Today’s threat landscape is nothing like that of just 10 years ago. Simple attacks that caused containable damage have given way to modern cybercrime operations that are sophisticated, well-funded, and capable of causing major disruptions to organizations and the national infrastructure. Not only are these advanced attacks difficult to detect, but they also remain in networks for long periods of time and amass network resources to launch attacks elsewhere.
Traditional defenses that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection are no longer adequate. It’s time for a new security model that addresses the full attack continuum—before, during, and after an attack.
Cybercriminals have been upping their game this year; the use of file-less attacks with macros and PowerShell scripts to evade preventive defenses and sandboxes mean that they are getting better than ever at using phishing, social engineering and drive-by techniques to gain initial footholds in private domains – and once they arrive, they are often avoiding detection for extended periods of time.
Between April and July 2018, Fidelis interviewed over 580 security professionals from around the globe to understand how they are shifting their detection strategies and how confident organizations are in their ability to not only prevent targeted attacks – but root out threats that have by-passed traditional preventive defenses.
Published By: Barracuda
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
Traditional email-security defenses aren’t enough anymore. In today’s rapidly evolving threat environment, to stop email-borne threats, you must effectively defend against phishing and other potentially-devastating social-engineering attacks. These sophisticated threats are often able to bypass defenses using back-door techniques, including email spoofing, spear phishing and personal email fraud to penetrate network defenses and wreak havoc.
Here’s a total email-protection strategy that
can help radically reduce an organization’s
susceptibility to attacks.
Defensive weak spots are just waiting to be found and exploited by persistent cyber attackers. But with cyber threat analysis, you quickly identify, disrupt and mitigate breaches by uncovering critical insights unseen by traditional defenses.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
Enterprise’s are increasingly under threat from sophisticated attacks. In fact, research has found that threats dwell in a customer’s environment an average of 190 days1. These Advanced Persistent Threats use stealthy techniques to evade detection and bypass traditional security defenses. Once an advanced attack gains access to a customer environment the attacker has many tools to evade detection and begin to exploit valuable resources and data. Security teams face multiple challenges when attempting to detect and fully expose the extent of an advanced attack including manual searches through large and disparate data sources, lack of visibility into critical control points, alert fatigue from false positives, and difficulty identifying and fixing impacted endpoints.
As the threat landscape evolves, organizations have accepted the fact that they have to take a more proactive detection approach to advanced threats rather than relying on traditional defenses. As a result, customers have turned to detection and response tools that allow for proactive “hunting” for Indicators of Attack (IoA) and reactive “sweeping” for indicators of compromise (IoCs). Once found, those tools are required to automatically respond to attacks or to at least provide for an action from the Incident Response (IR) staff. Unfortunately, due to the number and complexity of both these attacks and the detection/response tools, organizations struggle to hire enough qualified staff and stay on top of the discovered threats. This is compounded by a worldwide cybersecurity skills shortage. Managed detection and response (XDR) provides advanced threat hunting, detection, and response as a service to organizations that seek assistance for their own IR staff, or for those who wish to o
So-called "redirector" or "search engine" spam emerged in late 2007 and has now grown into a significant threat to businesses. In this new MessageLabs whitepaper, learn about the latest spammer ploy to get dangerous links past traditional defenses, and how MessageLabs delivers a proven, cost-effective solution.
A close look at the data provides a clear picture of how spammers vary their tactics to overwhelm traditional corporate email defenses, through changes in duration, frequency and intensity among others. This whitepaper will help you understand these threats to your business, and how MessageLabs provides a unique solution.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Feb 28, 2014
Organizations face a new breed of cyber attacks that easily thwart traditional defenses. These advanced attacks are targeted. They are persistent. And they are devastatingly effective at breaching your systems and stealing your sensitive data.
This paper examines:
The limitations of existing security solutions;
Several security architectures, including sandbox-based products;
An architecture built from the ground up to truly protect against today's advanced attacks.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Whether they work for an up-and-coming startup or an industry giant, security response teams are under siege as never before. Today's cyber attacks are sophisticated, relentless, and devastating, costing U.S. businesses $8.9 million a year each on average. Attacking in multiple stages across multiple vectors, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and other sophisticated attacks easily evade signature-based detection and other traditional defenses.
Thiswhite paper describes:
The 10 most common mistakes, strategic and technical, that incident response teams make;
The effect of these mistakes and how to avoid them with a well-defined incident response plan.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
If information is the lifeblood of today's digital economy, data centers are the heart. These mini-metropolises of silicon, metal, and cable are as essential to modern business as steel, motors, and coal were to the last great industrial revolution. In addition to their vital role in most business processes, data centers are the building blocks of emerging trends such as Big Data, global collaboration, and even bring-your-own-device (BYOD).
The white paper describes:
The widening gap between the offensive capabilities of today's cyber attackers and the weak traditional defenses deployed in most data centers;
How organizations can better protect data centers.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
What if you could protect your company from data loss before a mobile attack occurs? The reality is that mobile threats are everywhere and the risks are escalating. But in the world of modern work, how can IT protect mobile devices while allowing users easy access to corporate data on a device of their choice anytime, anywhere?
Watch this webinar on demand to learn how mobile threat defense is reducing risks amongst some of the largest mobility programs in the world. We will reveal:
-How mobile attacks are targeting corporate data, bypassing traditional IT defenses
-Why threat detection and remediation protects your data, without disrupting user productivity
-Why mobile threat detection is an essential component of a layered defense architecture
With one app, MobileIron Threat Defense delivers unparalleled mobile threat detection and remediation on-device without network connectivity required, and no need for users to take any action.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
"To tackle today’s cyber threats, IT security leaders must rethink traditional security strategies. Email security in particular has become a victim of its own success and requires a radical rethink, having played a key role in several high-profile security breaches.
Today’s threats, like spear-phishing, are designed to bypass traditional Secure Email Gateway defenses, often taking advantage of end users who are considered the weakest link in business email security armor. A zero-trust approach to email security is needed.
This white paper discusses how:
- CISO’s should carefully assess email security as part of a strategic security review
- IT Managers can evaluate the state of current email defenses and take tactical action to strengthen them
- Security Administrators can deliver best-practice defense in depth for email
- Organizations can remove a reliance on trust to more effectively protect information, their network and employees.
Growing in number and becoming increasingly more malicious, security threats and attacks pose a severe threat to the survival of a business. Security operations teams need to leverage every available tool to respond more quickly and effectively to these incidents. While network packet capture and forensic analysis has traditionally been used by network operations, such a tool can also help security teams augment existing defenses and get on top of these threats. Given the hostile IT security environment, close collaboration between these groups is crucial to overall IT organizational success.
This white paper explains the importance of packet capture and forensic analysis to security operations, examines the dynamics of this growing collaboration between security and network teams, and explores a leading platform in this market from Viavi Solutions.
The targeted attacks and advanced threats that are increasingly used to breach enterprise networks are purpose-built to evade traditional defenses. Enterprises require an advanced approach to protection that identifies these attacks and enables organizations to prevent breaches and their costly consequences. Read this white paper to learn how the Trend Micro Custom Defense can prevent the collateral damage associated with targeted attacks and advanced threats.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Feb 22, 2018
The traditional approach to cybersecurity has been to use
a prevention-centric strategy focused on blocking attacks.
While prevention-centric approaches do stop many threats,
many of today’s advanced and motivated threat actors are
circumventing these defenses with creative, stealthy,
targeted, and persistent attacks that often go undetected
for significant periods of time.
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.
Traditional endpoint security has failed to keep up with today’s threats and is exposing organizations to unacceptable levels of risk. It’s time for smarter, next-generation malware prevention to replace or supplement traditional defenses. New approaches to malware can wrest back control and give security administrators greater visibility and control over their endpoints at a lower cost than traditional solutions.
This paper looks at the endpoint threats organizations are facing, the means to combat those threats, and why next-generation, cloud-driven protection offers the smartest way to prevent endpoint malware infections.
This document will identify the key questions you should ask your advanced malware protection vendor, and show you how Cisco combats today’s advanced malware attacks using a combination of four techniques.
Download this white paper to learn why traditional defenses that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection are no longer adequate. It’s time for a new security model that addresses the full attack continuum—before, during, and after an attack.
Today’s threat landscape has forced us, once again, to evolve how we think about and deliver effective security to protect endpoints (PCs, Macs, Linux, mobile devices, etc). Malware today is either on an endpoint or it’s headed there. Advanced malware is dynamic, can compromise environments from an array of attack vectors, take endless form factors, launch attacks over time, and can quickly exfiltrate data from endpoints. Such malware, including polymorphic and environmentally aware malware, is very good at masking itself and evading traditional security tools, which can lead to a breach. As a result, it’s no longer a question of “if” malware can penetrate defenses and get onto endpoints, it’s a question of “when”.
Criminal groups behind today's cyberattacks have become better organized, introducing reconnaissance activity, custom malware, evasion techniques, and other sophisticated tactics that place a burden on traditional security defenses. The litany of high-profile data breaches is impacting every industry and prompting organizations of all sizes to respond by modernizing their IT security infrastructure. The battlefield continues to be at the endpoint, where attackers typically strike to gain initial access to the corporate network. Most organizations have been waging this battle using traditional antivirus at the endpoint, a solution that has received a lot of improvements over its more than 25 years of existence but clearly isn't keeping up with attacker sophistication. Emerging endpoint specialized threat analysis and protection (STAP) products can either replace or complement antivirus by adding behavioral analysis and continuous system and user activity monitoring to identify new and s
Traditional point-in-time defenses aren’t adequate protection from today’s sophisticated advanced malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs.) Get this white paper to learn how you can evolve your security strategy to address advanced threats before, during, and after attacks.
Growing in number and becoming increasingly more malicious, security threats and attacks pose a severe threat to the survival of a business. Security operations teams need to leverage every available tool to respond more quickly and effectively to these incidents. While network packet capture and forensic analysis has traditionally been used by network operations, such a tool can also help security teams augment existing defenses and get on top of these threats. Given the hostile IT security environment, close collaboration between these groups is crucial to overall IT organizational success. This white paper explains the importance of packet capture and forensic analysis to security operations, examines the dynamics of this growing collaboration between security and network teams, and explores a leading platform in this market from Viavi Solutions.
Organizations that need to protect business critical applications, and sensitive data and hosts recognize that traditional network defenses can be readily bypassed by attackers. This white paper defines four key qualities of an effective host-based IPS.
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