Unknown attacks are quickly becoming the next great information security challenge for today's organizations. Get up to speed on what these threats really are and learn what security measures are available to keep your network safe from these attacks.
Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) are increasingly relying upon web-based applications and web-enabled services for running their business. Applications such as CRM, e-commerce transactions and other web-enabled applications are accessed both locally and remotely from outside the business facilities. These web-based applications are vulnerable to attacks from viruses, intrusions, and denial of service (DoS) attacks, as traffic comes into the network through various ports and firewalls without being inspected.
The latest Gartner Magic Quadrant Reports are available, covering Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and Secure Email Gateway vendors. Published in May and July 2013, you’ll get insights on the current state of security threats and solutions.
Find out why Gartner says, “The secure email gateway market is mature. Buyers should focus on strategic vendors, data loss prevention, capability encryption, and better protection from targeted phishing attacks.
Malware has changed considerably since the early PC viruses appeared more than 25 years ago. Today, it evolves so quickly that many customers find staying ahead of the latest threat nearly impossible. If the explosion in malware variants weren’t enough, sophisticated client-side attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) target victims in ways that evade traditional security measures. The question isn’t whether your network will be attacked with advanced malware. The question is when it will happen and how you will respond. Advanced malware is changing the way security is managed.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Aug 11, 2015
This webinar talks about common browser vulnerabilities used to execute attacks, what attackers do next to take control of the system, and how to catch it before the attacker moves further into your network
Phishing is defined by the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) as a broadly launched social engineering attack in which an electronic identity is misrepresented in an attempt to trick individuals into revealing personal credentials that can be used fraudulently against them. In short, it’s online fraud to the highest degree.
Although it’s been around for years, phishing is still one of the most common and effective online scams. The schemes are varied, typically involving some combination of spoofed email (spam), malicious software (malware), and fake websites to harvest personal information from unwitting consumers. The explosive rise of mobile devices, mobile applications, and social media networks has given phishers new vectors to exploit, along with access to volumes of personal data that can be used in more targeted attacks or spear phishing. The fact that phishing attacks are still so common highlights their efficacy and reinforces the need to implement comprehensive phishing and response plans to protect organizations.
An effective phishing protection plan should focus on four primary areas: Prevention, Detection, Response, and Recovery. High-level recommendations for each of the four areas are outlined in this whitepaper.
This American Banker webcast, sponsored by IBM, provides new insight into cybercrime and fraud prevention.
Financial institutions have invested heavily in fraud prevention technologies and programs. However, sophisticated organized crime syndicates continue to successfully attack financial institutions and their customers. These criminals adapt quickly by using advanced technology and with ever changing attack vectors to exploit information security and fraud protection gaps across payment types, banking channels, and organizational boundaries. Traditional fraud prevention technologies are simply not capable of detecting and preventing account takeover and advanced malware attacks. A new approach to counter fraud is needed.
Gartner named Akamai a Leader in their 2017 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.
A web application firewall is an essential element in your defense against application-layer attacks, which pose an ever-greater threat to productivity and security.
The Akamai approach to WAF combines:
An anomaly detection model
A repeatable testing framework to measure effectiveness
Threat intelligence to identify the latest threats
A cloud platform for global scale
Managed security services to help organizations better protect their websites and web applications over time
Independent technology research firm Forrester evaluated web application firewall (WAF) vendors and published the results in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018. Akamai Technologies emerged as one of the leaders after a comprehensive evaluation on 33 criteria. The report states that security pros require a WAF that will automatically protect web applications, stay ahead of zero-day attacks and protect new application formats including APIs and serverless architectures. The report also reveals detailed findings for the 10 most significant WAF vendors. Akamai’s Kona Site Defender was the top scorer in the zero-day attacks criterion and one of the select vendors rated a Leader, the highest-ranking level in the report.
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Published By: Veracode
Published Date: Oct 26, 2016
Web application attacks are now the most frequent pattern in confirmed breaches, and organizations know that application security is key to protecting their data. But many organizations lack the resources to develop a comprehensive AppSec program, and need to look to external services. Download this guide for a straightforward, four-step method for acquiring the services you need to support a comprehensive AppSec program.
As we continue to move forward into an age of big data, optimization, and shared information through the capabilities of better networking technologies, opportunities have never been greater for using technology to improve the way the government interacts with constituents. However, increasing dependence on web and network services also makes government a tempting target for hackers. Distributed Denial of Service attacks, data breaches, leaks, the risks can be enormous. Recent events have shown us that now more than ever, government servers are getting victimized by well-funded teams of foreign hackers, possibly funded by their government.
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Your organization’s websites are some of its most valuable assets. But they are vulnerable to security issues and criminal attacks. Fortunately, many of these problems are preventable with effective, integrated website security management.
For ecommerce sites, you can calculate the cost of downtime in terms of lost revenue. You can add to this the considerable cost of remediation, and beyond this, the damage to customer confidence and trust that may be intangible but will be significant. Even when there are no security issues, inefficient processes result in deployment of additional resource that drives up cost.
This article explains why in comparison to the above costs, investing in security management, particularly across SSL/TLS Certificate management, can be a highly efficient and cost effective measure to take.
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