms that support Java files. Adwind does not exploit any vulnerabilities. In most cases, for an infection to succeed, the user must run the malware by double-clicking the .jar file that is usually distributed as an attachment, or opening an infected Microsoft Word document. The infection spreads if the Java Runtime Environment is installed on the user's computer. After the malicious .jar file is executed on the target system, the malware installs silently and connects to a remote server via a preconfigured port to receive commands from a remote attacker and perform other illegal operations.
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backdoor trojans, trojan protection, malware, malware protection
    
McAfee
Published By: McAfee     Published Date: Mar 31, 2017
The Adwind Remote Administration Tool is a backdoor Trojan written in Java language that targets various platforms that support Java files. Adwind does not exploit any vulnerabilities. In most cases, for an infection to succeed, the user must run the malware by double-clicking the .jar file that is usually distributed as an attachment, or opening an infected Microsoft Word document. The infection spreads if the Java Runtime Environment is installed on the user's computer. After the malicious .jar file is executed on the target system, the malware installs silently and connects to a remote server via a preconfigured port to receive commands from a remote attacker and perform other illegal operations.
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backdoor trojans, trojan protection, malware, malware protection
    
McAfee
Published By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
SE Labs tested CylancePROTECT® in an offline environment against major threats that subsequently appeared in the wild. The test explores the product’s ability to prevent new threats from attacking endpoint systems successfully. CylancePROTECT contains technology designed to identify and block malware using what it claims to be an “artificial intelligence” (AI) model. This model can be updated over time. However, in this test we used the model created in May 2015 and did not permit further updates so that the software was unable to receive new models or edit the existing one. The test exposed systems protected by this older version of CylancePROTECT to very impactful threats discovered and reported widely after May 2015. In this way, the test shows to what extent the product was able to predict how future threats would appear. This “Predictive Advantage” (PA), the advantage that users of the product have against future adversaries, is presented in this report.
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malware, predictive, test, response
    
BlackBerry Cylance
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 05, 2018
System vulnerabilities, ransomware, malware, intrusions, and other malicious activities are on the rise, showing that today’s cybersecurity professionals are hard-pressed to keep enterprises secure. Although threats are growing in sophistication and attack vectors are expanding, many of the intrusions and cyber attacks happening today are simply a result of improper protections being put in place, systems going unpatched, or weak security policies. While much of the blame is being placed on cybersecurity professionals, the real blame should often be placed upon the tools and policies that many of those professionals have come to trust and the complexity that comes with them.
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